Engagement photography walk in Back Bay with Mandy and Jag

It was an early morning for all of us the day I shot with Mandy and Jag.  We started soon after the sun came up in Boston for their engagement photography.  I love the way the city looks, feels, sounds and dare I say, even smells early in the morning.  So I had no problem meeting Mandy and Jag after they flew in from Vancouver, BC.  Mandy, having lived here for college wanted her engagement photography session in her adopted city of Boston, where Jag had also proposed.  I had a blast shooting with these guys and I think we made some fun images.  Here are a few sneak peeks and a little bit of their story, in their own words.

How did you two meet?
Jag and I met in high school! Jag and I met in Grade 10 and became good friends. Although we didn't officially date in high school there was definitely a connection and Jag asked me to go to prom with him. We remained great friends and decided to make it official during our first year of University. It's been 10 years of dating!

Tell us the proposal story~

Jag and I were discussing how it was time to get in shape and start going to the gym. About two weeks before my dental school graduation, Jag had convinced me he was making progress towards the goal of getting in shape and going for walks every day before work back in Vancouver. When he came to Boston for my dental school graduation he suggested we keep up the trend and make sure we continued with his morning walks. I was thoroughly impressed and up for it but not entirely convinced he would follow through (especially since it was vacation for him). Jag flew in for my graduation on May 10th. Come the morning of May 11th, Jag woke up at the crack of dawn and was ready for his walk. This was not the 'norm' for Jag and after many attempts to get him to sleep I mustered the energy for this walk, since I had previously agreed. I put on my sweat pants and two sweaters and ditched any makeup because it was just so early. We walked through the Public Garden and down Commonwealth in the quiet and quaint city. We finally reached the Charles River and decided to rest and enjoy the river on a park bench. Still completely oblivious I finally realized it was happening when Jag started to reminisce about my first year in Boston when we were on the River and how he knew back then he wanted to marry me. There on the Charles River (all before 9:00 am) he proposed!

What details are you most excited about for your wedding? EX. cake, vendors, location, etc.

Location. We chose to do an outdoor reception on a Cherry farm. Since my family farms (raspberries and blueberries), farming is a big part of my life and childhood. I love the outdoors and therefore wanted to choose a location that reflected that.

Where are you getting married?

Sikh Temple in Kelowna, British Columbia

Where is the reception?

Hillcrest Farm Market in Kelowna, British Columbia

What look were you going for in your engagement session?

Since Boston played a big part of our lives and the proposal happened on the Charles I really wanted to showcase Boston in our pictures somehow. I really like the city shots and showcasing the background in the photos.

Do you have any tips or advice for couples getting ready for their session?

Get rest, don't carry too much with you (poor Christian had to hold my purse!), and have fun!