Muskoka Engagement of Sophia & Evan

by Ryan Rowell

Sophia & Evan contacted us to photograph their Muskoka engagement session in Gravenhurst for the late fall. The month of October is the best time to see autumn leaves in Ontario, and one of the reasons for doing their engagement shoot in Muskoka. During our shoot we saw many bus tours of tourists taking photos of the vibrantly coloured trees.

For this Muskoka engagement photo session we walked along the harbour near Grace and Speed heritage museum. We hiked up to the top of the rocky cliffs just across from the pedestrian boardwalk, and then wandered the winding paths, inlets, and lane ways throughout cottage country. Gravenhurst was definitely a great choice for these fall engagement photos.

Sophia & Evan brought along a couple of props, and just little things that would make their engagement photos more personalized. Sophia brought along a toy camera she brought just before they came up to Muskoka. This way they could capture a few fun photos of their first visit to our neck of the woods. They brought along their wedding bands to be photographed, and 3 different outfits, one casual, one dressy and one just for fun.

Planning details and props ahead of time with your photographer is a great idea. It makes for more personalized and meaningful images and gives everyone a chance to collaborate on ideas for photos. The collaboration is what makes the engagement session so much fun.

Thank you Sophia & Evan for choosing us to capture your engagement photos, and also for the super cute camera pen gift. We are going to sign all our important photography documents with it from now on Haha.


Erika & Ryan

One of our favorite shots fromt he rocky cliffs in Gravehurst, Ontario.

Wedding bands from Tiffany’s in a perfect blue box.

Sophia is a chef, and brought a long these super cute Ms. & Mr. Delicious t-shirts. We love it when couples bring fun props that show off their personalities.

Our couples are so awesome! Sophia & Evan love Japanese anime (as do Ryan and I). Ryan had this sweet iPhone app. called Manga Camera. It allows you to take photos and then give you a selection of super awesome options to take your regular iPhone snap shots and turn them into Manga style (Japanese comic book themed.) Check out a few we shot of Sophia & Evan.