lea & andrew

when it comes to photographs, don’t be afraid of the rain. Sometimes that’s when magic happens. This happened saturday… lea & andrew, i am so excited for your wedding next year. It’s going to be amazing & a complete joy to photograph.View full post »

lives lived & lost – a day of thanks & remembrance

some days are big. Yesterday we gathered with friends & community to say goodbye to & celebrate the life of an amazing & dear friend & community member. Lots of tears, shared grief, the celebrating of an incredible life lived & lost, beautiful stories, pictures & food shared. The loss of arnie will change the weave of our community fabric forever. Some people are like that. And then a  gathering with my family in the late afternoon, my niece is here with her brandView full post »

bride and groom together in garden

lynne & jay

lynne & jay wanted their photographs to capture the spirit of their wedding day – their love & joy of being together, of sharing their days with their little man henry, of having their dearest friends & family around them to celebrate their walk into marriage, of all the mingling & dancing & getting-to-know-one-another, the beauty of hornby island, the casual fabulousness of seabreeze lodge, the music of amani marimba & how they call us to move, the speeches thatView full post »

brand new

on wednesday september 26th, at 8:45am, after 36 hours of labour, my niece sharalin, with her man josh holding her, her mom, her sister & i & her amazing midwives supporting her, gave birth, at home, to baby hayden myles. Such wonder. Sharalin, your steadfast determination, your strength & grace, your trust, faith & willingness were inspiring to witness. You, my little bean, are amazing. And i thank you for sharing your journey with me. To you & josh & wee hayden,View full post »

bride and groom embracing in a forest

suzanna & andrew

i was photographing a wedding last night & one of the guests said to me, “you must get tired of weddings, being at so many”. My answer was a very honest, “no, not ever”. Two reasons came to mind… 1. i believe in marriage. I love having the honour of witnessing & capturing a couple promising their lives to one another. Wedding days are easy days for those vows to be spoken & shared – a couple is deeply in love, either rather newly or, after yearsView full post »

bride and groom from above

suzanna & andrew

sometimes i just love me a blurry photo… or, in the words of henri cartier bresson, “sharpness is a bourgeois concept”. what do you think?View full post »

bride and groom

crystal & nick

crystal & nick created a wedding day that was an amazing reflection of their relationship, the love of their families, the support of their friends, their impeccable style, sense of humour & commitment to having a great time. And so they all did. A fantastic celebration. And one that was a true delight to document, from the sweet anticipation of getting ready to rocking it out on the dance floor… venue – glendale gardens/horticultural centre of the pacific, victoria,View full post »

bride and bride

anne & heidi

i first met up with anne & heidi for their engagement/celebration session last may (you can see all the fun we had here). And because they live in ontario, & their wedding was set for this august, i’ve had to wait over a year to reconnect with them both in person. So worth the wait! All the ease & fun & love i experienced with them during their engagement, was out in full force on the day they walked together into marriage. It was such a sweet day – totally laidView full post »

groom and bride with veil

shelby & erik

shelby found me when keeley & chris’ wedding was featured on style-me-pretty canada. And i’m so glad she did! I had an amazing time journeying out to fort langley to photograph her walk into marriage with her man, erik. What an amazing couple. Truly… sweet, sweet, sweet. They’re bee keepers so i guess some of that honey just soaks right in. So much love, deep happiness & wonderful appreciation for one another. Theirs was a delight that was infectious to beView full post »

bride and groom black and white

tiffany & rich

tiffany & rich are sweet & funny, deeply in love, wonderfully at ease, lovely parents & great friends. They shared their beautiful day with family & friends & everything shone brightly in the warm summer sun. It was a joy to follow them both through their wedding day, documenting the moments of love & laughter that flowed on & on. To tiffany & rich, i wish you continued, deepening love & happiness on your life journey together. What a wonderful rideView full post »

bride and groom in a forest with sunlight shining through the trees

karen & james

from the sublime to the ridiculous. And everything in between. Heart-wide-open love filled moments flowing into silliness & all the delight found between it all. karen & james’ wedding day, at the fabulous tigh-na-mara resort, was incredible. A joyful ride filled with heaps of love, delight, happiness, tears, celebration & silliness. And all of it flowed freely, shared by all, with wide open hearts shining in the warm summer sun. I found so much hope & promise wrapped upView full post »

brides sitting on a deck

anne & heidi

how’s this for a whole lot of lovely…View full post »

groom and bride with veil

brandi & steven

brandi & steven were married at the fabulous tigh na mara resort in parksville. They were both so at ease & totally ready for their big day. Supported by their powerhouse family & friends, with the sun shining brightly, a  sweet breeze blowing in off the ocean & heaps of fun & love in the air, they all created an incredible day. So much to celebrate. Brandi & steven, i had SO much fun following you through your wedding day. May all the sparkle, delight & love fromView full post »

groom and bride with birdcage veil

amanda & jared

amanda & jared walked into marriage, surrounded by their closest family & friends, with their uber-cute 2 year old son & a new baby on the way. Their day was as sweet as they are. Jared waited patiently for amanda to arrive (he’s used to it & she walked down the aisle to ‘waiting on a woman’) & their day unfolded with ease & a lot of laughter. These two know each other so well & the love they share was a joy to witness & be around. here’sView full post »

bride with birdcage veil

amanda – bridals

there is something so poignantly beautiful about a pregnant bride. The opportunity to celebrate two grand adventures in one big day. These shots were taken at the end of our time together on amanda & jared’s wedding day. They capture a hint of the beauty amanda radiated on her sunny day. Many more from their day to come.View full post »

bride and groom next to the ocean

more selena & chris

selena & chris gathered together with their families & closest friends at the gorgeous poets cove resort on south pender island to celebrate their walk into marriage. They met working on cruise ships & wanted a venue that spoke both to their love of nature & their connection with the sea. And they found a perfect match with the oceanfront beauty of poets cove. On top of that, many of the details of their day were hand-crafted by selena & family or purchased on etsy –View full post »

selena & chris

for now, just 3… many more of this amazing couple & their beautiful day to come…View full post »

close up of smiling bride and groom

erin & robin

a hot summer’s day, a resort overlooking the straight, a gathering of friends & family from across the globe, a couple full of fun, exuberance, ease & grace. A sweet, deep love for one another & those who came to celebrate their journey into marriage. There were tears & laughter, sweat & silliness, hilarious heartfelt speeches, beautiful music & lots of caring & joy shared. To erin & robin, i thank you & your families for sharing your amazing day withView full post »

happy birthday, tess

yesterday was tess’ 3rd birthday. Jordan & william made her an amazing cake, our friends traveled a very long way to be here with us & all our local family came over to play, eat & celebrate tess. Happy birthday, sweet love. Thank you. For being you. With all of us.View full post »

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strathcona park wedding | valerie & michael

what a day. Truly. What an amazing day…. valerie & michael gathered their family & friends at the fabulous strathcona park lodge to celebrate their walk into marriage. The lodge has a rustic, laid-back vibe tucked in between the beauty of strathcona park & buttle lake. And valerie & michael are as easy-going as the place those chose to gather. Their day unfolded with grace, joy & so much love, & all of it wrapped in the warmth of the summer sunshine. It was aView full post »

frances & tom

an intimate gathering of family & friends, a little community church, a day that promised rain but held off all afternoon, a lovely home overlooking the straight, love & laughter & a great joy shared… frances & tom, i thank you for inviting me along to capture some of your beautiful day. May all the love surrounding you keep your hearts full & warm. Blessings to you both.View full post »