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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Nine Days to Go

March 19, 2014

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I’m getting married in nine days. We finished off the majority of our wedding planning about two weeks ago, so I’ve just been pitter-pattering at a few tasks left (maybe a couple hours a day of errands and the like?) but the “bulk” of it feels done. Some of my things are moved into Randy’s place already (all my books! I have so many beautiful books! – moving those were fun) but most of my life is still here, at my parent’s house. I’m not single, I’m not married, I don’t have all my things here, I don’t have all my things there. I’m not quite sure what to do with myself at the moment – it’s been an odd last week with all of these emotions – but above all, peaceful.

Today I’m headed out to buy more candy for our candy bar, make pretty labels for all of the jars and containers, finish off a few of our playlists and sync them to our phone, buy a couple last-minute thank you gifts and some sharpies for guests to sign our guestbook and maaaaybe look over the vows I wrote to Randy once more. A few more things to check off include finishing the seating chart (we had a few cancellations last minute sooo I have to re-print it) and printing our vows and the reading on some nice card stock for the ceremony. Besides that, I’m watching the time pass, reading a good book Randy gave me (Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek – “to help you relax!”) and waiting until Wednesday when a few friends start coming into town. Then we’ll get married Friday.

It feels very surreal and very normal at the same time. I’m thankful to feel very much at peace, little to no stress (that was earlier in engagement and planning! hah!) and to have time to look forward to my “dream wedding.” What a crazy time.

 

  1. Laura Kelly

    March 19th, 2014 at 9:36 am

    love these photos of you with your girls! this is such an exciting time and I’m so happy for you :) you deserve it all!! you’re such a wedding planning machine…and as I’ve said a million times, I cannot wait to see how this wedding day unfolds! love ya :)

  2. Sarah Dobsin

    March 19th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Let me know how “Leaders Eat Last” is… I’ve been thinking it of picking it up myself :)

    And congratulations, so much excitement awaits you!

  3. Chantal

    March 19th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Congrats again Jamie :) You look so happy and exactly as you stated- PEACEFUL! Wonderful :) Enjoy your final days as “fiancees” xo

  4. Laura Radniecki

    March 19th, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I completely agree – that is a very surreal time! For me, a very emotional/sentimental person, I felt a little sad that I would never again live as I had for the previous xx years, at my parent’s house. But the excitement of marriage and being with my best friend every day obviously outweighed that sadness. Still, it’s a crazy time that is unmatched by anything else in life. You seem to be deliberately enjoying each day, and I have no doubts you will do the same for every minute of your wedding day! So excited to see photos of you as a BRIDE!!

  5. Holly

    March 19th, 2014 at 11:22 am

    all the best, jamie & randy! err… #jamieandrandy ;) enjoy these days! time is so precious!! :D

  6. Elizabeth Bristol

    March 19th, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Girl you are just glowing…so so beautiful and happy. I can’t tell you how crazy excited I am for you + Randy. How much of an impact you have made upon me…how i’ve loved following your life through your blog. It really and truly is one of the most uplifting things ever!! And now your getting married!! Eeeeepp!! xoxo

  7. Jenika

    March 19th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Congratulations Jamie! I have been on this complete blog-reading hiatus (for, um…clearly…AWHILE!!) and so it was a joyous thing to wander back to your online corner and find this post at the top! I am thrilled for you + your love. Many many congratulations for a happy life ahead. I remember being worried because people always say how hard marriage is, but it’s been the best thing ever. The more both people prioritize the other, the brighter the world is, and you both seem like the kind of people who will do exactly that. Anyway – heartfelt warmest wishes to you! Hooray!

  8. Brielle

    March 19th, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    So excited for you!!!

  9. Karen

    March 22nd, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Awwwww, this is such an exciting time, MIss Jamie! Big props to you for sticking it out & living @ your parent’s house till you’re married. :) So many big, exciting changes are coming for you!

    I don’t have to tell you this, but SOAK IN your wedding …. it’s going to be wonderful!

    Will be sending prayers up for you as you say “I do!” :)

  10. Alyssa Schroeder

    March 23rd, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    So close yay! Shopping for the candy bar was one of my favourite planning things ha! A shame I only had a handful of m&m’s on the day :)

  11. Ashley Lillyman

    March 24th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Jamie, we’ve never met but I love and admire your gift and your passion for Jesus through your blog, and I know plenty of people you know (Candace. in the photo about, being one of them!) or have shot for and so through the creepiness of Facebook and the connectedness of socialness of media, I’ve seen that you’re engaged – couldn’t help but say congratulations! Very exciting!

  12. Mariana Megre

    March 26th, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Hy Jamie,
    I am from portugal and i follow your work for a some time now. I wish you all the best.

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