Ruthven Park Engagement Session | Ali & Evan

The way that Evan smiles at Ali is a thing of fairytales. The way she smiles back at him reminds me of Cinderella and her prince. And when he twirls her around, I feel so lucky that I get to be their wedding photographer. All in all, this Ruthven Park engagement session was everything I’ve dreamed of since they first reached out to me to be their wedding photographer. And Ruthven Park did not disappoint, just like I knew it wouldn’t. It has an amazing story!

A GORGEOUS LOCATION

Being in this gorgeous place was even more amazing once I learned more about its history. Being built in the 1840s, it’s now part of a 1200 acre estate that crosses the Grand River. Knowing that this belonged to the Thompson family, who have roots in the military and are known for being a huge contributing part to the formative years of Canada. It’s hard to believe that it was once the largest industrial town in Haldimand County! Now it’s the perfect location for many weddings and this stunning engagement session.

THEIR PUPPY

Ali and Evan met when he was between homes, and she was moving. From the beginning, these two have been each other’s rock and they’ve since become a mom and dad to a gorgeous Golden Retriever; Flash. This young man has his own Instagram, and is quite famous! One of their first requests from Ali and Evan was to have him part of the engagement session, and I couldn’t be more excited to make this happen! Flash is quite the speedster and made the session very fun and relaxed.

WAITING FOR THEIR RUTHVEN PARK WEDDING

Ali and Evan, I’m so thankful that after being rained out the first time we were able to make this work! The fact that I got over 2000 images attests to the fact that you two are seriously photogenic and I can’t wait to get you all the images. Wishing you the best time planning the next part of your lives together! I cannot wait to see you back at Ruthven Park again; your wedding day will be here before you know it! In the meantime, I’ll be impatiently counting down the days!!!

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These stairs!!! Like seriously, when the sun was out, my heart did a big happy dance!!!

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Big boy Flash needed his own moment in the spotlight!

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Spending a moment imagining saying “I do” under the gazebo, like they will next year!!

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The following images are from Ali & Evan’s first part of this Ruthven Park engagement session.

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Dianne

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