I have several co-op and advanced amateur photographers who work with me; I take the time to teach them various posing and lighting techniques as well as some of the fundamentals of basic wedding photojournalism. This year I decided to take a few weekends with my co-op girls, grab some models, and do a massive tutorial and teaching session.
Mike and Julie decided to volunteer as models for our session. Mike and Julie’s photography session took place at the Kleinburg Railway Station in Kleinburg, Ontario. (For those of you who don’t know, Kleinburg is in the Vaughn area of Toronto – a lovely little village with the cutest little Starbucks… but I digress…)
The Kleinburg Railway station is a perfect place for engagement or wedding photography. The colours and texture of the bulding of magnificent and the posing possibilities are endless. Our arch nemesis during this session, however? The harsh mid-morning sun. (Well beyond the golden hour of sunrise!) Luckily, no matter what the lighting conditions are, Kleinburg Railway station has so many cute little nooks to work in that you can dodge that harsh lighting and still get beautiful photos!
Mike and Julie live together and are very much in love! Although there’s no ring on her finger (yet) I decided to file the photos under ‘engagement’ since we posed them the way we would any engaged and in-love couple. (And for Mike and Julie’s friends who are reading this… can I get into the betting pool as to when the ring will go on the finger?!?)
So for those of you out there thinking of taking your engagement photos in Kleinburg or having your wedding photographer at the Kleinburg Railway Station, I say – go for it! It’s a truly lovely location that requires no permit! Yes folks, you heard me – no permit! Sure, it’s a tad of a drive from downtown Toronto, but worth every kilometer. Don’t take my word for it, though – check out the photos from Mike and Julie’s session and let’s see what you think!