These Tonquin Beach day-before portraits mark the start of a new, exhilarating chapter in their lives. Alicja & Boris wanted to get married and didn’t want the stress of planning an over-the-top celebration to overshadow their love. Being a law-student and having inquired the understandable amounts of education debt that she has, Alicja wasn’t interesting in the fancy dress or the year long engagement. With a little over a month to plan, they picked a location on my bucket list. Within 24 hours we had a location, date & officiant booked. Matt and I met them the day before their elopement on the rainy west coast on Vancouver Island. We ate a nice meal, drank a few drinks and prepared ourselves for the weather. It wouldn’t have been as beautiful had it not been raining. I could go on, but I’ll save it for their elopement post next week. For now, enjoy these day-before portraits in my new favourite location; Tofino, British Columbia.