What do you do when you schedule your Pickering engagement photos only to have the sky open up and pour rain the minute your session starts? Well… if you’re anything like Ling and Will, you stick around for a few minutes and embrace the rain. Sarah has photographed in the rain before so as soon as it started sprinkling, she knew that she could make magic!
Flash forward a few days. The rain has stopped, the sandy beaches are now dry and there’s not a cloud in the sky. Time to try again; Pickering engagement photos 2.0! Ling and Will chose Petticoat Creek Conservation area for their engagement photos. It’s a beautiful location that’s quite similar to the beaches at Cherry Beach and the Scarborough Bluffs, but unlike those popular places, Petticoat Creek is a lot quieter. Ling and Will had the whole beach to themselves – something that would never happen at Cherry Beach or at the Bluffs. How romantic is it to have a private beach?
When it comes to choosing a location for your engagement photos, always remember that the location is actually only 1 of the important factors in the equation. Ling and Will wanted to ensure they had beautiful photos so they wore outfits that fit the environment and were complimentary to each other. They also chose the best time of day for photos: the golden hour. Photographing in the 60 minute time frame before sunset will allow you the opportunity to get some beautifully warm, inviting skies in the background of your photos. You can’t Photoshop this stuff; getting it right in camera is the way to go!
Congratulations to Ling and Will; you are an amazing couple and we are so privileged to have gotten to know you during your engagement session. I can’t tell you how excited we are for your wedding day!