We planned our ‘first date’ based on wanting to shoot this engagement session. Four hours to check out their venue, Taboo Resort in Muskoka, have a couple of drinks, maybe a snack and shoot a beautiful sunset engagement session…sounds reasonable, no? No…well, as it turns out ‘yes’.
Taboo is AMAZING and you could walk around for hours (also try and find parking for hours), a drink and a snack at the Griffin Pub in Bracebridge, along with some wedding chatter takes a long time, sooooo I need to start planning a full day for engagement session dates! Alas all ended well. Not that I wasn’t worried. It was 7pm, the sky was dark with wet clouds, I had planned our last frames for a sun-shiny 8/815pm. Essentially we had 45 minutes to make magic. If you checked out my previous post you’ll see that that e-session took 8 hours. Gahhhh!
These two totally pulled it together! I was astounded at their ability to be so sweetly, gently, and honestly in love in the face of wet grass, wet skies, and hungry mosquitoes. I can’t quite express the sense I relief I felt after my first set of frames. You two, Melissa and Reggie were a pure delight on Saturday. I look forward to your upcoming Taboo wedding, the songs, the dances, the wild morning of prep. Cheers to you both!
Such a great way to get to know these two; a little dinner, a couple of glasses of wine, and a camera. As it turns out this is how more and more of my engagement sessions will go. This Toronto Engagement Session couldn’t have been better. The combination of their beautiful home (perfectly lit and decorated) and their “up for anything you want, Kate” attitude meant we could just play and chat…and I could just shoot.
Cheers to you both. I’m very much looking forward to your April 26 wedding at the Evergreen Brickworks. See you soon!
I was so happy to shoot for Lindsey and Jamie again. Three years later, after a few hiccups, we planned these Bridal Portraits in their own backyard. Sunny Sundridge has some beautiful locations for Bridal Portraits. Thanks L & J for a fabulous evening.
You’ve already met wee DJ, check out our earlier post here. I went to visit them one last time…until next time. This session we shot with Baby Daddy too. As I’ve already mentioned via my FB Page, (Kate Hood Inc.) I loved snuggling with them in their gigantic king size bed.
Ms. P did this for her hubby. As you can imagine husbands, lovers, and boyfriends LOVE this. They LOVE it. He LOVED it.
All of my women clients are nervous about this. It’s quite the process unrobing for a camera. I suppose I take it for granted, it’s easy for me to experience this from behind the lens, I can see it all unfolding so to speak. My clients, of course cannot. My favourite part of any boudoir session is when a client begins to take a step she didn’t imagine she would. Perhaps it’s a pose or an outfit, often it’s a little more nudity, perhaps its complete nudity. Whatever it is, it is always interesting and telling. I appreciate so much that women are willing to take these risks in front of my camera. We have such a deep history of self judgement and criticism. I’m honoured to be part of conquering all that B.S.
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