On February 24th I met with Ethan & Tasha at the Shakespearean Gardens in Stratford, Ontario. This engagement shoot had many memorable moments; as we strolled around the garden talking and taking photos Tasha realized that she had forgotten her engagement ring at home. Before we were able to get a hold of her mom, the Police came by wondering if we had seen a couple of guys running by –we hadn't. A Jewelry store had just been robbed; the 3 of us joked about the possibility that I may have caught them on camera – I didn’t. Including those funny moments, the day was beautiful, the weather was perfect, and the sun even came out for a few minutes to allow me to capture some stunning shots.
All couples that I photograph hold a special place in my heart but this one is a little different. Tasha is actually one of my cousin's cousin. Even though we are not directly related, Ethan and Tasha's wedding will mark my first family(ish) wedding job. I look forward to coming back to the Shakespearean Gardens to photograph them on their wedding day this Fall. Enjoy my favourite shots from their engagement session.