Forgive me if I get a little excited blogging about this session. It was perfect. I had recently moved back to Canada and forgot that we can book an engagement session starting at 8 pm and NOT run out of daylight!
Amelia and Taylor met while going to post secondary school in Edmonton Alberta, so getting their photos done at the Legislature was good choice for a few reasons:
1. We could get three different looks in one location: green/grassy/floral +stately architecture +urban vibe
2. With a ton of open space and reflective concrete, it really is hard to find bad light there.
3. Covid-19 is still keeping the crowds at bay so we pretty much had a lot of the areas to ourselves
If you are a photographer, this place doesn't disappoint! Using my 85mm 1.8 for the majority of the shoot, it was pretty easy to make these two "pop" off the background in the open spaces, which is what I love.
One thing I should mention, is that Amelia was my first session back in the country, and having her book me for her wedding was one of the biggest blessings I could have asked for. I moved to a new home in a new market and it was great to hit the ground running.
Enjoy their images, and feel free to comment or post questions below!
I loved the little wooded area for their first "set" of images. I like to do about 3-4 different "sets" during an engagement session . This gives them options for both any they may use for their wedding decor, as well as invitations. I explained to Amelia that if she gets some images back with a lot of "dead space" to one side, that was done intentionally, especially in areas with very plain backgrounds, so that they may be used on their invitations if they desire. If you have a mix of many objects or colors in this space, it makes it hard for the printer (or me) to have one font color that shows up.