Gastown Engagement Session // LGBTQ Photographer Vancouver

I knew from the moment I got Tammy’s inquiry email that we were going to get along just perfectly. I immediately replied that I hoped it wasn’t too soon to already be excited for their perfectly quirky micro wedding.

“I’m Tammy, and I’m searching for a photographer to capture my sweat, tears, smiles, and, later, inebriated antics as my fiancee and I tie the knot in West Vancouver. I enjoyed your site and so did she, and we think our styles match up well. We’re hoping to figure out if this is a mutually desired arrangement (us with you, not me with her. We think we’ve figured out the latter, even though I’m clearly the big winner here).

So, more about us that you may or may not want/need to know. We’re in our mid-forties, women, two kids each, and interracial and international (I’m American and black, she’s Canadian and white). The guests range in age from seven to 80, and half of them are coming from America, but are originally from all over (Brazil, Sweden, Puerto Rico…). Skin hue also covers a wide spectrum. Our colors are navy and white (wedding, not skin). It’s supposed to be a short, simple ceremony with a casual reception, all held in the house that will have few wedding decorations. There are some poses/subjects we know we want captured, and I’d love a good selection of silly mixed in with the classic, but for the most part we would love to just let you all do what you do.”

Doesn’t get much better than that for me!

Because Tammy was flying in from the US for the wedding, we did their engagement shoot just 2 days before the event. Tammy had to quickly adjust to the harsh reality of freezing weather, but they were troopers. Plus, being cold always provides excellent giggly cuddles. They didn’t want anything too formal (which is good, because neither do I), so we wandered around Gastown for an hour of sillies then warmed up with some tea & corn fritters at the lovely Six Acres.


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