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July 14, 2010 In photography, weddings

westwood plateau wedding: shannon+darcy

in between kissing and hugging and smiling and laughing with darcy, shannon turns to me during our portrait time and blurts out, i stalked him. i did. for three weeks. it was in a shakespeare class at simon fraser university that shannon first saw darcy: the cute boy. shannon’s friends clearly remember operation meet-the-cute-boy. this operation lasted for three weeks and included items like “find out where and with who the-cute-boy hangs out.” one day, darcy put an end to her stalking and asked her out for dinner.

i love couples that read together. sometimes i couple-watch at coffeeshops: each with a book in hand, silently turning the pages of their novels. it’s enjoying each other’s company without needing to talk at it’s finest. shannon and darcy are that kind of couple. ;) leanne and i spent the early afternoon at shannon+darcy’s adorable townhouse in port moody. i walked into the living room to find a complete wall of bookshelves, filled with row upon row of alphabetized books. i have to say, i think one of the most exciting things about darcy and i moving in together was combining our book collection. we couldn’t get over how great our books would look together, shannon laughed.

shannon+darcy’s july 11 wedding was perfect–from the first look to the bridal party photos to the bride+groom portraits to the outdoor ceremony–such a fun wedding day. the time with the girls in the morning was probably my favourite because i honestly feel like they are my friends. ;) shannon was the maid-of-honour in her bridesmaid’s kim’s wedding. it’s so fun to now have shot both shannon+kim’s weddings. it’s such an honour when a bridesmaid likes the experience of my photography enough to book me for her own day!

as i’ve touched on, the day had a shakespeare theme throughout, paying homage to how the couple met. it’s also clear to see that literature is both of their first loves. we incorporated this into the detail shots, which was such a fun touch. check out the ringbearer’s “pillow”–isn’t that the cutest? every table was named after a different shakespeare work, too. shannon and darcy are leaving tomorrow for a six-week honeymoon throughout turkey and greece. um, amazing! have a fabulous time away, you two, i look forward to seeing you sometime this fall! :)

(check out their engagement photos here.)

to see more of shannon+darcy’s westwood plateau wedding CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  • These are fantastic Jamie!! LOVE the detail shots!!

  • Christy

    There is only one photo up there where the bride isn’t smiling….she must have been happy :)

  • BEAUTIFUL. Also love the detail shots. LOVE the shot of one of the bridesmaids taking the brides pic, but only the phone is in focus…brilliant!

  • What an absolutely gorgeous and classy wedding. Your photographs are stunning.

  • Books, books, and more books?! A couple after my own heart!

  • His name is DARCY…. I just can’t get over the fact that his name is DARCY… Coolest name EVER!! :) :) :)

  • Jaime!! your images continue to look better and better. you rock. and i love the pier! mm.

  • Every time I see a wedding posted on your blog, I get more and more excited for you to shoot my wedding! Ahh I can’t wait!

  • this might be my favorite wedding of yours, ever! I love everything about it!!

  • Beautiful work, beautiful story. I love literature, and recognize so many of my favorites on their shelves! And a groom named Darcy? Hello! Wouldn’t Jane Austen be proud?!! Lovely photos, as ever.

  • perfect as always!!! great work, jamie!

  • Lindsay

    GORGEOUS! All that sun flare is devine! beautiful couple :) Well done, Jamie!

  • Uh-mazing shots Jamie! Such a gorgeous couple!!!

  • jamie! what the trash… this is probs one of my favorite weddings of yours. you’ve been creating such beautiful photos. i love it! :)

  • These are awesome. LOVE the ones at Rocky Point! :)

  • I love love love all the photos with the books! What a lovely wedding!

  • Kim

    Wow Jamie… you captured the joy of the day in each photo! Congratulations on another fab wedding shoot! Can’t wait to help Shanny put her book together.

  • Mackenzie

    Love the outdoor shots!! Absolutely stunning! The indoor shots are beautiful as well! All of them are amazing!!!

  • FABULOUS!!!! As always! :) I’m always smiling when I read your words and look at your work! Have a blessed day Jamie!

  • ali

    she looks so HAPPY! i love all of these!

  • Leah

    Great photos Jamie! You truly captured the happiness of the day

  • Leah

    These are great Jamie! You truly captured their happniess and their love for each other.

  • Love them all, favorite has to be the close up of the groom kissing the bride’s cheek. Perfect! I can’t stop checking your site for new posts. I’m addicted. lol. :)

  • Can I get married again (to the same guy of course!) and have you shoot my wedding? :) fantastic job!

  • oh hey cute girl! just thought you should know that you did a fantabulous job on this wedding :) … and I need to find some awesome chandelier earrings like that for 101010 asap:) Hope you’re doing well through the busyness!!!

  • OH MY!!! Jamie! This is one of my favorites from you! AMAZING work! wow.

  • Amazing set of photographs Jamie, really love your work!

  • Autumn

    I love the shot from behind where she is holding onto his finger:) What an amazing day it was and you have somehow captured how true their love for one another. Nice work…..

  • beautiful!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the bride