Laura + Darren {Bluffers Park Engagement Photography}

Laura and Darren’s engagement shoot makes us smile. Ear to ear. How often do we get essentially two shoots in one? A relaxed contemporary shoot followed by a gorgeous vintage one with retro props and accessories. And who can resist a man in uniform?!

Laura is an avid birdwatcher and she and Darren often go on long walks together near their house in the Scarborough Bluffs. It only made sense then that they picked a location near and dear to their hearts for their shoot. We love it when our couples pick something personal to them. Somewhere they feel at ease. So they can be themselves. In love. In this case, playing on the beach and in the tall grasses.

carry me away

carry me away ii

what a backdrop

what a backdrop ii

what a backdrop iii

what a backdrop iv

what a backdrop v

what a backdrop vi

in the reeds ii

all wrapped up

all wrapped up ii

Darren is a Commanding Officer in the Canadian Forces and decided to wear his uniform for part of the shoot. Laura picked the perfect vintage dress, gloves, purse and shoes. We had them wade into the wildflowers for a timeless and oh so romantic feel.

a man in uniform

hold on tight

a man in uniform ii

a man in uniform iii

Dance with your love in a field of wildflowers.
wild flower dance

wild flower dance ii

hold on tight ii

hold on tight iii

Vintage suitcases and cameras. Love it!

on the go i

on the go ii

on the go iii


Curl up. Snuggle in.
blanket ii

blanket iii

A walk to the top of the Bluffs at sunset. A kiss.

up top

big kiss

carried away

Thanks you two for sharing so much of yourselves in the shoot and for putting in so much care and thought into the planning. We had such a great time with you and can’t wait for your wedding this fall!


  1. Aunt Marina and Uncle Colin

    Darren and Laura, what stunning shots of you both. Very nicely and tastefully done. You both look wonderful and we can’t wait to share your special day.
    With love always, Marina and Colin xoxo.

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