Stu and Chrissy, part 1: sweet romance

Like, literally … sweet.
Our photo shoot started off at a candy store Stu and Chrissy frequent: Coney Island Candy on Whyte Ave. It’s a super-fun place with an amusement park-like atmosphere (as the store’s name would suggest).

Candy store storyboard

Although there was zero natural light (a big scary thing for me since I haven’t yet mastered my speedlite flash!), I was excited to shoot at the store because it was a fun and playful place – just like the happy couple. They chose perfect clothing for the occasion, too! By the way, the cute sweater Chrissy is wearing in these photos was actually what she was wearing when Stu proposed. Awwww.

Jelly belly laugh2 retro sharpened

The store management was fantastic about letting us shoot there. In fact, they let us in before opening one Saturday so that we could have the place to ourselves. As you can see in some of the photos here, we made ourselves comfortable and had a blast putting some candy to use as props.

C on counter cropped retro sharpened for web and small prints

Before we left, we made sure to ask Zoltar for Stu and Chrissy’s fortune. It was all good, of course!

Past present and future

I love that Zoltar predicts all: past, present and future. Seems very suitable for an engaged couple, don’t you think?

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  • Ahhh Monica, you are amazing! As are your fun loving subjects!! Love the props! …seems pretty ideal for this 'sweet' couple!

    You really should go into business.


    PS – I also have that same sweater (with the red heart) from ON! 🙂 I am addicted to anything with hearts, although I think I've confessed to that fact before!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Lewis(cousin)

    These pictures are very good and so sweet..pun intended! You have a real talent and eye for photography. Wish the happy couple the best from us.ReplyCancel

  • I love these photos too! Maybe you can give some tips when you master your speed light! I need to master mine too!ReplyCancel

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