The first time I met Leah & Andrew was in their beautiful Gastown home and I was wearing an inexplicably ugly sweater from Value Village… made explicable only by the theme of this merry gathering – a Christmas ‘ugly sweater’ party my girlfriend Polina dragged me to, whom you may remember as the bride from my favourite wedding in Blue River, BC last summer.
We drank copious amounts of red wine and discussed Leah & Andrew’s engagement… needless to say, passing my business cards around was the last thing on my mind! Thankfully, my ugly sweater and loud laughs didn’t stop these two from choosing me to be the one to document their wedding!!
For our engagement session, we decided to pay tribute to their love of our beautiful city of Vancouver in morning light… Catching the crisp drowsy 6 am light seemed like a great idea – that would be a first for me, the night owl. Two alarm clocks chirped simultaneously in my apartment and minutes later I was in my Starbucks for a grande soy latte. Leah & Andrew looked amazing! We started our shoot at the English Bay Laughing Statues – don’t you think we did them justice?! 🙂
I’m so grateful that they gave me a reason to wake up and experience ‘my hood’ this early – Stanley Park is nothing short of magical this time of day… The serenity and silence, fresh forest scents, birds singing – it was perfect. I’m also incredibly grateful they are giving me a reason to come back to Vancouver at the end of August after my move back to Edmonton… I can’t wait to document their wedding! view portfolio | connect with katya on facebook & twitter | email katya