Category Archives: weddings

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 »

Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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 »

uschi & kay feature

i am very honoured to have anna & andy’s beautiful wedding featured on Uschi & Kay, a gorgeous all-canadian wedding blog. I love what gaelan has to say about what drew her to feature their celebration – the fact that anna & andy focused not so much on the details of the day but rather on their love & commitment to one another & to their family & friends gathered with them. Please stop by her gorgeous site for a visit. You just might get hooked! (simply clickView full post »

2011 – wedding moments

i can’t say favourites. Not even highlights. Simply a series of moments from the weddings i was blessed to witness & capture in 2011. Moments that caught my eye at the time of capture & that still hold my heart when i see them today. Moments that speak of a couple’s day, of their love & commitment to one another, of the joy & celebration around them, of their family & friends. Moments of delight & silliness, sweet intimacies, grace, humour &, above allView full post »

featured on Style Me Pretty Canada

i am honoured & delighted to have keeley & chris’ gorgeous wedding featured on Style Me Pretty Canada. Style Me Pretty is one of the world’s best wedding blogs & they have featured weddings by photographers whose work i love & admire. Feeling pretty giddy about this. & because a post isn’t complete with a photograph… or a few… here are keeley & chris…View full post »

for the love of shoes…

for a girl who spends most of her days in flip flops or rubber boots, you might never know i have far too many pairs of high heels tucked away in my cupboard upstairs. Rural life doesn’t afford a lot of opportunity to strap them on. Life has it’s pros & cons. All this to say i do love shoes. Especially statement shoes – shoes with character & style, shoes with a voice. And i love what these wedding day shoes are saying…View full post »

jala & ken

i love weddings. Truly. I believe in them… in wholeheartedly committing ourselves to our partner, speaking our vows, our promises, our hopes, witnessed by our family & friends, & celebrating the love we all share in the hours around that. It’s such a meaningful time, when our hearts open wide & so much seems possible. I am deeply fortunate to get to do what i do… to capture so many of those amazing moments in photographs. jala & ken rented the big house nextView full post »

helena & josh

late summer wedding on hornby. Lots of local colour. Friends & family. The sun shone after days of rain. And it was a perfect day to celebrate love…View full post »

anna & andy

this was a very fun day. Truly. Anna & andy were both so at ease on their wedding day, delighted to simply be surrounded by their families & friends, at andy’s parents’ beautiful home in union bay, over looking the straight. The day kept threatening rain & the wind blew steadily in the early afternoon, but by the time they met at the aisle, everything had settled & all was calm & sweet. Much like the spirit of their day… a whole lot of sweet, heaps of loveView full post »

christiane & simon

so often words fall short when i try to describe a couple’s day. My experience of wandering through such a powerful, intimate & celebratory day with 2 people so deeply in love, surrounded by the support & caring of their family & friends & all wrapped within an environment that’s meaningful to them, is hard to express in words. And so it is today, as i post photos from christiane & simon’s amazing wedding. How to describe accurately the buzz, excitementView full post »

vicky & dan

vicky & dan were teaching in a remote town in china this last year. So all our contact before their big day was via the internet. I am increasingly more grateful for the www for connecting me with clients. It’s lovely to meet couples before their wedding day & engagement sessions are a fabulous way to connect more intimately beforehand. And there is also a special magic that can happen when we all just arrive & open up to sharing their incredible day together. And so it wasView full post »

christiane & simon

a little hit from christiane & simon’s amazing day. Many more to come…View full post »

keeley & chris

i’m thinking back on keeley & chris’ day. Searching for the words to describe how i witnessed their walk into marriage. And i’m finding it difficult to describe ‘magic’… that vibrant-amazing-something that happens sometimes when two people, their family & friends, gather to celebrate their love for & commitment to one another. It’s like wonder, delight, sparkle, calm, sweetness & heart-wide-open wonderment all rolled into one incredibleView full post »

keeley & chris

just beginning to work through the photos from keeley & chris’ amazing wedding & came across this series. And wanted to share…View full post »