Downtown Vancouver elopement: Roya + James

Roya and James contacted us to photograph their downtown Vancouver elopement past August. I love how they created an experience, entirely catered to them and their closest loved ones!

Roya is Persian, and as you might know it’s tradition to have a BIG wedding. So by eloping instead, she definitely went against the grain! She and James made things legal on a different day and did the celebration in wedding attire on the day we met up with them!

I love how Roya’s parents set up a beautiful sofreh, despite there not being a ceremony, and included a few traditions! Afterwards, everyone joined us at the Venet sculpture on Sunset Beach for family photos!

The benefit of having your elopement in Downtown Vancouver, is that within a short distance, there are so many amazing locations. So for the two of them it was possible to go from the apartment, to Sunset Beach and Second beach within a two hour timeframe!

I loved how relaxed Roya and James were with each other! They were clearly determined to have a good time. 🙂 And of course I also loved the beautiful outdoor locations! We’re so blessed to have a downtown area that has ocean and amazing forest!

Speaking of beautiful locations… The sunset was so beautiful that Jelger and I both kinda wanted to take a photo from the same angle. 😉 I’ll share the behind the scenes photo below, lol. Totally worth it!

Roya and James, thank you very much for trusting us with your memories! We had a fun time with you and your family.

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Behind the scenes

This is how we photographed those last two photos… 😉 Can you guess who shot what?

Thank you for the photo, Roya’s brother! 🙂

Downtown Vancouver elopement photos

Are you considering to celebrate your elopement in Downtown Vancouver? Learn all about the practicalities of eloping here!

If you’re wanting to see some of our work in Vancouver, check out his page!

And last but not least, are you considering to add a traditional element to your elopement, but aren’t sure? Feel free to send me a message, I’d love to hear what you have in mind!