During Document You sessions, good things happen when we get invited into the lives of couples, and share a story of what it is they do.
Katie and Andy have a son and spending time outdoors with him on Katie’s parents farm is an awesome day in their world. Add walking their dog along the nearby dyke into the mix, and bam – this is their family in its essence. So photographing them at the farm on Westham Island, which is also where they will get married later this year, is as real as it gets.
We had been out to the island before when Katie was one of the bridesmaids at her friend’s barn wedding last year (the same barn Katie and Andy will have their wedding reception in this year). At that time, nobody told us about the amazing hockey barn that was just down the road. Katie’s grandpa, dad, brother, uncles, cousins and of course Andy have all played there, so this hockey barn means a lot to them.
So if you add up what we did during our time together on Westham Island, taking photos of Katie, Andy and their son on the family farm, walking along the dyke with their dog and hanging out in their ultimate man-zone hockey barn, this is who Katie and Andy are.
Capturing that essence of a couple is what the Document You sessions are all about.