For everything "wedding", I've been chatting with Carrie by phone and email for months. So what to think, when - out of the blue - Kevin emails me before the engagement photos, asking if it would be okay for him to propose properly to Carrie during our shoot... My response, literally, was "Um... That would be amazing!" (with about seven more exclamation marks). Marriage proposal photos - so romantic and actually for real - I do! I mean, yes please! Carrie and Kevin fell in love over a dine and dash in Paris. Yes, you heard me right... They dined, and then they dashed. Don't judge them - Carrie says when Kevin was willing to go along with her wild and hair-brained schemes while traveling together, she knew he was the one for her. Plus, the were in Paris for goodness' sake. It was just the beginning of their adventures.
But wait - how were there engagement photos, when there had been no proposal? Well Kevin and Carrie have known for a long time that they were meant to be. They were so excited to start their lives together that they just started planning the party. It was realized along the way that there was no ring yet... Until the day of the engagement shoot.
Here is a pair of folks who are genuinely in love; the gratitude each expressed for the other just touched my heart. During the photos they took almost no instruction, they just looked at each other and spoke from the heart. Sometimes it seemed as if I wasn't there at all... Except when Carrie held her left hand up to me and screamed, "My Ring!"
Carrie and Kevin have had many more adventures in the years since Paris, including adopting wee Wendy into their lives - basically the cutest miniature dachshund you'll ever meet. We finished off the shoot with a little Wendy-time, just to make sure she was in on the action and family love...
Be sure to follow up on Carrie & Kevin's journey with photos of their downtown Toronto wedding, and a Distillery District family session with their sweet little toddler.