Even through five spring seasons of blogging, I’d never once shot in the blooms during Vancouver’s cherry blossom season. I think I’d always shied away from it due to particularly high expectations, wanting the photos to do the blossoms’ beauty justice. I’d sort of anticipated that, when it finally happened, the shoot would be sunny, warm, and light, capturing the spring season to a tee. That’s why I got pretty discouraged when Brian pointed out this lovely location last week and then, shortly before we began shooting, heavy rain and wind hit us out of nowhere. But thanks to his persistence, skill, and innate ability to cheer me up, we ended up capturing these photos – with a magical, almost snow-like effect – in a way that was beyond my expectations.
Photos by Brian Chan