Rebecca and David met at a Canada Day party in 2015. David was fairly new to Ottawa, so she was excited to show him around the city. They told me about how they went to get pho and a bird pooped on him. I mean, if you’re able to recover from that and still have a great first date, I think you’re in it for the long haul! Poop and all, she still had butterflies.
Three years to the day, they were at their family cottage in Sharbot Lake with her parents. As Canada Day is their anniversary, they were killing a bit of time before dinner so she didn’t ask any questions when David suggested they take a few anniversary pictures on the dock. Her parents were taking photos of them when David said, “so the real reason we’re down here is because your parents know, and my parents know, that I would really love to spend the rest of my life with you”. And then he got down on one knee. They proceeded to attempt to call everyone who was important to them that wasn’t there with them to share the moment.
When Rebecca came to me with the idea of heading up to that same cottage for their engagement session, I was all over it! It’s so fun to get out of the typical Ottawa places (don’t get me wrong, they’re beautiful!) and change it up, keeps me creative having to find new ways to use locations and light. Particularly when the location is something meaningful to them.
Between loving pho, how goofy we are on the same level, and an impromptu stop for Chicken McNuggets on the way home, these two could easily be our new couple bffs. I see dinner and drinks in our near future guys. Beyond excited for their National Arts Centre wedding this September (we’ll almost share an anniversary!) with the helps of Kennedy Event Planning and The Gathering Event Company. It will be stuuuunniiiing!
Beautiful makeup by Lyz of Klava Z Artists.