For David and Jayme, eloping in Vancouver meant thoroughly enjoying the west coast at their doorstep thanks to their stay at the Brite House and feeling connected to their heritage via Chinatown. All while eloping in style of course.
They wanted the occasion captured not only as a series of events, but as a feeling—in how they would carry and express and simply, be, on this day. All wrapped up in an editorial style. So rather than starting off their elopement coverage with conventional photos of their prep / getting ready, we started off the day on a boat dock overlooking the Indian Arm Fjord in North Vancouver, enjoying both mugs of coffee and the cool air. We then headed back into the beautifully decorated Brite House, a 70s inspired space that offered the right balance of style and relaxation for David and Jayme’s short trip to Vancouver and plans for eloping in style. It would also be the location of their intimate ceremony, witnessed only by David’s father and brother, and officiated by the brilliant Shawn Miller of Young, Hip & Married.
And then we drove towards Chinatown to preserve more moments of their elopement, especially within a place that has changed beyond the memories they may have had of it. The teal and the red, the painted murals, and the pavement with all its grunge and grit. David and Jayme wanted “to be photographed as if we were in the era of film photography” playing with “light and shadow, leading lines and scale…and contrasting elements.” Needless to say, with a vision like theirs and their decision to include one beauty of a BMW E30 M3, my photographer’s soul was allowed to fly high. And looking back 20, 30, 40 years later, who wouldn’t want to see themselves as total and complete bad asses?
In the tumultuous year that was 2021, I got to be a part of this love story, milestone, and one helluva good time with the most stylish duo. Thank you, dear friends.
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Floral: The Wild Bunch
Officiant: Young Hip & Married