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 »

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 »