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Landsdowne Park and Tropical Garden Engagement | Sierra + Jay

Landsdowne Park and Tropical Garden Engagement | Sierra + Jay

Sierra and Jay’s paths first crossed on a varsity soccer game trip over 10 years ago! Jay played on the team as a senior and Sierra was there to support friends.  Sierra caught Jay checking her out in the hallway several times, so she decided to make the first move and send him a Facebook friend request. Their connection was instant. From that day forward, they talked on the phone about anything and everything until the sun came out and somehow still made it to school the next morning because they were so excited to see one another. After that school year, Jay went off to post-secondary and with them being at two very different stages in their lives, quickly grew apart.  They kept in touch over the years, but moved on to new relationships.  

Charleston Lake Cottage Engagement | Emily + Dan

Charleston Lake Cottage Engagement | Emily + Dan

It was the last weekend of July when Dan planned it all.  He had Emily’s step-dad come up with a fake excuse to get the entire family to Emily’s family cottage at Charleston Lake.  Emily had no clue what was in store for her. On the Saturday morning, Dan took Emily out for a seadoo ride to the middle of the lake.  He stopped the seadoo, repositioned himself to face her straight on and proposed to a very surprised Emily!

National Gallery of Canada Engagement | Val + Paul

National Gallery of Canada Engagement | Val + Paul

Val and Paul’s love story started when Paul passed Val his number on a napkin.
Rewind a few days prior, Val and Paul met by pure chance through work a few years ago.  Paul was an AV technician in Toronto and ended working at Val’s work’s annual event and spent a few days in Ottawa.  Her role was to be the power-point girl, the one who pushes the button to change the slides for the speakers. She was really not looking forward to this event and wasn’t at all expecting that she’d be meeting her future husband.  Although they had chatted a bit over the few days that Paul was working the event, nothing really ‘happened’.

Gatineau Park Pink Lake Engagement | Audra + Mike

Gatineau Park Pink Lake Engagement | Audra + Mike

Audra and Mike first met as students back in 2003. They lived in the same residence at McMaster University and naturally became friends.  After flying home together to Ottawa for Thanksgiving dinner, they made the connection that Mike’s dad had been Audra’s family doctor when she was really little.  Small world!  These two had remained friends over the years and bumped into each other now and again as they both started their teaching careers in Ottawa.  

Byward Market Winter Engagement Shoot | Jaimee + Marc

Byward Market Winter Engagement Shoot | Jaimee + Marc

How does it go when you meet someone who you feel like you’ve already known your entire life?  Someone who makes you laugh so deeply and effortlessly EVERY SINGLE DAY?  That is Jaimee and Marc’s beautiful story of friendship turned true love that has been in the making over the last 10 years.

Jaimee and Marc first met through a mutual friend when they were in high school together.  Through a leadership retreat later that year and the opportunity to be in a play together, their effortless friendship became something more serious.  A few years later, attending the same university, they moved in together and bought their first home.  Marc proposed to Jaimee in a pre-engagement question book they had been working through together.