May 30, 2017 In photography, weddings

Krause Berry Farms Wedding

Alex and Matt: May 27, 2017

I have known the bride, Alex, since she was in high school and we met through our church youth group where I was a leader. For this reason (and many others!) Alex and Matt’s wedding day was incredibly special to be a part of. Alex and Matt have been dating since her last year of high school and have a beautiful story. I literally have memories of Alex and I walking the trails in Fort Langley talking about some of the challenges her and Matt were facing in their young relationship. 

After high school, Alex decided to pursue a degree in Alberta, where she was offered a scholarship for hockey. (Both her and Matt are incredible hockey players and–I’m quite sure this is correct–it’s how they originally met! Alex has played goalie on a men’s team for years.) Alex and Matt went their separate ways for over a year, both geographically, and in their relationship. They decided to call it off, set one another free and allow each other to grow as individuals.

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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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