When Allie and Josh suggested we take her dad’s sailboat out onto the water for their engagement session, I was jumping with excitement. What a fantastic way to capture two people interacting with one another in the most natural of ways than to head out and participate in one of the things they love to do. Every couple should consider doing what they love doing with one another most when having their engagement session. In doing so, you become very at ease together and forget that there is a camera focused on you and then the connection the two of you share becomes ever so apparent. And that’s what I love doing. I love capturing that connection that only two people in love share with that other person.
So we headed out onto the St. Lawrence River enjoying the sunshine, the waves and the wind blowing. We decided to tie the boat at a Provincial Island and wander for a little while exploring the rocks and the pathways before climbing back aboard. Watching the scenery pass us by, and waving that all to well known wave to other boaters. The wave that says, “I understand” and “enjoy the ride”. The wave that only other boaters get. No words need to be spoken.
The wind was perfect so up went the sails taking us back to the docks from which we parted. We had been out on the water for 3 hours but it felt like it was no where near long enough. It was so peaceful and relaxing, I was not ready to part with that feeling so soon. Looking back on the images, it brings back that very feeling of joy I felt on that day and it makes me long to get back out onto the water. I completely understand their enjoyment of boating.