Game of Thrones Engagement Shoot: Karlee & Justin

Confession time: I’ve never seen Game of Thrones. I know, I know, my geek credentials should be thrown out of the window and I should hang my head in shame… But needless to say I know a good thing when I see it, and Karlee & Justin’s engagement shoot certainly fits that bill.

Vancouver Island in British Columbia was the perfect spot for this DIY shoot – oh yes, I said DIY – the pair made their outfits themselves from scratch!

“Karlee gave us directions to an abandoned church (called the Old Stone Butter Church) located directly on an Indian graveyard”, wrote photographers Cole & Jakob of Nordica Photography. “If you’re not familiar with Indian graveyards, they’re sacred and very well guarded by natives, so you don’t want to mess with them. So, we arrived early and waited beside the church on the Indian graveyard looking forward to meeting Karlee & Justin for the first time. When they pulled up, we were kind of shocked.”

“What Karlee left out of her emails was that she had created outfits (on her own) and wanted a Game of Thrones themed session. So, Karlee & Justin had feathers, leathers, furs, badass belts – you name it, Karlee had dreamt up the entire session and designed and created everything. When we saw them dressed as they were, we joked that they would probably pull a sword out of the trunk of the car. Sure as hell, they pulled swords out of the trunk of their car. The session was awesome, because it was totally ‘them’. They wanted a memorable session that suited their personalities, and they definitely made it happen.”

Love it! I’m all for originality and this shoot has it in spades. Thank you to Karlee & Justin and Nordica Photography for sharing this with us today.

Happy Sunday everyone!



  1. This…… seriously awesome! Look at the clothing detail, the backdrop, the lighting.. really, really cool! And I love Vancouver!

  2. Very lovely garb. Fantastic inspiration. Location and lighting were perfect. However, I wish the photographer had done more poses than just having them stand there. Have them interact with each other, more than holding hands… So much more could have been done, which I’m sure are just in other photos…

  3. Hannah

    Wow! The detail is so amazing… And the scenery is just such a perfect choice and looks stunning… Fab- just fab! Xx


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