brides sitting on a deck

anne & heidi

how’s this for a whole lot of lovely…View full post »

groom and bride with veil

brandi & steven

brandi & steven were married at the fabulous tigh na mara resort in parksville. They were both so at ease & totally ready for their big day. Supported by their powerhouse family & friends, with the sun shining brightly, a  sweet breeze blowing in off the ocean & heaps of fun & love in the air, they all created an incredible day. So much to celebrate. Brandi & steven, i had SO much fun following you through your wedding day. May all the sparkle, delight & love fromView full post »

groom and bride with birdcage veil

amanda & jared

amanda & jared walked into marriage, surrounded by their closest family & friends, with their uber-cute 2 year old son & a new baby on the way. Their day was as sweet as they are. Jared waited patiently for amanda to arrive (he’s used to it & she walked down the aisle to ‘waiting on a woman’) & their day unfolded with ease & a lot of laughter. These two know each other so well & the love they share was a joy to witness & be around. here’sView full post »

bride with birdcage veil

amanda – bridals

there is something so poignantly beautiful about a pregnant bride. The opportunity to celebrate two grand adventures in one big day. These shots were taken at the end of our time together on amanda & jared’s wedding day. They capture a hint of the beauty amanda radiated on her sunny day. Many more from their day to come.View full post »

bride and groom next to the ocean

more selena & chris

selena & chris gathered together with their families & closest friends at the gorgeous poets cove resort on south pender island to celebrate their walk into marriage. They met working on cruise ships & wanted a venue that spoke both to their love of nature & their connection with the sea. And they found a perfect match with the oceanfront beauty of poets cove. On top of that, many of the details of their day were hand-crafted by selena & family or purchased on etsy –View full post »

selena & chris

for now, just 3… many more of this amazing couple & their beautiful day to come…View full post »

close up of smiling bride and groom

erin & robin

a hot summer’s day, a resort overlooking the straight, a gathering of friends & family from across the globe, a couple full of fun, exuberance, ease & grace. A sweet, deep love for one another & those who came to celebrate their journey into marriage. There were tears & laughter, sweat & silliness, hilarious heartfelt speeches, beautiful music & lots of caring & joy shared. To erin & robin, i thank you & your families for sharing your amazing day withView full post »

happy birthday, tess

yesterday was tess’ 3rd birthday. Jordan & william made her an amazing cake, our friends traveled a very long way to be here with us & all our local family came over to play, eat & celebrate tess. Happy birthday, sweet love. Thank you. For being you. With all of us.View full post »

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strathcona park wedding | valerie & michael

what a day. Truly. What an amazing day…. valerie & michael gathered their family & friends at the fabulous strathcona park lodge to celebrate their walk into marriage. The lodge has a rustic, laid-back vibe tucked in between the beauty of strathcona park & buttle lake. And valerie & michael are as easy-going as the place those chose to gather. Their day unfolded with grace, joy & so much love, & all of it wrapped in the warmth of the summer sunshine. It was aView full post »

frances & tom

an intimate gathering of family & friends, a little community church, a day that promised rain but held off all afternoon, a lovely home overlooking the straight, love & laughter & a great joy shared… frances & tom, i thank you for inviting me along to capture some of your beautiful day. May all the love surrounding you keep your hearts full & warm. Blessings to you both.View full post »

featured vendor

i’m honoured to be a featured vendor on uschi & kay, a beautiful canadian wedding blog. Gaelan’s blog features wedding celebrations from across the country with details & creative ideas ranging from simple, affordable DIY to extravagant high end & everyything in between. Bookmark her site, it’s fun to check into from time to time. I love checking out the other photographers she features. There’s a lot of great talent in this country. & pay no mind to theView full post »

thea & brian

thea & brian were married at the fabulous seabreeze lodge on hornby island. Thea spent her childhood summers on hornby at her family’s beautiful ocean front home (where she & her girls got ready) & she & brian wanted their wedding day to reflect her connection with the beauty & ease of hornby. And the folks at seabreeze are easy-going at it’s best & the site is gorgeous – sweeping lawns, a ceremony site by the ocean, sandstone beaches, gorgeous gardensView full post »

uschi & kay feature

so honoured to have michelle & lawrence’s amazing day featured on Uschi & Kay, one of canada’s premier wedding blogs. Stop by for a look & a read & maybe leave some love. And be sure to visit gaelan’s gorgeous blog from time to time… she features wonderful & creative all-canadian weddings & fabulous vendors from across the country. She’s got great style, wonderful taste & a great take on all things wedding.View full post »

rosie & sam

a sunny day in june. A very sweet couple deeply in love. A gathering of family & friends. A beautiful bluff overlooking the sea. Tears. And laughter. Great joy. Such a wedding celebration…View full post »

michelle & lawrence

friends, a sweet family, a fabulous community gathering, gorgeous sunshine, amazing do-it-yourself details, good food, great music, a first dance like no other, a wedding celebration honouring two wonderful creatives – michelle wilson of hornby island caravans (designer & builder of gorgeous custom made caravans) & lawrence nyberg of nyberg instuments (luthier extraordinaire, builder of fine art stringed instruments). After 10 years of unwedded bliss, a new journey into life asView full post »

family & friends

i’ve been posting a lot of personal photos the last few weeks. I’m quickly closing in on my wedding season & soon will have very little time to focus on my own personal shooting. Although far from treeplanting, photography, at least in my world, still has some of the ebbs & flows of seasonal work that i know so well. in keeping with that, here’s a little wander through a day last week, spent with family down at our dear friends’ andrea & david & the homeView full post »

memories

it all goes by so very quickly…View full post »

family walk

time in victoria means time with family. And it always goes by too quickly. Life…View full post »

kesler

a trip to victoria. Lots of family love. And the wonder of baby k. I miss you all already. xoxoView full post »

popsicle

= sweet simple joyView full post »

emmy – truth & beauty session

a dear friend, a personal challenge, a new discovery. And wrapped up within it all, i find a new session offering unfolding… and the words that keep coming to mind are ‘truth & beauty’. Celebrating the beauty of the truth of who we are, without the big hair & makeup, without fancy lighting, nothing added on, a few things taken away, a softness, a vulnerability, a part of ourselves shared. Truth & beauty. And emmy…View full post »

tess & what a mirror & a tutu can inspire

around here, rocking out can begin with some high energy dance moves, move into soul lifting ukelele licks & end with some fun on the ‘fiddle’ (in the days before her real fiddle arrived). It’s always an adventure. And just so much fun. Dear tess, you never cease to amaze me.View full post »

emmy

these two, for now… & more to comeView full post »