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Engagement | High Park | Selena & Ben

I always tell couples that they will feel a little awkward for the first few minutes of an engagement session. I also pride myself in being able to get couples to relax and not worry about people watching or how odd a certain pose may feel. So it’s always nice to get a little note afterwards letting me know how they felt. Selena sent me this shortly after, “Ben and I were talking afterwards about how comfortable you made us feel and how easy it was to work with you. We are looking forward to having you with us for our wedding day!” It’s notes like these that let me know that I am on the right track for the wedding day.

Originally from Winnipeg, Selena was introduced to Ben shortly after she moved to Toronto. They actually met briefly on a previous visit to Toronto about a year earlier but it wasn’t until her cousin, Ben’s best friend since high school, re-introduced them on this particular visit. A phone number was exchanged and soon they were dating and then the big “ask” from Ben came a few years later.

Ever the gentleman and with family being so import to both of them, Ben planned a surprise proposal with both sets of parents present. While out on the town for dinner, Ben found moment alone with Selena’s dad and ask permission to marry her. They returned to Ben’s parents’ house for desert and to browse through some vacation photos. It was there with Selena by his side and both parents present that Ben proposed to Selena.

high park engagement portrait


high park engagement photo with ducks

kissing engagement photo in high park

grenadier pond sunset

high park waterfall engagement



sunset in high park

If you don’t recognize the location it’s High Park and for you out of towers it’s located on the west side of downtown Toronto just north of Lake Ontario. It’s Toronto’s Central Park, just not as central or as large.

Victor Saidov - Wow! What a great session! The couple looks beautiful and very happy together! Great job!

Christian - Love this set, Sam. I really like that 4th one with the yellow flowers. Can’t wait to see the wedding photos!

Jon Yoder - Fantastic work! This couple looks so in love. :)

Bernadette Ammar - Hi Sam, there is something different about the way you photographed this couple. Not sure what it is but I like it. Beautiful couple and photos :)

Adam Houseman - Love the shot of them looking out at the city. Such a quite peaceful moment. Selena and Ben, you two look incredible!

Lynn Eckhardt - Such beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!

Albert Palmer - Aw what a sweet couple – particularly like the duck photo :D

Anton Chia - I love the one amidst the sunflowers!

Brian - Amazing images in amazing locations…all the images are just awesome.

Xanthe - Beautiful use of the light – and that image of them sitting by the lake with the city skyline in the background is beautiful!

Jessica Schilling - So beautiful and peaceful and sweet. Love the colors and those smiles in the second shot are way too adorable.

tim - Great set Sam. Love that shot at the lake :)

ryan - Love all the shots, Sam…but this one is my favourite!

Selena Eng - Amazing pictures Sam! We had a great time! Thank-you so much!

Simon Ma - Love the photos!

Joanne Demarcke Clouston - O my goodness, I love love love these! So beautiful!

Mike and Angel - Mike and Angel

The first photo of you together beside the tree with Ben embracing you is both charming and giddy. And that’s how we see you charming and giddy together. Ha hah

Britney Gardner - Love the shot amongst the yellow flowers!

Chris Turner - Fantastic use of light. Every photo looks almost 3D. Great work.

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