So ... how about Lunenburg, Nova Scotia for your next romantic getaway?
1. Quaint Historic Streets:
The heart of Lunenburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its well-preserved 18th-century architecture. As you stroll hand in hand down the tricky one-way streets, uphill or downhill, or along the waterfront, you'll be surrounded by colourful wooden buildings, each with its unique character. The vibrant facades make for a romantic backdrop for your photos, capturing the essence of this historic town.
2. Waterfront Romance:
Lunenburg is blessed with a picturesque waterfront that's perfect for romantic walks. The view of the harbor, with sailboats coasting by in the breeze, is a sight to behold. Don't miss the opportunity to snap some intimate shots against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
Lunenburg offers a culinary variety and experience like no other. Treat your taste buds to fresh seafood at almost any of the local restaurants, grab an ice cream cone or find something a bit more romantic (or maybe ice cream cones are romantic). Maybe you'd rather have some sips and try some samples at the local Ironworks Distillery. We recommend all of the above.
4. Drive the Coast:
All around Nova Scotia, but particularly on the South Shore, you'll find the idyllic fishing villages. This quiet, coastal approach is ideal for couples seeking tranquility and natural beauty. The rugged coastline, weathered fishing shacks, and crystal-clear waters are a photographer's dream.
5. Romantic Sunsets:
Lunenburg's sunsets are nothing short of spectacular. Find a cozy spot along the waterfront or atop the hill, and watch as the sun dips below the horizon, casting a warm glow over the town.
6. Explore Together:
Rent a kayak or take a boat tour to explore the surrounding islands and coves. Paddle through the calm waters, enjoy some of Nova Scotia's white sand beaches, and capture the shared adventure as you discover these gems together.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is more than just a destination; it's a terrific experience to soak in, to savour and cherish. From its historic charm to its breathtaking landscapes, this coastal town offers endless opportunities for couples to create lasting memories. Hit us up, we'd love to show you our favourite spots.
Here's some images from Noel and Lyman who inspired this blog post. Noel reached out to us asking if we'd join them for an evening of their vacation and help them document this chapter in their love story. Happily! Excitedly! Kelsey in particular enjoys this sentiment; we hire a photographer at least once a year to photograph us, Kelsey calls it "the seasons of our love" which is just heckin' romantic.
So naturally we said "heck yes!" and here's how it went: