a year ending & a whole new look

& tess rocking out. here’s to another year… & new learning, new growth, adventure, wonder, delight, self-discovery, celebration, connection & compassion. thank you, for sharing this amazing ride with me. Each & every one of you. I am incredibly grateful for it all.  xoxoView full post »

hornby island wedding photographer | lea & andrew

it was the end of summer. I met with lea & andrew the day before their wedding to walk through the details & timing of their day. And it was pouring. West coast, soaked through, down pour kind of pouring. And they were calling for more of the same for the next day. It felt right, in a way, these two so used to being outdoors, in the elements – skiers, mountain bikers, outdoor adventurers. And it had rained at our engagement session (you can see that loveliness here). So all wasView full post »

hornby island wedding photographer | brennan & ian

brennan & ian’s day was amazing. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. i’m not surprised. When i first met them in victoria for their engagement session (check it out here) i knew i was in for an incredible ride on their wedding day. And i was. SO.MUCH.FUN. So much incredibleness. From the moment i arrived, i was bounced around in bubble of love & delight, full of laughter & celebration. It was a big gathering but everyone was so connected it felt intimate & easy. And they chose theView full post »

comox valley wedding photographer | amanda & miguel

what a joyful celebration! amanda & miguel’s wedding day & beautiful reception at the coastal black estate winery was one filled with hope & promise, loads of love & laughter, beautiful details, lots of kids, bright sunshine, warmth & caring. From all that i witnessed, theirs will be a path filled with support, the love of family & friends & cherished time shared together. amanda & miguel, it was a delight, an honour & a whole lot of fun to follow youView full post »

vancouver island wedding photographer | celia & chris

it was the end of summer. The sun shone after a few days of rain. Everything was quenched & the afternoon glowed in magic light. The crown mansion in qualicum beach was the perfect setting for celia & chris’ wedding ceremony. Set in the shade at the edge of the forest & surrounded by gardens, we were steeped in the wonder of witnessing these two promise their lives to one another. They walked into their ceremony as celia brownrigg & chris mcguigan & walked out as mrView full post »

strathcona park lodge wedding | kareen & russell

strathcona park lodge wedding. karen & russell’s wedding day was truly incredible. One of the most heartfelt & tender unions i’ve had the opportunity to witness & photograph. The love these two share is tangible & true. Rooted in the earth & the ocean, grounded & fluid, deep, abiding & very beautiful. And so was their day. Storm clouds gathered & passed, the wind whipped up while they spoke their vows, the sky cleared & the moon shone bright, asView full post »

vancouver wedding photographer | cindy & joe

cindy & joe gathered their closest family & friends at the gorgeous hycroft manor in vancouver to celebrate their love & their walk into marriage. And theirs is love worth celebrating. Deep & true, sweet, fun, & wonderfully honest. They are a joy to be around. Together they created amazing games for their posse to enjoy while we took family & wedding party photos & some moments with the 2 of them, caught up in all that wonder. There was jumbo jenga – that joeView full post »

hornby island wedding photographer | brennan & ian

beautiful hearts, beautiful footware. Nice recipe.View full post »

vancouver island wedding photographer | kaylie & chad

kaylie & chad were married in the backyard they share with kaylie’s parents. A lot of work went into making the grounds as beautiful as they were on their day. A lot. The forecast called for rain but the sun shone in spite of it. Kaylie got ready with her girls at the beautiful tigh na mara resort &, after their heartfelt ceremony, i got to follow kaylie & chad through rathtrevor park for some time together amongst the old growth trees, the meadows & beach. A bride whoView full post »

pemberton wedding photographer | lisa & justin

what a day. The day lisa & justin gathered with their fabulous family & friends, at the fantastically gorgeous old vineyard in pemberton, bc. Sometimes i have a hard time finding the words to describe a couple & their wedding day. How many times can i say ‘fabulous’ & ‘fantastic’ & ‘gorgeous’ without it starting to sound, well, silly. But, truth be told, those adjectives describe lisa & justin & their wedding day really,View full post »

bride and groom

merridale cidery duncan bc wedding | tamara & kyle

tamara & kyle’s awesome merridale cidery duncan bc wedding. i first met tamara & kyle two summer’s ago when tamara was the maid of honour at keeley & chris’ wedding. The love & spark between kyle & her was infectious even then. And now, 2 years later, i was honoured to capture their own walk into marriage. It was tons of fun to reconnect with their fabulous group of friends & to meet their wonderfully supportive families. Merridale ciderworks, outside cobbleView 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 »

happy weekend

off to capture some love. Happy weekend, everyone!View full post »

happy birthday, tess

4 years old. A new kayak. A sunfilled day, good friends, family, chocolate cake & a very happy girl. Tess, my love for you grows right along side you, a little bigger every day.  xoxoView full post »

bride and groom hug next to a beach

comox valley wedding photographer | claire & will

claire & will’s wedding celebration took many turns, from a weekend-long bash to a far-away elopement. Until one day their plans settled, close to home, surrounded by their families (& 1 dear friend), who traveled from many corners of the world to come witness their day. And it was perfect. The closeness & intimacy they all share made the world feel small, connected, whole. And i was honoured & grateful to be welcomed so warmly, into the circle of love & support thatView full post »

bride and groom embrace black and white

vancouver island wedding photographer | lisa & eddie

lisa’s very first emails made me smile. A lot. And i don’t think i stopped smiling once on their wedding day. Well, maybe a little, to cry, during their amazing ceremony, at lisa’s parents’ beautiful home on shawnigan lake. Together with their fabulous celebrant, barbara densmore, they crafted a wonderfully unique, completely fitting ceremony for their wedding day. Their vows were heartfelt & true, a lovely combination of very funny & very beautiful, a littleView full post »

hornby island wedding | caitlin & drew

caitlin & drew are a bit of magic. Truly. They have a spark, intelligence, grace & enthusiasm that is a little mesmerizing & a whole lot of fun to be swept up in. And so was their wedding day. Celebrated at the laid-back splendor of seabreeze lodge on hornby island, caitlin & drew & their crew filled the island with their joy & kindness, leaving trails of love & wonder like footprints behind them. As caitlin’s mom so beautifully said in her toast to the brideView full post »