Curio Studios shot the happy couple’s adventurous engagement shoot and visited both locations since they were fairly close to one another. In great contrast to the Badlands, Forks of Credit Park was the total opposite; it had fields and fields covered in small green plants. Luckily, we visited the sites on a weekday and as a result there was nobody else there to compete with us for the space.
Both Gigi and John are church friends of our photographer, Clifton Li and having personally known the couple for an extended period of time, it always makes it easier to communicate. The engagement shoot was extremely fun and entertaining because Gigi is a very active person. They love to make funny faces and just be silly in general which is another reason why shooting with them was a wonderful experience all around.
Since the locations were more than 50 km from the studio, it was considered an adventurous engagement shoot and we spent a total of 8 hours with the couple (including travelling).
Gary and Virginia’s engagement shoot took place at Sandbanks Provincial Park, home to one of the largest and most picturesque beaches in Ontario. Sandbanks was a two-hour drive from Toronto but it was definitely worth the trek. The park is one of the few main beaches in southern Ontario that offers a spectacular view of the sunset.
We were incredibly fortunate to have had the engagement shoot on a completely clear day – something that’s not extremely common. It was decided right then and there that Curio Studios would continue to shoot well into the evening to capture the perfect shot of the couple against the sunset and starry night. Since nature was behaving so well, we really were able to capture some phenomenal shots.
The engagement shoot finished much later than the park’s actual hours which consequently led to a couple of parking tickets… but it was worth it and we would do it all again in a heartbeat!