I absolute LOVE working with couples who are as chill and laid back as Natalie & Zack! Plus, couples who are open to a range of styles from cute & quirky to romantic & dreamy – it let's me be creative and have fun with not only props and backdrops, but with lighting and the couple themselves! This past Monday the three of us met up at Fanshawe Conservation Area (one of my favourite places to shoot in London!) - myself with a Mini Cooper All4 full of 30" balloons! I knew these guys loved bright green (it's a question in my engagement shoot questionnaire!) so that's what I brought!

Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele

Aren't they the cutest?


Natalie and Zack had zero qualms about being in front of the camera, and were literally up for anything and everything, and didn't even look at me strangely when I started prompting them to making ridiculous faces for a super fun collage I had in mind.


Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele

And yet, we still captured so many incredibly dreamy portraits of the two of them.


I know Fanshawe Conservation Area like the back of my hand, and though it changes depending on the time of year, there is always beautiful light, if you know where to find it!

Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele

But...here's my favourite spot!

Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele

I know, right?

Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele

...and then, there's the cornfield...

Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele

It's honestly such a photographer's paradise – especially when you're working with your dream couple!

Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele
Cute and quirky engagement photos at Fanshawe Conservation Area London Ontario by wedding photographer Shawn Van Daele

Yeah...I saved the best for last.


I couldn't honestly ask for more than an amazing, fun, easy-going couple, the perfect location, some fun and cute props (all those balloons fit in my tiny little car, believe it or not!), and some dreamy golden-hour light! I can't wait for the big day with these two next year at the Elora Mill (another one of my favourite spots to shoot weddings!). Thank you both, and can't wait to see you soon! xoxo Shawn

β€œThank you!! We both got in the car after the shoot like...."our wedding day is going to be incredible!’ For a pair like us we were WAY out of our comfort zone but you could not have made it easier! Zack was blown away by your expertise! Beyond worth the wait and extremely thankful we found you to capture some great moments 😊πŸ₯°β€οΈβ€οΈAS IF THOSE ARE US 😭😭😭😭 I am in love, they are so incredible!”