I'm a wedding and portrait photographer living in Vancouver, BC with my husband Randy. I photographed my first wedding when I was only 17 years old - and I've photographed over 200 weddings since! I am an avid bookworm, lover of green tea, pretty nail polish & my Labradoodle Harley. Thanks for visiting!
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Our Love Story
(If you’re looking for links to other parts of the story, scroll to the end of this post.)
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Kristen is one of my closest friends and has been a constant in my life since we were eighteen and nineteen. We’ve texted endlessly and spent hours on the phone and hundreds of dollars flying back and forth between Baltimore, MD and Vancouver, BC—and sometimes, halfway in between, wherever we happened to be. She is the friend who ‘gets me’ the most. As a thinker herself, she understands my brain and works to understand it more each time we were together.
It’s always an honour when past clients return for sessions! I started photographing family work before I ever got into weddings and I’ve increasingly started shooting more family/maternity sessions over the last few seasons. (While still shooting weddings full-time! Nothing has changed with that!) I photographed Selena and Jeff’s wedding last Fall at Riverway Golf Course in October. It was so fun to see their pregnancy announcement on Facebook only about six months later.
Selena is Carmen’s sister, one of my past clients and Selena and Carmen are both cousins of Angel, whose wedding I photographed this past July. :) When I was at Angel & Gary’s wedding, Selena came up to me in the hall and asked, “Soooo do you do maternity photos and will you photograph us?” I said, “Of course!” We set a date for early September – one of the very few that worked with Selena’s shift schedule (she’s a maternity nurse), my shooting calendar and the tide calendar. Yeah, we were master planners for this one and it worked out amazing.
I really love mini-destination weddings. (I call them mini if I can drive to them!) One year ago, I received a note from Sarah & Onur about shooting their engagement photos in Vancouver. I think I asked, “I’d love to! But where are you getting married?” and when I heard “Penticton!” I said, “I’m down for that, if you’ll have me!”
I’m so glad I got to be a part of Sarah & Onur’s fantastic day at Poplar Grove Winery on Saturday, September 9th. There’s a beautiful vibe to wedding days where everyone has to travel to be there. Nobody can be distracted by work or home – it’s all about the wedding day, for everyone! Personally, my Saturday morning started with breakfast with my husband overlooking Lake Okanagan with a cup of coffee as the rain came down. A perfect morning, which I think creatively inspired me for the day ahead. ;)
When Lyanne and Kyle started planning their wedding day, nearly a year ago, they knew their family would be the most important part of the day. They have so many friends they love – but they decided on an intimate family-only (or super close friends that feel like family!) ceremony just outside of Penticton, where Lyanne’s mom lives. I was delighted to receive their inquiry in January of this year for September 8th, a Friday, because I had already booked a Saturday, September 9th in Penticton. It was truly meant to be.