Engagement Session

iona beach engagement session: helen+keith

“she was in grade nine, i was in grade ten. a nerdy computer science class. that’s how we met.” keith shared his & helen’s story with me, during our engagement session this past saturday at vancouver’s iona beach park. “we were friends—acquaintances–and nothing really developed until the last year of high school.” helen and keith started dating as seventeen & eighteen year olds and helen said she quickly knew this guy was it for her… and marriage was in their future. ;) i absolutely love the hearts of this young couple–keith and helen have such a strong faith in their Lord and an amazing love for each other.

we managed to fit in two quick outfit changes for three different outfits during this shoot, all before the vancouver rain started pouring down saturday morning. amazing. it was a very cold day; probably one of the coldest yet and by the end of the shoot my feet were soaked and my fingers numb. it was worth it though. loved hearing about their plans for their may 14, 2011 wedding. helen is a wedding photographer with RF productions and i love that about her. she has seen so many weddings that she says she wants “nothing conventional.” mmm, i like the sound of that! i haven’t been shooting much at all lately, so it was a welcome change to be out and creating with these two on the weekend. thank you two for bringing your energy and life and smiles and the occasional “serious face” to this shoot. :) enjoy!

to see more of helen + keith’s vancouver engagement session CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. Helen says:

    I LOVE THEM! Thanks so much Jamie! You put us at ease and we really enjoyed it! Can’t wait to see them in HQ! I’m looking to canvas wrap at least one of the photos =]

  2. Keith says:

    THANK YOU :) I was actually logging onto facebook and I watch them pop up! I was so excited :) thank you for making what could have been a terrible, wet and cold shoot into a great experience. The pictures only captured a fraction of what a great time we had :)

  3. Rebecca Sehn says:

    Love ’em; awesome location! Where is it?

  4. Oh my, these two are so cute!

  5. JAMIE these are some of my FAVORITE images of yours:)! They are gorg, and have so much personality to them. my favorite is the bw with her standing in the back with him in the foreground, LOVELY:)!

  6. Lydia says:

    They look like so much fun!

  7. Rachel Clarke says:

    Your pictures get better and better. I love these!!!!!!

  8. Kara says:

    You’re brilliant, btw. :)

  9. very innovative photography……..

  10. Bob Moore says:

    They look so cute together. Great pictures too!

  11. Courtney says:

    Yeah! They’re getting married on my birthday! Great pictures too! (of course!)

  12. Micah says:

    Ahh…so cute. Helen has AMAZING style and the frames made these pics awesome.

  13. Lisa Ruiz says:

    JAMIE! These are amazing! I’ve been following your work for the past month or so and I love how you capture the emotion and energy of your couples. GREAT JOB!

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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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