Melissa and Joel - Saint John Engagement Photography

This is one more engagement session from my trip to Saint John. When Melissa and I were first e-mailing back and forth about their wedding photography she asked if it would be okay if the engagement session included some pictures of them canoeing on Lily Lake in Rockwood Park. I replied something along the lines of, 'That would be great!' Immediately, I had this weird mix of looking forward to a really unique session and horrible visions of pulling a wet, angry couple out of the lake after they capsized (probably while doing something I had asked them to do for a better picture). Turns out I didn't need to be worried, even though these beautiful old Chestnuts aren't the most stable canoes, Joel could probably paddle through a hurricane. And they didn't even flinch as I asked them to go around, and around, and around to take more pictures. We finished up with some pictures in the nearby Public Gardens where we had a bit more of a chance to chat. They're a lovely couple and I'm really looking forward to their wedding, whether or not it involves a canoe. [blogshow id=4581 player=0 autoplay=0 toolbar=1]