Luna De Miel: Butchart Gardens Part I

For our honeymoon, my newlywed husband and I went to Victoria, B.C. which was a gift from my amazing parents in law. Antone and I decided to drive since Canada is only 2.5 hours away. 

We drove to Port Angeles where we would board our hour long ferry ride to Vancouver Island. On the way there it was extremely foggy, you could barely see the horizon. 

I love photographing people that take public transit. I feel like you find people in their most comfortable state. Something about the grids and lines found on the ferry are also pleasant to photograph.


When we arrived we knew that one of the first places we wanted to see was Butchart Gardens. Everyone spoke highly of the gardens, so Antone insisted we checked it out. I am not going to lie, I wasn't that thrilled, I mean for one, I am not a big floral person. I don't find much joy in photographing flowers so I thought instantly I wasn't going to be very entertained but, I was completely wrong. It actually ended up being probably my favorite part of the entire trip!

They were celebrating fall foliage and it was stunning! They had pumpkins all over the park with some of the most gorgeous colors, some vibrant and others pastel. It was a palette paradise.

The overcast really made it a perfect day for photos. I loved seeing all of the gardeners maintaining the property. We got there pretty early so we were able to see how they put together everything that made up this beautiful space. 

This was probably one of my favorite areas of the gardens. There were so many gorgeous hedges and trees that made it look like something out of a fairytale book. I was falling more and more in love each time we turned a corner. Had I only known what lied ahead so that I could mentally and emotionally prepare myself. 

Remember when I said I didn't like photographing flowers? WHAT.A.LIAR.

Even my husband was intrigued...

So basically this place shut me up, changed my mind, and gave me some new perspectives to take home with me. Apparently I love photographing flowers! Who would of known... never judge my friends, never. 

And if you thought this was beautiful... just wait until you see what came after this. Stay tuned!