It is fun to incorporate something you love into your engagement or anniversary session and that is exactly what the couple did in the photos we are showcasing today. Josh and Elise had their anniversary session in Ottawa, Canada during Winterlude where they went ice skating!
Linda Borrego with Black Lamb Photography got to photograph this beautiful couple and here is a little of what she had to say about the shoot:
“Elise and Josh’s anniversary session was shot during Winterlude on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada. Each winter the Rideau Canal is turned into a giant skating rink. At 7.8 kms (4.8 miles) long, it’s the longest ice rink in the world. An annual festival, Winterlude, takes place in Ottawa. During that time, there’s ice sculpture displays, ice slides and various activities. In addition to skating on the canal, they also have different performers and different foods to buy, including the famous Beaver Tails. I incorporated the canal and the Winterlude festivities into their anniversary session, which turned out to be a very fun portrait session. This year in particular, Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, so it was nice to see an ice sculpture depicting its 150th year. This anniversary session came to full circle as one of their first dates was skating on the Rideau Canal.”
Information about the session by Elise:
“One of our first dates was skating on the Rideau Canal. Josh was new to Canada (from Denmark), so we had to visit the world-famous skateway. The only problem was that I was recovering from a knee injury and so I could barely bend my legs. Josh ended up pulling me the entire length of the canal, like a horse pulling a cart! It’s hilarious to look back on it and realize how patient he was. We also had our first kiss on the ice. It was -20°C (-4°F), so Josh couldn’t feel his lips, but he used it as an excuse for another kiss.”
Thank you so much Linda for sharing these beautiful photos with us! To see more from Black Lamb Photography, visit her website at www.blacklambphotography.com.
If you are planning your own engagement photos, check out all of our real engagements on the blog for even more inspiration!