Sea to Sky Gondola engagement

Sea to Sky Gondola engagement: Cathy + Andrew

Cathy and Andrew decided on Sea to Sky Gondola engagement photos. Jelger and I loved it! While we’d been up to the Summit Lodge several times for weddings, this was our first engagement shoot in the Squamish hotspot!

Luck was definitely on our side that day. In Summer the Sea to Sky Gondola is usually open late, so we didn’t leave Vancouver in a hurry. But apparently late September is already off-season, meaning the last ride down was at 5pm! Luckily we still had enough time to the gondola up and explore the beautiful Sea to Sky Summit surroundings. Still, lesson learned: always check the opening hours! 😉 

I’m so glad we got to know Cathy and Andrew, as they are a super fun food loving, adventurous traveling couple.

Whenever they go on a hike, they take a photo of Andrew holding Cathy in his arms. So of course that became part of the shoot!

We also got to explore some of the smaller trails and saw a surprising amount of adorable wildlife: the cutest chipmunk, a mouse with a big mushroom, a grouse and of course the obligatory raven in the sky. <3

What more could I want in life than photographing fun couples and seeing furry and feathered animals while being surrounded by epic nature? Oh that’s right, good food! Which we did afterwards by going for burgers and beer in Squamish village. 😉 

Maybe the mouse with the mushroom inspired us, because weeks after our shoot Cathy and I took a mushroom course together! We drove to Chilliwack where we first learned all about mushrooms and then ventured out into the forest to forage some ourselves. Cathy turned out most successful at finding edible ones! But my biggest takeaway from the course was that we now mostly know how easily you can poison yourself, hahaha. 😉 

I’m stoked to photograph Cathy and Andrew’s wedding next May! 


Interested in having Sea to Sky Gondola engagement photos?

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