One of the first things I always ask the seniors that book with me is, “what kind of backdrop do you want?”. I have quick access to so many locations where I am located, but when they say urban, just walking around the blocks from my studio works excellent. Not to mention, we get to utilize some of the gorgeous historic buildings down there.
I’ve already worked with some of Mady’s siblings, so it was great to see her, AND she brought along her boyfriend Dan for some couples images and some senior shots of him as well. I swear these two are models.
Downtown Vancouver has some great spots that I don’t think many people pay attention to, especially all the murals hidden throughout the streets and alleys. I’ve been slowly taking inventory of them when I walked around from my studio and thought they would work great backdrops. Look at those colors!
While the images you turn into your school for the yearbook are closeups, I love creating images that your family can remember this time with.
Esther Short Park has some great little spots, but I really love the lines along with the brick paving. I think Mady and her Mom did as well.
Speaking of brick, downtown Vancouver has multiple gorgeous, historic buildings still in use, and they have beautiful details. Right around the corner from my studio is the Elks Building. It was built back in 1911 and includes this unique brick layout.
St. James Catholic Church was built in 1885 and is a massive landmark in the downtown area. While usually closed, we wandered by when the courtyard gates were open, so we headed inside to the back area where this stairway and door caught our eye.
Our last stop was the ARTS building. Built in 1928 as a medical building, it now houses a multitude of businesses and the BEST waffle shop in Vancouver. Again, these two just amplified the beauty of the doorway and details along with the building.
Congrats to these two for working hard in two very challenging years of school! I wish you all the best in the future!