When clients ask me about location suggestions for their photo shoots, I love to offer up the usual crowd-pleasing options, and then throw in one wild card idea. Something like, "This beautiful scenic viewpoint, this gorgeous beach, that incredible forest, or the back alley behind the mall where all the rusty dumpsters are."
It goes without say that 9.99 times out of 10, clients completely disgregard my wild-card suggestions and opt instead for the gorgeous views, beaches, and forest (can you blame them?) But every so often I have a client who is like, "YOLO!!!" and we get to live life a little dangerously and create something a bit dirty and edgy feeling.
Paige and Todd were those couples. Since their wedding will be taking place in a gorgeous mountain valley, they opted to go a totally different route with their engagement session. We met in downtown Trail and explored the town's dingy back alleys together. All the great, textured walls made the Vancouver city girl in me so happy! And only one homeless-looking person tried to steal our bags when we weren't looking! So I consider it a total win.
Thanks for being up for something a little off-the-beaten path, you guys! I can't wait for your big day.
In November of this year my little family will be growing by +1!
As a couple who has struggled with infertility for many, many years, my husband and I could not be more thrilled. Our 2 year old son, Benny, has no idea what this all means, but we are sure he will be a most excellent big brother! ♥
This pregnancy is not expected to affect my 2019 wedding season at all, as I am not due until 6 full weeks after my final wedding of the year.
However, it WILL mean that I will take on far, far fewer Fall Family Bookings in October and November. If you are counting on a Family Photo Session with me this year, it would be wise to book it now as spaces will be extremely limited.
Thank you for sharing in our baby joy!
When we were planning Brittany and Spencer's engagement session, Brittany mentioned several times how she wanted snow, and she wanted a location with a view. I didn't blame her! The Kootenays are beautiful all year round, especially when blanketed in snow.
Castlegar's 'Dove Hill' viewpoint was my immediate thought. I knew that it would be a bit of a trek up (20 minutes of a rather steep, switch-back trail) but the views from the top on a clear day would be unparalleled. So! Dove Hill it was. And we all crossed our fingers for clear skies.
I'm happy to report that the weather Gods heard our prayers, and the day of their hiking engagement session was sunny and clear. The view from the top of Dove Hill, as usual, did not disapoint! It was so much fun making the trek up with these two, as it gave us plenty of time to chat and get to know each other (I found out that Spencer and I have a mutual love for Ireland!) and make some memories.
As with every engagement session I do, I am left feeling more excited than ever for these two lovely human being's big day this summer! Thanks for being up for a bit of adventure with this session, you guys!