Beautiful Day in Prince’s Island Park
The Engagement Ring and How They Met
You know when people say that social media is taking people further apart, I tend to agree most of the times. Now and then, I come across people like Sonja & Aaron who force me to throw that perspective out the window by telling me they met via POF. Now if you don’t know what that is, and you are single, I suggest you find out fast! Hint… lots of fish…
Anyway, Sonja & Aaron both lived in BC before moving to Calgary. They started speaking online via POF. Sonja had already moved from Vancouver down to Calgary for work. At this time, Aaron was still in Victoria. Right around the time of stampede, he decided to do what everyone originally from the East Coast does, move to Alberta for work. It turned out to be one of the best and most impactful decisions he had made for his life. This was almost three years ago. As they say, the rest is history. The first meeting soon turned into a second and a third meeting, with Sonja’s friends telling her she would be an idiot not to give him a chance. They eventually moved in together, bought a house and have a beautiful and huge dog together “Freja” who is so cute! They are like the perfect cute family! Don’t believe me? Check out these cute pictures and the video below!
See the thing about cute couples is, they don’t stop being cute at any stage in life. The proposal is so cute in this case! It was their 2nd Anniversary and 2nd stampede together when Aaron went down on one knee and presented Sonja with two ring pops (Ok there was more than two, but Aaron loves candy). One for himself, one for her. That was the proposal and of course who can say no to a proposal like that? This was July 2016. Come January 2017 they made it more official and had the ‘real’ ring custom made. With the centre stone they bought together, they combined gold from both families and had Sonja’s grandmothers ring remade to form a unique and sentimental piece. Isn’t that just special?
Emilia with Emilia Art makeup did such a fantastic job of the hair and makeup for Sonja. The light and fresh look went so perfectly with her outfit and the location. Thank you so much for your amazing work!
The Engagement Session at Prince’s Island Park, Calgary
Calgary is full of cool locations to take engagement photos in. We choose the Prince’s Island park due to its proximity to the couple’s house and the huge variety of mini locations that exist within the park. We also went out to this cool nearby spot where we could overlook the whole city!
View the Online Gallery
There is an online gallery of all their images that will be available for the next 30 days. From the online gallery, you are able to favorite images, order prints and share the gallery with your family and friends. The gallery can be accessed via the link below and you can contact Sonja & Aaron directly for their secure password.
I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph Sonja & Aaron engagement photos and we are really looking forward to joining them on their wedding day.
Some of my Favourite Photos from Sonja & Aaron’s Engagement Session
The Stacey’s Engagement Session Credits
Location: Prince’s Island Park
Photography by Sharyar Memon
Hair and Makeup by Emilia Art Makeup, Calgary
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