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Yvette and Rob’s cherry blossom filled Stanley Park engagement session was a highlight of this spring for me! It needs to be noted that not only are they the absolute cutest together but they came dressed in cherry blossom themed outfits. Anyone who knows me knows I love cute prints, so I may or may not have squealed inwardly when I saw them.

We spent the afternoon exploring all that Stanley Park has to offer, going from the spring time flower gardens to the beautiful westcoast forests. My favourite thing about about the park is that it possesses so much variety within it’s boundaries. It’s one of my all time favourite spots in Vancouver!

As a side note, Yvette and Rob met and fell in love while filming the show ‘House Call’ which shines a light on the lives of caregivers and the people they care for.  I love the passion they have for what they do and that it ultimately lead them to each other. You can check out more about the show here.

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Chelsey and Imran flew in the weekend of their engagement session to visit family, finalize details about their upcoming wedding and to shoot their session with me at Jericho Beach Park. Of course, as fate would have it, major rain was predicted for the weekend leaving us looking for a plan B. We decided to take a chance and hold off until the morning they flew out in the hopes that there would be a break in the weather and I’m so glad we did. We were rewarded with the perfect overcast morning!

Chelsey and Imran, you’re simply the sweetest together. It was such a pleasure getting to know you both better during our session and I can’t wait to capture your wedding in just a few months!

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With spring fast approaching here in Vancouver and warmer weather just around the corner, I thought it was the perfect time to post a round up of engagement session outfit inspiration. I’ve had so many great outfits in front of my lens over the years making it hard to narrow it down! After much consideration, here are 10 outfits I hope you find inspirational for your session:

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SO in love with Helen and Joel’s outfit choices for the Vancouver Mural Festival engagement session. Helen’s floral jumpsuit/jean jacket combo and colourful dress/leather jacket are both playful and show off her personality perfectly. Paired with Joel’s striped button up over his pink flamingo shirt and blazer over a plain white t (both of which tie in with Helen’s colours) it’s a fun relaxed combo. To see more of their session (and their amazing third outfit) click here.

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Sydney wore a really cute maroon dress which played off the maroon in Zlatko’s checked shirt. She also brought along a jean jacket to add some variety to the images. To see more from their Vanier Park engagement session click here.

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Tatiana and Jamie went with a dressy option for the second half of their session and I have all the heart eyes for their outfits. I love that Tatiana’s white lace dress is a nod to their upcoming wedding and who doesn’t love a good pair of suspenders? To see more of their False Creek and Kitsilano Beach engagement click here.

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Chaitali and Jason decided to go with traditional Indian outfits and I was Living. For. It. I absolutely adore when couples honour their heritage through their photos. Chaitali’s sari in specific was very special as it’s pattern is one that’s particular to the region of India her family comes from. To see more of their Iona Beach Engagement Session click here.

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I loved these next two outfits from Marie and Chris. First Marie paired an army green button up with a metallic sequinned skirt while Chris wore a complimentary grey button up and khaki pants. Their final look with Marie’s dark red cardigan/long black skirt and Chris’s cozy sweater was both relaxed and romantic…. and of course Marie’s cardigan added a great pop of colour to their natural settings. To see more of their Mayne Island engagement click here.

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Absolutely loved Cherryl and Dustin’s first outfit choice for there engagement session. Cherryl’s white eyelet dress paired with her jean jacket and braided leather belt balance perfectly with Dustin’s dark blue patterned button up shirt and khakis. They really wanted something relaxed that said ‘picnic’ and I think they nailed it. To see more from their session click here.

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I live for pops of colour and Nina brought just that when she paired her John Fluevog heels with her colourful floral skirt for one of her engagement outfits. Love the resulting look! She also brought along her traditional Heiltsuk cedar hat and the blanket that she and Drew were wrapped in by her family and community in Bella Bella. See more from their Sea to Sky Gondola Engagement by clicking here.

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The morning of Melanie and Adam’s Glass House Estate Winery wedding brought grey skies and epic rain. When I arrived to Melanie’s parents home in Langley it was absolutely dumping but instead of worrying about it Melanie was all smiles. She was so excited to be marrying Adam that nothing could dampen her spirits, not even a literal dampening of everything. In their time together they’ve come through some incredible trials with a love and connection you can feel. The excitement was infectious and I couldn’t wait to see these two married.

Amazingly during our portrait session the clouds cleared and we were treated to sunshine and blue skies in time for their outdoor ceremony to go ahead as planned. I love it when wedding day miracles happen and this one had impeccable timing!

From their mutual laughter during the portraits, to Melanie’s tears during the ceremony and Adam’s loving dance with his grandmother I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to capture.

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Wedding Details

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Glass House Estate Winery

Florist: Flowers from a Country Garden

Cake Artist: Rustic Gourmet

Caterer: Rustic Gourmet

DJ: DJ Yeppa

Makeup Artist: Dames and Dolls Makeup

Bridesmaid Dresses: MJM Wedding Services

Allll the high fives and a hefty dance break of the running man to my always amazing second shooter Marie Skerl.

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So excited to share this Olympic Village and Vancouver Mural Festival couple’s session with you! I first met Sam and Kristi last year and immediately knew we needed to be friends. Between their love of good beer, passion for bike riding and general sharing of my sarcastic sense of humour it was just meant to be. They’ve been married for 5 years this summer and on top of their general awesomeness, I’m constantly touched by their love and connection. Just take a look at the photos below to see what I’m talking about.
Big hugs to both of you! Thank you for coming out for a session with me! <3

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Another year in the bag and with it 365 days packed with moments and memories! 2018 saw me sticking a little closer to home with most of my weddings centring in Vancouver, Whistler, Richmond, Burnaby, Langley and Abbottsford.
I hunted colourful murals, trekked through forests, ran through epic rain storms and found myself laughing and crying
along with all the amazing moments unfolding in front of me.

Looking forward to 2019 and what’s on the horizon! My hope is I get to adventure a little further afield, finding myself on the Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island, Pemberton or even Banff. I love this time of year when you’re not entirely sure what your season will shape up to be and there’s so much potential for where you might find yourself. If you’re interested in having me photograph your wedding get in contact soon – inquiries for 2019 and 2020 are rolling in!

Big thanks and high fives to all my second shooters! I feel so lucky to get to shoot with some of the best in the industry and I can’t wait to get out and capture more with you by my side.

If you like this post, be sure to also check out my previous year in review posts:

2017 | Year in Review

2016 | Year in Review

2015 | Year in Review

2014 | Year in Review

 

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I’m so excited to finally share Candice and Charlie’s Vancouver Club wedding! I absolutely adore these two and their wedding was nothing short of fantastic. From the stunning ceremony in the front lobby to the incredible dance party fuelled by the Famous Players Band, the whole day was filled with incredible moments with dear family and friends, infectious laughter and sooo much dancing.

One of my favourite things about this wedding was planning the portrait locations. When I asked Candice and Charlie where they would like to have their portraits taken they told me ‘wherever you think is best’. Heck. Yes. My mind immediately leaped to a special location I’ve been wanting to use for a wedding party for-ev-er, but never had the chance to make it happen. It was fun taking the whole group for a bit of an adventure and I’m beyond stoked with the results.

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Wedding Details

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Vancouver Club

Wedding Coordinator: Smitten Events

Wedding Celebrant: Shawn Miller of Young, Hip & Married

Videographer: Cole Bayford Media

Florist: Sunflower Florist

Band: Famous Players

Makeup and Hair Artist: Carla Hawksworth Makeup and Hair

Bride and Bridesmaid’s dresses: Isabelle’s Bridal

Groom and Groomsmen’s tuxes: J. Gregory

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To say I was pumped for Kat and Ryan’s wedding at Woodbridge Ponds Secret Garden is an understatement. From the moment they inquired with me I knew it was going to be one for the history books. Between hiring Tacofino’s taco truck for catering, creating a donut feature wall, planning the most incredible florals and securing a DJ that spins all vinyl motown it was a recipe for next level awesomeness. On top of everything else, the love and joy that surrounded them from all sides was palpable – the whole day was filled with laughter and happy tears.

Kat and Ryan, thank you again for choosing me to be your wedding photographer! It was a day I’ll always fondly remember.

Check out their photos below to see what I’m talking about:

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Wedding Details

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Secret Garden at Woodbridge Ponds

Florist: Blossom & Vine

Cake Artist: Reddy Made Cakes

Catering: Tacofino

Celebrant: Lisa Hartley

Ceremony Musician: Evan Kennedy

DJ: Ben Keating

Makeup Artist: Makeup by Atefeh

Hairstylist: Lindsay Maclean Makeup

Wedding Dress: WTOO

Groom’s Suit: Next

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I’ve had a love affair with Brix & Mortar from the very first time I laid eyes on it… and getting the chance to shoot a wedding there is always a treat! When Elyse and Gint first sat down for their meeting with me I knew we were going to have an amazing time shooting together. Their love of creative photography spoke directly to my heart and their desire to have an amazing time connecting with their family and friends really shone through.

Fast forward to the wedding day, we were looking at a potentially rainy morning… but we pushed ahead with our shooting plans all the same and I’m so glad we did. Elyse and Gint chose to read their personal vows in private during their first look in Coal Harbour – something I think more couples should do. I’m not ashamed to say I was crying along with them.

The day culminated in their ceremony and reception at Brix & Mortar filled with laughter, tears and more good food than you can shake a stick at. It was wonderful to see how much love there was amongst the guests for these two. You could see it in every smile and tear. Elyse and Gint, you have an amazing community! Thank you for choosing me to be there with you to witness and document it all.
It’s a day I will always remember.

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Wedding Details:

Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue: Brix & Mortar

Coordinator: Oh Lovely Deer

Florist: Sylvie You Flower Arrangement Art & Bouquet

Cake Artist: Cakes by Peddie

Makeup & Hair: Save the Date Beauty

Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero

Wedding Dress Shop: Bliss Gowns

Bridesmaids Dress Shop: Park & Fifth

Groom & Groomsmen’s Tux Shop: Indochino

Officiant: Jane Haton of Young, Hip & Married

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Carsen and Seb’s Autumn themed wedding at Cecil Green Park House was nothing short of epic. With guest book pumpkins, alll the autumnal tones and vintage decor it was a feast for the eyes. My fall loving heart was swooning all day long!

Really looking forward to sharing more from this amazing fall day, but for now here’s a few preview photos to enjoy:

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