This pre wedding portrait photography session was photographed in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC. Beijing and Chris wanted to have an intimate wedding portrait session in their new hometown of Vancouver before their wedding in China later this year. Beijing bought a wedding dress specifically for this shoot. We took the day and went all around Stanley Park and surrounding area, to get photos of trees, whales and cherry blossoms.
The day started out by finding this little path in Stanley Park that had these massively, tall trees that the park is known for. It made for some interesting perspectives and composition. We then moved on to the Vancouver Aquarium. We showed up 20 minutes before close, and snuck in some amazing photos of the couple with the Beluga whales. It was hard to separate the couple from the crowd, but we managed to get a few photos by themselves. The whales were hilarious, pushing their heads up against the glass to get a glimpse of the bride in white.
It was very important for the couple to get a few wedding photos with cherry blossoms. The cherry blossom tress are all over Vancouver but all bloom at different times over the city. So we headed over to a place just outside of Stanley Park between two buildings, where the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. I wanted to get a really interesting perspective, having the cherry blossoms frame the couple. So I jumped into the cherry blossom tress, and snap a few crazy looking photos.
I always enjoy the relaxed nature of pre wedding or after wedding sessions. It was a pleasure hanging out with this amazing couple for the afternoon. We wish them all the best with their wedding in China later this year!