With all the rain in Vancouver, it's had me dreaming of our Palm Spring's adventure days. Josh and I have both grown up in the Northwest and there's something about a completely opposite climate that we've both fallen in love with. Open spaces, palm trees, mid-century architectural gems and endless sun. What more can you want. So today I'm dying to be in the desert, but these photographs will just have to do.
Hey guys, sorry this blog has been somewhat non-existent these days! There is lots to post but the last couple months have been insane for Josh and I. To start we found an amazing new apartment and moved at the end of December which, lets be honest, is the worst time of year to move. It meant that pretty well all of December was filled with packing craziness. On top of all that (now here’s the bad news) we are also moving out of our beloved studio. Its been hard to figure out a way to write that without just bursting into a puddle of tears and I wanted to stay in denial as long as I could. But the building was purchased and once my lease expired the new owners increased my rent an astronomical amount. We talked about it a lot but at the end of the day, we just couldn’t justify paying almost double the rent for the exact same space. The good news is that I have a lovely office area in our new apartment and will still be booking photoshoots there as well!
So I wanted to ease any fears. We are alive and well. The business is doing better than ever and we are excited for the coming season. We just don’t have a studio anymore. As of February 1st we’ll be based out of the Mount Pleasant area and super close to lots of great coffee shops and hang out spots so meeting with YOU (our amazing clients) will not be difficult at all. Thanks for your continued support and patience with my lack of online presence. Many blog posts to come shortly.
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.
We've vacationed a fair bit abroad in our time together as a couple. But there is one place in North America that has our hearts in a big way and that place is the desert. Neither of us can really explain why. Maybe its the fact that we live in literally the most opposite climate you could imagine. Green, rain, clouds, water, and mild are all words that describe the Pacific Northwest. These photos below show how different Palm Springs is. We chose Palm Springs because we wanted to go somewhere that would force us to relax before wedding season kicks off. Things will be chaotic in a couple weeks and we'll be photographing the hell out of our lovely city Vancouver and its lovely inhabitants getting married.
That being said, yesterday we just went for a drive. And snapped some shots. We saw lizards, saved a turtle from getting run over by a car, rode bikes, and lounged about. Heres some photos to wet your appetite and get you down to the land of intolerable heat and awe inspiring beauty. Hopefully we'll have a couple more posts up this week as we continue to explore.