I have to admit, I’m kind of in love with this engagement session. I am always excited when our couples show up with multiple wardrobe changes and props, but even more so when they bring their style, and BOY, did Genicca and Daniel bring it! They had such a clear vision as to what they wanted: a little “Jenny from the block”, a little bling, a lot of dreamy and of course, some good old-fashioned romance. And so the adventure began.
We started in Gastown, taking to the back alleys and private courtyards for some urban glam. These two ooze style, it’s in every look, pose, and move: from Genicca’s perfect hair (no…really…it’s astounding!) to Daniel’s uber-cool gaze, the two of them could have walked straight out of the pages of NYLON – and I loved it! I also love shooting in this part of town – it always offers up textures and colours aside from the usual over-crowded tourist spots – but you run the risk of being overtaken by tourists or, in our case, some unsavoury action. So after a few minutes rocking it in Blood Alley, we headed over to Granville Island to step up the glamour and bring out the bling.
Granville Island can be cliche. Don’t get me wrong, it’s my favourite place in Vancouver, but when it comes to photos, sometimes it gets chosen because of it’s pure scenic beauty instead of for all the right reason. Not this time. For this couple is has meaning, and THAT makes all the difference! And they were up for anything…or up to no good…I’m still not sure which, but at one point they had us hopping on board an abandoned yacht for some champagne and sun-flare goodness! Then, as the sun was setting, we ended the night at the Sandbar Restaurant, the place that Daniel took Genicca on their very first date. It was so lovely to see them there, sipping Caesars and slurping oysters, basking in the journey that has taken them from sweethearts to parents to soon-to-be newlyweds.
Genicca and Daniel, THANK YOU for an awesome afternoon! I had such a great time and loved getting to know you, both from behind the lens and as well as just as people. Your wedding is going to be so you – stylish and beautiful, EPIC in every way! Let me know when we can go play again – I’m happy to point my camera at you two any time!