Alice and Lester’s Rainy Toronto Engagement on Centre Island

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.

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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.

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This is exactly the kind of shot I love.  These two were great, they made my job easy!

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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…

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What crazy weather, first pouring rain, then golden sun.  Perfect.

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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.

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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,

Chris

 

Chris Liehmann is a Toronto Wedding Photographer servicing the GTA and surrounding communities.  For more information, use my contact page to get a hold of me.

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