Quiet Sunday Morning in Bed

August 9, 2017

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Heidi Lau  |  Ontario, Canada  |  heidilau.com

” Mitch proposed to Cherie in the sweetest way and like many proposals they don’t always go as planned. Mitch proposed on their trip to Hawaii and had to think quick on his feet as his plans kept changing and also to not spoil the surprise for Cherie.

Their proposal story as told by the bride, Cherie:

Mitch proposed on our trip to Hawaii over breakfast, and of course I said yes! Afterwards, he told me how his original plan to propose the evening we arrived was changed due to our flight being delayed. Due to the time change, I woke up around 5am asking for breakfast. He kept telling me to go back to sleep, as he had arranged for one of my favourite photographers to meet us at the restaurant later that morning (that I wasn’t aware of). I actually had no idea that our table was set with flowers, and others weren’t. I also didn’t notice his fake table reservation call in the morning. Finally, he said it almost didn’t work out because he asked me if he should bring his backpack in the morning since the ring was inside. Thank goodness I said “sure”.

For their engagement session, we wanted to pull in elements of their morning proposal in Hawaii. We wanted to create this really intimate scene of them spending time together in bed on a Sunday morning with a simple and comforting breakfast. It is a glimpse into what married life will be like soon, especially during the honeymoon phase. We also felt that it would be important to great this everyday moment for them because they are having a big celebration for their wedding and so it’s something for them to look towards after the wedding when they can enjoy some quiet time with each other. They spend a lot of time apart right now so it’s one of the things they are looking forward to the most once they are married, some solid quality time together.

We also kept the details simple so that their relationship and emotions was the main focus of the shoot. A neutral palette was used for their bedroom with lots of blankets and pillows for the added coziness and comfort. They have been together for 6 years so we thought it would be sweet to have them reminisce and read some of their old love letters together from when they first started dating. They were so sweet and playful, always lovingly holding each other and having so much fun feeding each other bites from their breakfast in bed. ”

Creative Direction – Heidi Lau Photography + TYTAN
Hair – Puzzle Creations
Make-up – Karen Kim Beauty
Bedding, tableware, vase, candles and dress – Anthropologie Queen St Toronto
Calligraphy – Velsie Mak


  1. Melissa says:

    So heartfelt! I am loving in-home sessions like these.

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