Naturally, destination wedding photographers travel for all kinds of shoots... finding unique and different surroundings to be creative in is sometimes a challenge. But when Jordan and Dylan suggested using Dylan's family farm as the back-drop for their engagement shoot, I knew that despite the rain we would come back with some awesome images!
About Jordan and Dylan... How many people do you suppose meet their future spouse way back in the second grade?! I can't imagine that it would happen very often, which makes this relationship incredibly special... Not to mention, there was a lengthy gap where the two lived in separate states. But somehow, they found their way back to one another. Amazing!
I can't wait to help tell the story of their wedding day next year... But for now, here's some photos we took to celebrate how far they've come. Enjoy!
For a destination wedding photographer, Vancouver is almost overwhelming. Cool beyond words, and ridiculously beautiful! Not to mention so close to unspoiled nature... It's no wonder so many people bend over backwards to live there. Among them, are Kelsey and James. Two insanely hardworking 'go getters' that certainly don't take for granted the place they call home. I was fortunate enough to visit Vancouver a few weeks ago, to document an incredible chapter of their even more incredible story. The gist of which, I wrote about when I posted their engagement shoot a while back. But this post is less about how they met... and more about where they are now.
Of Kelsey, all I can say is this... You know how people use the words bright or warm to describe a person... And they say things like "She fills the room with light" or "She has this incredible glow about her". Well, anyone who's ever used similar phrases to describe someone, is basically just describing Kelsey. I mean it... She will melt you with one hug! And she will hug you! And when she does, you'll be overcome with positive vibes.
James is a creative soul. He makes beautiful things out of leather, and sometimes other materials... personalized things... things that last. Originality and sentiment are important notions to James. Not just in his designs, but in his philosophies. He is able to visualize and execute the things he dreams up far better than anyone I've come across. I know this about him, because we grew up together. Others who know him will also speak of his talent, heart and relentless quest for perfection.
I think if James had to design and manufacture the best day of his life, it might go like this...
Friends and family from near and far, and further, gathered. In a shallow green nook invisible to the city they waited. Nearby there was water, and woods and a cottage. Under some trees, words induced tears, and promises were softly spoken, yet not lightly made. As sunlight pierced leaves and lips sealed fates, harmonious joy overcame all, but none more than two, and those two became one. Later, as mountains swallowed the light, the cottage was filled, as were hearts and bellies alike. The two who were one, went to the water to reflect. With eyes closed, they clung to a moment and to one another. A brief indescribable stillness fell. Past and future merged, and disappeared.
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