May 23, 2017 In photography, portraits

Vancouver Family Photographer

David, Joanne & Jason!

We met Joanne and David three years ago through our church! Turns out, we had attended the same high school just a couple years apart. Joanne and David were friends throughout high school, went to their graduation together and started dating the summer after they graduated school. They have been married for nearly three years now and have a beautiful seven month old baby boy named Jason!

The three of them are–Jason is a valuable, although non-verbally contributing part–in our community group that meets in our home every Wednesday. We have loved getting to know them over the years and the first word that comes to mind when we think of David and Joanne is loyal. If you ever need anything, they are the first to be there. David and my husband Randy are so similar in their extra-extra-extraverted tendencies, so they are always up for a hangout and Joanne is sweet and kind and hard-working and generous. 

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May 17, 2017 In photography, weddings

Swaneset Wedding Photos

Carman and Tommy: May 13, 2017

Carman and Tommy got married this past weekend, on Saturday, May 13th. The morning celebrations began with one of the most fun Chinese traditions – door games. Door games involve the groom ‘bribing’ his way into the bride’s family home by presenting money and sometimes gifts to the bridesmaids. After the bridesmaids let the groom and groomsmen into the home, there are a series of challenges the groom needs to pass – with the help of his men!

The rest of the day was filled with a tea ceremony at Carman’s family’s house, ceremony at Westwood Alliance Church, short reception in the church basement with friends, portraits on the Swan-E-Set Golf Course property, another tea ceremony for Tommy’s family at Swan-E-Set and a reception! It was a full, long day and Carman and Tommy were so joyful through it all.

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May 16, 2017 In photography, portraits

Spring Blossoms Family Photos

Shortly after photographing Laura, Jamus and their two children Ava and Jackson on a freezing cold day in December, surrounded by snow, I got an email from Laura! She said they absolutely loved the photos and would love to hire me again this Spring with the cherry blossoms. Their family was a joy to photograph! I was excited.

We set plans in motion for April blossoms… but our shoot was rescheduled due to one of their children’s sickness (and then potentially rain, I can’t remember now!) Turns out, the earliest we could photograph their ‘blossom session’ was May 9th. Laura knew there was nothing else we could do – we’d likely miss all the blossoms, so we settled on Queen Elizabeth Park for some green, Spring-like photos regardless!

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May 12, 2017 In engagements, photography

Queen Elizabeth Park Engagement Photos

Renata and Marc are getting married!

About five years ago, Renata moved from Brazil to Vancouver to attend Law School. Only two months after arriving in the city, she went out with a friend to celebrate a birthday! Being new to the area, they didn’t know which clubs were the ones to visit, but they ended up at a place called Joe’s Apartment.

The same night, Marc was on Granville Street with a group of his friends! They stopped into the bar and stayed for a while. When the boys were almost ready to call it a night, Renata caught Marc’s eye. He noticed her sitting with friends, and Marc says “to this day I don’t know what made me do it…” but he walked over.

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