vancouver island family photographer

it was about a year & a half ago when i received the sweetest message from nycky-jay. The beginning of a now cherished friendship… two photographers with same aged littles finding our way through the dance of our days. We were pen-pals for much of it (in the modern cyber-space way). And when we finally met in person, it was like getting together with a dear friend i hadn’t seen in a long time. Truth be told, i’m sure that’s actually how it is. nycky-jay is theView full post »

vancouver island newborn photographer

it’s always a gift to be asked to photograph new babes. Those first few days or weeks with a new being in the world, family changes, deep love. And perhaps more so when it’s friends who invite me in to capture a little of their story, their new lives unfolding. many thanks amanda & rob, nana & your littles, for sharing your afternoon with me. For these moments… View full post »View full post »

vancouver engagement photographer | julia & steve

meet julia & steve & their oh-so-delightful fur friend maggie. It has been said you can tell a lot about people by their pets. And if that’s true, julia & steve are exceptionally smart, fast, a little silly, full of energy, spirited, well groomed, gorgeous & as sweet as can be. I don’t know if dogs can be funny but julia & steve are that, too. It was an awesome way to spend an afternoon in vancouver… hearing about their story, their summer wedding dayView full post »

2013 weddings | a wander back through

i’ve done this every year for the last few years… taken the time, early in the new year, to look back through the weddings i photographed the year before. And what strikes me most, year after year, is how absolutely grateful i am to the people who trust me to capture their wedding day in photographs. Who open their hearts & share their love & anticipation, kindness & caring, their friends & family, great food, fantastic dance moves, hilarious, heartfeltView full post »

vancouver island birth story

there is so much deep love, commitment & joy in this little family. And it was an honour to be invited in to capture the arrival of baby linden. Alex & travis, you sure know how to make beautiful babies. And harley & linden, you sure know how to pick some amazing parents to guide you along your journey. So much love to you all. xoxo View full post »View full post »

hornby island photographer ~ darshan & alex ~

new friends, a walk in the park. Their photography is as lovely as they are. You can see their beautiful work here.  View full post »

a year ending & a whole new look

& tess rocking out. here’s to another year… & new learning, new growth, adventure, wonder, delight, self-discovery, celebration, connection & compassion. thank you, for sharing this amazing ride with me. Each & every one of you. I am incredibly grateful for it all.  xoxoView full post »

hornby island wedding photographer | lea & andrew

it was the end of summer. I met with lea & andrew the day before their wedding to walk through the details & timing of their day. And it was pouring. West coast, soaked through, down pour kind of pouring. And they were calling for more of the same for the next day. It felt right, in a way, these two so used to being outdoors, in the elements – skiers, mountain bikers, outdoor adventurers. And it had rained at our engagement session (you can see that loveliness here). So all wasView full post »

hornby island wedding photographer | brennan & ian

brennan & ian’s day was amazing. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. i’m not surprised. When i first met them in victoria for their engagement session (check it out here) i knew i was in for an incredible ride on their wedding day. And i was. SO.MUCH.FUN. So much incredibleness. From the moment i arrived, i was bounced around in bubble of love & delight, full of laughter & celebration. It was a big gathering but everyone was so connected it felt intimate & easy. And they chose theView full post »

comox valley wedding photographer | amanda & miguel

what a joyful celebration! amanda & miguel’s wedding day & beautiful reception at the coastal black estate winery was one filled with hope & promise, loads of love & laughter, beautiful details, lots of kids, bright sunshine, warmth & caring. From all that i witnessed, theirs will be a path filled with support, the love of family & friends & cherished time shared together. amanda & miguel, it was a delight, an honour & a whole lot of fun to follow youView full post »

vancouver island wedding photographer | celia & chris

it was the end of summer. The sun shone after a few days of rain. Everything was quenched & the afternoon glowed in magic light. The crown mansion in qualicum beach was the perfect setting for celia & chris’ wedding ceremony. Set in the shade at the edge of the forest & surrounded by gardens, we were steeped in the wonder of witnessing these two promise their lives to one another. They walked into their ceremony as celia brownrigg & chris mcguigan & walked out as mrView full post »

strathcona park lodge wedding | kareen & russell

strathcona park lodge wedding. karen & russell’s wedding day was truly incredible. One of the most heartfelt & tender unions i’ve had the opportunity to witness & photograph. The love these two share is tangible & true. Rooted in the earth & the ocean, grounded & fluid, deep, abiding & very beautiful. And so was their day. Storm clouds gathered & passed, the wind whipped up while they spoke their vows, the sky cleared & the moon shone bright, asView full post »

vancouver wedding photographer | cindy & joe

cindy & joe gathered their closest family & friends at the gorgeous hycroft manor in vancouver to celebrate their love & their walk into marriage. And theirs is love worth celebrating. Deep & true, sweet, fun, & wonderfully honest. They are a joy to be around. Together they created amazing games for their posse to enjoy while we took family & wedding party photos & some moments with the 2 of them, caught up in all that wonder. There was jumbo jenga – that joeView full post »

hornby island wedding photographer | brennan & ian

beautiful hearts, beautiful footware. Nice recipe.View full post »

vancouver island wedding photographer | kaylie & chad

kaylie & chad were married in the backyard they share with kaylie’s parents. A lot of work went into making the grounds as beautiful as they were on their day. A lot. The forecast called for rain but the sun shone in spite of it. Kaylie got ready with her girls at the beautiful tigh na mara resort &, after their heartfelt ceremony, i got to follow kaylie & chad through rathtrevor park for some time together amongst the old growth trees, the meadows & beach. A bride whoView full post »