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.

Quebec City Engagement


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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  • Gabi
    Posted at 20:35h, 30 July Reply

    This engagement session is stunning! Love that you did a sunrise session with them, it’s neat to see the city so quiet 😉

  • BreeAnna Lasher
    Posted at 22:38h, 30 July Reply

    Oh my goodness! what a fun session! quebec city is so stunning when no one is around!!

  • Nicole
    Posted at 22:59h, 30 July Reply

    Quebec City would be an amazing city to adventure around at the crack of dawn! This is a super cute engagement session that definitely highlights the couples love and an amazing city!

  • Zoe Steindl
    Posted at 00:39h, 31 July Reply

    Such a fun session, theres nothing better than exploring the city with the one you love!

  • Darren Hendry
    Posted at 11:54h, 31 July Reply

    This couple have all the style. Awesome photography which perfectly captures Quebec City in this session

  • traci
    Posted at 12:11h, 31 July Reply

    This Quebec city engagement feels very cinematic to me, beautiful!

  • Sam
    Posted at 16:16h, 31 July Reply

    Oh my gosh they’re so modern and lovely! Quebec City looks mesmerizing in the morning! Good plan to get started early!

  • Katy Weaver
    Posted at 18:44h, 31 July Reply

    I love this Quebec City sunrise engagement session! They are so cute and the location is stunning! You captured such great light and emotion!

  • savannah chandler
    Posted at 19:56h, 31 July Reply

    I absolutely love their outfits. I’ve never been to Quebec city – but it’s pretty high up on my list of places to visit. It looks like a charming town, especially at sunrise.

  • Jenae Lopez
    Posted at 05:49h, 01 August Reply

    Oh man this makes me want to visit Quebec city!! Gorgeous shots! love the shot with the birds in the sky!

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