It’s a treat whenever I get to visit Vancouver Island for a wedding; even better when I get to meet with another set of awesome clients the next day.
Making my way back from a pretty amazing wedding in Campbell River, I met up with Sarah and Hagen the next morning at Piper’s Lagoon Park in Nanaimo. I’ve never been to a place so isolated and remote for a photo session. It was just me, the two of them, and this beautiful stretch of the West Coast. I was happy: the park provided endless unguided opportunities to create photos, so we simply went with the currents.
Enter Fate – born and raised by the hands of time and responsible for unions like the Beatles and peanut butter and jelly, she has fallen on hard times. She needs a hit. And so, one dark night, at the loneliest of hospitals, she arranges a chance meeting between the girl from the East and the boy from the West. And as they say in the South, the rest is history. —Sarah & Hagen
Sarah and Hagen’s is a East-meets-West story. Sarah was raised in the small maritime province of PEI (Price Edward Island) and Hagen on the opposite corner of Canada in the small town of East Sooke. Both not shy of the city life, met on Vancouver Island where their hearts ran deep into the roots of the quiet coastal outdoors.
They felt at home here and I could tell while we were photographing: the connection they had with each other and the landscape, something they had cultivated over a number of years, was distilled into an amazing two hours with them. Here’s a bit of their story and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding this September.
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