September 13, 2023
As the warm, golden rays of the setting sun gently kissed the meadow, and filtered through the tall surrounding forest, I couldn’t help but marvel at the beauty that unfolded before my lens. It was the perfect setting for an engagement photo session, and I felt blessed to be witness to such a magical moment. Being a photographer is not just a profession for me; it’s a passion. And capturing timeless, authentic, and classic moments like these is what truly fuels my creative spirit.
As Jenn and Brad arrived and we made our way to the meadow, I could sense both their excitement and nervousness. It’s not every day that you have your love immortalized in photographs, after all. But it didn’t take long for them to feel at ease, knowing that this session at its heart is a way to celebrate the love between them and an opportunity to savour the moment and create memories to last a lifetime.
The meadow was bathed in warm hues, painting a breathtaking backdrop for our shoot and the words magical, dreamy, and enchanting come to mind. The golden hour, that sacred time just before sunset, was the perfect moment to capture the soft, dreamy light that embraced everything it touched. The whole place seemed to be aglow, as if the universe itself had whispered its approval of Jenn and Brad’s union.
The secluded spot we found, framed by a majestic grove of trees and surrounded by a sea of softly-coloured wildflowers was just perfect. It was the perfect location for Jenn and Brad to share a tender embrace, to laugh and giggle, and the depth of their connection radiated like the sun setting behind them.
Together I believe we created so many memorable moments. It turned out to be easy for Jenn and Brad to simply be themselves – to forget about my presence and let their love shine through. They laughed, they whispered sweet nothings, and they shared stories that held a lifetime of inside jokes. Their smiles, their touch, their vulnerability all combined to create an authentic atmosphere that I knew would be cherished forever.
As the sun dipped below the horizon, leaving a gentle orange-pink glow in its wake, I felt a profound sense of gratitude. Gratitude for being able to capture these intimate moments, gratitude for Jenn and Brad for allowing me to be a part of their love story, and gratitude for the beauty that nature bestowed on us that evening. We used up every last bit of that glorious golden hour!
In the end, these golden hour engagement photos in the meadow were more than just pictures. They were a testament to love – a love that transcends time, a love that embraces authenticity, and a love that will forever remain classic and timeless. And for me, it was an experience that reminded me why I am a photographer – to capture and preserve the most cherished moments of our lives.
Thank you Jenn and Brad for trusting me to be your photographer and for the privilege of sharing in this special time in your lives! I cannot wait to see the two of you as bride and groom at Cranberry Creek Gardens in May next year! In the meantime, enjoy the magic that was a special night in the meadow!