I am so excited to share Nick and Nicky’s Burnaby Village Museum and Carousel engagement session. I had no idea this place even existed! Nicky used to come to the museum with her grandmother when she was young. Even though the museum is closed in the winter, they were able to book the whole place for the session. We had a museum guide take us to all the best spots including the carousel, town complete with general store, and super cool Interurban tram! That was my favourite part, I could have spent the whole session in there.
The Carousel is vintage from 1912 and it has been fully restored. If you want to read about the history, you can find it on the Burnaby Village Museum websiteShooting in the tram was super cool. Getting in was a little more difficult than we thought. It started to pour down rain so we headed to the undercover barn that held the tram. Our guide Eric opened the door and the alarm went off…Woops! He radioed the custodian to come and disarm it, while Nick, Nicky and I ran to find cover. It was well worth the wait to get inside. It was built in 1911, I felt like I should have been wearing a corset!
The old town was fun to photograph, I loved all the little details, like the grocery items in the window. Eric said that all the stores are functional when they are open! I will come to come back and get a treat at the ice cream parlour.
I hope you enjoyed this Burnaby Village Museum engagement session. Special thanks to Eric for showing us around and for the history lesson. I can’t wait for Nick and Nicky’s UBC farm wedding in June. I’ll be working with Dreamgroup Productions again, which is always a great pleasure!
What Nicky had to say after the session:
“Danielle!!! These look fantastic!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience, quick turnaround and result. The photos turned out absolutely amazing. We’re so thrilled. I can’t wait to do more at the wedding. We are beyond happy and excited to share these with family and friends!!”