French River – Ryan & Tracy – Engagement Session

by Ryan Rowell

A few weeks ago we set off on a little road trip up north to historic French River, ON for Tracy and Ryan’s cottage engagement session. It was our first time hanging out in French River, and I have to say it is stunning. Ryan and Tracy took us to their favorite spot on the river just a short boat ride from their cottage. The area looks like a mini fjord that open up into the vista you see int he first photo below. Choosing a locations, a look, a theme or an activity for your engagement photos can be a daunting task. Most likely you are already planning a wedding, and the extra added task of coming up with complicated, detailed engagement shoot themes is time consuming. But the best advice we can give you as photographers is to just be yourselves. You can’t go wrong with places you know and love, activities and clothes that you feel like yourselves in, it will only make for better photography.

Tracy and Ryan wanted to capture a glimpse of “their” cottage life. I love these photos! and I love Tracy’s shoes. The day after the shoot I went to Rama Mocassin Shop near Orillia, ON and bought myself a similar pair.

Thanks Ryan & Tracy for having s over to meet all your friends and enjoy an evening at your cottage. We are looking forward to your wedding next month!


Erika & Ryan