Beautiful Sudbury Engagement – Jay and Geoff
When I was first starting photography I printed my photos at Costco Print Lab. I became fast friends with Jay, a pretty, friendly and freckled lab tech. We bonded over discussions about matte and glossy prints or whether a photo needed a border or backing. She was always excited to see what I was printing and supportive of my work. I was beyond excited when Jay asked me to be her wedding photographer.
Jay and Geoff met at Costco. After dating for a few years, they planned an awesome backpacking trip around Europe. Geoff wanted to propose during the trip, but didn’t want to carry the real ring around, for fear of losing it. He brought a fake ring with him throughout the whole trip, and finally proposed on what he thought was the last day of the trip. A volcano erupted in Iceland, allowing them to prolong their trip a few more days in England, until the skies cleared.
The Engagement Photos
Friends often joke that I can make any location look good, with the right angles. They aren’t wrong, as the first few photos were shot in the garbage area of Jay and Geoff’s apartment, next to a dumpster. The original location, a fielded area nearby, was brighter than I anticipated, so we started in the shade you see below. I love shooting on pavement, there are no colour castings from grass or trees, and the reflecting light is always white. The sun provided some gorgeous halo lighting behind Jay, and the pavement acted as a natural reflector on Jay and Geoff’s faces.
For those who are interested, I now use White House Custom Color (WHCC) for my prints, a professional lab for photographers located in the US.