Polina & Justin. Engagement.

June 29, 2009

It’s time for me to share the news of my most special and anticipated day of the summer – August 1st. It’s always been a little special, as it is my Birthday. But this year it’s also the day my best friend Polina is getting married!! They’ve always been one of those couples that Polina’s single girlfriends dream of being in and treat as a paragon. Rightly so.

I remember a wonderfully incoherent phone call from Polina – something about a surprise trip to Vegas from Justin, romantic dinner, the perfect Italian vino, tears, and a shiny diamond… ‘congratulations’ from strangers… We cried and laughed. 

For the engagement portraits we decided to pay tribute to the place where Polina and Justin met … and spent many diligent hours … University of Alberta’s beautiful Rutherford Library.

From book lovers ... to lovers.

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In the 'quiet room' of the beautiful Rutherford Library

I love this moment. Although I felt so creepy - capturing it from a dark adjacent room!

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  1. Polina

    June 29th, 2009 at 21:28

    Thank you, thank you, thank you my Rising Star! These pictures are beautiful and I am so lucky to have the most talented, creative and beautiful photozilla friend in the world!

  2. Kemster

    June 30th, 2009 at 09:38

    LOVES IT! very very hot! It feels like I’m spying on the couple 🙂

  3. Sarah Hodzic

    July 2nd, 2009 at 09:10

    These are awesome images!!! Love the library, so fantastic!
    Just in love with your creative
    B&G must be over the moon with these sexy shots!

  4. Jaclyn

    July 2nd, 2009 at 12:15

    Absolutely amazing….and what a fab location.. beautiful couple inside and out!!

  5. Katie Garnham

    July 3rd, 2009 at 15:30

    Very sexy photos, Katya! They are beautiful!

  6. Delia

    August 5th, 2009 at 00:33

    Gorgeous pictures Katya!!! for the first time ever, rutherford library, where i’ve spent my whole undergrad, not only looks great, but it’s hot too!!! and the couple, you’ve captured some great moments there. Congrats to Polina & her guy!

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