We’ve photographed couples in some unusual, un-pretty spaces for engagement sessions – under a major highway intersection, by the side of a greasy spoon in the middle of urban sprawl, in a hospital parking lot. The more of a challenge it may present, the more we get kind of psyched to make something out of it. So when Edith and Simon told us they wished to do their session in a depanneur (that’s a 7-11 or a convenience store for all you non-Quebecois), Tim and I looked at each other and mouthed “Yes!”
It turned out that this particular depanneur was where Edith and Simon met – and worked together for years, in their tight-knit community in St-Hubert. During the session, a number of customers who stopped in either waved hello to this sweet and friendly couple, offered congratulations or called out “See you at the wedding!” Of course we had our share of fun photographing in the depanneur as we pretty much had the run of the place. We’re looking forward to their wedding this month!