After my second visit to Vancouver BC this year (aka one of my favorite cities), I decided to put together my list of most Instagrammable spots! From flat lay worthy marble tables to the best murals in the city, I show you how to capture the perfect Vancouver Instagram post.
#1 - 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters
I met up with blogger Cynthia from Style Ascension for a coffee shop and golden hour shoot at the 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters on 4th. I immediately fell in love with marble counter tops and sea foam accents, as well as the abundant natural light, making it a fantastic location for photos.
#2 - olive + ruby
This place is a dream for all of you white walls and green plants lovers out there. From the hanging egg chairs to adorable coffee cups, Olive + Ruby is a great place for an afternoon shoot or work session. Plus delicious avocado toast!
#3 - la pentola mural
You've probably seen this mural on Instagram before - and believe me, it's well worth the trip to Yaletown! Strike a pose in front or just snap a simple pic.
Photo by Giulia Dugo, my Vancouver partner in photography!
#4 - Ladurée
You can't beat the French vibes at Ladurée. Enjoy macarons, tea, mocktails, and snap some pictures among the adorably Parisian chic decor.
#5 - #kitswings
You've all seen the Nashville #whatliftsyou mural, but Vancouver has it's very own! Located near Kitsilano beach, this massive mural is a perfect photo op for anyone's Instagram.
#6 - vancouver art gallery
For a less traditional view of the city and all of you more artistically inclined people, check out the Vancouver Art Gallery! The architecture inside is stunning on its own or to pose with, and they currently have a gorgeous Monet exhibit which I cannot recommend enough.
What are your favorite spots in Vancouver? Share them with below!
I recently found myself looking back on my experience as a photographer and thought about what the most valuable lesson I've learned has been. In a very meta way, I finally decided it was:
"You are never done learning. You may think you have mastered something, but there is always something new around the corner."
So in the spirit of collaboration over competition, I also asked six other photographers what the most valuable thing they've learned as photographers has been in the hopes that we can all continue to learn!
As a creative, what has been the most valuable lesson you've ever learned? Comment below!
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Karya Schanilec is a Seattle based photographer specializing in fashion, portrait, and performance photography.