We met early, like before the sun was up. Of course that’s what you do when you want to elope at sunrise. Lauren texted to say that they were running a few minutes behind as she hadn’t anticipated the boys having to button up her dress. But when it’s just you, your partner, and your friend attending your ceremony, there really is no rush. (And for a major bonus, those few extra minutes gave me just enough time to grab everyone hot coffee!)
With sleepiness still in our eyes, we walked the path as runners and rowers prepared for their ambitious exercise routines around us. We took a few wrong turns through muddy puddles, litter, and overgrown bushes before discovering the location Lauren had envisioned. We scrambled up old stone steps, ducked under a broken fence, and found a little spot on the graffiti-covered cement structure as the sky gave way to the morning. Lauren removed her cozy flannel and stood in a lace-embroidered, long-sleeve dress holding Todd’s hands tightly. There’s a different energy pulsing in those early morning hours and we all made sure to soak it in. This sunrise elopement was simple and sweet and inspiring. The portraits we created are some of my favourites to date.
Lauren and Todd, thank you for your vision and your energy through this beautiful experience. It was a privilege to capture such a unique urban adventure and explore a cool new space in Georgetown. I wish you many more artful memories just like this in your journey together!
There aren’t many vendors to thank since this sunrise elopement was all a vision created by Lauren and Todd. But Lauren is also a wedding photographer so I want to give a shoutout to her–you can check out her work here and here 🙂