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 »

hornby island photographer | mccartys

Now & then i get the opportunity to be a photographer right here at home, on hornby island. Better yet with a sweet family who are also good friends. And then when everything unfolds rather perfectly… helliwell park in the early evening, beautiful light, the lingering warmth of summer, fabulous people, good connections, a whole lot of lovely & it all leads to some sweet captures, i’m left wondering, how’d i get to be so lucky? view full post hereView 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 »

hornby island family photographer | a gathering of mulhulls

a gathering of mulhulls, at their beautiful home on hornby island, generations, siblings, cousins, 3 new babes on the way, warm summer sunshine all wrapped up in heaps of love makes for a very sweet evening for this family loving photographer. Life is good. many thanks to you all for sharing your time, your fun, your family’s wonderfulness with me. What a joy. view full post hereView 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 »

comox valley family photographer | kareen & co.

i had so much fun wandering around the Filberg in Comox with kareen & co. photographing a little of the love & laughter they all share. I had the honour of photographing kareen & russell’s wedding last summer (you can see their amazing day here) & it was great to reconnect with her family (who are about as good as it gets). We missed you russell & france! here’s a little of the fun… view full post hereView full post »

vancouver island wedding photographer | natalie & dave

natalie & dave celebrated their amazing wedding day in lantzville, near nanaimo, on vancouver Island… & what an incredible joy it was to be the photographer who got to follow them through their day. I was so swept up & held in all the love & support they have within & around them. Surrounded by an incredible posse of heart-wide-open family & friends, their day was a slice of wonder-pie. And a good slice… a rich, creamy, all natural & wonderfullyView full post »

galiano island wedding photographer…. & this kind of lovely

from the incredible Bodega Ridge on Galiano Island, BC. Check them out!View full post »

hornby island wedding photographer | jaimie & clay

There are perks to being a wedding photographer on hornby island & it’s a toss up as to which is more awesome… one is that the environment here is Just.So.Spectacular. And every time i photograph here, i find new ways of seeing the beauty i call home. The second perk is that the people who come to get married here are just so fabulous to work with. And jaimie & clay were no exception. And there’s a little story behind all their day that that speaks a lot aboutView 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 »

hornby island family photographer | mukais

sarah & matt were married on hornby 5 years ago, surrounded by their families & friends, & now they’re starting their own little family. To celebrate, they gathered together sarah’s family at their lovely hornby home & we all went walking, on the beach & through the forest, to capture a little of the love they all share. i’m oh so excited to meet the little who’s coming to share their journey. There’s a whole lot of love awaiting youView full post »

hornby island wedding photographer | jaimie & clay

so all this kind of lovely happened on saturday, here on hornby island, celebrating jaimie & clay’s amazing wedding day. just for now, just a few. Many more to come…View full post »

vancouver island photographer | from bump to baby sessions

here’s a peak at a ‘bump to baby session’. Three different sessions – maternity, birth story/fresh 48 & a newborn session. This is hayden’s journey into the world… view full post hereView full post »

hornby island lifestyle photographer

i love these people. And i do love my job. Mix the two together, add in a little late afternoon sunshine, the comfort of home, a very sweet little & 2 babies on the way, & it’s a pretty sweet recipe for success. amy & sasha, my happiness for you both is full & deep. And my gratitude for our friendship sits right at home there, too. Enjoy, my friends. view full post hereView full post »

vancouver island wedding photographer | erin & roger

erin & roger were married at erin’s parents’ gorgeous home in cedar, outside nanaimo. The clouds parted on my way down island & by the time i arrived, the sun was out in it’s full spring time glory. All was gorgeous… tall grass fields sprinkled with daisies & buttercups, light breeze blowing, billowing clouds. An intimate gathering of erin & roger’s closest family & friends, a ceremony under a big blue sky, loads of love & laughter.View full post »