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 Proposal Video

November 27, 2013

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Wowzers, I truly don’t think the reality of what happened Saturday has sunk in yet. After Randy and I got engaged, we came home to my parents and a few of their friends. When everyone had gone home, Randy and I stayed up until eleven talking with my mom with more details about his proposal. Sunday morning, Randy came over for breakfast and although I didn’t want to “rush” into wedding planning – when you have two mega-planners like us, it just kinda happens. We talked about all my ideas and I showed him photos of my vision. We went to church and out for lunch by ourselves and afterwards, stopped by a thrift store to pick up a few vases. (So it begins! Randy is the best. He’s so supportive.) In the afternoon, we ended up wedding planning and scheming (“What building materials will I need for every single project? We should make a weekly task list.” -See, Randy is perfect for me) allllll afternoon and evening.

This week is (inconveniently) also the week Randy and his roommate move into a new basement suite. It needed cleaning and painting, so, our Monday and Tuesday looked like Randy working 10-hour days, me working 2 hours, wedding planning for 6 — and painting the basement from 5PM to 1AM. (I went home at 10PM. I don’t do 1AM.) BOTH nights. BUT, it’s done! Thursday to Saturday we’re packing and moving Randy’s furniture and cleaning out his old place. I’m also hoping to nail down a few huge wedding tasks by the end of week. Including booking our venue and confirming our date (hopefully know by tomorrow!), our photographer (known who for a while!), wedding colours (need to order some decor materials that will help me decide!), designing our invitations (oh my gosh, this takes soooo many hours! ideas! scheming! browsing fonts! ah!), buying a couple new things to wear for our engagement photos on TUESDAY (which, by the way, is supposed to be below freezing) and finish my bridesmaid invite cards. I’ve also bought a domain name for us, purchased a wedding website and working on that – and we also need to decide where we are registering! And then register! (All this stuff needs to go on the invitations.) Sunday my mom is throwing an engagement party for us and Monday, I am wedding dress shopping! Phewf!

The absolute craziness of the last three days (so many things to do, so many thoughts to think, so many brainstorms to organize) has made me appreciate and respect Randy even more. I couldn’t imagine doing any of this with another guy. Thankful for him – and the team we make together – through all the craziness. (P.S. After the next week, I don’t expect things to stay at this level of crazy. This is all time-sensitive stuff that we need to get outta the way with a short engagement. I plan to enjoy every day!)

P.S. Maclean and Erin of Hello Tomorrow were there on Saturday night to capture our proposal. I love this video. They are so talented and I’m glad to call them friends. Randy and I both laughed at ourselves when we watched the video. I was so, so, so shocked and almost numb – while he was shaking life a leaf, giggling and couldn’t form words. Cutie. (ALSO – they are filming our wedding!)

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