Deciding on a locations
Engagement sessions can be useful for save the date cards, wedding websites, or just a fun way to get to know your photographer. Sometimes deciding on a locations can seem like a daunting task. Growing up in British Columbia within the Abbotsford/Fraser Valley area, I often take my surroundings for granted. Being a Wedding Photographer has given me the opportunity to take in the beauty of my surroundings and turn them into the backdrop to your everlasting memories.
We have curated a list of some of our favourite engagement photo locations along with a list of places we are excited to soon explore.
Nestled into the mountains in Chilliwack BC is a picturesque lake that reflects the grand mountains that surround the lake. Bring some fire wood, a couple of beers, maybe a bottle of wine and cozy up with a blanket.
Deep in the heart of Vancouver is the Olympic Village. Giving you the balance of city life surrounded by the water. The feeling of urban city both the beauty of nature with the linear look of the city. So many options to choose from and a variety of covered areas if Raincouver decides to live up to its name.
A quiet beach town surrounded by the lake and the mountains. Walk around the lagoon with an ice cream from the gelato shop or cozy up to watch the sunset on the beach. Either way this place is a charming location.
Abbotsford is the city in the Country. If you are looking for a fall engagement session this spot is pumpkin spice and everything nice. From the pumpkin patch to the spalling apple orchard this place is picture perfect.
In Port Moody Rocky point park is a fantastic place for a walk in the park. From the board walk to the sandy beach you will be sure to have a fun afternoon. Don’t forget to hop into their famous ice cream shop.
If art is you jam mixed with city vibes and the ocean then Granville Island will not disappoint. Take a moment to dance to the streets musicians or walk through the colourful market
Whether you enjoy fishing, bird watching, campfires or a walk with a stunning view the Vedder river will be of interest. This is a vast area and has a great variety of spots to choose from.
If you want to feel like Julie Andrews while is sings the hills are alive this spot will fancy you. Tall grass meadows with wild flowers and trailed trees. If you walk along there is even the most perfect view of Mount Baker.
Step back in time to 1912. This sweet little village is like a movie set. Walk around and view the church, school house and be sure to set some extra time aside to grab some classic candy from the General store.
Even though Ellwood park (also known as fish trap creek) can be considered a little over rated, there are still tons of spots to create your own unique story. From there pond to the covered forrest this spot will keep you dry from the rain and your significant other will keep your heart warm.
"In photography and in life, always look for the light, if you don’t see it, bring it." — John Waire
Some other locations we want to explore with you:
-Fort Langley Village (Langley BC)
-Sendall Gardens (Langley BC)
-Willband Creek (Abbotsford BC)
-Bridal Falls (Chilliwack BC)
-Queen Elizabeth Park (Vancouver BC)
-Cascade Falls (Mission BC)
-Matsqui Trail (Abbotsford BC)
-Campbell Valley Park (Langley BC)
-Devans Nursery (Abbotsford BC)
-Island 22 (Chilliwack BC)
-Douglas Taylor Park (Abbotsford BC)
-Pitt Lake (Pitt Meadows)
-Goldenears Park (Langley BC)
-Blue Heron Nature Reserve (Abbotsford BC)
-Stanley Park (Vancouver BC)
-White Rock Beach (Surrey BC)
-Mud Bay (Surrey BC)
-Steveston (Richmond BC)
-Down town Abbotsford (Abbotsford BC)
-Jones Lake (Chilliwack BC)
-Whonnock Lake (Maple Ridge BC)
Plus so many other locations. Pick a location that speaks to you and your relationship. Whether its mudding up at Stave Lake, Hiking up to Lindeman Lake, Sitting at a local brewery like Field House, or a Winery like Mt Lehman winery, or sipping on a hot coffee in a coffee shop like Cafe Amarti you will be sure to have a fun time making memories with Daisy and Lily Photography.