Vancouver Spanish Banks photographer

vancouver family photographer / spanish banks family session

Okay, so where do I begin?!  This family's level of awesomeness was so great that it was simply not measurable on any scale of awesome.

They met me at Spanish Banks Beach with huge smiles, handshakes, and Italian accents.  And a soccer ball.  And three adorable children.  Oh, and very stylish clothes.  And - last but not least - a sense of adventure!

Cristian & Carmelina (see? even their names are so very Italian!) took everything in stride, from a sandy baby to a water-drenched son.  (Carmelina's response to this last event very much impressed me: she smiled at him, pulled out an entire second outfit from her purse, and sent him back out to play!) 

Talk about wonderful.  They had me laughing the entire session & I can't wait to meet them again in the fall!


spanish banks engagement photographer / early morning love story

I know Andrew's sister, and she is awesome.  So when he and Shahla contacted me to take their engagement photos, I knew that they must be awesome too!  I didn't know quite HOW awesome they would be, however.  This engagement session was so much fun!

Andrew & Shahla got engaged at Spanish Banks Beach, and that was where we decided to take their engagement photos - at 7:30 on a Saturday morning.  The weather was similar to the day they got engaged - misty and a little bit rainy, but they braved through it, with their blanket and coffees!  And here are the photos from that lovely grey morning.

jericho beach engagement photographer / wonderland

I can't even begin to express how much fun we all had taking these photos.  And meeting this couple was the best part - they were up for anything, laughed a lot, and were completely in love.  

This is how their story goes, as told to me by them and remembered by me.  (So pardon any faulty details!)

Sasha and Gabriel met in Vancouver years ago, but she was living in Australia while he was in Vancouver.  After doing long-distance for some time, Gabriel proposed; she said "Are you serious?!" (which means yes), and Gabriel planned a lot of the wedding himself. (A fact that greatly impressed me.)   Sasha arrived just in time for the wedding, so they never had time to get their engagement photos taken.

So these were their four-years-after-the-fact engagement photos, and I'm so glad they chose me to take them!  We went to Locardo Beach (near Jericho Beach) as the sun started to set, and there the magic happened.

Can I also say how much I love balloons in the sunset, and kissing pictures?  Because I do.  So much.