When Ashley and Ryan suggested that we head out to Gimli, MB for their engagement session we were so excited! We have been wanting to take photos out there for a while now and we lucked out and had a wonderful evening the night we went out.
I (Sarah) have known Ashley since I started in photography. We met back when I started at Prairieview School of Photography and she was starting at Photo Central. We’ve become good friends and I was so excited when I found out that Ryan had proposed!
Gimli is one of Ashley & Ryan’s favourite places to visit. They go up every year for the Icelandic Festival in August and have many fond memories spent with family and friends. What a perfect location for their engagement session.
One of the things we love about engagement sessions is that we get to spend time with our couples and get to know them better. It is so great when we can walk and explore different locations and chat and swap stories along the way. We like to say a great engagement session should make you feel like you’re hanging out with your friends, who just happen to take amazing pictures!
We started our session at the hill on the south end of the pier. Ashley told us how during the festival it is all set up with a Viking Village! We love hearing our couples tell us about their travels and experiences – there is so much to see and do in this amazing province we call home.
We then made our way to the harbour and the main dock and were surprised when we got to the lighthouse at the end of the pier, that we had it all to ourselves! With summers being a high time for tourists, we thought for sure we’d have to share it.
Everywhere we looked we had incredible backdrops – the boats in the harbour, the rocks along the boardwalk, the people fishing. There is something very relaxing about being able to spend time with friends in one of Manitoba’s most popular travel destinations.
Ashley and Ryan are huge Green Bay Packer’s fans so we had to include a little bit of fun with them in their jerseys. These two are so great at making each other laugh and smile!
As the sun started to set, we made our way to the beach to walk in the water – partly to cool our feet off, but mainly for being able to use lake as our canvas.
Ashley and Ryan, we are so excited for your October wedding! As much as we don’t want this amazing summer to end, we can’t wait for the fall!
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