Toronto Engagement Photography by Chris Liehmann
I realized about a year ago that I wouldn’t be able to take on every couple that wanted me to shoot their wedding – not because I was too busy, but because my shooting style is heavily dependent on who the couple is. I realized that how a couple interacted with each other played a big role in the kinds of photos I was looking to bring out – photos that capture real moments, photos that people will look back on in 20 years and remember how they felt in that moment. When I first met with Alice and Lester, I had a feeling they would be one of those couples – I was right!
This is their story…
I had wanted to head to Centre Island for a long time to do a shoot – after Alice and Lester suggested it, how could I say no. The forecast for the day was a bit unpredictable – low chance of rain and minimal amounts if it did. The weatherman was wrong as usual. On the ferry ride over, it poured – did I mention I forgot an umbrella. Despite the leaking ferry roof, I managed to snag a couple shots of the two of them on the boat.
It was still pouring once we arrived at Centre Island so I did a mad dash to the nearest covered area. I made Alice and Lester head out into the rain so I could make something positive out of the terrible weather. The photo below doesn’t show it, but Lester’s back is soaked. I stupidly made them go under a roof drain thinking it would make for a great shot – instead they got soaked! Definitely not my smartest decision as a Toronto engagement photographer – live and learn – next time I will bring a bigger umbrella.
This is exactly the kind of shot I love. These two were great, they made my job easy!
I always wear my waterproof goretex hiking shoes on every shoot – except for this one. How was I supposed to know I would have to step into an ankle deep puddle to get this next shot? Sigh…
What crazy weather, first pouring rain, then golden sun. Perfect.
I have wanted to get a shot like this for a long, long time. Swans, a plane, Toronto skyline, what more could I ask for.
I had such a great time with these two. Thanks to Alice and Lester for putting up with my antics and tromping all over the island for a couple hours!
Looking forward to their wedding in a few weeks time!
Thanks for reading,