Sarah + Noyan
Have you ever seen the Red Sumacs that grow here in Ottawa? Well Dow’s lake and the Arboretum actually have quite a few of these and when I saw them at Sarah and Noyan’s engagement session, I just knew we had to get some shots in. Sarah and Noyan are the first couple to book me without ever meeting me. And that alone made me so very happy because they saw my work and trusted me – sight unseen so to speak! How to make a girl feel fabulous, right? Their engagement session was such a fun one.
We met at the Arboretum for the first time and I was so impressed with their attire! I mean Sarah wore this beautiful flowy dress (honestly I’m obsessed, it’s so pretty) and a sweet red leather jacket. While Noyan wore a fabulous suit with a purple collard shirt, spiffy indeed. We spent our time walking around, stopping for a few shots any time we saw pretty scenery or pretty fall colours. Which lucky for us, Dow’s Lake and the Arboretum are perfect to get those fall colours. We discussed quite a bit as well. But the two things that stuck out to me were that 1) Sarah is a smart cookie, she has her PhD in Neuroscience (which damn). And 2) she got her wedding dress for under $100 if I remember correctly. PhD and a wedding dress under $100, yeah, she’s a genius, just saying.
Her engagement ring also stuck out to me. Noyan got a custom Amethyst ring made and of course, with it being purple I was just in love with it. Just look at it, it’s beautiful! It was honestly a perfect evening of just strolling along, taking beautiful photos and getting to know each other. I really do think Dow’s lake was the perfect setting for them! But alas, as I write this, their wedding which was set to be May 30th has now been postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic and has been moved to April 2021. But don’t be sad, because they know (Sarah told me so this is a direct quote) that their love persists regardless of when they actually get married. How amazing are they? I honestly can’t wait for their wedding, it’s going to be beautiful and personal and ughhhhh 2021 is just so far away.
For now, enjoy their glorious fall engagement at Dow’s lake with the red Sumacs!