When I photographed J&S’s proposal in July, we took their private speedboat to get to a remote island off the sunshine coast to get to there. It took me about 30 seconds of brainstorming and zero convincing for us to schedule another night for speedboat engagement photos in the fall on the lower mainland.
You may not HAVE speedboats, canoes, snowshoes, picnic baskets, a camping spot with a hammock/tent set up, a cool truck, or old style vehicle- but don’t rule out using unique props or activities right away.
If you’ve got close family members and best friends, they may be willing to let you have a lantern lit picnic on their fishing boat, or take their kayaks to the lake.
It was a chilly fall day when we met up at Alouette Lake for the speedboat engagement session. Because of the mountains at Allouette Lake there was no sun, not even an hour out from golden hour in the middle of the lake.
On boating sessions, the space can get awfully tight, so I brought 2 cameras so I could switch easily between my wide angle lens (I chose to bring a 24mm) & a 50mm. At the time when we had their session, there was little inspiration online, so we were mostly going off of the vision in our minds.
Being in a tight space provided some challenges, yet at the same time really helped us to slow down and get creative with detailed shots like these.
After a little while, they shared some sparkling grape juice on the boat, J&S decided to take the plunge and jump off from the back end. We captured some epic gifs of them jumping off the boat & in the water & pulled out a flamingo floatie for some very vintage and romantic nighttime flash photos.
My name is Kimberly, I’m Abbotsford based, but available worldwide and specialise in Wedding & Lifestyle photography. My heart beats for capturing real, genuine, passionate moments that highlight the deep connections you share. Reach out now to grab a spot on my calendar!