Kristi and Kyle hike through the rainforest for their sunset engagement session at Mystic Beach
// Vancouver Island Wedding Photographers
We met Kristi and Kyle, along with their wedding planner Anouk, about a month ago to talk about their Oak Bay Beach Hotel wedding. They told us about their life in Victoria, their wedding plans, and showed us pictures of their cute little dog, Chase. We found them so endearing, especially the way they'd look in each other's eyes and immediately smile every time we asked them questions about their everyday life, and their relationship. We are always drawn to couples who have a strong connection to each other that way. When they told us that they had considered a place like Mystic Beach for their engagement photos, we almost fell out of our seats.
Mystic Beach is one of our (one of most people's) favourite places to visit, and we've been dying to go there with a couple. Within 10 minutes of weaving through the moss and fern coated forest, Kristi and Kyle's shoes were covered in thick mud, and Chase's tiny white paws were painted black. To which, Kristi laughed and said, "Well, we're committed now! It'll totally be worth it!" And she was so right. Appropriately named, Mystic Beach makes most people feel as though they've stepped out of the forest and into a dream. It often overwhelms people with a kaleidoscope of feelings which is why it's such a great place to photograph people there. We had so much fun photographing Kristi and Kyle as they explored the beach, the waterfall, and ran around the beach with Chase, who was clearing feeling energized after being liberated from his leash! We finished off with a gorgeous hazy sunset by the waterfall, followed by our slow and tedious hike back to the cars through the pitch black forest.
Thanks, Kristi and Kyle, for being so adventurous and taking on this crazy excursion with us, for your engagement session. Thank you for letting us try out some creative photo techniques with our lighting, and panorama style too! We just couldn't wait to show you these images, and we totally hope they are worth the sore ankles and backs! We're sooo looking forward to your wedding in September.
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