VanDusen Garden Engagement. Sherman & Phikyin.

June 5, 2010

Having met Sherman at the Vancouver Wedding Fair this January, I quickly learned that he had two great passions that made him glow like a big bright light bulb – photography and his sweetheart Phikyin (Yin). We talked shop for a while, and I was honored to learn that although I was already booked for their special day, Sherman wanted me to document their love with one of my signature engagement sessions. Oh how I wish I could split myself in two and shoot their wedding, they are such a fantastic warm couple!

Sherman & Yin met at a party nearly five years ago and shortly after embarked on a journey of one of those impossible-to-sustain-long-distance-calling-Skyping-emailing-air-miling-relationships… Which eventually led to one of those perfect Paris vacations, where anxious Sherman proposed to Yin at the gardens in front of the Louvre! I personally thought it would have been a grand idea for all of us to fly back to Paris for the engagement session – for extra sentimentality and authenticity 🙂 But instead we settled on Vancouver’s gorgeous VanDusen Botanical Garden. Doesn’t this look like a scene out of Alice in Wonderland?!vandusen botanical garden vancouver photographervandusen garden engagement photographerromantic vancouver vandusen engagementsummer vancouver engagement sessionalice in wonderland theme couples portraits green engagement photos vancouvernatural engagement photos candidvandusen in bloom engagement picturesIf you can’t make your favourite girl laugh … twirl her! It never fails! This is one of my favourites of these two…dancing engagement pictures wedding photographerblack white romantic engagement pictures edmontoncouples botanical gardens engagement sessionAfter VanDusen Botanical Gardens, we headed over to my favourite Vancouver neighborhood (my 15th floor little precious apartment overlooks this view). Sherman & Yin definitely share this love for Vancouver and it shows!english bay engagement session vancouvervancouver beach engagement session photosblack white english bay couples portraitsfun fresh engagement photo ideas vancouverRob & I were coming back from an amazing weekend in Tofino this day, tired and happy. Here’s a glimpse of him shooting over my shoulder!vancouver engagement wedding photographer teamview portfolio |   let’s connect on facebook & twitter |   email katya



  1. s h e r r y

    June 7th, 2010 at 16:18

    These are super cute, Katya! :):) <3 I LOVE the beach.

  2. Sarah

    June 8th, 2010 at 09:55

    These photos are great! Sherman & Phikyin look so happy.

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