11 Oct Elisa and Etienne’s urban exploration engagement photos
Elisa and Etienne are two energetic bundles of fun!
Being a nerd myself, I think I can safely call these two “creative geeks”. They are both artists (or “arteestes” as we like to say with French accents) but they also enjoy geekery like Otakuthon, anime and programming. ;)
Elisa studied cartoon animation, but gave up her animator ambitions to enjoy better work-life balance and be able to one day have a family. Now, she enjoys working at a pet shop and has a gazillion (well, maybe 5) pets of her own.
Etienne is a graphic designer/website developer who’s also a skilled musician and swing dancer. He’s a big extrovert and has the best laugh!
Elisa and Etienne met in CEGEP many years ago. They are looking forward to finally tying the knot this October 19th…and celebrating the beginning of a long and exciting adventure together!
For their engagement session, we decided to forgo the typical romantic locations around Montreal (yes, Old Port, we’re talking about you) and get down and dirty exploring a graffiti-filled abandoned factory.
The Geo W. Reed & Co. factory in St-Henri, Montreal has been abandoned for so long that both nature and graffiti artists have taken back the building and made it something new.
Elisa and Etienne had an epic evening exploring the building, play-fighting with improvised swords, poking their arms through holes in the floor, dancing, kissing, enjoying some amazing graffiti art, climbing onto the roof, and lighting sparklers in the dark!
One of my highlights of the shoot? Eli et Etienne did the most amazingly gymnastic dip kiss! How low can you go? Good thing Etienne stretched beforehand…
I hope you all enjoy these photos of this cute and creative couple! I’m wishing them all the best and looking forward to shooting their wedding next weekend.