15 Best Vancouver Engagement Photo Locations

When it comes to engagement photos, there are SO MANY PLACES to choose from, especially for those of us who live in the Vancouver area. We’re surrounded by beauty everywhere we look! I love asking my couples to think of a few places that are sentimental to them, whether it be the place that they got engaged, a favourite park of theirs, or a spot they’ve wanted to visit, but just haven’t yet! And if you don’t know where to go after answering those questions, maybe this list will help you find that spot!

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Diamond Alumni Centre Wedding | Angel + Tim

Angel and Tim had both studied at Simon Fraser University, and attend a church service that happens on campus every Sunday, so the natural choice for them as SFU alumni was to get married at the gorgeous Diamond Alumni Centre, a building that overlooks the Barnet Marine park area with views of the North Shore mountains. It was beautiful! They got married in the Fraser Room downstairs, which is naturally lit with floor to ceiling widows on the North side, allowing for more than 100 guests to enjoy the special day with you. (Pro-tip…f you’re SFU alumni, apparently there’s a great deal to be had here!).

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First 5 Things To Do After You Get Engaged

After your partner pops the question, once the ring hits your knuckle and the tears have cleared, you may be feeling tons of feelings, primarily excitement but very likely a hint of anxiety underlying it all, too. If you do get a kick of panic as soon as reality sets in, don’t worry—, it just means going from just-dating to just-got-engaged, wedding-planning, bride - or groom-to-be in a matter of seconds is a shock to the system! And that’s ok, I felt those things too! That’s where this list can help!

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Surrey Engagement Photos | Emily + Leo

Emily and Leo met in 2014, when Emily’s family was visiting a church they had gone to a few years ago. Leo’s father was becoming the lead pastor, and Emily’s dad was going to support him with translation. Emily and Leo became friends right away, and Emily says she knew that she wanted to marry him as soon as she saw him! 6 months after they met, they made it official and started dating. In December of 2017, they went to a local Christmas lights show, enjoyed a dinner together, and Leo made sure to end the night off in the best way possible by asking Emily to marry him! She said yes!

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Lafarge Lake Engagement Photos | Lindsay + Eric

It was Thanksgiving 2017 when Lindsay and Eric met in person after finding each other online. You never know where you’ll find love! Thanks Tinder! Lindsay had come across Eric’s profile, and swiped right. A few hours later she got a notification. "You've been SuperLiked by Eric!". They chatted for a bit, and Eric eventually asked her out for coffee and they settled on Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam. Lindsay was really glad she said yes when she saw him walk up to her…he was “so handsome”! They got coffee, walked around the lake and visited the nearby mall, and what was supposed to be a 1.5 hr "get to know you" turned into a full blown 8 hour date. A few long dates later, they got engaged in November 2018, and are now getting ready for their wedding in June!

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Bowen Island Lodge Wedding | Lindsey + Matt

Every details of Lindsey and Matt’s wedding was beautiful and so well planned. As it was New Year’s Eve, they had a black and white champagne theme, and asked all guests to wear black and white. It looked SO classy, and to top it all off, they got married at the Bowen Island Lodge on Bowen Island, a 20 minute ferry ride from the Lower Mainland in BC. The weather was just perfect, a balmy 2°C degrees, but no freezing rain or crazy wind, meaning they were able to get married on the dock! Yes, it was absolutely breathtaking with the water around them and the mountains behind them… you could not have a more British Columbian island wedding than they did! Their wedding party, family and friends all lined up on the side and stood as they shared vows with each other.

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Brix and Mortar Wedding in Vancouver | Cecille + Cody

When planning their wedding, they wanted to find a Vancouver Wedding Venue that shared their love for the beauty of Vancouver in particular all the greenery, and they stumbled upon Brix and Mortar! A few months later and after lots of planning, their wedding day went off without a hitch, as they got hitched! I was so excited when they told me they were having their wedding at the Brix!

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Stanley Park Sunrise Engagement Photos | Angel + Tim

I’m not usually one to wake up at 5:30 in the morning, slip out of bed while trying not to wake my wife, get a quick breakfast from Tim Hortons, and drive into Vancouver, but on this chilly Wednesday morning, I had to. You see, I was meeting up with Angel and Tim to photograph their engagement session at the Brockton Lighthouse at sunrise, and later that morning we’d visit Gastown to take in the sights and sounds of that historic area of Vancouver.

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Fort Langley Anniversary Photos | Erica + David

I first met Erica when photographing Jess and Mike’s wedding a few years ago..she was one of Jessica’s bridesmaids! When I saw an email from Erica saying that she and her husband David were celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary and wanted some photos, I was overjoyed! We finally met up in Fort Langley on a cloudy but perfect day, and enjoyed walking around the quaint town, stopping here and there to take pictures of the two of them! They have this very special connection with the other, and always know how to make the other laugh..I love it!

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West Vancouver Engagement Photos | Ambleside Park, Whytecliff Park | Joan + Mike

When you meet Joan and Mike, you can’t help but smile as you see how they interact with one another, and as you see the love they share together. Having grown up in the Vancouver area, they love the colour that we get in the fall season, but really, all year round! We ended up settling on starting their engagement session at Ambleside Park, which has a fantastic view of Stanley Park and the Lions Gate Bridge, and we ended it it up at the beautiful Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver, a park which has amazing views of the ocean and is pretty much half beach, half amazing cliffs!

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