Bona and Michael | A Quebec City engagement session at sunrise
Bona and Michael flew all the way from Toronto to Quebec City for their engagement session. They were so amazing to work with and were very receptive to my wild ideas, even when it included waking up at the crack of dawn! Whenever I photograph an engagement session in a busy or touristy city, I try to start as early as possible to beat the crowds. There is something so magical about sunrise. There’s a stillness in the air that creates the perfect mood for an intimate couples session, and creates the best images. And let’s not forget the insanely gorgeous light at sunrise (see photos for details). Also, because of our early start, we had a great excuse to stop at a coffee shop to re-fuel.
Bona and Michael booked a hotel room at Le Priori in the heart of Quebec City so they would have no problems meeting me before the sun came up. When asked why they decided to come to Quebec City for their engagement session, Michael said, “I personally loved it when I first visited Quebec City with my parents a few years ago. So I thought it would be a great place for our engagement session without travelling too far. It really felt like a little Europe within Canada.”
I asked the pair if they had any advice to offer other couples who were planning a destination engagement session. Here’s what they said:
“We did our engagement shoot from 5:30am in the morning after consulting with Lauren. It really allowed us to do much more with the streets literally empty and the sun just coming up. Talk to your photographers and they will have great tips from their experience. Lauren definitely did.”
The session was as dreamy as it sounds (especially because of sunrise), so scroll down to see the gallery! And, if you’re looking for a photographer to capture your proposal, engagement, get in touch!
If you’re looking for a photographer to capture your Quebec City engagement session, feel free to get in touch! Otherwise if you’re needing a photographer in another part of the world, send me a note anyways because I always love working with couples in new places!
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