Category Archives: couples

vancouver bc styled first look

vancouver bc styled first look – refresh workshop

i’m just back from vancouver. From attending the refresh workshop with the oh-so-talented jennifer moher & hugh whitaker as part of the incredible arc conference. 4 days of inspiration, creativity, heart-opening connections, laughter, new friendships, great food, great music & a dip back into all i love about photography & my place in it. SO good. For the workshop, jen & hugh (who are humans-extraordinaire, no exaggeration) hired 2 of the sweetest people to model for aView full post »

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vancouver island bc engagement | alana & andrew

vancouver island bc engagement – a session with alana & andrew at the oh-so-lovely neck point park in nanaimo. i first met alana & andrew on a hot summer’s day in tsawassen to chat about all-things-wedding-&-photo. A bird pooped on me during our meeting on an outdoor patio. And alana, not fazed at all, took my napkin & cleaned up the offering on the back of my shirt. Having a client who’s a nurse can be a real bonus. I took the pooping as a sign of good things toView full post »

hornby island sunset maternity session

hornby island sunset maternity session | charo & craig

hornby island sunset maternity session it was the height of summer. Hot beach days spilling into warm beach evenings, sand castles & conversations, swims & spontaneous suppers shared with friends. Long, lazy, restful days… when you’re on holiday, on hornby island. And all the more beautiful & precious when you’re wrapped up with your sweetheart, celebrating the growing little still tucked happily away inside. The last summer of life as a duo. I met up with charo &View full post »

hornby island engagement | kimberley & jason

hornby island engagement jason has a long history on hornby island. He has family here & it’s been a big part of his life throughout the years. And in the last years, he & kimberley have made it a big part of their relationship. And it was in the sandstone caves at fords cove that he proposed to her. And so kimberley wanted to have their engagement session there. A sweet time to celebrate the beginning of their journey into marriage, wrapped in the place that means so much toView full post »

hornby island maternity

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Vancouver Island Engagement Photographer

vancouver engagement | cindy & joe

getting to photograph cindy & joe is like winning the photo lottery. All good. They are fun & sweet & caring, madly in love, a complete joy to be around, creative, silly, up for anything, & did i mention madly in love? We started at iona park in richmond (a quiet hidden gem full of delights) & then joe wove us through vancouver just in time to capture the sun setting at whytecliffe park. Two fabulous locations, 2 different cities, a big fire under our butts & lots ofView full post »

Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

victoria engagement | brennan & ian

so much love. so much laughter. such a beautiful connection, a wonderful relationship, an amazing journey. brennan & ian, thank you for sharing your evening with me – those last rays of sunshine, all your sparkle & enthusiasm. your joy is infectious. and i am so looking forward to your wedding in september. let the fun begin! “and still, after all this time, the sun has never said to the earth, “you owe me.” look what happens with love like that. it lights upView full post »

vancouver island lifestyle session

these guys crack me up. And they’re both truly fabulous people. And i miss them so much it actually hurts.View full post »

emmy & aaron

emmy & aaron are dear friends. And they will be wonderful parents. Their wee ones are due in january. And i’m oh so excited to see who is coming to share their days. They are also the dynamic duo behind e/a photography. You can see their beautiful work here. So i was honoured & a little nervous when they asked me to photograph this amazing time in their lives. Our afternoon together was a lovely mix of fun & silly, heartfelt & tender, honest & real, just like emmyView full post »

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 »

alex & travis

on sunday i traveled to alex & travis’ home in fanny bay. They are in the midst of a major reno, have had ben (their 3 month old & utterly gorgeous great dane) for only 3 weeks, & are just a week away from alex’s due date. And not a hint of stress anywhere. Truly, very inspiring. Wrapped in all of that was their ease & happiness for this new life beginning. And one of the sweetest connections i’ve had the joy to photograph. Many thanks to you both for sharingView full post »

2011 – celebration sessions & some moments in between

it’s an interesting exercise to look back through my photographic year & see which photos jump out at me now. It changes day to day, i’ve noticed. And if i were to do this post next week, i’m sure it would look very different. most often when i blog, i post with clients in mind… a selection of photos that will give them a taste of what we captured of their day, of our time together. And also what prospective clients may want to see – what photographs tell theView full post »