Melissa & Tim - Springtime Engagement Shoot

Melissa and Tim reached out to me back in the fall of 2017 inquiring about an engagement shoot but there was a catch...they really wanted cherry blossoms.

So began the hunt for pink blossoms in Edmonton. It's a small window here but we do get them for about a week between May 18-25 depending on the year so after weeks of back and forth, a few scattered days of location scouting and keeping an eye out for the blossoms, the shoot was finally set to happen!

Everything went according to plan except for "The End of the World" sunset location being replaced due to peace officers blocking off the well-known spot. It was a blessing in disguise as there were a ton of people waiting to get there anyways and we wouldn't have had the flexibility or space to shoot what we wanted. We shook off the minor inconvenience and raced over to a more hidden yet arguably even better river valley sunset viewpoint where I captured the two enjoying the view, swing dancing at dusk, and flipping through photobooks of their relationship to end the evening.

Melissa and Tim's love radiated into my camera throughout the entire shoot. They're so clearly in love and it wasn't hard to capture them embracing intimately or making each other laugh and smile the whole evening. Thank you Melissa and Tim for making my job easy and I'm so excited for you guys to tie the knot back in California soon (they were both raised and initially met there in school!)

Lastly, thank you to my beautiful girlfriend Sunny for assisting with the shoot and making all our lives a whole lot easier.

Enjoy the photoset!