Destination engagement sessions continue to be a huge trend for couples for 2019. What better way to make one’s engagement memorable than having it documented in a beautiful and dream destination! With 14 million visitors a year, Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most visited destinations.
Cleaven and Grace’s story stretches 15,000 kilometres, from Ottawa to Jakarta, Indonesia. Cleaven has studied and worked in Ottawa for 11 years. On one of his visits home to Indonesia, his mom told him she had found the perfect girl for him. They made arrangements to meet and that was it!! Fast forwarding 18 months, they were planning not one, but two weddings in both Canada and Indonesia :)
With Grace’s first trip to Canada, she thought it would be incredibly memorable to have a ‘destination engagement session’. She and both their families were travelling from across the world; what better place than the Niagara region to incorporate tourism and beautiful engagement photographs! We arranged to meet them in Niagara Park’s lovely Botanical Gardens. The flowers were in full bloom and the trees were a lush summer green. Just as we were about to photograph Cleaven and Grace on the garden’s tree-lined path, a family of deer appeared and even seemed to pose for a minute for a few of the photographs, lol! We think it was meant to be; a true Canadian experience for our visitors.
We are so appreciative for having the opportunity to meet people like Cleaven and Grace. Getting to know their story and more about their culture make us grow as people and photographers. These newlyweds-to-be reminded us that no matter the distance, love surpasses all. xo