Our Engagement Photos

A few days after we got engaged, my friend Leanne offered to return the favour of many-a-couples sessions I had photographed of her and Sam and shoot our engagement session as a gift. We were so thankful for the gift! Our freezing (don’t let the sleeveless dress fool you) afternoon session took place in Port Moody: one of our favourite areas of the Lower Mainland. It was also the city Randy told me he first liked me. It was neat to shoot there and know the background of these photos means so much. The weather could not have been more beautiful – a perfect wintery day.

Being on the other side of all of wedding planning is, obviously, a new experience. But on the other hand, it feels so natural, like I’ve done it a thousand times before. (I have seen it a thousand times so maybe my mind has enough imagery stored away to easily reverse the memories and have us as subjects seem natural?) We had a lot of fun on our shoot and it is much, much easier to pose with someone than solo!

P.S. You’ll notice my glasses on & off throughout this post. I wear glasses every day and because of my astigmatism I am not eligible for contact lenses. My only option is glasses. However, I’m praying and hoping my eye surgery consultation in January will reveal I can get surgery and therefore, won’t have to have glasses on my wedding day. (Or afterwards. However, I like my glasses and will probably miss the look of them – but I don’t want to be a glasses-wearing bride.) I thought it would be nice to have some engagement photos with me looking like I will “for the rest of my life.” (Nothing on my face.) Ha!

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  1. Jamie, you are so gorgeous. Love, love the photos!!!!!

  2. Becca says:

    I love the location (and the photos!) Jamie! My parents live right by that park and when we were walking there last summer I said to Austin, “The next time we have photos done we have to do them here!”. So I’m glad you did :)

    You guys are beautiful and wonderful together. I love it!

  3. Congratulations on your engagement! Enjoy your engagement and wedding planning… it will go by so fast! :)
    Love the photos… you two are an adorable & cute couple!

  4. Paige Petriw says:

    So pretty!! I love your boots! xoxo

  5. paulina says:

    these are gorgeous jamie!! happy wedding planning to you both! =)

  6. Julie Wilmes says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos! And I feel you on the glasses, I can’t wear contacts because of my astigmatism either. I’m having LASIK on saturday to free myself from my dependency on glasses, good luck to you on your consultation!

  7. Laura Kelly says:

    this is amazing, i’m obsessed!!! <3 you're so beautiful jamie!

  8. Vanessa says:

    Awesome!!! :) Love your outfits, too.

  9. Loral says:

    You two are an adorable couple!! Beautiful location and gorgeous pictures!

  10. Great stuff Jamie! Congrats!

  11. Lydia says:

    So happy for the two of you!! You two are so cute together, I can’t wait to see your wedding pictures!

    As an aside note, it’s weird about the contact lenses because mine actually help my astigmatism! So much so that even when I take them off, my eyes are still temporarily reshaped and better because of them. Hope you appt goes well and you are able to get rid of glasses forever!

  12. Maria Wilde says:

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeee! So excited to see these! Leanne did a fantastic job!! You two look amazing together :)

  13. stunning Jamie. You + Randy are simply stunning. I adore these so much

  14. Jacinthe says:

    My oh my, Jamie and Randy… I can’t tell you how much you both made me smile. I just looked at these photos for the 4th time and I still smile as I write. My heart is filled with happiness and gratitude for who God has blessed you both with! I loved, loved these. There’s no point in saying which photos I like best because I have so many favorites! Beautiful photos, and crazy good-looking, happy-looking couple! I’d hug you both right now if I could!

  15. Allison says:

    Awww!!!! Leanne did a lovely job on you two :)

    Hope you can get that surgery!

  16. Lesley says:

    What fabulous images! Not only do they capture the love between you two, but I can also hear your laugh through each image.

  17. Mikaela says:

    Beautiful, Jamie! Love how your happiness shines through these photos.

  18. Kim hayes says:

    I’m so happy for you! Congratulations:)

  19. A warm congratulations from me to you Jamie!

  20. Lacey says:

    amazing photos!!!! You are so adorable :) I love all of your outfits and I love your nails, Jamie.

  21. Leah says:

    Jamie, congratulations on your engagement! I am really happy for you and Randy. Blessings and lots of love to you. Xx

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  23. Simone Anne says:

    You two are SO CUTE! I adore it! What beautiful photos. :)

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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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