Pizza, Champagne, Love:
Dreamy Engagement Session at the Bisha Hotel
Aurora & Blake, Bisha Hotel & The Well

We recently had the pleasure of shooting an unforgettable engagement session with the delightful Aurora, a prominent hair and makeup influencer, and her partner, Blake. Their love story began in a modern way—through Tinder—but hit a snag due to phone issues that almost led them to believe they had ghosted each other. Fate had other plans, though, and their romance blossomed, eventually culminating in a dreamy proposal on Italy’s picturesque Amalfi Coast.

For Aurora and Blake’s engagement shoot, they envisioned a vibe straight out of downtown New York City—super modern and totally them!

For Aurora and Blake’s engagement shoot, they envisioned a vibe straight out of downtown New York City—super modern and totally them! We worked closely together, creating an engagement session mood board to make their dream shoot a reality. We love collaborating with our couples on ideas, and it’s a great way to visualize them! Our secret to elevating this shoot? Direct flash! It added that extra pop to capture all their fun, flirty moments.

Our shoot kicked off at the ultra-chic Bisha Hotel in downtown Toronto—a luxury & lifestyle boutique hotel that is everything chic. We loved incorporating fun movement into Aurora and Blake’s shoot, bouncing on beds and popping champagne, radiating joy. Then, we jazzed things up at the hotel bar, where Blake rocked his dapper tux and black bowtie like a movie star and Aurora looked like a star in her champagne dress.

Next stop: The Well, where the backdrop was pure magic, perfectly framing their love and energy against the city’s skyline. Every shot was a masterpiece, telling the tale of their romance with every click. It was our first experience shooting at this location and it’s somewhere we would go back to!

Aurora and Blake brought their A-game with props that added flair to their shoot. Picture this: popping champagne bottles, sharing a slice of their favourite pizza, playfully dabbling with makeup palettes, and even goofing around with hotel carts—it was all about injecting their personalities into every frame.

These props not only made the photos more fun and unique but also highlighted their shared interests and quirks, making their engagement shoot truly one-of-a-kind. It goes to show that when you bring props into the mix, you elevate the storytelling and create memories that are as delightful as they are memorable.

Ok, love these forever! Could not be happier! I feel like Blake and I were truly captured being our goofy selves and it was nice having a photographer with so many fun ideas for the shoot and who was great at directing and posing Blake and I with things still looking and feeling natural – so happy we have them for our wedding day! THANK YOU WE’RE SO HAPPY!

Aurora & Blake