wendy + danielcherry beach engagement sessiontoronto, ontario

wendy and daniel’s beachside engagement shoot had all the right ingredients: a glowy golden sunset, beach sand in my shoes, wind for dramatic effect, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous vintage vw camper van (shoutout to long weekend bus), and the most honest organic chemistry from these two lovebirds.

these are two people who would make you feel like you’ve been friends forever. i love people like that. one of the best parts of my job is discovering with my couples the uniquely genuine moments and little adorable quirks that make them so them; the nose scrunches, how their fingers intertwine, the way they just embrace and sink into each other. i am so grateful for moments like these, and i am so happy for these two incredibly genuine souls.

click play below, and come along for the ride…

with love,
jacqueline james

{second shooter // braden hendrickson}


how did you two meet?

we met from going to the same church, but had a bit of a rocky beginning where wendy couldn’t remember dan’s name and dan knew his roommate was interested in wendy. after a few months passed, the dust settled a bit and we started getting to know one another through sending messages at work and hanging out in the same friend group.

what was your first date?
after watching a movie with a large group, we went our own way to grab thai takeout and ate on the big stairs at ryerson university. we sat and chatted there for a very long time, then strolled to the adam beck statue on university ave and talked for a very long time, then strolled to wendy’s condo and talked outside for a very long time. at the end of it dan asked her if they could go out again and wendy said yes.

tell us about the big proposal!
dan worked with wendy’s friends and family to surprise her while she was out hiking in the canadian rockies. she thought he was arriving on friday, but he showed up wednesday in the middle of her stroll by a lake with friends. he led her to a viewpoint near the water, said some kind words and proposed! then they grabbed dinner in banff and headed back to her parent’s place to enjoy the rest of their calgary stay with the family.

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