The inspiration for these Toronto Harbourfront engagement photos comes not only from a bad date, but a series of bad dates that occurred when Lindsay and John first began hanging out back in the days of Prozzak, platform sneakers and a plethora of velour and corduroy blazers.
When it came time to think of engagement photo inspiration, Lindsay excited emails me with a huge description of her vision; the detail as to why the dates were so bad, the locations at which they occurred and how despite all of this, her and John ended up together. The summer of her email? She proposed a “do-over” of the bad dates; a chance to go back to the areas where the bad dates occurred and do it over again… the way they should have happened.
I was blown away – it has been so long since I had a client approach their engagement photos with such intense enthusiasm. Of course I had to find a way to help Lindsay make this happen!
Our first location was at the Toronto Harbourfront. Lindsay and John had originally attended a concert here as one of their “dates” so they put on their early-2000’s inspired outfits and we walked through the Harbourfront “doing over” the bad date. While I didn’t witness the first bad date, I must say that this do-over was the perfect combination of romance and silliness – a genuine representation of the couple.
As the sun began to set on the harbourfront, we headed over to Yorkville to “do-over” date #2. The old Cumberland Theater isn’t there anymore but the area brought back many memories of the bad date and a lot of laughter about that awkward experience.
We finished off the evening with a few quick night photos in Yorkville to wrap up the bad-date-do-over.
The bad dates are behind them now; they’ve had their “do-over” and in just a few weeks, Lindsay and John are going to tie the knot. What better way to celebrate your love than by retracing the steps that brought you to where you are today; even if those steps are some horribly bad dates!