Danielle & Anthony: Record Shops, Coffee, and Tacos, a Collingwood Engagement

I get to photograph Danielle & Anthony’s wedding just outside of Toronto, in Kleinburg in just a few weeks, so I thought it was a fitting time to share photos from the amazing engagement session we shot together a year ago! These two have spent so much time together at their family cottage up around Collingwood that they wanted to plan an engagement session exploring the area and enjoying some of their favourite things together. 

            These two knocked their engagement session out of the park, and planned the perfect combination of activities to shake things up, add variety, and really enjoy their time together.  I always recommend that people plan engagement sessions like their ideal date day together (with me tagging along as third wheel), and let me tell you, these two have amazing date days together!

            We started out meeting at Mad Dog coffee in Collingwood, a coffee shop/old time rock and roll record and paraphernalia shop.  We sipped dark coffee while browsing their favourite records, admired old Pink Floyd posters that cover the walls, and chatted music shows.  Next up was lattes in the sun at one of Collingwood’s best coffee shops, the Espresso Post, followed by a delicious dinner of tacos and nachos at the most fun, stylish, and trendy spot in town, Bent Taco. 

            To finish up, as the sun was getting low in the sky we drove over the Sunset Point, a beautiful shale beach with crystal clear water where they enjoyed exploring the shore line together, and dipping their toes in the cool Georgian Bay water.  Whether you’re taking engagement photographs or not, I recommend your next trip to Collingwood follow the same plan as these two, like I said, they nailed it.  

Bridal Inspiration for Creative and Laidback Brides

We began this bridal creative to showcase how we imagined a quiet wedding morning getting ready could look with the right planning and priorities.  As more couples are opting for smaller, more intimate weddings and elopements, there's often newfound time on a wedding day that can be re-purposed to personalize the day even further.  New traditions are starting to emerge.  We've all seen photographs of the bride and groom getting ready together, taking the subway, putting on hiking boots to get to their photo location, and eating an intimate reception dinner with their nearest and dearest.  We decided to take it a step further.  Why can't you go for a swim before getting ready for your wedding?  Take a walk on the beach, make a big beautiful breakfast picnic together, enjoy your usual cup of homemade coffee in your favorite chair, or take some time to sit in the sun and feel the day before hopping in the shower to get ready. 

This idea evolved further into a creative bridal inspiration, with natural hair, dramatic makeup, and a flow-y beach-y look that took minimal preparation and was easy, light, and comfortable.  Because why not?

I worked with the most awesome team creating this shoot.  Checkout their work through the links below, and keep an eye on their social media for more photographs from this shoot.  I took so many and just couldn't decide!

Photographer: Corynn Fowler Photography
Florals and Styling: Leaf and Bloom
MUAH: Jennifer Castiglione
Ceramics: Speck and Stone
Dress and Accessories Stockist: Loversland
Jewellery Designer: Wolf Circus
Ring Designer: Beaufille
Dress Designer: Biddell
Model: Kristen Jordan