Polkaroo … that is how Melanie (a registered veterinary technician) thought of Chris. At the time he was the mysterious ‘cute paramedic guy’ that worked at the same Fort Erie Race Track. Every time a mutual friend tried to introduce them, Chris had either just left or wasn’t working that shift, etc. etc. there was always something that prevented them from meeting…Polkaroo…
Until one day…months later…Melanie went to a local pizza place for a birthday party and Chris happened to be there watching the World Juniors Hockey game. They were a match! I couldn’t be happier for them! Chris is now a firefighter for the Niagara Falls Fire Deptartment and Melanie is currently a stay-at-home mom with their beautiful boy Edan!
I was able to photograph their engagement session in Ancaster and spend some quality time with both of them before I flew back to Vancouver. We went to the Hermitage Ruins which some believe to be a ‘haunted house’. There are only a few walls left standing that were once part of a mansion from the 1830’s… they have guided ghost walks where you can explore the dark alley’s and remaining buildings where they believe ghosts still visit. If that is too freaky then the hiking and trails on this property are pretty amazing as well. I had a hard time keeping Chris’s attention, he was a true boy at heart and wanted to go out exploring instead of getting his photos taken.
It is always so amazing seeing you guys! I am bummed that I will be missing your wedding in August!! :( But at least you will have half of Team Chelico there to witness this beautiful union. xoxo ~ Fran ~ xoxo