Katie + Jeff’s Gorgeous Beach E-Session – Wasaga Beach Photography – Toronto Wedding Photographer
A couple of weeks back, I was able to spend some time in Wasaga Beach with Katie and Jeff for their engagement session. What I love about these sessions is that it really helps me to get to know my wedding couples and it helps them to get comfortable with me and my style of shooting. I call it a trial run for the wedding day!
I met up with Katie and Jeff at Katie’s parents place so we could get some shots with their new puppy Halle. Halle ended up posing for only a couple of shots, but the main thing is we got a few shots with all of them together! Having fur family members included in engagement shoots is so much fun and I so glad we were able to get a few of them all together.
Katie and Jeff have a long love relationship with the beach. Both Katie and Jeff grew up on the beaches of Wasaga and Katie’s grandparents home backed right onto the beach (and we were able to get a few pics there!). They also purposely bought a house together close to the beach! Naturally, they chose the beach as the spot for their engagement session. I was so excited when they told me, because any session that I can be shooting barefoot is perfection!
When I emailed them asking if they could share their love story with me so I could share here on the blog, I got a response from both of them! I love dreading the story from two different perspectives. Rather than combine them, I’m sharing them both here!
Our Love Story told by Jeff:
I met Katie in our home town of Wasaga Beach at our local Foodland grocery store. Katie was a cashier there and every time I would go in to shop and see her I would get so nervous I wouldn’t know what to say but I knew I wanted to pursue a relationship so I had to get her number. After years of talking I finally was able to convince her to let me take her on a date and our relationship began.
After being with Katie for a short while I realized this amazing person was the girl I wanted to marry and spend my life with. One of our favourite spots to spend time together is at the beach. I decided that I was going to propose to Katie on the beach during our upcoming vacation which we take every winter. We went for a sunset walk on the beach and I was a nervous wreck but was finally able to get down on one knee and ask my best friend to marry me.
I look forward to our wedding day and to celebrate our relationship with our friends and family. The thing I look forward to the most is standing at the alter and seeing her for the first time walk down the aisle. At that moment I’ll be the happiest and most grateful guy in the world watching the love of my life walk down to aisle and to become her husband.
Our Love Story told by Katie:
Jeff and I met around 8 years ago while I was working as a cashier at our local grocery store where Jeff did his shopping. Jeff was (and still is) a pretty shy guy so after a few months of me cashing him out, he finally worked up the courage to talk to me and we exchanged numbers. We spent the next couple years getting to know each as friends while Jeff patiently waited for me to agree to go on a date with him. I finally agreed to go on a date with him in 2011 and our relationship began shortly after.
Jeff and I both grew up on the shores of Wasaga Beach so naturally, the beach is where we spend most of our free time as a couple. In December of 2015, we escaped the snow for a holiday in sunny Cuba. While walking along the shore of a beach at sunset, Jeff suddenly stopped, got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to propose, and I couldn’t dream of a more perfect man to spend the rest of my life with.
I am looking forward to so many things on our wedding day, but what I am most excited for is the moment that Jeff and I get to see each other for the first time as I walk down the aisle. Being able to vow our love to one another in front of God, our family and friends is going to be the best day of my life and I cannot wait to marry my best friend!
Katie and Jeff are looking forward to committing their lives to one another in front of their loved ones on September 2 at Drysdale’s Tree Farm
. I’m really looking forward to sharing in their day and capturing lasting memories for them for generations to come! Congratulations again to you both and many blessings to you as you continue to plan for your wedding day!
Here is a selection of photos from their final gallery. I had so many images from this session– a beautiful couple combined with a beautiful location equals lots of images!!