Friday, November 11th, 2016
justin and hannah met in the community living project that they both called home. he had his eye on “the new girl”, but she was otherwise attached, so he exercised patience and waited until the right time to pursue her. and once it was right, it was right. they had lots in common and worked hard to create a solid foundation in their relationship, dating for a couple of years before making the decision to be married.
the way they speak to each other is very tender – they are both gentle and don’t love having all the attention focused on them (though you wouldn’t have known that from the PDA show they put on at the reception ;). i have a soft spot in my heart for these two and know they have an incredible future ahead of them.
ceremony venue: the orchard at the fort | reception venue: fort langley community hall | dress: truvelle | suit: indochino | flowers: mint & moss | donuts: cartems
Monday, May 16th, 2016
the email that came through was much like many others, “i’m getting married, are you available? etc. etc” which is great, but it’s always nice to hear a bit more from my couples to make sure we will be a good fit. so i prodded a little and she responded with a very thorough description of how they met (a high school theatre group), their first date (boston pizza) and the sweetest synopsis of their current relationship (“we spend our days working like dogs, eating gluten and corn free stir fry (he has crazy allergies), playing video games, laughing like the children we are at heart, and watching british television. i’m sure that if he never met me he would have exploded from not laughing ever. we balance each other out because he makes me want to do things like go to college and get a job and I bring out his silly side that just makes life more fun”). it was right then and there that i knew we would not just be a good fit, but a perfect one.
aidan & lorianne:
venue: burnett fellowship church & south bonson community centre | caterer: watershed arts cafe | second shooter: zaac pick
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
one of the amazing things about this couple is their mutual admiration for each other. they clearly see their partner as a gift…it comes out in the way they look at one another and how highly they speak of each other. it’s beautiful to witness.
we went to the mountains together and they did not disappoint. here is levi & janelle.
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
i could say a lot about these two. much of which you may hear when i shoot their wedding in a couple months. but what i will say today is that when i look at these images, i see love. not just the ooey gooey butterflies in your stomach feeling, but the real life “we have chosen each other and will continue to choose each other” kind of love. because things haven’t necessarily been easy for them and they don’t know what they future holds, but they are in it. together. and the way they look at each other, knowing that they are each truly and deeply loved, not in spite of their shortcomings, but because of their shortcomings…ooooowee. there’s nothing like it and to me, that is a kind of beautiful that you can’t even describe in words.
Monday, September 14th, 2015
i think if you check out the sign these guys made for their ceremony, it will give you a good idea of what their community looks like. lots of people from lots of places, all descending on mason’s riverside family home to celebrate their marriage. it was quite the party.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2015
jonas & sarah. their day was a feast for the senses…the warm sun on our skin, the smell of wildflowers and the heaviness of the air from rain the night before, the sound of an old piano echoing across the field, the taste of honey and of course, the sight of love. it was a good day.
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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
whether they started dating 8 or 9 years ago is kinda besides the point (though there was a heated discussion as to which it was the morning of the wedding). the point is that they spotted each other in middle school…cam was the new kid and in a small private school, everyone had their eye on him. but britney was determined. it didn’t take long and they were an item, one that would become much more than a preteen fling. they endured high school, survived being separated by distance in university, were engaged in versailles and now married in kelowna surrounded by family, long time friends and even some of their school teachers who remember watching their romance bloom. they are an incredibly gracious couple and i am so lucky they chose me to document their day!
venue: summerhill pyramid winery | second shooter: flying mango photography
Friday, August 14th, 2015
it takes a village.
it all started with a little girl named amaya. she and her dad, morgan, needed a village to support them as he worked full-time to provide for their family. this is where the small town childcare centre stepped in, where morgan’s sister worked with a lovely young lady, jessica. morgan’s sister watched love start to grow in jessica’s heart for this little girl and she couldn’t help but take matters into her own hands to try to connect jessica with morgan.
and the rest is history. the village that walked with them as individuals and brought them together as a couple threw them an incredible party to celebrate their union and set the foundation for their family.
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
daryl & retty. it was only fitting that they were married on a mountaintop…this day was the culmination of a long journey that lead the two of them together. they wanted to remember the past and celebrate the future with their friends and family, in the presence of their creator, surrounded by the most stunning natural backdrop you can imagine. this day was full of much laughter and a few joyful tears – just how it should be.
the staff at the sea to sky gondola were amazing and so accommodating, i would highly recommend this venue! special thanks as well to my second shooter, justine boulin.
Thursday, June 18th, 2015
josh & meggie make sense. have you ever spent time around a couple that just seem to “fit”? not that they are exactly alike (far from it, for that matter), but that they are at ease around one another. i just think it’s pretty incredible that two people from across the country, coming from different backgrounds with different families and different history can be so comfortable together. it’s pretty magical, actually.