I spent an early morning with Melanie and Michael at the Evergreen Brickworks to soak in the morning light and sunrise.
I’ll admit, I’m not much of a morning person, but the moment I’m out there seeing the sun rise, I’m quickly reminded why I bother getting up crazy early in the summer for these sunrise engagement sessions.
Although I don’t get to photograph their wedding until next year, Melanie and Michael are giving me the opportunity to head out to Canmore Alberta to photograph their big day next summer.
Now living in Ottawa, the two of them decided to get their photos done here in Toronto, where they spent a bulk of their lives together and a place they still consider home. The Evergreen Brickworks provided the perfect scene with the slightly changing colours of the trees, the golden light of the sunrise and the taste of coffee fresh on our lips, it made for a great start to the day.
The golden light, combined with their style, made for a laid-back photoshoot with a hint of editorial flair, but mostly it was easy capturing their down to earth personalities and being (literally) the only people around, the mood was intimate which led to some beautiful quiet moments overlooking the Toronto skyline as the sun rose above the concrete jungle.
If you’re wondering if waking up for engagement photos at the Evergreen Brickworks during sunrise, the answer is, yes, it is. Very worth it.
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