Love under the Big Blue: Our Engagement Session

June 7, 2011 § Leave a comment


Today, our awesome photographer (Meg at Blue Bird Creative) e-mailed me some of our engagement shots taken at the beginning of the month. I am SO happy with them! I really wanted to do a “sneak peek” shoot where a lot of the elements we’ve incorporated will be seen at our wedding! Here are a few of my favourites!


We finally got to meet Meg after months and months of e-mailing back and forth! We had tons of fun during the shoot with all of our props, and even though Trav and I were nervous, after a few shots, it was like clockwork!

I had an entire bag full of stuff, and it took us a while to set up some of the paper garlands (which seriously took forever because my sewing machine kept jamming) and globes (also took me forever…I figured out a way to fold all the circles without a template…it still takes forever), but it was totally worth it! The chalkboard ended up being a very inexpensive (and spur-of-the-moment) project too! I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to make all the props in time…everything was happening all at once! Luckily, Trav was my super hero and spotted me some glue when I ran out.

Love this old, rustic mill! We finally escaped the trees and got to bring out Big Blue the balloon! He was kind of annoying to lug around because we were all afraid he was going to pop.

Funny story: The original plan was to get a big heart-shaped balloon for the shoot, but a certain balloon store (that shall remain nameless) LIED to us, and so we adopted Big Blue instead.

Unfortunately, Trav wasn’t using his big engineering brain when he got home, and while we were eating dinner, Big Blue (who was left in Trav’s black civic for a few hours) got a little obese. When we tried to move Big Blue to my car, well…let’s just say it took some creative thinking to get him out!

So I finally got to hold on to Big Blue! However, it was only because:

1. This was the scariest moment of my life and
2. I yelled at Trav for hogging Big Blue.

Seriously. Old train bridges are what my nightmares are made of. I was freaking out inside while Meghan was hopping and skipping down the tracks as if she had done this a million times before (because she had)!

I felt a little braver on the way back. šŸ™‚

Despite being a scaredy cat, I actually had a lot of fun during this part of the shoot! The pictures turned out AWESOME, and none of them show my freaked out face!

I think…

Anyway, at the end of this part of the shoot, Big Blue was ready to have his own adventures…

So, like a rocket, he shot up in the sky and disappeared. It was magic.

Some guy even pulled over on the side of the road to see what Big Blue was up to…

Our last stop was a mom&pop shop with the best ice cream you can find, inside and outside the city. Ko’s has a special place in our hearts. It’s also one of the first places that Trav took me when we started going out. šŸ™‚

Some of our favourite date nights were spent here, sitting on the old benches outside the store, eating ice cream, and scratching “Set for Life” tickets. Even though we’ll probably never win anything, that’s okay with me.

Trav and I are already set for life anyway. ā™„

Thanks, Meghan, for capturing all the magic! To see the rest from our engagement shoot, click here.


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