Dominique, Mike, and I met on a blustery day in November to take the ferry across to Toronto Island for their shoot. When we were brainstorming ideas Dominique mentioned that she wasn’t crazy about a million props or something feeling really different from who they were or how they interacted with each other – since the entire point of an engagement shoot it to capture the two of your as a couple we don’t want you to feel like we’re setting you in a scene that’s stuffy or not at all who you are. But of course, after all, these are photographs so it’s important to pay attention to small details including texture or layers in your wardrobe or something to interact with. I brought some cozy Hudson’s Bay blankets because who doesn’t bring towels to the beach?! The blankets helped to create that authentic Canadian feel while we explored Ward’s Island and they also came in handy while we tried to keep warm!