There is definitely no lack of excitement around these parts lately! We just got back from a long weekend here in Canada, and we had a great one to say the least. On Sunday we spent the day with one of our dear friends who also happens to be a well-known international artist, Bernadette McCormack. We shared a tent with her at the Maple Bay Marina Wooden Boat Festival, and we had a great time! We also managed to capture a huge series of photos that we are still actively processing of the event; hope to have those ready for you soon!
Anyways, in keeping with the notion that “no grass grows under our flippers!” we are working hard on other exciting initiatives as well. One of our latest opportunities comes from a large national association that has contacted us directly and asked us to submit some of our work for consideration for inclusion in a huge printing of calendars! This is exactly the sort of thing we love, and we have been working as hard as we can to try to be considered for such a wonderful honor!
So for today, we bring you a brand new shoot we did over the weekend of the Holy Trinity Church, located on the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island, BC.
Our last posting on this church provided the following information on the facility:
Holy Trinity Anglican Church is seated on the Saanich Inlet of Vancouver Island. This quaint old church is full of local history and overlooks the Patricia Bay and Salish Sea. It was consecrated in 1885 and is the oldest church in North Saanich, and is thought to be one of the oldest churches in BC. It is a pioneer church that is still active and is often used for weddings, christenings and funerals. The wood material used in the construction of the church was rafted down from Genoa Bay in 1884. Most of the construction work was done by local volunteers.
This wonderful old heritage church creates a commanding presence on the peninsula, with its wonderful towering spire. Heritage styling cues are visible at every angle, producing a really wonderful old feeling. Life in the 1800’s on Vancouver Island was not easy, by any standards, and this church must have really helped to create a strong sense of community.
Surrounded by an old grove of trees, this gorgeous church peers out through the foliage. The beautiful picket fence here really adds a great element, a feeling of a time now past.
This door creates a warm and inviting portal to the wonders inside. I just love the textures and colors of the wood work here, especially the door itself. With the iron hinges and handle, the entrance-way of this gorgeous church really creates a unique and special sight to behold. The church was not open on the day we visited, so we were unable to get inside for any interior shots. We continue to try to work on gaining access; the inside of this church must hold beautiful and wonderful treasures that are begging to be photographed!
With the Pacific Ocean in the background, the setting for this church is both just incredibly beautiful and absolutely idyllic. The signpost at the front of the church is full of history and wonderful textures, and this is definitely one of my personal favorite shots from the shoot.
Without any doubt, this is my favorite shot from the day; I don’t even really know why! I just love the framing of the gateway and the surrounding picket fence. This scene is just so inviting; I can just imagine the ladies of the 1800’s in their fancy Sunday dresses and parasols sitting here under the gateway on a lovely Sunday morning. The light was just perfect for this shot, the shadows dance softly on the pathway and the side of the church there, really adding a wonderful element to the overall scene.
Well, we’ve done our very best for this opportunity, now it’s up to the good folks at the association to pick the successful candidates!! If we are selected, we will most definitely share some details at that time with everyone. In the meantime, please send us your good wishes, we really appreciate the support!
Thanks so much for your visit today, it means a lot to us. Please feel free to leave us any comments you may have, we truly love to heard from our visitors!!