Squamish Engagement | Tara Lilly Photography | Danika & Chris

Squamish Engagement | Danika & Chris

We met Danika, Chris and their adorable dog Brier for their Squamish engagement session on a foggy Sunday morning in April.

Their Squamish engagement session where I got to know this amazing couple. I learned that Danika & Chris have come along way to make Vancouver, BC their home. A little over 6200 kms to be exact. Having met in Halifax in 2010 after their undergrad, a push from a friend brought Danika and Chris together. Once they were together, they didn’t waste any time and had purchased their first home and acquired their fur-baby Brier within the first year.

While they both pursued graduate education, their love of the outdoors grew as they spent summers on Brier Island (Brier’s namesake) where they volunteered their time banding migratory birds. This time spent on the island allowed them to learn how to mimic the call of several breeds of owl, and have successfully called them into their campsites all across Canada.

The outdoors has always been a huge part of their lives, so when their careers offered both of them a chance to move to Vancouver, and be close to the mountains and the ocean, they jumped at it. Chris is a commercial diver, while Danika is a clinical pharmacist. Living and working in Vancouver had led them to pursue new outdoor pursuits, and a passion for downhill mountain biking (being chased by Brier the whole time.)

Steve first met Danika when she was the maid of honour for her best friend Dorothy at her Muskoka wedding in May of 2015. This September the roles will be reversed when Danika and Chris tie the knot at the Halifax train station, just a few blocks from where their love story began. While Steve is photographing their wedding, I was lucky enough to spend this wonderful spring morning with them for their Squamish engagement photos. We hung out on the docks in Squamish before sneaking onto a secluded beach for a few more photos!

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