Until a few weeks ago, I had only been to Paris, Ontario for the barbeque – literally – Camp 31 Alabama style BBQ, one of the high points in our search for Southern-style BBQ in Ontario! It took my planning with Karen for her vintage country engagement session to make me realize that Paris had bunches of character on it’s own. And to top it off, Paris has it’s very own shoe tree.
We’re not really sure about the story behind the shoe tree, or the collection of shoes that has accumulated in the branches, but it made a great starting point for their casual afternoon stroll, and the fields just on the other side of the tree were perfect for the rest of our casual day.
I’m really excited for Karen and Will’s August wedding. Karen is a wonderful interior designer, and she knows how to stage a reception venue. This session led so naturally into the vintage antique look she’s creating for their August wedding at Heritage Park in Milton.
Part of Karen’s reception decor vision is to display prints in and around the antique collectibles she loves , so it was natural that we incorporate so many of the things that make her and Will so uniquely them into the photos. I loved that Will brought his quitar, and I learned he not only plays a very mean guitar but also writes his own music. Singing for us during the session — that was just a great plus!
And the whole afternoon wouldn’t be have been complete without Karen’s daughter Gwen, and their bulldog Wally along for the fun. I love how their story isn’t just about Karen and Will getting married, but about them becoming a family.
I could blog every single photo from this session, so I’m just going to let you click on the slideshow below.
xx’s and oo’s