Rachel and Arjun may have only been together for four years, but their love story began long before. They hadn’t gone to the same school, but they often saw each other at church and always ended up being the last to leave. They kept their eye on each other through school but it wasn’t until they ended up signing up for the same service trip to the Dominican Republic that they spent even more time together that their love for each other intensified.
After they returned from their trip, Arjun phone Rachel to asking her out to prom and although Rachel was so overjoyed by this, she decided to keep her cool and tell him she would double check the date. Meanwhile, Arjun was heart wrenchingly waiting for her to say yes! Rachel ended up saying yes, but she was confused as to whether he asked her as friends or as a couple and complained to one of her friends on Facebook chat that she was tired of waiting for Arjun to officially ask her out. Her friend copied and pasted the conversation to Arjun who immediately called her. Rachel was so delighted as Arjun was the boy she liked for three years and he finally asked her out.
Since being together, they’ve enjoyed many firsts together. Arjun had been keeping a secret little file on his computer hidden named as one of his school work so Rachel would never think to open it. In it, he kept record of all the little things about Rachel like where they first kissed, where they went on their first date right to the very lane at the bowling alley and the very table of the restaurant they dined at. Arjun retold the sweetest story of how he proposed to his high school sweetheart in that he took Rachel to all these ‘first’ places they enjoyed together. Arjun got down on one knee on the beach where they shared their first kiss in the middle of candles he had candles pre-lit for the special moment. Soooo cute!
Rachel and Arjun love to spend time together going for hikes or picnics in the forest. We spent our engagement photo session at Thomson Memorial Park in Toronto which was beautiful because of all the fall colours. Rachel and Arjun are so sweet together and down to earth, I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in May!
Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography