Rusana and Samer met during pharmacy school together. Since it was a small program, everyone formed a tightknit group. Rusana and Samer grew to know each other very quickly since they spent nearly every day at school together! But since school finished, they have now spent countless trips driving back and forth since Samer lives in London and Rusana lives in Toronto. They’ve kept their relationship strong by frequent dates in between or taking turns making trips to each other’s houses. Soon, Rusana will be transferring her job to London so she can be with Samer more permanently! Long distance is surely a commitment and it’s one that the two of them have persevered and overcome! I love hearing stories like this because it means that love knows no bounds!
Rusana really wanted fall colours for her engagement session so we headed over to the beautiful Edwards Gardens. Timing the session was difficult since Toronto has been having an extremely weird and fickle fall season. Some trees are already brown with no leaves and some trees are still lush and green. It also was very different from location to location, even though they weren’t far from each other! But in the end, it was perfect! We got the beautiful fall colours we were looking for and the vibrancy really brings so much life to each image!
Rusana and Samer are so fun to be around and I love capturing being themselves. We headed over to The Distillery District for some fun photos with the famous old red brick as well as the big red heart and the LOVE lock sign. At the end, we managed to get some quick photos at La Carnita by their firepit. Rusana mentioned how it was “so them” to cozy up by the fire together on a chilly night! So cute!
Toronto Engagement Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography