August 3, 2017 In photography, portraits

Stanley Park Family Photos

Koscina, Nate & Lily!

Way back in February, I received a text message from Koscina! She had gotten my contact information from a friend and her and her husband and baby girl were planning a summer vacation to Vancouver, from Hong Kong. We set a date, July 31, months in advance and before we knew it, it was Monday morning and we all met up in Stanley Park for some family photos.

I really enjoyed meeting Koscina, Nate and Lily and capturing some photos of their sweet family. We chose two different backgrounds within Stanley Park, the seawall and the forested trails. Koscina is originally from Hong Kong, but did her undergraduate degree in Vancouver area. Nate was raised in London, but moved to Hong Kong to cook as a professional chef. The pair met a few years ago through his restaurant, got married and had beautiful Lily! Lily was a star; she did so well, as long as her beloved monkey was within eyesight (or within her cute grip!)

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August 3, 2017 In photography, weddings

Mayfair Lakes Golf Course Wedding

Angel and Gary: July 29, 2017

Angel and Gary were married this past Saturday, July 29 at the Mayfair Lakes Golf Course in Richmond. The day began with preparations at Angel’s family home with her three bridesmaids, including her cousin Carmen. Gary and his boys showed up around 9:30am for the ‘Door Games’ tradition, winning Gary’s right to see his bride! The games are always so funny. After completing the challenges, Gary brought Angel down from where she was hiding upstairs for the tea ceremony.

Angel and Gary honoured their parents by serving tea, before we all traveled to Gary’s parent’s home for another tea ceremony with his side of the family. There was a huge lunch spread out for everyone and I’m always amazed at the hospitality of families I meet. I’m ‘just’ the photographer, but Gary’s parents came and found me in the other room and handed me a plate, before they had even gotten to eat. It was so kind.

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August 1, 2017 In engagements, photography

Cultus Lake Engagement Photos

Steph and Jacob are getting married!

Steph and Jacob met six years ago, in Vancouver, and went snow snowing on their first date. They shared a great connection but there was one little problem… Stephanie was only going to be in Vancouver for the next four months. The vast majority of the last six years has held long distance for Steph and Jacob, including one stint where Steph lived in Africa! 

After years of ‘chasing each other around the world,’ they’ve settled in Oliver, BC. Given that most of their family lives in the Great Vancouver-Chilliwack area, they are having a wedding on Granville Island end of August. (Yes, in a few weeks!)

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July 26, 2017 In photography, weddings

Terminal City Club Wedding

Renata and Marc: July 22, 2017

Renata and Marc were married this past Saturday at the gorgeous Terminal City Club in the heart of downtown Vancouver. I was excited to see these two get married – they have the sweetest story. Truly, ‘fate’ Renata + Marc met when they did and fell in love. (You can read their story on their engagement session post.) 

There are a few things that stand out about Renata and Marc’s wedding:

1) The joy and peace on Renata’s face during the exchange of the vows. 2) The incredible speeches from both the Best Man and Maid of Honour. So touching, so genuine, seriously… they brought the house down with the guests applause!

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