gulf island wedding

kelsey & andrew’s gulf island wedding at the beautiful poets cove resort on south pender island.

it was one of those still-hot end-of-summer days with a calm sea & wide open skies. A perfect day for gathering two fabulous families & a resort full of friends to celebrate kelsey & andrew’s journey into the land of mr & mrs. I laughed so much that day. The stories of andrew’s youth, the adventures these two have been on together, setting up a group wedding party photo & suddenly, the bridesmaids are climbing a giant maple tree, gathering the groomsmen was like herding cats, time flew by & it was all so.much.fun. I wish there was a soundtrack to go along with these photos – the tales that were shared & all the laughter. It was brilliant. You’ll have to imagine it, wrapped in the sunshine, in the love shared…

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hornby island lifestyle maternity

hornby island lifestyle maternity session with willow & joe & eddie.

it doesn’t seem that long ago that i photographed willow & joe’s epic walk into marriage – ‘wedding fest’ – right here on hornby. It was a great way to get to know these two amazing people. Since then, their lives have taken them to new zealand, joe’s home country & where willow trained & worked as a midwife for a couple of years. And where wee eddie came to join their journey. They found their way back to hornby, though, where willow’s family has had land & gatherings for decades. Where they started their journey as mr & mrs. And where they came to settle as a family. I captured a few moments of their lives then, when they were just settling in, making their home together. And now, there’s another little on the way. And their roots here are growing deeper, stronger. And our community is all the richer for having them. Our lives that much fuller, sweeter.

in the coming weeks, we’ll meet this babe who’s going to turn their trio to a quartet. Who will turn their lives upside down & blast their full hearts wider open still. Lucky little, coming to spend their days & nights with these three. Blessings all around. And so much love.

xo

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  • Lorena Madill

    Jennifer, these photos are so beautiful. You’ve captured the spirit and love of this little family. You are truly marvellous at your craft.ReplyCancel

 

grouse mountain vancouver bc wedding

grouse mountain vancouver bc wedding

oh, hot summer sunshine. Oh, sweet amazing people in love. Oh, big, wonderful international tribe of family & friends. Oh, the beauty of lynn headwaters regional park & queen elizabeth park. Oh, the spectacular heights & wonder of grouse mountain. Oh, daisy & adam & their most tender & fun walk into marriage…

there was so much laughter, so much caring, so many wide open hearts. There was a tradition where the groom had to guess what his bride’s wedding dress might look like & draw it in lipstick to get the approval of her clan, a traditional tea ceremony, heartfelt vows, tears of joy, the joining of two fabulous families, good food, beautiful views, speeches that had us laughing & crying & laughing again, a twinkling city, amazing dance moves &, at the heart of it all, there was daisy & adam. Two of the kindest, sweetest, fun-loving-est people i have met. And all that beauty around them was a reflection of their hearts & minds, their beautiful spirits. And it was a day of celebrating all of that. All of them. And all the wonder that lies ahead.

daisy & adam, thank you. Thank you for taking me along on your journey into marriage. Thank you for sharing all that you are with all of us. The world is a brighter place because of it. Because of you. Heartfelt happiness to you both in all the years of union that lie ahead.

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hornby island sunset maternity session

hornby island sunset maternity session

it was the height of summer. Hot beach days spilling into warm beach evenings, sand castles & conversations, swims & spontaneous suppers shared with friends. Long, lazy, restful days… when you’re on holiday, on hornby island. And all the more beautiful & precious when you’re wrapped up with your sweetheart, celebrating the growing little still tucked happily away inside. The last summer of life as a duo. I met up with charo & craig at little trib, wandered through the tall grass fields at our neighbours’ & headed to the beach, following the sunset light. Our short session stretched out like those summer days tend to… hard to leave when we’re wrapped up in the warmth of the setting sun & the vibrant glow of the golden hour. That sweet little is still growing. And we’re all waiting to see who’s going to come to share charo & craig’s days. And nights. Who will come to create their trio. Big gifts. And so much love.

xo

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lifestyle-family session hornby island

lifestyle family session hornby island

joss grew up on hornby. And each summer – & many times throughout the year – she comes with her own little tribe to settle back into the home that grew her from child-into-adult-hood. I think to call it their 2nd home is an understatement… it’s their hornby home, as much a part of their family as the one they live in when not here. And for those summer weeks, they shed their active city lives & fall easily into the rhythms of island living – long afternoons spent sunning & swimming, mountain biking, music making, gardening, days & evenings spent hanging with great friends & extended family, nights spent sleeping under the stars. We booked one of their last summer evenings & i met them at their beautiful home & just hung back & followed the fun. Then a drive down to little trib to meet up with dear friends, well family really, to wrap up all the love. I hope a little of their silly fun-loving-ness, deep love & connection shines through in these captures. Because there’s sure a whole lot of it swirling within & around them all.

xo

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  • Juniper Le Baron

    Exquisite photos of such joy and love!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Kaback

    These are so fantastic! I love them all. Such wonderful captures of this fabulous family. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel