There are three parts of this engagement session and this is part 1. I treated this as it's an elopement documentary in three episodes. It's a documentary of Jessica and Joseph's mini elopement to Paris, Ontario, a place that has special meaning to them as Joseph's from the other Paris in France. The original plan was to elope to Normandie, where Joseph's family home is and it's just a couple hours away from Paris, France. It's a dream came true for Jess and Jo when there's also a Paris just a short ride away from Toronto, where they met and now call home. Since I have the vision of this elopement story's development in three episodes, I'm going to go ahead and name each episode. This first episode is named Elope in Paris Ontario. I'm planning to name the second episode A Day in Paris and the final episode, ummm, probably something like Let's Elope. I haven't quite figured out the naming yet but I'm excited to share the photos and I hope they speak for themselves. We departed Toronto in the afternoon for a 90-min scenic drive to Paris Ontario. The weather played out nice. Jess and Jo made their first stop at a diner called Johnny be Good in Brantford. I'm not going to disclose the very reason behind this first stop nor does it matter (does it?). The diner turned out to be a cool spot for elopement like engagement pictures. Here goes the first tip for any documentary-style engagement session and elopement photography, be spontaneous. While we're there, Jess and Jo decided they might as well have a footlong hotdog and a milkshake. What says love better than sharing a hotdog. Sharing a milkshake might come close. Coincidentally, Johny be Good had the French Tricolour, blue, white and red in its interior and exterior design. It went so well with our Elope in Paris theme. On that note, we also happened to have the entire diner to ourselves while we're there. It really felt like we're spending a day in France and enjoying an American hotdog at some corner cafe in Paris. And this is only the beginning.
I'm going to continue writing up the next two episodes of this saga. But you might have to wait for a week or two for them to be published.
|| This documentary engagement session was a success thanks to the following awesome, local Toronto wedding vendors. Big shout out to Erin of The Look Bridal for Jessica's beautiful bridal makeup, Justin of Puzzle Creation for Jess and Jo's hair, Lauren of Coyote Flowers for the beautiful bouquet and last but not the least Jessica of Bisous Events herself being the amazing planner behind all.