If I know one thing about Joe and Marisa, it’s that Joe will eat well for the rest of his life. Marisa can whip up a dish to die for that I couldn’t possibly replicate even if I tried my very hardest. She just has the touch.
But I know that’s not the reason why Joe asked Marisa to be his forever. He asked her over a quiet dinner on a rare weekend off because he knew she’d be one hell of a life partner. From the little few months that I have known Marisa, I’ve encountered her to be one thoughtful, friendly, funny, generous and genuine woman. And I’ve only scratched the surface. I’d say Joe made a good decision. Not only will his dinners be gourmet, but he has a woman who’s in it for the long haul with him.
Joe and Marisa wanted to have a very Vancouver-y feel to their photos. Granville Island and Stanley Park fit the bill. Between the two settings it’s the perfect balance of the city and country, if you will. Granville Island has a unique structural, gritty feel to it complete with textured, colored walls and of course, the infamous Public Market, while Granville Island is much calmer and peaceful and green. I love shooting at both places.
Through the 2 hours or so we spent together, including 30 minutes in standstill traffic about a mile outside of Stanley Park, I got a glimpse inside how well they fit together. They were comfortable and considerate. Joe kept saying he would do whatever Marisa wanted, he wanted to make her happy. I got an idea as to why Marisa said yes. I’m sure there’s much more to it, but I get the feeling Joe makes Marisa feel loved, secure and safe. And happy. Very happy. Those are things to love a man for.
Cheers to many years and meals, you two! Thank you for inviting me along to be a small part of it.
Saw this on a wall we used, made me laugh. Walter White’s ultimate dilemma. Breaking Bad, anyone?
Love this one. Definitely a favorite.