A quintessential Vancouver engagement shoot complete with city views, water, industrial walls, vines and all the beauty Olympic Village has to offer.
I thought it was time for another studio update, Instagram style. Here's a look at what's been happening around Green Ginger. We're right in the middle of wedding season which means I'm at the studio more then my real home. Doing everything from meeting bride and grooms, editing photographs, updating our website, designing albums, photo shoots and everything in between. Since the brutal heat we've been having here in Vancouver we've traded our cups of coffee for cucumber water and cold brew. We've got a cup with your name on it, so come visit!
A big part of our jobs as wedding photographers is location scouting. Weather if it's for an engagement shoot, a lifestyle session, or a wedding we're always on the hunt for new places and locations to photograph in. Most venue's in Vancouver host hundreds of weddings a year, so it's our mission to make sure we capture your wedding in a way that's unique to you and who you are as a couple. We love to sneak in at least one new or quirky location in every shoot. The problem with that is the longer we've been photographers the harder it gets to find places you haven't been before. That's where location scouting becomes and art. It's a skill that has to be excessed often and we take that very seriously. You'll rarely catch us taking the same road home, or if we're late, it's probably because we took a detour somewhere along the way because we spotted some building with absurd architecture or a huge field of freshly blooming flowers. This trip has been no different. Josh, in particular, has an ability to find the most bizarre places. Like this random oasis in the middle of the desert. Despite the fact my paralyzing fear of snakes meant I was running from boulder to boulder because I was convinced a snake would jump out and 'get me' I was just as equally as blown away by the beauty around me. Maybe it's because these California landscapes are so different from home. Every few minutes I seem to be dying over something I'm seeing. All this to say I've realized two things... Number one, travel is good for the soul. Number two, I couldn't image going on these adventures with anyone else other then my love.
I can't think of a better way to spend a morning then ocean-side, taking pictures and climbing rocks with friends. We don't often do early morning photo shoots but since we typically try to schedule portrait shoots during the week it gets dark so fast in the winter that the good light is right in the middle of the work day. Enter early morning sessions. And this one couldn't have been more perfect. It had been raining all week and just hours before we started the skies cleared and the sun came out. And let me tell you, trying to climb wet rocks is no easy task. It's a miracle no bones were broken. These two were game for pretty much anything and I'm so grateful, these photographs ended up being some of my favourite of 2014.
Listen up all you couples out there! Are you sick of the selfie profile pics or the super grainy and not-quite-in-foucus iPhone pics of you and your lover? Well I'm here to tell you that you don't have to be getting engaged or married to get a portrait session done! Get in touch and lets hang out and take some sweet pics together.
I'm used to shooting during sunset, in fact, I try to do anything humanly possible to schedule our shoots during that magic hour. Today I got to photograph an amazing couple during magic hour 2.0 - sunrise. I couldn't be happier with how these photographs are turning out. It also helps having two gorgeous people who look like they just stepped out of a Pendleton advertisement as your subjects. We climbed rocks, we slipped on rocks, we saw seals, we laughed, we talked, and we took pictures. My heart is full, I wish every day could start like this one. Here's a little preview of Logan and Ashley's portrait session.