My husband travels a lot. Like a lot, a lot. He's not always put up in the most lavish or glorious of overnight accommodations. Sometimes, when I get to tag along, and it's not in the tour bus that we, out of our own free will, choose to cram ourselves into the same teeny tiny bunk, but a hotel room, with a big bed, those crisp white sheets, and the option of room service, I get pretty excited. To be completely honest, I'm a sucker for it.
Recently, in the east end of Toronto, a new spot opened up and let me tell you, it's one of the sexiest hotels I've seen and I couldn't be more excited about it. And yes, it was originally Jilly's.... if you don't know what that was, do yourself some Toronto research! And some rooms still have poles in them which make me giggle!
Location is everything, and with weddings, if you are gonna have your prep covered, why not have it in a sexy as hell place that adds so much to your photos? OR, if you don't want to do a home-shoot at home, but maybe give yourself an excuse to escape the every night routine, why not shack up somewhere extra special with your love!?
And, that is just what we did with Melissa & Aubrey.
With one week left to their wedding, both very busy jobs going full force, and a huge to do list to do, I thought why not create the opportunity for them to have a little "couple time" and escape without really going very far at all. So we booked a room at The Broadview Hotel and planned their engagement shoot there.
When I think of Melissa & Aubrey, I think of a glass of Lagavulin 16. Their notes are complex - smoky, sweet, and strong.
These two are no fuss, just chill & cool vibes. They spent most of the time during the session just conversing about things that make their blood race and minds adventure. They exist together in this way that while motivating and pushing the other to go further with the subjects they cover, they also bring out the best in one another. They play. They laugh. And they love in this beautiful unapologetic way that makes your heart know they are just perfect for each other.
These kind of sessions ignite my soul and heart. And I totally fall for these kind of couples cause they really are my kind of couples.