What can we say about Diana & Ryan? They are two incredible people who are quickly becoming dear friends to us. We had such a blast walking around Kitsilano for their engagement shoot.
Di & Ry are just so good together.
In their first e-mail to us, they shared how they met (which is so cute that we had to share it with you!):
How We Met
(Ryan) When I moved to Vancouver I really needed to try and find a community. The majority of my childhood growing up in Sydney revolved around one community: The Salvation Army. This is where I went to church and it is where all my family and friends are. When I first moved to Vancouver I naturally tried getting involved in the Salvation Army here. I met some great older people but I knew to make some friends my own age I needed to go elsewhere. One Sunday in August 2011 I decided to check out a church in Kits. After the service, through a mutual friend I met Diana. Everything about this sounds so corny but for me at that moment my heart stopped. She was so beautiful, so happy to see me, and when she told me she was Salvation Army and knew who I was, my jaw dropped. Obviously as any single guy would do… instantly I was a regular attendee of that church.
(Diana) After he said his name, I immediately knew who he was as many ladies from my old church had been trying to entice me to come back by saying a cute young Australian had arrived to the church. We exchanged numbers (as friends) and I was excited to have a Salvation Army friend at Westside. Growing up in the same church and with the same background, it was so easy to talk to each other. We started ‘solving the world’ over nachos at Foundations where we got closer. He invited me to Hawaii for his family holiday ‘as friends’. A week before we left, I heard he liked another girl and I was surprised how jealous I got (classic!). Then on the trip, it hit me how crazy I was about him. Turns out he was pretty crazy about me too. We started dating soon after.
Isn’t that just the best? If you aren’t feeling a warm glow in your heart right now like me, you’ll definitely be after you see their engagement photographs! So, without further adieu…
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One incredibly awesome mustache. Two ridiculously awesome people. And, a road trip to the mountains.
Tasshia & Garrett are big into mountains, road trips, bucket lists & adventures (& cheese platters). So, we turned their engagement shoot into a mini road trip complete with a picnic nestled at the foot of the mountains. And, we broke out the ol’ Polaroid for a few shots as well. Perfection.
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It was hot and sunny out and dappled light was streaming through the trees that surrounded their ceremony, kissing their shoulders as they grinned at each other and exchanged vows. Guests sat on hay bales covered by heirloom quilts and wore sunhats. An army of flowergirls from Grace’s Brownie troop watched on, picking through the remaining petals that lay in their baskets. Their wedding party stood beside them, under pear trees, holding wild & whimsical bouquets, laughing at the inside jokes they understood, and wiping away the occasional tear.
15 minutes earlier…
I’m not good at any of this. I just want to get married! Grace’s own words. She was done with the crafting, done with the planning, done with the hair & makeup fussing. Ready to be a wife. Ready to start an adventure with a man she was so incredibly in love with. She was ready to walk down that aisle to Joel. And he was there, smiling and waiting for her.
It was such an honour to photograph Grace & Joel’s whimsical and emotive day.
Enjoy this gem of a wedding. And play this song in the background while you do.
Growing up in Masterton, New Zealand must have been an incredible amount of fun for Fiona. I can imagine that her family made many trips to Castlepoint over the summers while she was growing up. It is an incredible place with an edge-of-the-earth kind of feel. You’ll drive this winding, twisting two lane road across one-lane bridges, through towering forests, and past many hills dotted with grazing sheep and then, you see the ocean over the edge of the road and you’re there and you wish that you had made plans to stay a little longer.
We had the whole place to ourselves before the sunset and it was great. Since Ken & Fi’s wedding was just two days away, we told them this was an evening for them. A chance to not talk about the wedding at all but to just enjoy each other and reconnect. It was wonderful.
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