I remember Nicole & Corey's engagement shoot in Grand Bend so clearly...because it was bitterly cold! But ohhhhh...it made for such beautiful pics because the wind off the lake worked magic with Nicole's super dramatic, gorgeous blue dress! We started at their home in London (Ontario) for a few quick photos in their natural element (playing board games), then drove out to Grand Bend making a stop on a gorgeous dirt road on the way.

Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele

There's just something about a dirt road...and I'm now going to introduce Nicole's dress, because it took my breath away!

Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele

Grand Bend Beach

A storm was rolling in off Lake Huron, so the winds were picking up steadily, and with it the temperatures were dropping quickly! Nicole & Corey were such troopers though, even when I had Corey standing barefoot in the lake (omg the outtake of him screaming is amazing LOL!)

Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele

No seagulls were hurt in the making of this engagement shoot!

Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele

Ugh...that dress! I can't even deal with how beautiful it is.

Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele

This, though...sorry, Corey!

Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele
Grand Bend Beach Ontario engagement photos by Shawn Van Daele

And, because Nicole *REALLY* wanted sunset photos, I worked a little magic in Photoshop!

Thank you both for such a great shoot guys! I'm sad your wedding this June has now been bumped into 2021 because of the COVID situation, but I can't wait to work with you again when the day finally comes! xoxo Shawn