Esmé & Scott || Saanich Peninsula Engagement Session

We ventured out to Coles Bay to capture some of the sense of wilderness adventure these two share; while remaining somewhat close to town, the location was empty aside from us and gave the feeling of being further away. Having known these two for a couple of years, and shooting a couple of their friend’s weddings (one of which has us three sharing some fun times at the kiddie table 🙂 ), it was great to turn the cameras onto them this time! It took us a few minutes to get into those different roles, but it oh so paid off!! I’m looking forward to returning to my hometown to shoot their Port Alberni wedding in August!

As a plus, Scott and Esmé’s engagement session was the first that I’ve had the opportunity to use my new (to me) Canon 5D Mark III. It’s been brought out to family sessions, and I’ve played around with it a bunch, but there’s something different and exciting about using the double exposure function in a romantic way. Not only did the Mark III provide opportunities for some double exposure fun, but its “newer” shutter is so much faster, that it allows for much more well-captured candid (or in-between) moments *and* more diversity in where the focal zone is located, so I could be more creative with my positioning. AND, yes, there’s another and!! Guys!! Lightroom!! I know I should’ve explored it earlier, but I was stuck in my ways… the Mark III forced me out of my ways, being unable to open the RAW files in Photoshop Elements (heh, yes.), so I got to play around with this session until I found my groove. I think I found it. And I am SO excited to move forward.

Anyway, if you’ve read this far, you’re ready to move on to the highlights! I’m also super curious if you can tell the difference between the Mark II and Mark III – leave a comment with which pictures you think were taken with the Mark III, and I’ll let you know if you’re right!
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