After a coffee talk and scouting the venue together with this couple, Lana & Chris, they trusted me on the photography of their engagement session and wedding. We met at Kitsilano Beach, a place where we can enjoy the sunset while taking the pictures. That day was a little bit cloudy, however, it did not block the sun. Instead, the sky has become more dramatic.
I chose a zoom lens for this day, which allowed me to keep a distance from the couple while they could have fun and enjoy the moment without me interrupting.
The difficulty of having a sunset engagement session is that I have to make sure to retain the detail of the background like sky and sea, and to properly exposure of the face. No one wants to see a blank white background or dark faces in the images. I had to post-process the photos so that the images could have a closer look to what we saw in our human eyes.
This was a fun engagement with Lana and Chris. I was glad that they took my advice to make this happen before sunset :)