For Sam and Simon’s engagement portraits, we went to a neighbourhood lake in East Vancouver where they both grew up and went to school. It was warming to hear that they grew up in the same neighborhood where I lived as a kid in the 1980s and 90s. Hanging around Trout Lake with them brought back some good memories of summer as a kid. The park was crowded on a warm summer evening, but Sam and Simon looked comfortable together despite the many passers-by. I love the picnic scene we created together and beautiful warm light we got that evening. Here’s a sneak peek.