From the first moment I saw Brittany’s picture on Facebook I knew I wanted to photograph her – those eyes! And then I saw Jay and knew that what we could create together was going to be something really special. How fantastic that they happen to be engaged! Now all I needed was them to agree to meet with the crazy photographer who was stalking them, find a date and get them into the space that would work best as a canvas.
Jay’s a tattoo artist and Brittany has a kick-ass 80’s punk look going, so the obvious choice for space was an urban landscape, one that was as inked as they, right…Chinatown and into Gastown it was. But not the pretty bits. For these two I wanted juxtaposition, I wanted a setting where the glamour of their style would shine against barebones layered textures, where Brittany’s beauty would not be vying for focus against cherry blossoms and other glories of Spring. What we came away with has me deliriously happy – and I really, REALLY hope we get to do it again!