A West End Engagement | Vancouver LGBTQ Photographer

This West End Engagement session is one for the books! I met Matthew and Danny when they visited the Union LGBTQ+ Wedding show. It’s the first of it’s kind in Western Canada and caters to all couples of all orientations. I had set up a booth and met so many lovely couples that day. But the love these two shared really stuck out. By luck, they were my giveaway draw winners and also loved my style of photography. I’m excited to photograph their autumn wedding this October at The Vancouver Club!

We decided that since they’re having an autumn wedding, it would be nice to have some contrast with their engagement photos. And what else screams spring in Vancouver other than the blooms of pink and white blossoms? The cherry blossoms are very prominent around their West End home and they decided that would be a perfect addition for their spring engagement session. One thing I’ve since learned is that getting the timing correct when the blossoms bloom can be tricky. Especially with our temperamental rain forest weather!

The West End of Vancouver is such a vibrant place for engagement photographs. There are some fabulous coffee shops, heritage homes and a beautiful array of trees and flowers. Stanley Park is right there and also provides such a fantastic backdrop. The blossoms at the Rose Garden are stunning if you catch them at the right time. With careful planning and updates from friends in the area, we got lucky with an abundance of spring flowers and gorgeous spring weather.

We started our afternoon at Cardero Bottega, a local coffee shop this power couple frequents. After a refreshing ice coffee, we wandered our way through the West End streets, stopping at a few of the heritage buildings and finding interesting patches of light and colour. The Magnolia trees were in full bloom (and they’re my absolute favourite) so we spent some time with them and the blossoms in Stanley Park. We ended on the rooftop of their West End home with a gorgeous city scape behind us and some lovely golden light as the sun set.

I’m happy to have captured both their love and the essence of spring in the West End during this session. We had a lot of fun and their wedding this October is going to be the bomb!

Thank you both for a lovely afternoon.

xo, K

West End coffee bar.
West End engagement photos with LGBTQ couple, Vancouver, BC.
Gay couple outside of Barclay Manor in Vancouver West End.
Gay couple poses in front of magnolia tree for Spring engagement session.
Spring engagement photos in vancouver BC.
Spring engagement photos in vancouver bc with gay couple.
West End LGBTQ Engagement Session, Vancouver, BC

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Brittany Johnson

these are incredible! I love their style and the scenery is so beautiful

So handsome and so in love! Also, really dig the architecture shots too! So much character!!

Kaitlin Day

Thank you Darrell!

Darrell Hookey

Yes! This is what engagement photos should look like!

This engagement session is everything!!! Love that you started at the coffee shop! SO GOOD!

What a gorgeous couple and beautiful photos!

Kaitlin Day

Thanks for the kind words Abbi!

Kaitlin Day

Thank you Larissa!

Kaitlin Day

It’s a bit of both, a reflection and then some double exposure action. 🙂

Kaitlin Day

Thanks Trevor! They were very sweet.


Thank you! It was lovely. 🙂

LOVE THE COUPLE. They are so cute together.

Handsome couple , vibrant colours, city scape , great photos makes for a lovely photo shoot .

Really beautiful photographs of a very sweet couple. I’ll be they were a joy to photograph! Great use of the urban setting too – love it!

These are seriously adorable!! Love the first image! So creative!

Wow that last photo. Is that a reflection or double exposure?

Awh they’re so cute! And that double exposure is so great!


That double exposure is MAGICAL!!!! Amazing job capturing so much love and emotion!

Wow yes I love this session SO much!

Nice, I love the photo at the end!