Arsh and Hareesh are getting married in December in India and wanted to get some Squamish engagement portraits that showed off British Columbia’s natural beauty. They wanted to have something to show their Indian family where they live, so when they called me, I thought of the old barge loading docks along the Squamish waterfront. They were part of an old Nexan Chemical plant that closed about 20 years ago and are in a really wonderful state of disrepair.
The concrete dock usually has a gate closing it off, but luckily for us, someone had pulled it off it’s hinges with a truck or something and we were able to get access. It’s missing the railing on one side and has a couple of holes in it, but otherwise it’s made of fairly sturdy concrete, so I felt pretty good walking around on it.
Arsh and Hareesh had the biggest Burmese mountain dog I’ve ever seen.
The old ferry dock is in really rough shape, but looks really cool.
There’s an old decommissioned railway spur that I drive by all the time that I’ve been wanting to pose someone on for a long time. It has this great sweeping arc that I really like.
We finished up with some shots on the Squamish estuary. Squamish has been cleaning up the area for the last few year and has some really great trails that run through it.
- You can find my engagement portrait page here, Whistler Engagement and Family Portraits.
- I also do a lot of commercial portraits as well.
I’ve been doing some experimenting with larger strobe units to get the really stylized look we got on the old docks. It was a 600w/s Alien Bee strobe with a portable battery, way more powerful than the usual stores I use.