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sea breeze lodge wedding
oh, late summer sunshine. Oh, glorious day. Oh, beautiful venue in amazing location. Oh, open-hearted, tender, fun, fabulous couple. Oh the joy of all of that mixed-up with an incredible tribe of family & friends, great style, so much laughter, love & sheer delight of just having time to gather & celebrate together.
jerusha & rob, what a day! What amazing moments, spilling one into the other, from morning until night. All that anticipation,View full post »
fine art photo books are a wonderful way to re-tell the story of your wedding day in print. In the last couple of years, most of my wedding clients have chosen a package that comes with a fine art photo book. And for good reason…
these books are gorgeous. True lay-flat binding means there is no centre line crease & photos can be spread beautifully across both pages. The pages are thick & durable to last for generations to come. The print quality is amazing – vividView full post »
rockwater secret cove resort wedding
leila & todd were on the sunshine coast & cruised by the rockwater secret cove resort while a wedding was in process. They looked up at the beauty of that place & leila said to todd, let’s get married there. And so they did. The late summer sun shone hot & welcoming as their family & friends gathered for a weekend to celebrate these two fabulous people & the love they share. Everything was infused with open-heartedView full post »
a sooke prestige oceanfront resort wedding…
stephanie & cam gathered their tribe of love & support, of family & friends, of laughter & tears at the prestige oceanfront resort in sooke to witness & celebrate their walk into marriage. And what a walk it was; full of grace, honesty, humour & heart opening sharing & commitment. Their ceremony was crafted & created by the two of them & the oh-so-talented-&-lovely barbara densmore. HonestView full post »
comox valley bc wedding
mikhaila & marc were married under the beautiful trees & next to the ocean at the oh-so-lovely filberg lodge. The sun shone bright & they day was as sweet & lovely as those who gathered to witness & celebrate their walk into marriage. There were a lot of tears, even more laughter, heartfelt connections, great friends & such beautiful moments shared. A walk to the comox marina with their dear fur friend lemons & a wander through theView full post »
a dolphins resort wedding…
dolphins resort, just outside campbell river bc, is one of the loveliest venues for a west coast wedding. And almost all the more beautiful in the rain.
charlotte & simon are from england & have come & made their home in vancouver; the beauty of the ocean & mountains has caught them in their spell. And they wanted to gather their family & friends from here & overseas in a beautiful place that shines with all they love about theView full post »
richelle & yasha were married on one of the gulf islands’ quiet gems, denman island, & their rustic farm wedding celebrated their beautiful union & also the union of 2 communities, 2 neighbouring islands – denman & hornby. They met in high school, taking the bus to & from courtenay, shared friendships, a love of the natural world, the beach, the mountains, a few parties. A few years after becoming sweethearts, they walked into marriage on yasha’sView full post »
an early evening on hornby island, a sweet lifestyle family celebration session.
i call my family/couple/newborn/solo sessions – really anything other than weddings – Celebration Sessions. Because that’s what they are to me. An opportunity to celebrate this time in your life. To document the beauty of your every day, the fleeting, telling moments that make up so much of our lives & relationships. These are lifestyle sessions in that way… they’re lessView full post »
a hornby island, bc wedding…
a hot summer day, a gary oak grove overlooking the sea, friends & family from all corners of the globe, gathering together on hornby island bc to witness & celebrate the wedding of claire & agustin. And what a celebration it was… heartfelt & tender, filled with joy & wonder, breathtaking beauty, heaps of happiness & deep abiding love. All those miles traveled, all those days & hours, airports, rental cars & ferries, allView full post »
lisa & justin took some time away from their full busy lives to sink into some serious r&r here on hornby island & we met up for a maternity session. Beautiful evening light, warm ocean air, 2 fabulous people, 1 wonder dog, & a whole lot of love makes for some sweet times shared. Some wise little is growing up in lisa, getting ready for a life with these 2 fun seeking, world traveling, family loving individuals. I anticipate a whole lot of wonder & delight in theView full post »
I had a blast 2nd shooting melissa & mike’s gorgeous telegraph cove wedding last year with the wonderfully talented shane deringer. (Check out his gorgeous work & his blog post from their day here). And if you’re getting married on the north island, consider telegraph cove as a venue. It is amazing. A photograph everywhere we looked.
Heartfelt gratitude to melissa & mike & their tribe of fabulous for having me along, lurking quietly around the edges of theView full post »
Spring break. Dear friends. Beach walks & dips in the water.
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heading to victoria + spending time with baby lenny & his happy mama & papa + snapping a few newborn photos = a whole lot of happy for this photographer/grandma. How’d i get so lucky?
wee lenny is as sweet as they come… all cooing & gurgling, sweet lip pursing, open eyed wonder & still sleepy, sleepy newborn loveliness. Such a whole lot of yum. And fun. His parents are settling happily into their newfound roles & routine, hearts full & much delight &View full post »
it’s an incredible gift to get to be a part of watching someone grow up. To have been given the opportunity to love & care for little people who weren’t born of my body but were certainly born in my heart & mind. Whose lives have helped shape mine & whose love has shone light in my darkest corners & made my bright spots a little brighter. And then to get to see them all grown up, in love with someone amazing, married & one day, one very special day, toView full post »
The night before baby len’s arrival, ryan, midori & i walked around their fernwood neighbourhood in victoria for their maternity session. Late day, early evening, fading light, so much fun & laughter, anticipation & deep, sweet love. These two warm my heart right through. They are parents now, days later. Finding the groove of getting life done in few hour increments. All while falling deeper & deeper in love with their sweet love bug, lenny valentine. Photos ofView full post »
We went home to belgium over the holidays, to spend time with Marc’s family & reconnect to the land & people there. But we took a detour to paris on the way. And spent 5 jet-lagged, sleep deprived days walking, walking, walking around & through that amazing city. Tess was a blast to travel with. So easy. We walked through museums, along the sienne, through old cobblestone streets that have held people for centuries. The old country, indeed. Before we left, i put theView full post »
The other day tess & i took a walk around helliwell. And she was happy to have me bring my camera (which doesn’t happen a lot these days). She likes us to have our time to ourselves & not have me behind the lens. I get it. So i’m grateful to capture some of these moments when all is well in our world & she’s shining, as she does…
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one of the greatest gifts there can be is the opportunity to stand back & watch our kids marry someone wonderful. This post is a sweet celebration of just that.
eight years ago, midori & ryan crossed paths, for a few sweet weeks, before she headed back home to japan. And their dance began. And it’s been a joy watching them find their way through the years, through different countries, different homes, changing careers paths, directions, hopes & dreams. To watch themView full post »
meredith & justin were married at the gorgeous fairholme manor in victoria, bc. Their wedding day was a sweet intimate gathering & they walked into marriage surrounded & supported by their closest family & friends. It was a true delight & honour to be carried through their day, through the joy & laughter, the tender intimacies, the shared love & gentle celebration of the vows they shared with one another. Their love of one another, of beautiful spaces, theirView full post »
danielle & rod were married just outside campbell river at the stunning shelter point distillery. Their day was filled with late summer sunshine, clear skies, a gathering of very fun & supportive family & friends, loads of laughter & a whole lot of beautiful everywhere, inside this sweet couple & all around them. The speeches were heartfelt & hilarious, there were his & hers cakes (complete with miniature stanley cup), beautiful details, great food, fabulousView full post »
Call me bias, but i do love a gulf island wedding… & megan & spencer’s quadra island wedding was the epitome of why. Their laid back, seemingly effortless grace & open-heartedness, wrapped in a stunning coastal environment, at a lodge set at the edge of the sea, a fantastic gathering of family & friends, all the love & warmth & caring, made it a pure pleasure to witness & document. Lucky me. It was a summer of sunshine. And the sun shone hot &View full post »
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