Planning for an engagement shoot is always fun, but in the winter, it gets extra interesting planning for the cold and the short daylight hours. But it’s Winnipeg, and we not only endure the winter, but a lot of us embrace it. And that we did! Andrea and Rheal chose to head out to Assiniboine Forest for some escapades in the snowy woods. We even had their beautiful dog, Kieva, join us for the session. She loves running around in the snow and roaming free at the off-leash park, but most importantly, she loved the camera! But before heading outside, we first started with some photos inside a cozy café/bookstore – a little lesser-known place called Sam’s Place. If you’ve never been before, you should go! There are tons of books to choose from as well as delicious treats and hot drinks. The place means a lot to Andrea so it was only natural that we used it for the first part of the shoot. Assiniboine Forest was also used because it’s Kieva’s second backyard, a place they go for walks almost every day. It’s a gorgeous part of the city, and I’m glad we spent so much time exploring all its greatest spots. (we all froze a bit, but I think we all recovered and it was well worth it!)

Andrea and Rheal are absolutely adorable together – if you saw them, you’d agree. They have a comfortable love and a sweetness that totally shines. They also have a ton of fun when they’re together, and that was immediately apparent when I first met them. I’m so excited to be following them on this journey – first the engagement session, and next will be a beautiful wedding. It’s still just in the planning process, but I can’t wait to see it all unfold! It will involve a bunch of gorgeous locations and beautiful colours… and not to mention these two lovebirds! I can’t wait!

Congratulations Andrea and Rheal, only a few short months away…. 🙂