Toronto Beach Engagement Session

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Alida moved to Toronto not knowing a soul. Wanting to meet people in her new city, she reached out to fellow Torontonians on a social media website. As if fate was at play, Ben responded, and the rest is history. Together with Caileigh from PHOTOS BY CAILEIGH they visited Cherry Beach to shoot their engagement session at sunset. “At one point I asked if there was any chance they wanted to get in the water, telling them that it was no pressure and no problem if they said no. Without hesitation, they said yes, resulting in some extra special images in our last minute of sun.

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From Alida,They say the day of your engagement is a day you’ll never forget; but, to be totally honest, my memories of that day are quite blurry. We were in NYC visiting a friend. That day, my friend, Ben and I met up for ‘bottomless’ brunch in the Flatiron District. We had so much fun drinking mimosa after mimosa and catching up. After brunch, we spent the day exploring the neighborhood, sampling the food, and having way too much to drink.  It wasn’t long before things started to get fuzzy, so we said good-bye to our friend, and headed back to the hotel.

When we got back to the hotel, we did what drunk people do best: we talked. We discussed our fears, our dreams, and our hopes for the future. As the saying goes, a drunk mind speaks a sober heart, so in the midst of tears and laughter, Ben said the words. There was no ring, only the promise of a life spent together. Without hesitation, I said yes.

The next morning, feeling a bit incredulous, I asked Ben what had happened last night. “We got engaged,” he said. Everything happened so fast and so unexpectedly that the whole day feels surreal.” 

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