Meagan and I have been glued to the Olympics just like the rest of the country. But unlike the rest of the country, I was excited to see the warm, beautiful weather throughout the first Olympic week because I knew it would be great for my upcoming e.Session with Nancy & Alex. As it turned out, all the great weather ended just as I was supposed to be heading out to Vancouver – that’s usually the way it works, right? Well, it was good news for the Olympic events and our e.Session turned out beautifully anyway, so the weather didn’t matter too much in the end.
Nancy and Alex live in Vancouver but will be getting married this summer in Montreal. We’ve been emailing and phoning back and forth over the past several months so I felt very fortunate to meet with them before the wedding and do their e.Session. I really value this time to get to know each couple personally and to build a comfort-level that will ensure the best shots possible on the day of the wedding. Plus, heading to Vancouver at the height of the Olympic fever helps a lot too!
Nancy & Alex were fabulous hosts and did a great job of showing off their adopted hometown. We started the day driving to Stanley Park but Alex made sure we drove by all the major Olympic sights and sounds on the way. It was really cool to see everything that I had been watching on TV over the last couple of weeks. The rain held off for most of the day, making our time at Stanley Park really enjoyable. We were able to stroll around and get some great shots with the city and the mountains in the background. Afterwards we did a quick wardrobe change and headed off the beach. It was so nice to be at the sand and the ocean, especially knowing that it was incredibly cold back home. Nancy and Alex were extremely comfortable and natural in front of the camera, and so much fun to photograph. On the beach there were huge tree trunks along the entire shoreline and I think the images that captured these surroundings look really beautiful and unique. With it being overcast the entire day, we had great lighting for both of the sessions.
After our first two photo shoots we grabbed lunch and headed home to watch the hockey game that any Canadian wouldn’t want to miss. Once we were comfortable that the game was secure and Canada had won, we headed out to the streets of downtown Vancouver. Nancy & Alex live right in this area and it was such an awesome opportunity to walk around the city with all the Olympic spirit in full force. The rain had stopped and we were able to just relax and wander along the waterfront for some stunning evening shots with all the lights of the city. We then headed off for a really nice dinner where we were able talk and laugh about the day and start planning for their wedding in Montreal.
Thanks so much for an amazing and memorable day. You guys were wonderful hosts and made me feel right at home. Looking forward to the summer!