Today I am pretty psyched to share with you one of our most unique engagement sessions ever. We often get asked the question “what happens if it rains?” Well, the long answer is we can reschedule if it’s supposed to be an absolute downpour (this is sort of rare), but if there’s just a chance of rain I usually ask our couples to bring an umbrella and roll with it. The rain can be so romantic! This shoot is a perfect example of a romantic rainy day engagement shoot in Toronto.
Keira & Peter booked the Distillery District for their engagement session, however when it started pouring rain we asked a few nice shops if it would be okay to take a some shots inside while it was raining too hard to shoot outside. We were so thrilled that three separate Distillery District businesses were absolutely lovely to us and welcomed us in!
First up was the awesome Hastens Beds Canada. Wow. This shop is incredible and has the most beautiful and luxurious beds you can imagine. They were so incredibly kind to us and totally encouraged Keira & Peter to have a snuggle on the beds and inside their store so we could capture some beautiful moments for them. What a totally unique and beautiful space to have your engagement shoot take place! This is why I love my job – the everyday becomes the unexpected!
From there we managed to shoot a few images outside, despite the rain, however we quickly took cover once more inside the kick ass shoe store John Fluevog Shoes. They even have a sign that they welcome photography, which was so great! I fell in love with their decor, and their shoes (mental note – go shopping!) Once again Keira and Peter were flawless on-camera and we had so much fun playing around in all the different spaces. I love the portraits of these two on the couch inside the shoe store – so gorgeous!
The final stop on our mini-tour of the Distillery District was Balzac’s Coffee, which has a beautiful coffee bar and magnificent chandelier hanging from above. There was an event going on upstairs so we quietly took a few shots in the front part of the cafe (with the cafe owner’s blessing) before we made a quiet exit. We always think it’s so important to be respectful of those businesses who are so kindly sharing their space with you.
A huge thanks to our troopers Keira & Peter. You two were so much fun to work with and we can’t wait until your big wedding day at Hockley Valley this summer! Also a big thanks to the wonderful businesses who were so welcoming of our shooting inside your stores – Hastens Beds Canada, John Fluevog Shoes and Balzac’s Coffee – we really appreciate it and we know it meant a lot to our gorgeous couple as well!
Lisa & Justin