This is the season for engagement portraits which is also the season for exploring new places around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Amy and Nick's wedding is going to be on her family farm with fields and barns so we choose a backdrop for their engagement that is another side of BC, the seaside and a forest hike. More to come but for now, a few previews from their portrait session are included below.
I took these photos a number of months ago during some better weather, but am finally getting them up here (so don't get too excited for summer just yet, Vancouver). Tiffany and Hans are two genuine souls who are such a wonderful complement to each other — champions for one another's interests, and true partners in many areas of life. She is a musician and music teacher, and he runs a men's fashion label.
We took the long stairs down to the beach with some of the best open ocean views in Vancouver. Their effortless style and ease with each other made for a fun afternoon of making photographs, and exploring the shoreline together.
Living in Vancouver makes it possible to be on mountains or hike through the forest and scramble over rocks by the ocean with only a short drive (or bike). Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver was the setting for this engagement session with the lovely Chelsea and Matthew. Having time with couples to photograph them together and explore the outdoors is a great way to take portraits in a more casual setting before the schedule of a wedding day. The fog started lifting just as we reached the water and the sunshine broke through the cloud to warm our faces. Thank you for braving some cooler weather, Chelsea and Matt — we're so looking forward to your May wedding!
Lindsay May is a Vancouver based musician I first meet a few years ago through the local music scene and the Shore 104 radio station. Her songs might remind you of other Canadian women such as Kathleen Edwards or k.d. Lang. I love working with musicians to find ways to interpret their music and personality through photographs. It's important for musicians to have professional press photos — after all the work to write, record and tour, making sure your visuals reflects the all the work you put into your music is key to telling your story.
Our early morning photo shoot for Lindsay's new record called "Girl with Grit" took place a few months back on the rocky shores near Vancouver. Lindsay just released the new record and is currently on tour across Canada — you can check her music out here.