I met Laurie at the Island wedding show this past winter. It was the week after that crazy snowfall, remember that, or have you blocked that week from your memory? Fortunately for all of us, we had much nicer weather on the weekend for our engagement session together. Laurie and Philip may now live off the Island, but are in Summerside for the summer for their upcoming wedding, and because, well, it’s a lot more pleasant than living in southern Ontario in July and August (at least in my opinion as someone who used to live there).
We decided to meet up a bit earlier than normal just so we could check out their church, and some wedding day photo locations and it’s a good thing we did as we made quite the journey. I really like the brightly coloured buildings on the Summerside waterfront, so we stopped there for our first photo location and it was as good as I had hoped it would be. The spaces in between the buildings were my favourite as you get 2 different splashes of colour and a bit of privacy. Next we started the drive to the Indian Head Lighthouse. Heading through Bedeque, I spotted a wheat field which the sun was hitting in a nice way. We took a couple shots and then went over to the potato field on the opposite side of the road. This is where we all felt a little foolish. The farmer who owns the field stopped at the side of the road and asked what we were doing. Since we weren’t disturbing the crops in any way (potato fields are great for that), I didn’t think it would be much of an issue. None of us even considered that it might look odd to see random people in a potato field while some idiot is putting needles in PEI potatoes. The farmer seemed alright with our explanation, but we only took one photo before leaving. Lesson learned.
We got to the lighthouse and the tide was fortunately out, so we were able to walk along the sand towards the lighthouse. As Laurie and Philip told me, it’s deceivingly far. I actually checked on Google Maps and it’s about 900-950m from shore. As they said it would be, it was a long walk. Though I did go back the next day and tide was in, so I walked out on the breakwater, and that was a much longer and more difficult walk. I won’t be doing that for a photo session any time soon.
We got some awesome photos as the sun set on the horizon. It was a great end to a great evening with 2 awesome people. I’m looking forward to their wedding this August, hopefully we get weather as nice as we did for their engagement photos.