May 25, 2016 In photography, weddings

UBC Alumni Centre Wedding

Jamie and Jason: May 21, 2016

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Almost two years ago, Randy and I started leading a ‘community group’ through our church every week at our home and Jason and Jamie started attending! Just a couple months after our community group began, Jamie was away with her basketball team for a weekend tournament in Victoria. Jason surprised her (it was Valentine’s Day after all!) by asking if she wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.  

When Jamie emailed me a few weeks later asking if they could book me as their wedding photographer, I was so thrilled. I never expect my friends to hire me as their photographer but when it happens, I’m crazy honoured. Over the last year, Randy and I have loved getting to know both of these amazing people better. To witness Jamie and Jason’s wedding day and be their photographers… we were truly grateful. 

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May 18, 2016 In photography, portraits

Winnipeg Family Photos

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I have a special session to share with you… and this post is so long overdue! Last June, my husband Randy and I traveled to Winnipeg (for the first time ever!) to visit our friends Michelle and Mark and their son, Jackson. Michelle, Mark and Randy grew up on Vancouver Island together in their teenage years… and for the last few years Mark and Michelle have been living in Winnipeg for work. Obviously, distance hasn’t allowed us to see them as much as we would like – so a long weekend in Winnipeg seemed like the perfect opportunity.

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May 17, 2016 In photography, weddings

Shangri-La Vancouver Wedding Photos

Gwen and Bernabe: May 14, 2016

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This past Saturday, Gwen and Bernabe were married on the terrace at the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver with a reception to follow! However, the morning started in West Vancouver at Gwen’s family home, up on the beautiful hills of the North Shore. In the living room where Gwen was getting ready with her bridesmaids, the windows and doors were open, letting in the warm summer air! Gwen looked absolutely beautiful and was all smiles from the moment we arrived. Shortly after, Bernabe and his groomsmen arrived for the traditional door games. The groom needs to ‘barter’ with the bridesmaids with money, as well as complete a series of challenges before can see his bride! ;) It’s pretty fun.

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May 16, 2016 In engagements, photography

Deer Lake Engagement Photos

Emily and Ronald are getting married!

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I was so excited when Emily and Ronald emailed me about their July wedding… only a month ago! It’s always fun when I can squeeze in another summer wedding when I think ‘booking season’ is over and I love the chance to meet another couple. :) 

I met Emily and Ronald for the first time last week at sunset for their engagement session in Deer Lake Park. They started dating in their last year of high school in Hong Kong and have been together ever since… for eight years! Here’s the crazy part. Ronald moved to Vancouver for work three years ago and they’ve dated long-distance since then. They got engaged on New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong when Ronald was visiting and just a few weeks ago, Emily moved to Vancouver. Long-distance-no-more! 

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