Category Archives: weddings

hawaii destination wedding

hawaii destination wedding | tamara & shannon

hawaii destination wedding From a sweet little island called hornby, nestled off the west coast of bc, to the amazing big island of hawaii, tamara & shannon & an ever growing gaggle of family & friends, left the rains of a west coast winter & landed, all smiles & sunshine, into pahoa to celebrate their walk into marriage. And what a celebration it was! When the day starts with the groom hacking up fresh coconuts to drink at a venue that is an actual palm sanctuaryView full post »

maui hawaii destination wedding bride & groom romantic beach sunset

maui hawaii destination wedding | jessica & nik

maui hawaii destination wedding it was june when i received an email from jessica & nik. They were at the end of 6 months of traveling, hanging out in the salt flats in bolivia & searching for a wedding photographer with intermittent internet (at best) & no power at all (for days). All great for chilling out at the end of a long journey & a little challenging for online searching. And over continents & countries, through the magic of the www, they came across myView full post »

sea breeze lodge fall wedding

sea breeze lodge fall wedding | stacie & adam

sea breeze lodge fall wedding stacie & adam love the outdoors. And their family & friends. And each other. So.Very.Deeply. And their decision to gather all of that together for their fall wedding at the beautiful sea breeze lodge on hornby island was as perfect as it gets. Everything was sweet & easy, gentle & fun & wonderfully funny. There were a lot of tears – heartfelt tears of the love shared, commitments made & the joy of all being together toView full post »

west coast wedding black rock resort

west coast wedding black rock resort | alex & travis

west coast wedding black rock resort soon after love first hit alex & travis, travis went to work in ucluelet helping to build the new community centre there. And somewhere along the way, between the arrival of two sweet littles, a home bought & renovated, & travis’ work away from home, alex knew she wanted to go back to the west coast to get married. And so they did. At the gorgeous black rock resort. Just a 5 minute walk from the community centre where the foundation wasView full post »

sea breeze lodge hornby island wedding

sea breeze lodge wedding | jerusha & rob

sea breeze lodge wedding oh, late summer sunshine. Oh, glorious day. Oh, beautiful venue in amazing location. Oh, open-hearted, tender, fun, fabulous couple. Oh the joy of all of that mixed-up with an incredible tribe of family & friends, great style, so much laughter, love & sheer delight of just having time to gather & celebrate together. jerusha & rob, what a day! What amazing moments, spilling one into the other, from morning until night. All that anticipation,View full post »

rockwater resort sunshine coast wedding

rockwater secret cove resort wedding | leila & todd

rockwater secret cove resort wedding leila & todd were on the sunshine coast & cruised by the rockwater secret cove resort while a wedding was in process. They looked up at the beauty of that place & leila said to todd, let’s get married there. And so they did. The late summer sun shone hot & welcoming as their family & friends gathered for a weekend to celebrate these two fabulous people & the love they share. Everything was infused with open-heartedView full post »

sooke wedding

sooke prestige oceanfront resort wedding | stephanie & cam

a sooke prestige oceanfront resort wedding… stephanie & cam gathered their tribe of love & support, of family & friends, of laughter & tears at the prestige oceanfront resort in sooke to witness & celebrate their walk into marriage. And what a walk it was; full of grace, honesty, humour & heart opening sharing & commitment. Their ceremony was crafted & created by the two of them & the oh-so-talented-&-lovely barbara densmore. HonestView full post »

comox valley bc wedding photographer

comox valley wedding | mikhaila & marc

comox valley bc wedding mikhaila & marc were married under the beautiful trees & next to the ocean at the oh-so-lovely filberg lodge. The sun shone bright & they day was as sweet & lovely as those who gathered to witness & celebrate their walk into marriage. There were a lot of tears, even more laughter, heartfelt connections, great friends & such beautiful moments shared. A walk to the comox marina with their dear fur friend lemons & a wander through theView full post »

dolphins resort wedding photographer

dolphins resort wedding | charlotte & simon

a dolphins resort wedding… dolphins resort, just outside campbell river bc, is one of the loveliest venues for a west coast wedding. And almost all the more beautiful in the rain. charlotte & simon are from england & have come & made their home in vancouver; the beauty of the ocean & mountains has caught them in their spell. And they wanted to gather their family & friends from here & overseas in a beautiful place that shines with all they love about theView full post »

gulf- sland wedding photographer

gulf island wedding | richelle & yasha

richelle & yasha were married on one of the gulf islands’ quiet gems, denman island, & their rustic farm wedding celebrated their beautiful union & also the union of 2 communities, 2 neighbouring islands – denman & hornby. They met in high school, taking the bus to & from courtenay, shared friendships, a love of the natural world, the beach, the mountains, a few parties. A few years after becoming sweethearts, they walked into marriage on yasha’sView full post »

hornby island bc wedding

hornby island bc wedding | claire & agustin

a hornby island, bc wedding… a hot summer day, a gary oak grove overlooking the sea, friends & family from all corners of the globe, gathering together on hornby island bc to witness & celebrate the wedding of claire & agustin. And what a celebration it was… heartfelt & tender, filled with joy & wonder, breathtaking beauty, heaps of happiness & deep abiding love. All those miles traveled, all those days & hours, airports, rental cars & ferries, allView full post »

telegraph cove wedding | melissa & mike

I had a blast 2nd shooting melissa & mike’s gorgeous telegraph cove wedding last year with the wonderfully talented shane deringer. (Check out his gorgeous work & his blog post from their day here). And if you’re getting married on the north island, consider telegraph cove as a venue. It is amazing. A photograph everywhere we looked. Heartfelt gratitude to melissa & mike & their tribe of fabulous for having me along, lurking quietly around the edges of theView full post »

intimate hornby island wedding | ryan & midori

one of the greatest gifts there can be is the opportunity to stand back & watch our kids marry someone wonderful. This post is a sweet celebration of just that. eight years ago, midori & ryan crossed paths, for a few sweet weeks, before she headed back home to japan. And their dance began. And it’s been a joy watching them find their way through the years, through different countries, different homes, changing careers paths, directions, hopes & dreams. To watch themView full post »

victoria wedding | meredith & justin

meredith & justin were married at the gorgeous fairholme manor in victoria, bc. Their wedding day was a sweet intimate gathering & they walked into marriage surrounded & supported by their closest family & friends. It was a true delight & honour to be carried through their day, through the joy & laughter, the tender intimacies, the shared love & gentle celebration of the vows they shared with one another. Their love of one another, of beautiful spaces, theirView full post »

campbell river wedding | danielle & rod

danielle & rod were married just outside campbell river at the stunning shelter point distillery. Their day was filled with late summer sunshine, clear skies, a gathering of very fun & supportive family & friends, loads of laughter & a whole lot of beautiful everywhere, inside this sweet couple & all around them. The speeches were heartfelt & hilarious, there were his & hers cakes (complete with miniature stanley cup), beautiful details, great food, fabulousView full post »

quadra island wedding | megan & spencer

Call me bias, but i do love a gulf island wedding… & megan & spencer’s quadra island wedding was the epitome of why. Their laid back, seemingly effortless grace & open-heartedness, wrapped in a stunning coastal environment, at a lodge set at the edge of the sea, a fantastic gathering of family & friends, all the love & warmth & caring, made it a pure pleasure to witness & document. Lucky me. It was a summer of sunshine. And the sun shone hot &View full post »

ucluelet wedding | heather & luke

Back in late august, i headed out to ucluelet to photograph heather & luke’s wedding celebration. I took my little family along, packed up in our westy, & made it a working holiday. Such gifts! We woke up that saturday morning, in the heart of the west coast rainforest, with the rain pouring down, quite literally in buckets. “Mama, i can’t sleep any longer, it’s too loud”. And so lying there listening to the pounding rhythm of waves falling from theView full post »

pemberton wedding | julia & steve

it was the height of summer when my family & i made the journey to the oh-so-beautiful pemberton valley to photograph julia & steve’s fabulous wedding celebration. And what a celebration it was! Hot summer sun, heaps of fantastic friends & family, the most amazing venue at van loon farms, mountain views, giant jenga, bocche, great food, wonderful hosts, & loads of love & laughter & such heartfelt beauty swirling around everywhere. It was all ratherView full post »

vancouver island wedding | kat & michel

it was a hot summer day when i drove down vancouver island to the oh-so-gorgeous milner garden’s in qualicum beach for kat & michel’s wedding ceremony. Their wedding was centered around the gathering of family & friends. And they all came, filled with love & support for these two fabulous people, & their day was a joy to be swept up in. The grounds & gardens were a blast to wander through with kat & michel & their fabulous wedding party. Lots toView full post »

vancouver island wedding | carla & warren

in early august, i made my way over to vancouver island to photograph carla & warren’s amazing wedding at the shelter point distillery. It was that mid-summer wonder, just days before the barley was cut, so the fields around the distillery were golden, the skies were blue, the sun shone hot & everything was about as perfect as can be.  Their story is one of both small town neighbourhoods & world wide travel. And for their walk into marriage, carla & warren cameView full post »

galiano wedding | cheryl & tyler

late july found me on galiano island, at the fabulous bodega ridge, to photograph cheryl & tyler’s oh-so-beautiful walk into marriage, their spectacular wedding day. And what a day it was… surrounded by an amazing gathering of family & friends, nestled in the incredible beauty of the gulf islands, celebrating their life shared together & all that lies ahead. Their joy was infectious. And tender. And wonderfully true. And simply a joy to witness & be around.View full post »

gabriola wedding | jason & michelle

in july i made the journey over to gabriola island to photograph jason & michelle’s incredible wedding celebration. The day started with silent meditation, yoga & guru puja. All sprinkled with the laughter, curiosity & inclusiveness of small children. This was a gathering that honoured family, young & old, & the beauty of connectedness with the kinship of friends. There was good food, amazing locations, beautiful flowers, some rain, bright sunshine, heartfeltView 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 »