Runnin Wild on the West Coast

The McLachlans - Tofino Wedding Photographers - Tim and Stefanie's Engagements-98.jpg

Tim + Stef asked us to come to Tofino for their engagement sesh in June + we said hecccck to the yes because [besides being incredibly beautiful] Tofino plays a special part in their story & we're big believers in choosing a location for your shoot that holds meaning for you, which will add to the emotion + connection in your photos! 

Any engagement session that starts off with taco trucks + craft beer is my new favorite engagement session, so when Tim + Stef suggested we meet at Tocofino + hit up Tofino Brewing Co I was doing a happy dance. [The first time we met Tim + Stef was in a craft brewery, so it was totally fitting that we hit one up at their engagement sesh too!]

My friend Nora had just shown me this amazing hike up to a viewpoint overlooking Cox bay, so we chose that as the shoot location! There was plenty of slipping in mud + clambering over rocks + even using a rope to climb up a steep slope at one point, but we made it! We all had this moment at the top when we looked out at the view, sweaty + out-of-breath + we were just totally overcome with gratitude for this incredible experience. 

After trekking back down the mountain + trying not to trip over tree-roots, we finished off with running around barefoot on the beach + chasing the waves + balancing on logs + dancing around together. 

I left with my camera bag full of sand, my camera card full of these incredible images  + my heart full to the brim with love for these two! 

Thank you for being so adventurous, and open + vulnerable + trusting with me Tim + Stef!!! Can't even waiiiit to photograph you two saying "i do" next year! 

xo,
Kaylyn