Kristen and Jeff moved from Ontario, Canada out to the Bay Area of California about two years ago. At first they only had each other and the insanely beautiful Cali weather to rely on but they’ve since built up a great new community of friends. Shooting their engagement photos (and an upcoming engagement video!) I was honoured to experience and document the new life they’ve built. Jeff’s a good friend of mine and training partner in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. When he asked me whether we should do the shoot in Cali or here in Southern Ontario, on one of their return visits, it’s not hard to guess what my suggestion was! There are few places I enjoy visiting as much as San Francisco (see this video), and was intrigued by the chance to use it as a shooting locale.
Just a little fun with a camera on a recent trip to San Francisco. It’s very quick and raw; everything was shot handheld with—mostly—one lens. Starring Angiecakes, with a street performance by Jordan Wilson.
La Hacienda Sarria in Kitchener is an incredible wedding venue. I stumbled upon it while shooting the Crossfit calendar—Dianne Green brought us there, and we got a special tour around the place. I couldn’t wait for a chance to use it in a shoot; these are some pics taken at the Hacienda in tandem with the video that appears on the homepage of ericyu.ca (and below the pics).
Here’s the video. It features two couples; the second of which is Alexandra+Andrew. Special thanks to Ben Kane, who did all the shots where I had to appear in the video, Joe Raasch and Angela Wilson for assisting, Jenn Eades for makeup, and Carly Blasutti for makeup and hair.