Shantelle and Mike are the kind of lovers that photographers dream of shooting.
Madly in love, beautiful and full of energy. There session was a dream to shoot and I am so happy I got to meet these love birds and bare witness to their one-of-a-kind love.
On the day of their shoot they were celebrating 17 years together, which I was shocked about because they look like teenagers. I have a haunch that they are secretly vampires, which would account for their beauty, agileness and age resistant faces.
We started out at Redwoods Park and finished off in Whiterock. The best of the West Coast and Pacific North West if you ask me.
Honestly, Jaclyn and Patrick are my people.
Jaclyn is a Vancouver based makeup artist and Patrick is talented actor. It is so refreshing to work with likeminded creatives. They have the kind of love that is so recognizable as an outsider. Within moments of having them in front of my lens it became evident how truly matched they were for one another.
Not only do they treat each other with such kindness and respect-they have a serious love of carbs that I identify with. I know this because they sent me pictures of the pasta platter for four they polished off after our session and to be honest I am still experiencing fomo.
I was so thrilled they were onboard with combing the streets of Vancouver in their old stomping grounds and going on a photography adventure with me. They put their trust in me and let me go off on my creative whims. Which, by the way, I do that a lot. Sorry guys, it really does make for the best photos though.
We stayed around Gastown and Waterfront and searched for alleyways along our walkabout it. I adore these two and their session speaks for itself!