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 »

hornby island elopement | valerie & doug

a hornby island elopement story… valerie & doug wanted to get married, to speak out loud their heartfelt vows & promises to one another. And they wanted to elope, to have it be just about one another. And they wanted to do it somewhere beautiful, wrapped in the natural world where they spend so much time. They chose hornby island & their day was perfect. Sweet, simple, honest & heartfelt, indeed. They were married at the edge of the cliff, overlooking tribune bay. TheView full post »

lifestyle family beach session

jesse, kevin & ella came to visit hornby, bunked in next door & it was great having fantastic neighbours for a few days. Jesse is a dynamo, so full of energy & fun, a wonderful mom & a talented photographer amongst other things (check our her work here & her fabulous session with us here). It was great spending time with her & her little tribe, in the late morning sunshine. & we hope their spring visit might become an annual event… view full post hereView full post »

hornby island family photographer | the youngs

i had SO much fun photographing this fantastic hornby family. karen & jed & their 2 littles are a fabulous part of our hornby community… they host easter egg hunts on their beautiful farm, hook up an incredible rig to tow all the kids around the neighbourhood on halloween & give a lot back to this place. We’re lucky to have them, as neighbours & friends. Jed bought karen this session for her birthday & so, lucky me, i got to spent the afternoon bathed inView full post »

vancouver island wedding photographer | lisa & mark

lisa & mark had their mid-summer wedding wrapped in the beauty of victoria’s beacon hill park. Such an incredible setting. An intimate wedding, a gathering celebrating their commitment to one another & the love they share with their family & friends. A fantastic tribe, so much support & kindness. Simple elegance. And everything was honest & true. Their reception followed at the sea cider farm & ciderhouse in saanich, great food, wonderful speeches (that hadView full post »

vancouver island wedding photographer | photo books

a few spreads from a photo book i’m designing. I LOVE this process – retelling the story of a couple’s wedding day in the pages of a gorgeous book. One they will carry with them for a lifetime. you can see more photos from claire & will’s beautiful intimate courtenay wedding here…View full post »

vancouver island newborn photographer | nycky-jay & boys

my last post featured nycky-jay on her due date. And baby arrived, 12 short hours later. And 1 week after that, we got together again & captured these. The sweet joys of transitions. Powerful & true. Gifts all. view full post hereView full post »

vancouver island maternity photographer | nycky-jay

it was nycky-jay’s due date. And we got together on saratoga beach to play with our littles & take a few photos of her beautiful full-term belly. And good thing we did… baby came just 12 hours later. I love that we have these last moments of her pregnancy captured, wrapped in the warmth of the spring sunshine & sand. Thank you, nycky-jay, for all of you. xo View full post »View full post »

hornby island photographer | wrena

my niece wrena is heading back out to the bush. Off tree planting for another season & joining up with an awesome company i worked with for many years, many years ago. There’s something wonderfully full-circle in all of that, for me. She’s a lover of photography, too. So she & i took a little time together to play, with the trees, by the beach, for the joy of it all. View full post »View full post »

vancouver island family photographer

it was about a year & a half ago when i received the sweetest message from nycky-jay. The beginning of a now cherished friendship… two photographers with same aged littles finding our way through the dance of our days. We were pen-pals for much of it (in the modern cyber-space way). And when we finally met in person, it was like getting together with a dear friend i hadn’t seen in a long time. Truth be told, i’m sure that’s actually how it is. nycky-jay is theView full post »

vancouver island newborn photographer

it’s always a gift to be asked to photograph new babes. Those first few days or weeks with a new being in the world, family changes, deep love. And perhaps more so when it’s friends who invite me in to capture a little of their story, their new lives unfolding. many thanks amanda & rob, nana & your littles, for sharing your afternoon with me. For these moments… View full post »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 »

2013 weddings | a wander back through

i’ve done this every year for the last few years… taken the time, early in the new year, to look back through the weddings i photographed the year before. And what strikes me most, year after year, is how absolutely grateful i am to the people who trust me to capture their wedding day in photographs. Who open their hearts & share their love & anticipation, kindness & caring, their friends & family, great food, fantastic dance moves, hilarious, heartfeltView full post »

vancouver island birth story

there is so much deep love, commitment & joy in this little family. And it was an honour to be invited in to capture the arrival of baby linden. Alex & travis, you sure know how to make beautiful babies. And harley & linden, you sure know how to pick some amazing parents to guide you along your journey. So much love to you all. xoxo View full post »View 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 »