So this is what I love about my job as a photographer: meeting new people, making new friends and seeing when two hearts are made for each other. Meeting Marissa and Basel was no exception.
Ashley, one of my choir buddies, is a good friend of Marissa and she had a considerate and creative idea of giving this engagement session as a gift for Marissa and Basel’s wedding. Alas, I don’t get to take the trip to Jordan, where the ceremony will be but this session was good enough for me!
We had chatted on the phone prior to meeting up and I could tell right away that I was in for a treat. They had opted for U of T (St. George Campus) and this was going to be a challenge for me as I had shot at this location twice already. However, having had the chance to explore the campus more, pushed my creativity and spots that I hadn’t used just came out of the woodworks…literally in some cases. This was a great combination of subject and background as they both relived the scenes where they first met.
Could I tell you how easy they had made it for me? With a beautiful summer dress and stylish men’s attire to match, I felt I was shooting for Prada, Banana Republic or Zara. Somehow, I felt they had modeled before and they lied to me and said they hadn’t <wink!><wink!>… haha! Whether they did or not, these two sincere souls had posed enchantingly so as to capture these precious moments before considering themselves husband and wife.
Ash, thanks sooo much for this opportunity! Marissa and Basel, it was such a pleasure to meet you and consider you as friends. Wishing you the bestest of times on your upcoming wedding!
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