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Caitlin + Ben’s
Engagement Session

| Fall Engagement Session |

As Life is Beautiful Photography has started growing, one of the things I’ve been most excited about is bringing on an associate photographer to the team. For anyone who isn’t following along on social media (side note – what are you waiting for, friend?!!) I announced last September that my long-time second-shooter/friend/sanity-saver Emily, would be filling that very role! That means that couples are able to book their weddings and have me or Emily capture the magical moments of their day :)

Caitlin and Ben were Emily’s very first LIBP couple, and to say she hit the jackpot is the biggest understatement. Ben’s older sister was one of my first brides when I started LIBP, so continuing the tradition in this next chapter is truly perfect!

Though the session started with a bit of a hiccup – Caitlin and Ben’s car had a flat tire when they arrived – you would never know that they were starting things off on such a stressful note. I looked through their photos and it was shot after shot of adorable smiles, romantic snuggling, cute kisses by the bridge… Emily captured these two in the most perfect way!

Scroll through to see some of my favourites, and read through some of Caitlin’s perspective about their relationship, wedding planning in a pandemic, and what they’re looking forward to most about being married :)

A couple kissing in a field during their engagement session

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What were your first impressions when you met?

We met through Caitlin’s college roommate (Ben’s high school friend coincidentally) so we were both just trying to not be awkward.

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A couple walking through a field together during their engagement session

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What made you two connect so well in the beginning?

Patience definitely, along with our commitment to a (sometimes) long-distance relationship. We didn’t let it get in the way.

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An engaged couple in a field and a close-up photo of an engagement ring

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Who said “I love you” first?

That is a great question! The answer, we don’t remember! We do not even know when we officially started dating, guess when we figure that out, we will this too? Haha!

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A couple running through a field together during their engagement session

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What is your secret to a great relationship?

It really is about the little things: leaving a note, communication, and being considerate of each other’s space.

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A couple together in a field and a close-up photo of a man playing a guitar

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What are the 3 best words you would use to describe each other?

Caitlin- “ I describe Ben as thoughtful, persistent and ginger.”

Ben- “Caitlin is compassionate, loyal and petite.”

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An engaged couple playing guitar and singing together during their engagement session A couple kisses during their engagement session

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Favorite thing to do on a date night?

We love to order in, play some video games and just relax, those are the best nights.

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A man kisses his fiance on the forehead during their engagement session

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Favorite type of movie to watch together?

We watch a lot of Disney movies together, they never get old! Along with musicals/broadway and Harry Potter.

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An engaged couple snuggles together in a field of wildflowers

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What are some ways that you prioritize your relationship during the wedding planning process?

We try to communicate as much as possible, prioritizing input from both of us so that we are both heard. Being on the same page allows for us to stay current, not stress (as much) and be present and enjoy the planning process.

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An engaged couple kisses on a bridge at Meadowlily Conservation Area

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What are you looking forward to for your wedding day?

We are looking forward to making it official fiiiiiiiiinally after 10 years! We are also looking forward to celebrating with our friends and family.

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A man kisses his fiance on the head during their engagement session at Meadowlily Conservation Area

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What has been your favorite part of wedding planning so far?

Seeing everything come together. You can imagine it, and talk about it, but when you see it all unfold, it makes the dream, a reality.

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A man kisses his fiance on the head during their engagement session at Meadowlily Conservation Area

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What is one thing that has surprised you about planning a wedding?

How despite barriers and *cough cough* pandemics (or flat tires), there is still so much joy and excitement in each step of the planning.

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A couple kisses during their fall engagement session in London Ontario

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What are some things on your bucket list together?

Travelling in general but specifically (Caitlin demands) Disney World and Harry Potter Land at Universal. We also look forward to starting a family and enjoying what comes our way in life.

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An black and white photo of a couple at Meadowlily Conservation Area

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