Whistler Engagement Session | Rainbow Park

A Whistler Engagement Session at Rainbow Park doesn’t get any better then this.  A gorgeous sunny day with a warm blanket, a few snacks and some vino toast the tone.

Michelle & Michael enquired with me for their gorgeous wedding at Nita Lake Lodge in the early winter.  As most of my wedding photography collection include an Engagement Session on the house, I encouraged them to take advantage of it to break the ice before their big day.  We chatted about their style, their ideas and wishes, Rainbow Park came to mind right away.  It one of those locations that never disappoints, there is so many different areas within the park and I do believe it gives you one of the best views of Whistler/Blackcomb without having to go for a hike.

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As soon as I spent two minutes with these two I as sold.  The kindness towards each others and myself was so genuine.  The smiles, the giggles, it was so refreshing to take a moment that afternoon and just capture their story.  Keeping it simple with just a few pops of colours was truly all this session needed.  I always love seeing my couples let their guards down as the engagement session progress.  It is one of the best non verbal compliment they can give me.  It shows me that I am on the right track of making them feel comfortable, that I am allowing space for them to be and act like themselves and that although it still may feel a little weird having your picture taken, I do everything in my power to keep it light, fun and moving so that you don’t have time to get too self conscious…That smile says it all.

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There is something that I love about mixing textures and using a rustic (rough,corse) background to make my couples “pop” out of the scene.  Michelle wore this gorgeous delicate white sun dress and it was the perfect touch of classic feminine look while still completely suitable for a walk in the park.  Michael had the two tone jeans mix which I love especially the dark jeans for a casual-chic style but still very much everyday look.

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Playful, simple, authentic and natural, I couldn’t of asked for more.  For me this is what I hope for an engagement session.  A day in the life of the couple.  A  moment to pause from our busy lives, to get the jitters out before the wedding day for the photography and to end up with some gorgeous images of you both in a none wedding attire.  Those are a few of my favourite reasons as to why I still believe in the good of planning an engagement session with your wedding photographer.

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I can’t wait to showcase their gorgeous wedding on the blog soon, one word; Fireworks…literally!

Until then, read this to get a few tips and tricks on how to best prepare for your own E-Session Photoshoot.

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