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T & D's Engagement Session Whytecliff Park Vancouer

T & D's Engagement Session Whytecliff Park Vancouer

Wow, alrighty. Can someone say I’m terribly at blogging? Because it’s true.

I had the amazing joy and pleasure of photographing my two wonderful friends Thea & Dov at Whytecliff Park, I wannnna say two years ago? I mentioned I’m a terrible blogger right?

Anyways, so I met Thea while attending my MRI program in Edmonton; we were classmates. Both of our clinical placements were in Edmonton as well so we had many opportunities to study together for our final. Throughout the whole program, I said my goal was to move back to Vancouver but there were few jobs at the time. During the last semester of the program, the government gave BC a large incentive to hire new techs and increase scan numbers. I realize this isn’t very photography related. So many jobs were becoming available. I applied and strongly encourage Thea to as well.

So, as you may have guessed, we now both live in Vancouver and we have no regrets. Her fiance at the time, Dov, made the move over and they have since then loved the city I was raving about for so long.

We shot their engagement photos at Whytecliff Park, had a wonderful day trying not to get our feet wet; but I always seem to. They have since had their wedding to which I was elated to be one of Thea’s bridesmaids!

Enjoy the wonderful adventure we took as the sunset that day, after the adventurous year we all had.

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Rocky Mountain Bridal Session at Zopkios

Rocky Mountain Bridal Session at Zopkios

I grew up in the small town of Kamloops, while occasionally we would be taken on a field trip to Vancouver via the Coquihalla Highway.

Escaping our semi-dessert city of yellow fields into the depths of the forests and sky-scrapper mountains. Every corner of the highway immersed in either a scathing mountain cliff or valley, of luscious greens.

There is one rest stop at the Summit of this mountain highway called Zopkios within the Cascade Mountain range. It is a distinctive ridge line that appears as if mother earth sliced through the rock, revealing the granite slab leading up to the top.

I've romanticized about shooting at the peak for years. Upon moving back to the Lower Mainland from the flatlands of Canada, I round up a small to execute the vision. Researching the hike and location from various hiking sources online to determine the trail head entry point.

The gown is designed by my myself, effortlessly completed by my amazing mother who has always supported my creativity and projects. The make-up artist it talented and I've worked with Heidi for years. Lianne agreed excitedly at the opportunity to hike such an amazing peak.

Upon completion of hair & make-up, we we left for the 2hr drive to the summit.

We parked at the rest stop and walked up the highway to the resources indication of the trail head entry point. Gown in bag, bouquet in hand, camera bag around my body.

Standing, over looking the valley, where a wall of tree's appeared impenetrable. Gazing down I noticed something large, light brown, accompanied by a smaller version of it.

Eyes widened and heart pumping, we realized we were staring at a grizzly bear and baby bear; mama bear scratching at some broken wood (we could see the claws) and baby bear jumping around excitedly.

Realizing this was not somewhere we should be, we turned slowly walked back to the rest area; thankful that large semi-trucks were passing by to hopefully mask our motion from the bears.

With some reflection, we knew the hike would not be possible.

We evaluated the greenery and decided to shoot in an area where the peak was still visible.

This experience was impacting in many ways; we witnessed two incredible beasts in their natural environment; calm and content with the mountains that are so adored. We experienced the unfathomable beauty of the mountain from afar and gazed upon its granite markings that have crossed timed. I believe we captured the romanticism of the mountain.


Bouquet: Our Little Flower Company
Model: Lianne Rymer
MUA/Hair: Heidi Cheung

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