‘Twas a bit of a wild weather day with these two. The plan was to go down to their local beach in Kitsilano, but Mother Nature had different plans in mind and it decided to start raining 10 minutes before we met for our beach engagement session with them. Nothing like rain and 40 km/hr winds to make for a great day at the beach, especially if your trying to avoid the crowds- there is nobody there! Spending an hour and a half on an engagement shoot in these conditions however, is less than ideal.
We arrived at Seana and Mike’s and were quickly introduced to an entourage of cute pets, including one charismatic young doggie named Dexter. We talked for a while about the planned photo-session and came up with an alternate plan, to go ahead with the session, but take advantage of some of the cities many great locations that are covered; perfect for this kind of day. Once we had come up with a plan that would involve a little city adventure, we left on our way, leaving Dexter behind to manage his domain. Amazingly, once we were outside, the rain had stopped and it even looked like the wind had calmed down just a bit, although there was still a good breeze. We took advantage of the break and made for the beach, back to plan A! As it turned out, the rain held out until the last 5 minutes of our photo shoot when we were wrapping it up. All in all it was a really great time. One of those really alive days, when the air is cool and fresh, the wind is brisk and there is that feeling that the weather could turn at any minute. So, we all had a nice walk along the beach and found a few spots to take a break from the wind. Seana and Mike were really fun to photograph. These two have a really great energy together. It’s going to be a great wedding day. steff + justin