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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 »

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1 enormous herring spawn 2 new friends 100s of seagulls & a beach to explore = a whole lot of happy.   view full post hereView 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 »

fine art photo books

fine art photo books | jennifer armstrong photography

fine art photo books are a wonderful way to re-tell the story of your wedding day in print. In the last couple of years, most of my wedding clients have chosen a package that comes with a fine art photo book. And for good reason… these books are gorgeous. True lay-flat binding means there is no centre line crease & photos can be spread beautifully across both pages. The pages are thick & durable to last for generations to come. The print quality is amazing – vividView 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 lifestyle family session (17)

hornby island lifestyle family celebration

an early evening on hornby island, a sweet lifestyle family celebration session. i call my family/couple/newborn/solo sessions – really anything other than weddings – Celebration Sessions. Because that’s what they are to me. An opportunity to celebrate this time in your life. To document the beauty of your every day, the fleeting, telling moments that make up so much of our lives & relationships. These are lifestyle sessions in that way… they’re lessView 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 »

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 »

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 »

vancouver island family photographer

Spring break. Dear friends. Beach walks & dips in the water. view full post hereView full post »

victoria newborn photographer | len valentine

heading to victoria + spending time with baby lenny & his happy mama & papa + snapping a few newborn photos = a whole lot of happy for this photographer/grandma. How’d i get so lucky? wee lenny is as sweet as they come… all cooing & gurgling, sweet lip pursing, open eyed wonder & still sleepy, sleepy newborn loveliness. Such a whole lot of yum. And fun. His parents are settling happily into their newfound roles & routine, hearts full & much delight &View full post »

victoria birth photographer | brand new

it’s an incredible gift to get to be a part of watching someone grow up. To have been given the opportunity to love & care for little people who weren’t born of my body but were certainly born in my heart & mind. Whose lives have helped shape mine & whose love has shone light in my darkest corners & made my bright spots a little brighter. And then to get to see them all grown up, in love with someone amazing, married & one day, one very special day, toView full post »

victoria maternity

The night before baby len’s arrival, ryan, midori & i walked around their fernwood neighbourhood in victoria for their maternity session. Late day, early evening, fading light, so much fun & laughter, anticipation & deep, sweet love. These two warm my heart right through. They are parents now, days later. Finding the groove of getting life done in few hour increments. All while falling deeper & deeper in love with their sweet love bug, lenny valentine. Photos ofView full post »

us… in paris.

We went home to belgium over the holidays, to spend time with Marc’s family & reconnect to the land & people there. But we took a detour to paris on the way. And spent 5 jet-lagged, sleep deprived days walking, walking, walking around & through that amazing city. Tess was a blast to travel with. So easy. We walked through museums, along the sienne, through old cobblestone streets that have held people for centuries. The old country, indeed. Before we left, i put theView full post »

tess…

The other day tess & i took a walk around helliwell. And she was happy to have me bring my camera (which doesn’t happen a lot these days). She likes us to have our time to ourselves & not have me behind the lens. I get it. So i’m grateful to capture some of these moments when all is well in our world & she’s shining, as she does… view full post hereView 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 »