How does a couple from Texas end up shooting their engagement session in Vancouver?
His grandmother insisted she needed a safety deposit box, and being the amazing grandson he is, Khai took her to the bank. Little did he know that the gesture would change his life forever. As he walked in, he saw Diem and was immediately smitten. With the thumbs up from his grandmother, he worked up the courage to talk to her… and as they say, the rest is history. Four years later they were engaged in Thailand, and a year after that they ended up in front of our cameras during their engagement session.
So how does a couple from Texas end up shooting their engagement session on a beach in Vancouver? With family connections to the lower mainland, they decided to visit on a whim, and thought traveling around Vancouver and up to Whistler would be an amazing vacation. ( I mean, that’s why we live here) During the trip planning, having not shot their engagement session yet, they decided their Vancouver visit would be the perfect opportunity.
During her Google research for a Vancouver photographer, Diem came across one of our Helicopter Engagement Photos and instantly knew she wanted us to photograph them. After meeting over a quick Skype call a week before their arrival date, we were instantly thrilled to have the opportunity to show them what Vancouver was all about. With Khai only visiting Vancouver briefly once before, and this being Diem’s first trip to CANADA we had to showcase our amazing coastal city in their engagement session. They said they wanted to stay away from a more urban look and were totally in love with the mountains and the ocean. Instead of the iconic Stanley Park, we suggested the far end of Spanish Banks for a couple reasons. Besides just showing them a local hot-spot, it is just a quick trip from downtown, has much less foot traffic, and with a low tide the beach is wide and view of the city is pretty unique.
That day everything fell into place. The tide was just right, the skies were overcast but the rain held off. (There was an insane dour pour just as we got in our cars to leave) But also, we just really loved Diem and Khai. So friendly and cool and clearly madly in love, they were a joy to work with. But beyond that, they were in total awe of the ocean, our mountains and how beautiful Vancouver is. They gave us a good reminder of how lucky we are to live here and we felt honored to share this with them.
We would like to further congratulate Diem & Khai on their engagement and wish them an amazing future together.
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