July 28, 2016 In life

Forge: A Love Story [Part Seventeen]

How We Came to Be Mr. & Mrs. Watson

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

I loved spending time with Randy. And spend time together we did, rarely missing a day… I was thankful for how Randy adjusted his work schedule as often as possible to suit mine. If I was shooting a wedding on a Saturday, he’d also work a full day to free up time during the week. He’d take a half hour work-break and spend it driving ten minutes to my home – just for ten minutes side by side on our front step, holding hands.

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July 27, 2016 In engagements, photography

Beach Engagement Photos

Kristen and Connor are getting married!

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Kristen and Connor have one of the sweetest and most unique love stories! They met through Crossfit in Vancouver, where they both used to work out regularly – Connor sat down beside Kristen one day to stretch after their workouts and introduced himself. A few weeks later, Kristen asked another gym friend about Connor… and was disappointed to find out he was in a relationship. The two continued to see each other occasionally at the gym and months and months later, Kristen heard Connor was newly single.

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July 26, 2016 In photography, weddings

Shangri La Vancouver Wedding Photos

Kerrie and Ryan: July 23, 2016

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Kerrie and Ryan met a few years ago, at the restaurant she worked at. Ryan was a regular customer and upon first sight, he walked over to Kerrie and exclaimed to her, “You’re stunning!” The flirty exchange grew into a beautiful relationship and a couple years later, Ryan proposed to Kerrie on a vacation in San Diego. For the next two years, Kerrie planned her and Ryan’s dream wedding at the Market Restaurant in the Shangri La Hotel in Vancouver.

Kerrie’s hard work was worth it! The wedding day was a dream – from Kerrie’s custom designed dress (amazing, right?), Jimmy Choo heels, gorgeous earrings, a meaningful church ceremony and a stand-up cocktail reception with all the food and drink you could ever imagine! I specifically love all the portraits we captured: at Queen Elizabeth Park but also in and around the iconic Marine Building in Vancouver, where we had exclusive private access to the rooftop for more photos. (Thanks for pulling some strings and arranging that, Ryan! His construction and design company worked on the recent remodel of the top few floors.)

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July 22, 2016 In photography, portraits

Langley Family Photographer

Lance, Shara & their 4 children!

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This week, summer decided to return to Vancouver after a month hiatus! (But as I type this it’s cloudy outside… coastal weather, make up your mind!) Wednesday evening was a hot one for my portrait session with Lance, Shara and their 4 beautiful kids. Shara was saying the weather totally took her by surprise (she planned to wear a leather jacket) and needed to alter outfit plans for everyone in the 30 degree heat! Hah!

The family looked awesome and all the kids were troopers – even Nash, the littlest one. Love these photos we captured – and it was an honour to photograph this bunch again! If you want to take a trip down memory lane – their family session in 2008, in 2010 and in 2012!

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