Downtown Halifax Engagement Shoot

Amanda + Mathew | Halifax Wedding Photographers

More and more I find that photographers are being booked online and sometimes without even having a phone call consultation. I think this is because we can now use social media as a tool for our couples to see who we are and get to know us without actually meeting us in person. They know from watching a few insta stories wether or not we would be a good fit! Whats cool about this is that couples are busy. Planning a wedding is both fun and TIME consuming so the easier us photographers can make your life the better! That being said, I personally LOVE to meet my couples as well so don’t shy away from asking for a pre wedding consultation if that will make you more comfortable!

In the case of Amanda and Mathew – we never met in person until their engagement session. We were only a few minutes in and I knew these two were going to be so chill and fun to work with. Mathew who was freezing was still super sweet, game to go anywhere and to take photos without his coat on. I tried my best to give him breaks to warm up; the last thing I wanted, was for him to leave feeling like he was uncomfortable the entire time. That is one downfall to photographing in winter and early Spring. It can be cold. Engagement sessions should be fun and they should get you excited and prepared for your wedding photos. After the engagement session you will be a pro for your wedding photos! You will have learnt all the posing “rules”! Don’t worry, the posing rules are there to make you look and feel amazing during your engagement session. They aren’t like normal boring rules…… my couples know that “if it feels weird, it probably looks good”. You know what else…….. if it feels weird it usually makes you laugh and we can can capture some fun moments!

Amanda was decked out in gorgeous earrings and a necklace she had won in a contest and had she had coordinated her hair & make up trail for the shoot so that she could see how everything would photograph. She also had a fresh manicure and her nails looked edgy and stylish! She looked stunning! This was my first blue head (is that a thing? I know we say red head…… or should it be bluette?) OK, back on track…… She looked great and I will share details from the team that helped her get ready for you below! Not only did she look stunning for her engagement session but she came with a super fun and excitable attitude which just made the session flow so easily!

Our original plan was to go into Public Gardens for their photos but we forgot that winter hours are still in effect. This actually worked out to our benefit because there is a cute little park just down South Park street with some pretty brick buildings. We also had a beautiful sunset that day that created some soft, pretty, glowy light for their engagement portraits.

One of my favourite things about engagement sessions (aside from creating beautiful portraits) is that I get to know my couples better during this time. Amanda and Mathew have three little children (similar in age to my own kids) and Amanda has amazingly taught Mathew how to help her out with all of the hair colours she likes to try. I couldn’t believe that her deep blue was not done in a Salon. I am so very excited for their upcoming wedding at Shining Waters and the the Basin Farmers Market! Stay tuned for their wedding images in June!

Hair: Mackenzie Landry (Dutch Village Rd – Headshop)

Make Up: Amaya Baxter

Engagement Ring: Verragio

Necklace & Earrings: Karma Bridal & Formal

Nails: Bay Nails