Engagement Session

Kitsilano Beach Engagement Session

I loved Helen and Sam from the first time I met them over coffee this Spring. I loved their story how they met almost two years ago through a mutual friend – Helen was on her way over to dinner and Sam was just leaving a friend’s house. He had been there setting up her TV and computer. It was October 21, 2011. It was a “hi and bye” meeting, but Helen remembers Sam – a funny and outgoing guy. They were engaged a year and a few months after and are planning a September 2013 wedding. Sam and I actually went to the same private high school in Surrey, which we unexpectedly discovered at our meeting. I was very excited to see this beautiful couple again and photograph their engagement session late Wednesday evening in Vancouver. And ohhh, it did not disappoint.

It’s rare that I photograph in the “golden” sun light hours, but such a treat when it happens. We started the shoot at 8:30 and photograph until 9:30 with more than enough light. The session started at Emily Carr University on Granville Island, for a touch of modern. Then we booked it over to Kitsilano Beach Park for some preppy, oceanside portraits. Helen wrote that she wanted their photography to “capture natural moments [showing] the spark and love we share. I want it to show ‘us…’ to be fun and romantic, lots of joyful and happy moments.” H & S, I think we achieved that this week. ;)

You two are a joy to be with. September will be an awesome month. See you soon!


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  1. Laura Kelly says:

    jamie, you’re a goddess. that last outfit was my FAVE and it’s definitely one of my fave sessions of yours. LOVE!

  2. wow! It’s already out!! They look so cute together!!!
    Looking forward to their big day!!!

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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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