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.
Another 2017 wedding! Yes, I know we are almost 2 months into 2019 but I still feel to share so many of my favourite weddings that I haven't yet shared.
When I was busy photographing Steve and Chaeleen's engagement party I had someone come up to me and said that he thought we had gone to school together. Although we didn't hang out in high school, I immediately recognized him as well. Plus it turned out that him and his fiance were on the hunt for a wedding photographer. What perfect timing for us to run into each other!
Their wedding took place on a chilly November afternoon at Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver. They celebrated with family, friends, and their adorable daughters. Both Chelsea and Jason have such fun personalities. I love Chelsea's goofiness. She is rarely taking anything too seriously and just enjoys every life moment, and Jason seems serious on the outside but is just as vibrant on the inside. I love that he couldn't keep his hands...
Well it was almost exactly a year ago when I got the email form the lovely ladies at I Like Her Style Vancouver (www.ilikeherstylevancouver.com) asking if I would be interested in working with them and shooting the next two covers of their issues. To say I was excited would be an understatement! I had been following their magazine for quite some time and just loved their support and empowerment of women.
The first cover shoot was with the amazing Aly Armstrong of Aly Armstrong events (www.alyarmstrong.co). We spent the day taking shots of Aly in her beautiful home. It was so fun getting to know them all so much better, and building lasting relationships.
Since this shoot I have worked with I Like Her Style on countless occasions and have had the honour of being in their magazine in every issue since last April.
I can't believe this was almost two years ago! Just goes to show you how behind I am on blogging!
This was Mexico wedding number two for 2017. This time we headed to the west side, to Peurto Vallarta. Unfortunately Adam couldn't get time off work again so soon after our other trip to mexico and so I brought my mom along to keep me company :)
Chris and Meredyth (aka Redz). Ah, I cannot say enough amazing things about them. They found me through their friends, Dan and Janine (or Jan and Danine as i constantly accidentally call them!!) I had done Dan and Janine's wedding in Vernon about four years ago. Chris and Meredyth were there as guests, and I guess as soon as they saw the photos, they decided they wanted to hire me for their big day! From the first time I met them for coffee, I came home and told Adam, I HAVE to photograph their wedding!! They were the kind of people that I clicked with IMMEDIATELY. I just felt such an amazing vibe fro...
I spent New Years Eve 2018 ringing in the new year with Adam, an awesome couple, and hundreds of their friends and family. It definitely beat our usual New Years Eve of desperately trying to stay awake past midnight. Man I feel old as I write that!
Chaeleen has been friends with a mutual friend of ours since they were teenagers. Chaeleen did some photography here and there before she met Steve, and years ago, when I first started photography, she had asked me to second shoot with her. It was one of the first weddings I attended as a photographer and I remember having so much fun.
Chaeleen and Steve's stunning wedding took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. Paradise Events did an amazing job.
Chaeleen was just stunning on their big day. Her dress was by my absolute favourite dress designer, Hayley Paige and I loved her shoes so much that I went and bought myself the same pair the following day!!