intimate bodega ridge wedding - galiano island - couple hugging in front of sparkling ocean

intimate bodega ridge wedding – galiano island

late summer, sun sparkling off clear ocean water, an intimate gathering of family & friends, all-things-fabulous at bodega ridge, katrina & corey starting a new life together, heading off into new sunsets, a new home in a different country, a chance to gather together with their nearest & dearest to celebrate all that has been & all that is yet to come, wrapped in the beauty of the natural world, before heading off with rings on their fingers, a new shared last name (an amalgamation of a little of each of theirs), & hearts filled with love & wonder.

everything about katrina & corey’s walk into marriage was gentle & easy, heartfelt & true. It was an honour to be amongst their family & friends to witness & celebrate the beginning of their new lives as mr & mrs. Heaps of love & happiness to you both. xo

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female singer songwriter - on stage - hornby island

kim june johnson – in concert – hornby island

there are a lot of perks to living on hornby. A lot. And one of the many is the number of incredibly talented musicians who either live & work here or travel here to give concerts. It’s not unusual (nor an exaggeration) to be in our small, community-built community hall listening to world class musicians. Some come as part of the fantastic hornby festival, some come for the hornby island blues festival, some through the celtic festival, others through personal connections. Year round there are concerts at the hall, joe king park & intimate house concerts at a few homes around the island. And kim june johnson firmly holds her own alongside all that talent. She was awarded Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 Vancouver Island Music Awards & her gorgeous album ‘Canvas and Clay’ was nominated for Album of the Year. Her live shows beautifully combine song, storytelling and poetry.

on this particular evening, she was backed-up by the uber talented marc atkinson – one of Canada’s finest JUNO-nominated, award-winning musicians – & scott white – a multi faceted bassist & music therapist splitting his time & talent between berlin, germany & the west coast of bc. My only wish is that there was a sound track to this post. We were spell bound by their collective talent & creative collaboration. For the soundtrack, you’ll have to check out their respective websites. And for now, enjoy a visual journey through the soundscape…

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family travels – campbell river bc – a celebration of marc, his birthday & our little clan.

painters lodge | april point | elk falls 

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  • Daisy

    A beautiful story, so intimately told.
    I love it. xxx, DaisyReplyCancel

 

comox bc lifestyle family photography

comox bc lifestyle family photography

trudy & daniel’s extended family were gathering at their comox home to celebrate the arrival of their sweet little. They came from montreal & london, england to welcome the next generation. And they welcomed me into their home with warm smiles & open hearts. We spent time together there, in their lovely home, documenting their easy moments hanging out together & simply enjoying each other’s fabulous company. Their little guy is so well loved & their sweet, deep connections were a joy to be around. And then we headed out to goose spit for some photos on the beach. And although dark clouds were looming, the rain stayed away & we played for a bit in the cool spring breeze. More laughter. And more love throughout.

trudy & family… thank you all for your kindness, for sharing your afternoon so openly with me. Your love for one another is wonderfully tangible & it comes through in the photographs. Much happiness to you all! xo

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vancouver island bc engagement – a session with alana & andrew at the oh-so-lovely neck point park in nanaimo.

i first met alana & andrew on a hot summer’s day in tsawassen to chat about all-things-wedding-&-photo. A bird pooped on me during our meeting on an outdoor patio. And alana, not fazed at all, took my napkin & cleaned up the offering on the back of my shirt. Having a client who’s a nurse can be a real bonus. I took the pooping as a sign of good things to come (silver lining & all that). And it was! Collaborating with these two was as sweet & easy as it gets. The day called for rain. But they took the ferry over to nanaimo, got changed in my westy, snuggled under an umbrella with big smiles for all of 5 minutes. And then the rain stopped. The umbrellas got put away & the smiles remained. We wandered around & through neck point park (SO beautiful) – they climbed cliffs & rocky outcroppings, snuggled in amongst the daffodils, laughed & kissed & laughed some more. So much love. And fun. And it all makes me that much more excited for their wedding, coming in june. Here’s a little wander through our afternoon together…

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