Just a week before their wedding, I met with Candice and Andy for their engagement sesison. This was my first time meeting Andy. They were so much fun!! Andy is quite a goofball, sometimes driving Candice a little crazy. I can speak firsthand and say that I know what this is like since Adam is the same, but I wouldn't change it for anything, and I'm sure neither would Candice!
Their adorable dog, Hero (named after Hero from Big Hero 6), joined us in the session. I always love when people bring their fury family members to sessions!
Stay tuned for Candice and Andy's Nita Lake Lodge wedding blog in just a couple weeks!
One of my favourite 2018 weddings! I can't believe it's been over a year! I just love love love this couple.
Leading up to the wedding day my bride, Tammera, earned the name "Donut Bride". This is definitely deserving of an explanation! In order for my husband to know which client I am talking about in our conversations, I often give them nicknames associated with them, since just calling them by their names doesn't work for him. During my chats with Tammera, we discovered that we both had sweet tooths. Leading up to the wedding I would often drop off treats at her house which were often donuts from Cartem's in Vancouver. Hence, "DonutBride." On the day of the wedding I didn't want to break the tradition and so I, of course, brought her a box of treats :)
Their wedding day was filled with love and laughter! It started off a little wet and so the ceremony had to be moved inside but we lucked out and the rain stopped for f...
I have had the pleasure of photographing so many moments in Tanya and Rhian's adventure together. I was so honoured when they asked me to capture their intimate wedding in Tofino.
Personally I had never shot such a small wedding. In attendance for their big day was their four children, one of Tanya's closest friends and her significant other, and myself. I've always known Tanya and Rhian as easy going, calm, loving people. I loved how all of it came out and created the atmosphere for the whole day. I always tell my wedding clients to take in each moment, to take moments to themselves during what is generally a hectic day, to remember the reasons they are getting married that it is about them coming together as a couple. The way Tanya and Rhian did it, I feel that they truly were able to cherish every moment.
The day before the wedding Tanya and Rhian and the kids explored Tofino and found the perfect spot for their vo...
This one is almost a couple years old now but I still wanted to share!
Getting to be apart of someone's proposal is always so exciting. When it's a helicopter ride to the top of a mountain it's even more exciting!
Rushil and Aprita came to Vancouver from Chicago for a vacation. Rushil had it planned all along that he would be proposing on one of their excursions. Nick from Compass Heli Tours helped him plan the day. Myself and Adam joined the couple in the helicopter as fellow "passengers". Almost as soon as we landed, Rushil took Aprita to the side to "take in the view". We stood afar and captured the moment and look of surprise on her face! I love that when he did it she asked if the other passengers knew. She still hadn't realized that we were all there just for her!
We spent the remainder of the time with Compass Heli Tours glacier Kayaking, enjoying a mountaintop lunch, and then venturing to another beautiful, but warmer, location. What a...
This was the first time I had the opportunity to shoot at Swaneset in Pitt Meadows and I loved it just as much as I thought I would! I've always wanted to shoot at Hatley Castle in Victoria because of the amazing castle feel and Swaneset reminds me of a small version of it. Plus there are so many amazing spots on the property for photos.
When I first met Kassandra, we met for lunch at my favourite restaurant, Cactus Club. It was so great to spend the time getting to know her. It was like being out for lunch with an old friend!
On the day of the wedding everything went so smoothly. They are the most easy going couple. You could tell that they were just happy with being together and coming together as a couple. It was a BEAUTIFUL! I love love love the grand windows of Swaneset and the architecture of the building! Kassandra's dress was just stunning and I loved the classic tux for Joshua. My favourite part of the day was definitely Josh seeing Kassandra wa...
I met Lesley and Peter 6 years ago at a friends wedding in Mexico. They were both so sweet and so fun! I was so excited when they contacted me for their 2018 Dominican wedding.
The day of the wedding was a hot one and Peter was a trooper in his Indochino suit! Lesley looked absolutely stunning in her simple yet elegant dress. Perfect for a beach wedding.
I must say that I enjoyed every single minute of their wedding day. Start to finish it was calm, cool, collected, and of course fun! How could it not be with a couple like Lesley and Peter? You can check back at their engagement session blog to get an idea of their fun personalities.
This one might be one of my favourite engagement sessions ever. Not only was the couple seriously stunning and incredibly photogenic, but they were so kind and fun!! Nargess from Fleur de li Events introduced me to Paris and Jafar early in the year and I loved them immediately!
We spent almost two hours wandering around the waterfront of Vancouver. We started the session at H Tasting Lounge in the Westin Bayshore with some lifestyle type shots. They ordered some drinks and were completely themselves. I love all of the natural smiles!
Next up we headed towards Stanley Park. The city and yacht club made for stunning backdrops. I always love when you can go to a location and get such a variety of shots.
I had the honour of also shooting Paris and Jafar's September wedding at the beautiful Four Seasons hotel in Vancouver. Stay tuned for the blog of their big day!
Where to start with this post? 2019 was such a great year, both business wise and personally.
One of my main business goals for 2019 was to get a wedding or styled shoot published in print. At the beginning of the year I teamed up with an amazing group of vendors to plan our "Come Fly With Me" styled shoot. It was absolutely beautiful and was published in the Fall/Winter issue of Wedding Bells. Huge shout out to Carly-Anne Pruger from White Table Catering for being the planner for this stunning shoot.
Speaking of White Table Catering, I had the honour of working with them numerous times this year. I love how much our work relationship and friendship has grown. I cannot wait to meet the newest addition to their family in just a couple more months!
My relationship with I Like Her Style Vancouver continued all throughout the year. I got to work with both Kyla and Jody on a number of shoots. In 2020 there will be some changes nto the...
Ok I know we are far from spring at the moment and probably all missing the warm weather and pretty florals but I am desperately trying to catch up on blogging old posts! It seems to be a New Years resolution every year. One of these years I vow it will last longer than a month or two.
I met Lesley and Peter 7 years ago at a friends wedding in Mexico. As you can see they are a super fun and goofy couple. I love tat they completely let loose throughout the session. Their wedding was in the Dominican, at the end of 2018 (yes I'm that far behind), and it was an amazing trip! Stay tuned for the blog about their wedding!
Here we are in October already. Where has this year gone?? I feel as I get older, time goes by faster. Does anyone else feel this way? Earlier this year myself, my husband, my boys, and 20 of our friends and family went to Anaheim for our 10 year vow renewal. It was everything we could have asked for and more!
It was probably a few years ago that we started talking about doing a vow renewal for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Our original wedding was very small, we were young, and we have often felt that we spent the day thinking about it as a small party, a chance to celebrate with friends. We now feel that we didn't really spent the day focusing on what it was really about, us coming together as life partners. Plus, in 10 years a marriage can go through a lot, especially when it starts when you are young. We are so proud that we've made it through the ups and downs of life stronger than when we first got together.