Engagement Session

Granville Island Engagement Photos: Katrien + Steve

Here’s a little known fact about me: shooting an engagement session of a fun, smiley, happy, laid-back couple is like enjoying a perfectly poured americano. Not only do I enjoy every minute but I leave with more energy than I came with. It’s not logical (well, the americano part is with the caffeine and all… and this is where my analogy breaks down! hahah!) that work would give me more energy. But it does. This kind of work. Katrien & Steve were waiting for me near a restaurant on Granville Island at 7:30PM on Thursday night. Vancouver has been having crazy weird weather… overcast and temperatures reminiscent of October. Despite the lack of summer weather, we tried to create some summery images. The skies lightened up for us and it was beautiful!

Katrien & Steve are such a fun couple—we just “click” so well. It’s fun you find clients that are similar to you in a lot of ways. I was emailing with Katrien a few weeks ago and reading over their Get To Know You forms and I noticed a common theme: running. Steve has ran an ironman before and Katrien has done a half-marathon. They both call running their favourite activity. Mine too! ;) I like runners. Steve’s also a morning person. His favourite thing to do is wake up early, grab a coffee, walk through his neighbourhood. Katrien appreciates the beauty of a movie that is Dirty Dancing. These two are also a big fan of John Mayer, Snow Patrol & Coldplay. Hellooooooo, we have a lot in common. Another thing in common? I love Fall weddings. They are getting married in September and I am stoked to be there for it.

To see more of Katrien & Steve’s Granville Island Engagement Session CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. Amy says:

    5th down, one on the left! MY FAV! Fabulous as always!

  2. These are beautiful Jamie! and when i saw you were at Granville Island i totally went OMG i’ve been there! hahaha! you’re amazing! <3

  3. larissa says:

    wow! these make me wish I could do my engagement session over again. ha!

  4. s h e r r y says:

    These are super adorable! :3

  5. Dee says:

    gorgeous pictures!

  6. Elise B. says:

    Beautiful! I love how you made an overcast day look so cheerful and colorful. You are just so inspiring…

  7. Jackie G says:

    Ah! Girl, you NEVER seize to amaze me, never! Ever new session/wedding I fall in love! Amazing!

  8. I’m totally digging the shot with the other couple posing in the background…I LOVVVVE slices of life!

  9. Dorothy says:

    LOVE that last frame

  10. Kathy Moore says:

    I’m Steve’s Mom and Katrien’s our new daughter – you have done a lovely job of showing how sweet they are together. Well done.

  11. I. Just. LOVE. them.

  12. arenda says:

    looooooooooooove that last shot! :)

  13. Lydia says:

    That last picture is so sweet!

  14. Beautiful pictures! love the song on the slideshow too :)

  15. Truc says:

    These are wonderful, Jamie! I love the last photo!

  16. Alex Beadon says:

    I absolutely love your work, Jamie :) You are so talented!!

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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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