Engagement Session

gastown/stanley park engagement: cat&erik

catherine and erik knew of one another — as sometimes friends of friends do — but until 2009, didn’t know one another personally. the first official meeting came a few years later, over drinks at a pub in abbotsford. serendipitously, their first meeting was a few short days after erik moved home from japan. since the start of their relationship, cat and erik have loved doing life side by side. they lived on a sailboat for a year in the vancouver harbour, have a huge passion for travel and love the alternative life they get to live. they’ve traveled across europe and are even taking a 10-day sailing trip for their honeymoon!

fittingly, their ocean-side brock house restaurant wedding [with a ceremony at the vancouver art gallery] will be nautical themed. i loved incorporating elements of what they love into their engagement session. from the first location, gastown, where cat and erik love hanging out after work, to third beach, where they bike and relax on the weekends. the other fun element of the shoot was erik’s car, a nissan pulsar, painstakingly imported from japan — we cruised around the city at sunset & i got to experience the myriad of craning necks as people strained to check out his ride.

it was a perfect, perfect night for photos. truly an evening where i look around and think, why would anyone not want to live here? ;) congratulations catherine and erik — i look forward to joining you in celebration on july 14th.

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  1. Love everything about this shoot!

  2. jess janz says:

    Gorgeous! Congrats, Catherine!


    Honestly, your city-pictures just keep getting better and better. All of these are gorgeous, and what a stunning couple! You make them look like professional models.

  4. Oh my goshh! They are so stinkin’ cute. Love everything about this set, Jamie!

  5. Catherine is seriously rockin’ those boots! I love this session, they look like such an amazingly hip couple I want to know them!

  6. Amelia Renee says:

    holy buckets of bananas. These are all perfect! I’m guessing you took about x2489 more during the session…no clue how you’d cull them down even. haha I don’t even know if that makes sense written out? but again, perfection. LOVE. end happy rant. ;)

  7. I love everything about this :)

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I’m Jamie! I capture joyful wedding and portrait photos that feel like you—through easy, natural posing. Since 2008,  I've photographed over 270 weddings and nearly 300 family sessions and it’s a joy to spend my career capturing natural, joyful images!

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