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i met up with michelle & patrick & their oh-so-delightful girls for a vancouver island lifestyle family session at cattle point in victoria. The day started out stormy, the forecast was for rain & we had some back & forths about rescheduling. But they decided to pack changes of clothes, their rubber boots & brave the storm all together. And, as the weather often does, things changed… the winds settled, the clouds lifted & even the sun made an appearance nowView full post »
day-after celebration session | fine art documentary wedding photography – sunset wedding photos at the oh-so-stunning helliwell park on beautiful hornby island, bc.
emily & tyler’s amazing wedding at sea breeze lodge on hornby island (you can see their wedding photos here) went full tilt, full of fun & love, all day long. And the time they planned to put aside to drive out to helliwell for photos was spent, instead, celebrating with their family & friends. And so weView full post »
kailey & matt’s most epic & amazing bodega ridge wedding on galiano island, bc.
sometimes it’s hard to find the words. How to describe a wedding day, a celebration, a walk into marriage? And it’s like that for me now, with kailey & matt’s oh-so-fabulous bodega ridge wedding on galiano island. But 2 words do keep coming to mind… epic & amazing. When i think of the love that was shared, all of the laughter, the ease & elegance, the kinship & connectednessView full post »
hornby island wedding in the rain ~ emily & tyler’s beautiful rainy day wedding at the very lovely sea breeze lodge on hornby island.
most couples, when planning a summer wedding, plan on sunshine. They have a plan b, if the rains comes, but the aspiration is for sunshine. Same goes for emily & tyler. But when they woke up to rain, there was not a hint of cloudiness in their celebration. They were as bright & welcoming of their wedding day no matter what the weather brought.View full post »
a magical, very beautiful hornby island elopement.
it’s been a year & a half since jakub & jane decided to get married. To elope. To somewhere on vancouver island. A bit of a journey from their home in england. But they are travellers, these 2, & the west coast of canada was calling. About a year into planning, jakub contacted me about the possibility of photographing their walk into marriage. Emails & discussions followed, ideas about where to stay & where it feltView full post »
hornby island family beach photos with kathryn & her kids
i’ve had the sweet pleasure of photographing kathryn & her kids over the years, when they fly back to the coast, back home, to spend time with family wrapped in the quiet beauty of hornby island. Even in the whirlwind of summer here, the days feel longer, more stretched out, in the lack of scheduling, the ease of lazy mornings & beachy afternoons. The light in the early evening is divine – warm & welcomingView full post »
gulf island rustic farm wedding at the oh-so-beautiful outer island guest farm
emily & kyle have deep roots on hornby island. They have family here & a big part of their hearts live here, surrounded by the natural world they spend so much time exploring, & wrapped in the love of family. So it made perfect sense to hold their wedding celebration on kyle’s brother’s family farm. To have his sister-in-law’s father officiate, his niece & nephew carry flowers & rings, toView full post »
hornby island lifestyle photographer.
he’s a bit of a rascal, our fur friend casper. From sweet to swatty without a lot of warning. And he & tess are good buddies. At times, still a little hesitant but they both seem ok with that. And definitely ok with spending time together in the warm summer sunshine.
life is good. For all of us.
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fine art photo books | wedding collection 2
this is a sample of a Fine Art Photo Book that comes in Collection 2 of my Wedding Package offerings…
i love these photo books. They are gorgeous – modern & stylish – with a wide range of beautiful book cloth or leather covers that let’s you customize your book to fit your unique style & personalities. The sample shown below is what is offered in Collection 2 – a 10”x10” 30 page/15 page-spread custom designed photoView full post »
vancouver island lifestyle family photographer
almost 2 months ago, emi & i wandered around helliwell park, here on hornby island, she in full bloom awaiting the arrival of sila mei (you can see that session here). Her sweet little made quite an entry. And has been out here in the world for just over a month now. Yesterday, tess & i brought emi some supper – which is what families do here on hornby, for weeks, to make things a little gentler, a little easier when settlingView full post »
hornby island lifestyle maternity session
i met emi at her lovely hornby home, & after a visit with the baby sheep & their mamas, we spent an afternoon slowly walking around helliwell. The kind of sweet, easy walking that often happens with women in late term. When a lie down in the grass or a sit by the cliff edge watching the fish swim by & looking for cactus is welcome & there’s no need to keep an eye on the clock. The sun got low in the sky, the air was warm & itView full post »
1 enormous herring spawn
2 new friends
100s of seagulls
& a beach to explore
= a whole lot of happy.
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sea breeze lodge fall wedding
stacie & adam love the outdoors. And their family & friends. And each other. So.Very.Deeply. And their decision to gather all of that together for their fall wedding at the beautiful sea breeze lodge on hornby island was as perfect as it gets. Everything was sweet & easy, gentle & fun & wonderfully funny. There were a lot of tears – heartfelt tears of the love shared, commitments made & the joy of all being together toView full post »
west coast wedding black rock resort
soon after love first hit alex & travis, travis went to work in ucluelet helping to build the new community centre there. And somewhere along the way, between the arrival of two sweet littles, a home bought & renovated, & travis’ work away from home, alex knew she wanted to go back to the west coast to get married. And so they did. At the gorgeous black rock resort. Just a 5 minute walk from the community centre where the foundation wasView full post »
sea breeze lodge wedding
oh, late summer sunshine. Oh, glorious day. Oh, beautiful venue in amazing location. Oh, open-hearted, tender, fun, fabulous couple. Oh the joy of all of that mixed-up with an incredible tribe of family & friends, great style, so much laughter, love & sheer delight of just having time to gather & celebrate together.
jerusha & rob, what a day! What amazing moments, spilling one into the other, from morning until night. All that anticipation,View full post »
a sooke prestige oceanfront resort wedding…
stephanie & cam gathered their tribe of love & support, of family & friends, of laughter & tears at the prestige oceanfront resort in sooke to witness & celebrate their walk into marriage. And what a walk it was; full of grace, honesty, humour & heart opening sharing & commitment. Their ceremony was crafted & created by the two of them & the oh-so-talented-&-lovely barbara densmore. HonestView full post »
comox valley bc wedding
mikhaila & marc were married under the beautiful trees & next to the ocean at the oh-so-lovely filberg lodge. The sun shone bright & they day was as sweet & lovely as those who gathered to witness & celebrate their walk into marriage. There were a lot of tears, even more laughter, heartfelt connections, great friends & such beautiful moments shared. A walk to the comox marina with their dear fur friend lemons & a wander through theView full post »
a dolphins resort wedding…
dolphins resort, just outside campbell river bc, is one of the loveliest venues for a west coast wedding. And almost all the more beautiful in the rain.
charlotte & simon are from england & have come & made their home in vancouver; the beauty of the ocean & mountains has caught them in their spell. And they wanted to gather their family & friends from here & overseas in a beautiful place that shines with all they love about theView full post »
richelle & yasha were married on one of the gulf islands’ quiet gems, denman island, & their rustic farm wedding celebrated their beautiful union & also the union of 2 communities, 2 neighbouring islands – denman & hornby. They met in high school, taking the bus to & from courtenay, shared friendships, a love of the natural world, the beach, the mountains, a few parties. A few years after becoming sweethearts, they walked into marriage on yasha’sView full post »
an early evening on hornby island, a sweet lifestyle family celebration session.
i call my family/couple/newborn/solo sessions – really anything other than weddings – Celebration Sessions. Because that’s what they are to me. An opportunity to celebrate this time in your life. To document the beauty of your every day, the fleeting, telling moments that make up so much of our lives & relationships. These are lifestyle sessions in that way… they’re lessView full post »
a hornby island, bc wedding…
a hot summer day, a gary oak grove overlooking the sea, friends & family from all corners of the globe, gathering together on hornby island bc to witness & celebrate the wedding of claire & agustin. And what a celebration it was… heartfelt & tender, filled with joy & wonder, breathtaking beauty, heaps of happiness & deep abiding love. All those miles traveled, all those days & hours, airports, rental cars & ferries, allView full post »
Spring break. Dear friends. Beach walks & dips in the water.
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heading to victoria + spending time with baby lenny & his happy mama & papa + snapping a few newborn photos = a whole lot of happy for this photographer/grandma. How’d i get so lucky?
wee lenny is as sweet as they come… all cooing & gurgling, sweet lip pursing, open eyed wonder & still sleepy, sleepy newborn loveliness. Such a whole lot of yum. And fun. His parents are settling happily into their newfound roles & routine, hearts full & much delight &View full post »
it’s an incredible gift to get to be a part of watching someone grow up. To have been given the opportunity to love & care for little people who weren’t born of my body but were certainly born in my heart & mind. Whose lives have helped shape mine & whose love has shone light in my darkest corners & made my bright spots a little brighter. And then to get to see them all grown up, in love with someone amazing, married & one day, one very special day, toView full post »
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