Today I get to share this fun photo sesh with Keira and Alex and I’m stoked. I hope this brightens up your day and inspires all you engaged couples out there! I absolutely loved these Scarborough Bluffs engagement photos. Keira and Alex recently got a pup and we decided it would be so fun bring him out for the shoot. The only downside is anytime we have a dog near my camera, I find myself battling my inner demons to stop myself from spending all my time photographing them.
He was definitely a little trouble maker out there that day, but that’s what it’s all about. The spontaneous laughs and “oh my gosh look at him we cant take him anywhere” reactions were priceless moments. Pair that with the waterfront views along the beach and you get some beautiful Scarborough Bluffs engagement photos!
If you’re from the city, the Bluffs is pretty iconic. I mean it’s the closest thing we have to a beautiful mountain backdrop. However it does get super busy and because the Bluffs faces east that sunset shot you were looking for might not be what you were expecting. But here are some tips that should help you prepare for your shoot at the Bluffs.
Tips for your Scarborough Bluffs engagement photos
- Go on a weekday. Seriously it gets super busy on the weekends especially if the weather is nice. Unless you want to be photobombed by everyone in the GTA, go when it’s the least crowded.
- Wear comfy clothes. If you’re not comfortable in your clothes, chances are you’re going to look pretty uncomfortable in your photos. And it’s probably not a great idea to wear heels in the sand if you’re shooting at the beach. So make sure to think about the location!
- Bring a prop. Lets try our best to avoid the cheesy chalkboard photo or oversized letters from the craft store. Instead bring something that adds to the location. It could be something simple like a blanket, flowers, a picnic, a campfire, or your dog!
- Sunset and sunrise. Try aiming for 2 hours before sunset at the Bluffs. Traditionally photographers recommend 30 minutes before sunset as being the best time for sunset photos, but because the sun sets west and the Bluffs face east, most of the cliffs at the Bluffs block out the sun during that time. Or better yet plan a waterfront sunrise shoot and come early in the morning, you’re guaranteed to be the only ones there!
So there you have it, some of my tips to help with your Scarborough Bluffs engagement photos. If you want to learn more about the Bluffs and the trails around it you can check out destination ontario for some quick facts about the area.