Granville Island Engagement

Etienne and Sylvie - Gastown, Vancouver

I recall throwing the phrase "mps" around during this shoot. Moments per second, that is. We laughed a little at that idea, but it was the easiest way to express how I felt about shooting these two. Their mps was off the charts. One moment flowed effortlessly into the next, a myriad of actions, gestures and expressions, each seemingly different to the last. 

Sylvie and Etienne threw me a bit of a curve-ball, being one of the most lively couples I've had the chance to work with. I just had to roll with it. This is how I like to work, though. The last thing I want to do is put all the couples I work with into one "photographic box," and make them all look like they are the same. Each person has a different personality, and therefore, so does each couple. People are best represented as they truly are. The trick is just to figure out what it is about each person that makes them who they are. 

It was no tough feat to figure that out with these two, though. Their personalities shone right through from the first few seconds I pointed a camera at them. A total bundle of fun and surprise. If this session foreshadows what their wedding is going to be like, I can't wait for one of the best days of shooting this summer.

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Aaron & Tessa - Engagement

I've always wanted to shoot an engagement (or wedding!) on Granville Island in Vancouver. It is one of the most photogenic places I've laid eyes on, filled with lots of fresh food, colour, and really fantastic vibes. Coincidentally, I can't think of a better location for Tessa and Aaron to have spent the afternoon hanging out and letting me take their picture. Both are food enthusiasts, with Aaron knowing absolutely everything about baking bread, and Tessa working in the wine industry. Beyond that, they're both just fun people, and I think this location really complimented their personality quite well. But, more on them later. I'm excited to be shooting their wedding next week in Vancouver, so you can export more soon.

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