hornby island family photographer | a gathering of mulhulls

a gathering of mulhulls, at their beautiful home on hornby island, generations, siblings, cousins, 3 new babes on the way, warm summer sunshine all wrapped up in heaps of love makes for a very sweet evening for this family loving photographer. Life is good. many thanks to you all for sharing your time, your fun, your family’s wonderfulness with me. What a joy. view full post hereView full post »

comox lake wedding photographer | jenn & doug

on one of the hottest days of summer, under the bright sunshine, with comox lake & the comox glacier sparkling behind them, jenn & doug walked oh-so-happily into marriage & lucky me, i was there to photograph those sweet moments of their wedding day. The love & support of their family & friends was a joy to be carried in & the speeches had us all in tears & laughter. The super moon rose over it all & there was some serious rocking out on the dance floorView full post »

comox valley family photographer | kareen & co.

i had so much fun wandering around the Filberg in Comox with kareen & co. photographing a little of the love & laughter they all share. I had the honour of photographing kareen & russell’s wedding last summer (you can see their amazing day here) & it was great to reconnect with her family (who are about as good as it gets). We missed you russell & france! here’s a little of the fun… view full post hereView full post »

vancouver island wedding photographer | natalie & dave

natalie & dave celebrated their amazing wedding day in lantzville, near nanaimo, on vancouver Island… & what an incredible joy it was to be the photographer who got to follow them through their day. I was so swept up & held in all the love & support they have within & around them. Surrounded by an incredible posse of heart-wide-open family & friends, their day was a slice of wonder-pie. And a good slice… a rich, creamy, all natural & wonderfullyView full post »

galiano island wedding photographer…. & this kind of lovely

from the incredible Bodega Ridge on Galiano Island, BC. Check them out!View full post »

hornby island wedding photographer | jaimie & clay

There are perks to being a wedding photographer on hornby island & it’s a toss up as to which is more awesome… one is that the environment here is Just.So.Spectacular. And every time i photograph here, i find new ways of seeing the beauty i call home. The second perk is that the people who come to get married here are just so fabulous to work with. And jaimie & clay were no exception. And there’s a little story behind all their day that that speaks a lot aboutView full post »

hornby island engagement photographer | farrah & evan

for me, it doesn’t get much more lovely than this… 2 of the sweetest people, one of the most beautiful locations, a whole lot of love, first growth forest, late evening light & the warm summer sun setting over it all. All around goodness. farrah & evan, i wish you both the very best journey into marriage. Hang on, for what i’m sure will be an incredible ride. view full post hereView full post »

vancouver engagement | heather & luke

i had such a blast stepping out of my island environment & photographing heather & luke on burnaby mountain in vancouver – an amazing backdrop for their engagement photos. And such a great choice… they met there at simon fraser university as undergrads, fell in love & have been wandering together through med school & beyond ever since. And i couldn’t be more excited about their late summer wedding at the gorgeous black rock resort in ucluelet. heatherView full post »

hornby island family photographer | mukais

sarah & matt were married on hornby 5 years ago, surrounded by their families & friends, & now they’re starting their own little family. To celebrate, they gathered together sarah’s family at their lovely hornby home & we all went walking, on the beach & through the forest, to capture a little of the love they all share. i’m oh so excited to meet the little who’s coming to share their journey. There’s a whole lot of love awaiting youView full post »

hornby island wedding photographer | jaimie & clay

so all this kind of lovely happened on saturday, here on hornby island, celebrating jaimie & clay’s amazing wedding day. just for now, just a few. Many more to come…View full post »

vancouver island photographer | from bump to baby sessions

here’s a peak at a ‘bump to baby session’. Three different sessions – maternity, birth story/fresh 48 & a newborn session. This is hayden’s journey into the world… view full post hereView full post »

hornby island lifestyle photographer

i love these people. And i do love my job. Mix the two together, add in a little late afternoon sunshine, the comfort of home, a very sweet little & 2 babies on the way, & it’s a pretty sweet recipe for success. amy & sasha, my happiness for you both is full & deep. And my gratitude for our friendship sits right at home there, too. Enjoy, my friends. view full post hereView full post »

vancouver island wedding photographer | erin & roger

erin & roger were married at erin’s parents’ gorgeous home in cedar, outside nanaimo. The clouds parted on my way down island & by the time i arrived, the sun was out in it’s full spring time glory. All was gorgeous… tall grass fields sprinkled with daisies & buttercups, light breeze blowing, billowing clouds. An intimate gathering of erin & roger’s closest family & friends, a ceremony under a big blue sky, loads of love & laughter.View full post »

comox valley engagement | jenn & doug

i first met jenn & doug in vancouver & had a great time finding out about their lives together, their hikes & travels far from the madding crowds & their plans for their upcoming summer wedding at comox lake. A couple of weeks ago, we met up for their engagement celebration session in seal bay provincial park in comox, had a walk amongst the trees & then headed off to explore the coast. I had so.much.fun. And am uber excited for their july wedding. jenn & doug,View full post »

hornby island elopement | valerie & doug

a hornby island elopement story… valerie & doug wanted to get married, to speak out loud their heartfelt vows & promises to one another. And they wanted to elope, to have it be just about one another. And they wanted to do it somewhere beautiful, wrapped in the natural world where they spend so much time. They chose hornby island & their day was perfect. Sweet, simple, honest & heartfelt, indeed. They were married at the edge of the cliff, overlooking tribune bay. TheView full post »

lifestyle family beach session

jesse, kevin & ella came to visit hornby, bunked in next door & it was great having fantastic neighbours for a few days. Jesse is a dynamo, so full of energy & fun, a wonderful mom & a talented photographer amongst other things (check our her work here & her fabulous session with us here). It was great spending time with her & her little tribe, in the late morning sunshine. & we hope their spring visit might become an annual event… view full post hereView full post »

hornby island family photographer | the youngs

i had SO much fun photographing this fantastic hornby family. karen & jed & their 2 littles are a fabulous part of our hornby community… they host easter egg hunts on their beautiful farm, hook up an incredible rig to tow all the kids around the neighbourhood on halloween & give a lot back to this place. We’re lucky to have them, as neighbours & friends. Jed bought karen this session for her birthday & so, lucky me, i got to spent the afternoon bathed inView full post »

vancouver island wedding photographer | lisa & mark

lisa & mark had their mid-summer wedding wrapped in the beauty of victoria’s beacon hill park. Such an incredible setting. An intimate wedding, a gathering celebrating their commitment to one another & the love they share with their family & friends. A fantastic tribe, so much support & kindness. Simple elegance. And everything was honest & true. Their reception followed at the sea cider farm & ciderhouse in saanich, great food, wonderful speeches (that hadView full post »

vancouver island wedding photographer | photo books

a few spreads from a photo book i’m designing. I LOVE this process – retelling the story of a couple’s wedding day in the pages of a gorgeous book. One they will carry with them for a lifetime. you can see more photos from claire & will’s beautiful intimate courtenay wedding here…View full post »

vancouver island newborn photographer | nycky-jay & boys

my last post featured nycky-jay on her due date. And baby arrived, 12 short hours later. And 1 week after that, we got together again & captured these. The sweet joys of transitions. Powerful & true. Gifts all. view full post hereView full post »

vancouver island maternity photographer | nycky-jay

it was nycky-jay’s due date. And we got together on saratoga beach to play with our littles & take a few photos of her beautiful full-term belly. And good thing we did… baby came just 12 hours later. I love that we have these last moments of her pregnancy captured, wrapped in the warmth of the spring sunshine & sand. Thank you, nycky-jay, for all of you. xo View full post »View full post »

hornby island photographer | wrena

my niece wrena is heading back out to the bush. Off tree planting for another season & joining up with an awesome company i worked with for many years, many years ago. There’s something wonderfully full-circle in all of that, for me. She’s a lover of photography, too. So she & i took a little time together to play, with the trees, by the beach, for the joy of it all. View full post »View full post »