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I met with my friend Kasey a couple of weeks ago for a portrait photo session in North Vancouver. A short walk through the forest and we found a fantastic location on a grassy bluff with lots of evening sunlight shining through the trees.

We decided on a vintage theme so I brought my grandfathers old Yashika medium format camera which made a great prop for the shoot.

Thanks so much Kasey for a lovely session!

Vintage Portrait Photo Shoot

Vintage Portrait Photo Shoot

Vintage Photo Shoot

Vintage Portrait Session

Vintage portrait photo shoot

Vintage portrait photo shoot

Portrait shoot in North Vancouver

North Vancouver portrait session

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The amazing views from St. Mark’s Summit in Vancouver, BC are worth every moment and getting there isn’t half bad either. Some may beg to differ but the feeling of gratitude and exhilaration when you reach the summit will definitely make you want to return.

St. Mark’s Summit is part of the Howe Sound Crest Trail that spans over 30km from Cypress to a point along the Sea to Sky Highway near Porteau Cove. It is a moderately difficult hike from the base of Cypress Mountain through steep mountain terrain with an elevation gain of approximately 460 meters. The trail is well groomed for several kilometers and the turns into steep elevation with soft dirt and huge tree roots.

If you hit the trails early in the morning it’s a much more pleasant hike as the trail is empty, the temperatures are cool and of course the light is just amazing for photos. The trail is quite narrow at times so if there’s no one to pass you’ll reach the top much quicker.

Once at the summit the trees clear to shorter vegetation and some rock face that leads to the viewpoint. If you explore the area a bit there are some additional viewpoints worth seeing. The panoramic view consists of Howe Sound, The Tantalus Range and even the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island off in the distance.

If you’re feeling adventurous and have the time to keep going, the trail continues onwards for several hours to the Lions.

St. Mark's Summit