Helicopter Engagement on Vancouver Island…we love the gorgeous winter wedding vibes here for Jennifer + Tyson’s mountain shoot. A once-in-a-lifetime moment just for the two of them. The couple decided to celebrate their engagement in a wintry vision of romance and adventure in the snowy mountains.
So how did this all come about? It started with a proposal, of course! Jennifer explains, “Tyson and I met on an online dating site. We dated long-distance for a year, and then I moved myself and my children to Nanaimo. Tyson and I saved up and bought our first home together in the summer of 2021. That Christmas, our first Christmas in our new home, was when Tyson popped the question. We finally had the house to ourselves in the evening, and he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.”
Jennifer continues, “I had always had a dream to fly in a helicopter and get married. But now that the moment had arrived, I was hesitant on eloping, so I asked Janayh if we could do engagement photos instead. I always envisioned snow and a mountain top. I searched for the perfect dress, which I found at Guava Apparel in downtown Nanaimo. We had planned to fly out on Valentine’s Day, due to the weather, we ended up being spontaneous. We waited for the weather to clear up, and it all worked out. The day was here! We arrived at the place; the pilot explained all the safety rules and how to wear the headgear. We were so excited and so nervous. I was smiling ear to ear, and I don’t think I spoke much. With the rush from flying and the beautiful sights, I was in awe. We landed on the perfect mountain top where the snow was untouched. We felt like movie stars, with the photographer following us around and arranging us into our photos. I didn’t even feel the cold it was such a rush! It was everything I had hoped for. I would do it again and again.”
There is nothing so amazing as fulfilling a dream with your loved one. So if you are thinking of an engagement session, why not talk to your photographer about your ultimate adventure? Photos on a boat, on the beach, in a forest, or where you first met. Or a helicopter engagement on Vancouver Island! Like Jennifer says, “Dressing up like a fairy tale, and experiencing a dream you have always wanted, only happens once in a lifetime. It was perfect.”
Photography: Janayh Wright Photography | Stylist: Jennifer Brown at VK Salon Nanaimo | Dress: Guava Apparel | Helicopter Pilot Andy: West Coast Helicopters