August 30, 2016 In engagements, photography

UBC Engagement Photos

Lynn and Peter are getting married!

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Lynn and Peter met just over one year ago, on a hiking trip organized by mutual friends. There were 20 friends hiking together that day on the five hour trail. Peter noticed Lynn lagging behind a bit and instead of charging ahead to prove his own athleticism, he waited for her, encouraging her along the way. Lynn noticed his effort and soon, they both realized they were left behind! For an hour or so, they hiked together, not talking too much, but enjoying each other’s company. Lynn remembers it as ‘definitely a great first impression!’ A week after the hike, Peter asked Lynn out on a date and she said yes. Fifteen months later, here I am, sharing their engagement photos with you!

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August 26, 2016 In life

Forge: A Love Story [Part Eighteen]

How We Came to Be Mr. & Mrs. Watson

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(If you’re looking for links to other parts of the story, scroll to the end of this post.)

From: Randy Watson
Subject:  Captivated by you
Date: 21 July, 2013 11:09:38 PM PDT
To: Jamie Delaine
I wanted to say again I can’t express how much weight your words and actions today carried for me. I am so grateful and honoured- truly to the deepest extent I’ve ever felt.
You have taught me a lot already and continue to make me want to be better. I am so thankful for you, and our relationship. I really didn’t ever think something could be this great, and yet I know it will only get better because I will continue to know you better. That gets me excited because getting to know you has been one of my greatest privileges.

On Monday, July 22nd, the day after “I love you” I wrote in my journal… 

“I’m still a little scared of ‘I love you.’ I felt good saying it yesterday. I didn’t regret it. I haven’t regretted it. I felt like it was exploding painfully in my brain before I said it. Hence the tears. When I told Randy I liked him for the first time, I don’t remember being ‘fully’ confident of it. (I can’t be fully confident of emotion, it messes with my brain, I find it hard to decipher.)
But I grew in confidence. I feel like loving Randy will be the same. I want to commit to him and know him and grow with him and open up. I didn’t expect emotion to be so “uncomfortable” for me. I also certainly expected to “feel” in love and giddy and crazy. I’d love to feel that now. To look at him and know he’s my husband.”

As the months went on, I began to understand more and more about how my (INTJ) brain worked. Thoughts were thought of and feelings followed. First, I had to logically determine my thoughts about Randy and wait until my subconscious felt safe enough for emotion to appear. (Yes, I was, and am, a complex little thinker.)

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August 18, 2016 In photography, weddings

Marriott Pinnacle Hotel Wedding

Jennifer and Daniel: August 13, 2016

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Jennifer and Daniel were married on Saturday, August 13th in a Catholic ceremony at Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese Parish in Vancouver. Following their afternoon ceremony, they celebrated with friends and family at a dinner reception at the beautiful Marriott Pinnacle Hotel downtown. At the beginning of the day, we greeted Jennifer, her four bridesmaids and Jennifer’s mom in the presidential suite of the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel. The space was completely gorgeous! So many large windows, two bathrooms, two dining spaces, bedroom and a living room – the best case scenario for shooting details, basically. ;) I loved the bridesmaids long blush pink dresses and Jennifer’s lace strapless gown with buttons up the back. (Jen’s mom dress was incredible, too… I wanted it!)

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August 17, 2016 In engagements, photography

Yaletown/Sunset Beach Engagement Photos

Kristine and Oliver are getting married!

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When I asked Kristine and Oliver to name some of the things that make them unique as a couple, I loved the answers they gave! First of all – they both are immigrants to Canada, Kristine from the Philippines and Oliver from England. Both moved to Canada with their families a handful of years ago. They both attended Vancouver Film School for Video Game Design but weren’t in any of the same classes (Oliver was finishing his studies while Kristine started hers.) After graduating school, Kristine got a job at the same company Oliver happened to work for! Over the last three or four years, Kristine and Oliver have worked together in various capacities and on huge projects as a team.

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