He’s from Quebec, she’s from Vermont.
When Brandi first inquired for their engagement shoot, it felt like she was an old friend. She was so sweet and funny & was already talking to me about her wedding dress, how excited she was and telling me anecdotes about her and Seb, like how they always end up to the grocery store forgetting why they came because they’re playing and goofing around too much.
As soon as she inquired, I felt their love for each other and I already liked them.
They wanted to do their engagement shoot in Quebec, Seb’s part of the world, because they’re getting married this winter in Pennsylvania, Brandi’s part of the world.
They booked my Adventure couple shoot and I met them at this beautiful orchard with beers and music to talk a bit, get to know each other and set the mood before starting to shoot.
They told me about how they met online, but not on any dating app. They met while playing an online video game about two years ago. When they learned they lived only a few hours away, only separated by a border, Brandi dared Seb to take her on a date if he lost at least one game out of ten. He lost ONE. So he had to take her out on a date.
Since then, they’ve been dating long distance, totally rocking it.
Brandi told me about how she’s a cat slave to her cat that doesn’t have a tail. Seb rolling his eyes ‘cause he can’t understand why she’s so obsessed with her cat. (I can and totally understood her, cats are life.)
And when we started shooting and I told them to follow my directions while staying their perfect own selves, they started killing it by goofing around like they seem to do in their every day life.
They were perfect, looking like real top models!
We ended the shoot with a bit of champagne and drove to a cute restaurant close-by to perfectly end the night, talking about life and eating burgers.
Brandi & Seb, I’m SOOOOO grateful you guys trusted me to photograph your love.
I had so much fun with you guys and cannot thank you enough for the amazing adventure we had.
I seriously would have continued to talk with you guys for hours.
& Look at that! Together, we created TOTAL MAGIC. ;)
Violaine is an adventurous wedding and elopement photographer based in Montreal, Canada but she travels worldwide. She loves the intimate, authentic and raw moments that happen each second between two people in love. She believes in the craziness of every couples and that laugh is the best medicine. She’s not afraid of freezing in the cold or getting completely wet under rain, as long as her images reflects her clients personality.
“It’s all about YOUR story. Whoever you are, wherever you go.”