Chelsea and I have known each other since I was in grade nine! We were both on the volleyball team and that mutual interest sparked a friendship that has lasted for the past fifteen years! She moved back to Toronto early last year and that’s when I was introduced to her boyfriend, Nick. I remember when she first told me about him, she was all giddy and smiley and when I met him, I could tell he made her so happy and these two are meant to be.
Before they got engaged, Nick was contacted by Chelsea’s mom saying she’d love to give him her grandmother’s engagement ring to propose with. It was a ring passed down in their family and dates back to the 1920s. He scheduled a meetup in Ottawa to get the ring on his way back from a work trip. Meanwhile, Chelsea and Nick had arranged a day to go ring shopping, they had talked about rings and the date was more to see different rings and what might look nice if a proposal happened in the future. Nick used this opportunity as the day to propose. They spent the day looking at rings and finished it off with a little champagne in Trinity Bellwoods park. In that moment he proposed to an unsuspecting Chelsea who had no idea it was coming.
For their engagement shoot they decided to take photos at Canoe, which is also where they are getting married. They love the atmosphere, food and breathtaking view so it was the perfect spot. We also took photos at the exact spot they got engaged in Trinity Bellwoods and we finished it off with photos on their rooftop overlooking the Toronto skyline. I can’t wait till your wedding guys and I’m so grateful that I get to document it.
This beautiful ring is from Chelsea’s great grandmother who was married in 1924