Whenever we shoot engagement sessions we try to do some sort of activity or shoot in a location that is actually meaningful to the couple. There is honestly nothing that makes me want to bang my head against a wall more than shooting portraits of a couple in a park that means nothing to them while they smile into the camera for two hours straight.
Let’s be honest. No one wants that. Its not a good experience for anyone involved.
That’s why when Christian and Katherine suggested that we shoot outside of their apartment building in West End Vancouver we thought it was an awesome idea. They caught the Aquabus over to Granville Island to meet us, a place they regularly visit to do their shopping and then we all took it back across False Creek to Beach Ave where they were living at the time.
The thing about life is it’s always changing. So one thing I love, now that I’m looking back on these photos, is that right before their wedding they moved to a new address in Coquitlam. They had been living in this area for most of their 10 year long relationship, so I though it was awesome to give them pictures in a place that was so meaningful for them – a place that felt like home. Even though they are going forward in their lives in a new city with new scenery, and will undoubtedly create beautiful memories in this new place, I felt really honoured to give them something meaningful to look back on that was representative of the last ten years of their lives together.
Here are some of my favourite shots from their session:
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