Vancouver + Seattle // Personal Work

When spring in Alberta just isn’t cutting it …  we have a mantra.  Head west.  Andrew and I took off for 10 days through the mountains to what I like to call “the promised lands”.  Vancouver and Seattle that is. Cherry blossoms.  Apple blossoms.  Just a whole lotta blossoms.  And sushi.  By God, there was sushi.  Oh yeah, and we took part in the Canada Photo Convention while we were there.  Super. Mega. Awesome.  Here are some photos we took along the way.

Props to Diane + Mike for an awesome time in Vancouver at CPC. Just a couple of photogs keepin’ it real

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Bragg Creek Engagement // Jen and Ryan

Those of you who know us well, probably know how much we want a dog.  Its been two long and arduous years of living through what we affectionately call “the puppy pangs”.   Children?  Taken ’em or leave ’em. Its a puppy we are pining for.

So when we got a text from Jen and Ryan accompanied by a photo of the world’s most incredibly cute puppy (whom they just adopted) we immediately booked their engagement session.  Puppy cuddles!  Aside from about 6 million photos of  Kholer, their dog, we managed to create some pretty stunning images of these two.  We spent the afternoon in Bragg Creek (and the surrounding area) – visiting Camp Horizon, where first Jen worked when she moved out West, took the pup for a walk at Allen Bill Pond and finished the session at Elbow Falls (which is even more stunning in the winter than in the summer by the way!)  The best part about this session is that Jen and Ryan were totally relaxed and just had fun … and it shows in these photos.  They’re truly awesome people.  They’re so awesome that when we had to originally re-schedule their engagement session due to horrific weather – they invited us over to their house and made us Irish stew.   That’s how awesome they are.

So, here are a few really awesome engagement photos of some pretty awesome people (and the world’s most adorable puppy).  J+R – if you wake up one morning and he’s missing, you’ll know where to look.

xoxo Erin and Andrew

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Record Store Engagement // Christina and Adam

Most photographers know that three elements must come together to make a beautiful photograph.  Light, composition and a moment.  Great light and good composition happen all the time.  That is the part of the photograph the creator can control.  The third and most elusive component – the moment – is not always up to the creator, but is dependent on the subject.  Engagement sessions are all about having fun.  We like to plan engagement sessions around what our clients truly love doing.  That’s when the moments happen – and it could be as simple as a typical Saturday afternoon.

Adam and Christina love music.  Scratch that.  They love good music – you know, the kind that doesn’t get made any more.  The Beatles.  Led Zeppelin.  The Stones.  Its the kind of music that really only sounds proper with the cracks and pops of vinyl spinning on a needle.  Cut to an early Saturday afternoon.  We enter Heritage Posters & Music and are greeted by owner Jerry Keogh with cold beers in hand.  We snapped a few photos while Adam and Christina were getting lost in record titles and album covers.  What makes these photographs so amazing is it’s what they would have been doing any other Saturday afternoon.  This is what they love doing.

That’s why these photos are so awesome.  Light and composition are up to the photographer, but its the moment that counts. Thanks for sharing these moments with us – and we can’t wait for your wedding in June.

xoxo Andrew and Erin

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