Twinkle-lights and a view from the top; Elise & Alex's engagement on Parc-Jean Drapeau
Scouting is such a key part to any portrait session - it’s one less thing I need to think about on the day of the shoot. Handy apps like Sunseeker can really help you understand where the light will be as well.
In all the years that I have gone to Parc-Jean Drapeau, I have never walked this path — a path that brings you to a tower that is all free and open to the public; giving you beautiful 360 views of the island of Montreal. (Check out the park site - lots of great ideas of things to do)
The path was also quiet; and for this session, Elise & Alex preferred spaces that felt remote, where they didn’t have that added layer of feeling self-conscious to passersby. I totally get it. And even though we had a day of great weather, the island held many spots without disruption.
Meeting Elise & Alex, we talked a lot about Where to Eat in the city, something I would like to do more of, but with life always getting in the way, I find it hard to get out and go some place new. Elise loves doing just that, so if you’re interested in reading about where to eat in this city, check out her food & travel experiences on her turquoise blog here. She plans foodie events for a lot of the local bloggers - a fun treat for me to watch over her insta-stories here.
We capped off the engagement session with a little bit of the blue hour, just before the sun started to really set, in a spot that looked out at the Montreal city skyline. We were at this point a little bit frozen from the wind and the cold, but altogether in awe of the view this beautiful city.
Thank you Elise & Alex for a great afternoon!