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John & Carolina’s Proposal Session on Snake Island
Hey there, lovebirds and adventure seekers!
Kotsy here, your favorite photographer with a knack for capturing those “OMG-YES!” moments. Today, I’m taking you on a little journey to one of Toronto’s hidden gems – Snake Island on the Toronto Islands. This isn’t just a story about a beautiful spot in our city; it’s about John and Carolina’s magical proposal.
So, grab your virtual binoculars, and let’s dive in!
How They Got Here
Our stars, John and Carolina, first crossed paths on Bumble. Talk about a modern-day fairy tale, right? Their connection was instant, and their love for each other and being with each other quickly lead to talks about planning a family, so the decision to pop the question was an obvious one!
The Perfect Spot: Snake Island
John wanted an outdoor spot near water (a favourite for Carolina) with a killer view for the big question, and Snake Island checked all the boxes plus provided some privacy to boot. With big adventures being something they both adore – the journey of an Island trip made perfect sense.
Picture this: a tiny beach on a serene island, the sound of waves crashing and the ever-growing iconic Toronto skyline as a backdrop. If that doesn’t scream “romantic proposal spot,” I don’t know what does!
The Proposal: A Mix of Confidence and Nerves
John was all cool and collected until the moment of truth – getting down on one knee and pulling the ring box out… sideways – oops! Based on her priceless reaction to the proposal, you would’ve never guessed that earlier Carolina and her hawk eyes noticed something off with John’s pants pocket, which couldn’t fully contain the not-so-slim ring box. But let’s be honest, it’s these little hiccups that make the best stories!
Capturing the Moment
John knew the only way to capture this important moment properly was to bring in someone with experience and ability to be extremely stealthy. In this case – hiding inside a small forest next to the beach. As John and Carolina looked back at their photos, they knew he made the right call. Their favorite shot? The moment John popped the question causing Carolina to cover her face in pure bliss. Classic!
Advice from the Heart
John’s tip for anyone planning their own proposal: make it meaningful. It’s all about what resonates with you and your partner, which will surely add to the specialness of the story when you look back on it.
What’s Next for the Lovebirds?
After their picture-perfect engagement, John and Carolina are all set to dive into wedding planning and starting their family soon after.
Capture Your Proposal With Kotsy Photography
Are you thinking of popping the question in a setting that’s both scenic and serene? Let Snake Island inspire you, and when it comes to capturing this once-in-a-lifetime moment, well, I’m just a click away at kotsy.ca!
Looking for more proposal stories or planning tips? Check out my blog at kotsy.ca/blog for more inspiration and photography magic!