Laila & Phil's E-Shoot story is one that I tell many people, probably because it was one of my favourite E-Shoots I have done so far and it still is. When you mix the wits of Phil with the ravishing Laila, you get what many people call the ideal couple. I mean look at them (mA)! I fell in love with them the very first time I met with them & even today they remain one of my absolute favourite couples. Laila had a very unique vision of how her wedding and E-shoot will be like. Her wedding story is also in the blog and you will very quickly realize how different and totally awesome it was!
When we sat down to start discussing the E-Shoot, I first wanted to get to know Laila & Phil a little better. Turns out Laila loves sunset walks on the beach and Phil was loved comics. It would be an understatement to say that Phil was a funny guy! It was a challenge to all these elements (beach, sunset, comics, comedy etc...) together & collaborate to create a personalized & radically unique photo set but I think we may have just pulled that off :).
Laila mentioned that she has always wanted a dramatic shot of the sunset on the beach. When we went to Woodbine beach the day before, we quickly realized that well, the sunset's on the other side and not on the water! What a pickle! Luckily, we have this personal thing where if our couple has a vision for their ideal shot, we will go to unrealistic lengths to make sure that we capture that shot. Sooooooooo........we woke up at 3am the next day and caught the sunrise instead, capturing the shots as if it was sunset :)!!
My second photographer & I couldn't sleep the night before because of how excited we were for the shoot. Yes, I felt terrible for waking Laila & Phil up at 3am but it was SO worth it! We got sunrise shots Laila was ecstatic with and that right there was a mental-high-five-worthy win for us.
We captured the essence of walks on the beach, sunrise, a little storyboard of Phil trying to impress Laila & Laila finally giving in, his passion for Star Wars & his guitar, nature (rock & green) and most importantly, the radiating passion between these two awesome individuals. I can safely say that this is one E-Shoot I will never forget!
Enjoy the Moments...