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Chesterman Beach Engagement Session in Tofino

Illona and Steve’s Engagement Session on Chesterman Beach

 I’m so excited to be sharing Illona and Steve’s Tofino Chesterman Beach engagement session on the blog today! If you know me, you’ll know I will take any opportunity to go to Tofino. These two booked a trip to the beautiful West Coast for Illona’s birthday weekend, and it was the perfect opportunity to do some engagement photos. 

Tofino is gorgeous year round of course, but Fall is my favourite time to visit. There’s less tourists around so you’ll definitely be able to find a spot on the beach for a campfire. The waves are so much bigger better for surfing and storm watching. From a photography standpoint, the sun sets much earlier in the evening so we don’t have to keep shooting until 10pm to get those last golden hour shots. This leaves time for you and your love to go for a nice dinner together afterwards – I always recommend making your engagement session part of an epic date night (I suggest checking out Wolf in the Fog or Shelter).

Golden Retrievers + Golden Hour? Heck yes.
Illona and Steve brought their gorgeous golden retriever out for some photos at the end of the shoot. She was happy to have the spotlight for a few minutes and, as you’ll see below, has the cutest little smile for the camera. I love when couples bring their dogs for sessions; they always steal the show! Of course, on Chesterman Beach, romping around and rolling in the sand is much more appealing than posing for photos to most doggos.
I cannot wait for these two to get married in 2022 (at Sea Cider, one of my favourite venues on Vancouver Island!). Check out some photos from their engagement session below, all taken on Chesterman Beach (before the current lockdown restrictions). If you’re thinking about booking a session, wedding, or elopement in Tofino, contact me below!

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