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Engagement | Riverdale Park | Jessica & Patrick

It’s always great to work close to home and Riverdale Park was a perfect spot for both myself and for Jessica and Patrick to do their engagement photography.

The original plan was to start at Toronto’s Riverdale Farm where Jessica and Patrick had their first date but the gates closed just as we got there. We didn’t let that get us down and walked around Riverdale Park West and East and enjoyed one of the last awesome fall days of 2012.

“oh by the way, will you marry me?” That’s how Patrick (who met Jessica after joining a mutual friends soft ball team) proposed after picking Jessica up from her brothers for Christmas. He hid the ring amoungst the Christmas presents he had for her. Apparently the only romantic part of the proposal despite being a rather romantic kind of guy. Nerves, that is what Jessica said to me, she thinks it got the best of him. He cracked under pressure I guess you can say.

Reminds me of my own proposal.

Jessica and Patrick are having a winter wedding and no not a destination wedding in the Caribbean. Nope, not these two, they’re having a good old fashion winter wedding right here in Toronto, in the middle of February! I’m looking forward to it and we all hope it actually snows too!

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Christian - Great e-session, Sam. I really love #2 & 3 and I’m really impressed with how well you used hard, direct light.

ryan - the light raking off the trees in that second last one is amazing! I’m glad you didn’t let the closed farm dampen your spirits because the e-session looked like a lot of fun.

Jessica Near - Thanks Sam! Very exciting to see these up and looking forward to the wedding so we can get some shots in the snow too! :) I especially like the ones with the ball diamond in the background – seeings as we met there, it seems pretty fitting.

Peter Wesholowski - right on guys!

Olwen Smithson Sigsworth - Beautiful photos of 2 special people! Lots of great wishes as you complete the preparations for your big day and for the many, many happy years ahead.

nick - Sam dude, these are great. I love the light and the last one is killer.

Ahilan Balachandran - Wow both look great and very nice pics :)

Saheera Bethune - Awww congrats Jess!

Sarah - All awesome but that second one is just stunning to me.

Michelle Miller-Guillot - I love the one of the 2 of you walking in the alley!

Sara - That last shot!! So good.

Jo-Ann Dudar - Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Roland Hale - Very simple, sound and honest – great job!

Mathias - Great work with that light and such a beautiful autumn feel to it all.

Jouni - Beautiful light. Second last’s so gooooood.

Anton Chia - Very beautiful and romantic. I like all the shots.

David Campbell - Great session, great light and great photos!

benj haisch - that last frame is money.

Jolyn Mascarenhas - Beautiful pictures Jessica.

Nic Skerten Photography - Lovely photos Sam – great light and obviously a couple much in love, which you’ve captured brilliantly.

Alexis Near - Sam, I was perusing your site here enjoying the wedding photos when all of a sudden there’s my cousin! I look forward to seeing you in February, which will be wedding number three that I’ve shared with you (coming after Liz and Kordan & Meaghan and Thomas)!

Sam Obeid - I love it! So far that is one wedding every 14 months, Oct 2010, Dec 2011 and now Feb 2013. So if the trend continues I’
ll be seeing you again April 2014!

Bryan - Gorgeous lighting and images!

Sheela - Sam,

Such gorgeous pictures. I just LOVE #2…could you please tell me the exact location of the shoot. You are such an amazing photographer.

Sam Obeid - Thanks for the kind words Jessica. The whole shoot was at Riverdale Park and number two in particular was on the top of the west side of the park.

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