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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sunshine coast wedding: alison+ryan . part II

August 24, 2010


after the ceremony and some frolicing on the beach with the bridal party, it was time to focus on alison+ryan’s first photos as husband+wife. alison’s birdcage veil by twigs & honey suited her bone structure perfectly. these bridal portraits are some of my favourite ever. so serene and simply beauuuuutiful. i love how carefree these two are together. example: we were about to start photos of the two of them and alison shouts to the groomsmen, “josh, pete! can you guys dig up some crabs for us to take photos with?” and off josh+pete go, turning over rocks all the way down the beach until they’ve found two little crabs for ryan+alison to hold. talk about unique? :) love it.

i didn’t have the pleasure of shooting this couple’s engagement photos but they took no time at all warming up to my camera. instantly comfortable and enjoying cuddling with one another. we also incorporated some of alison’s hard-worked-on details around the ceremony venue: the hanging tissue paper balls of all colours and sizes, ryan’s sketchings and their two signs. first, the “ryan & alison” made for some fun photos and of course, the “long live and prosper” sign with a vulcun salute underneath. hahahaaha. there is the most delightful garden a few minutes drive away from alison’s parents place. it is at a residence and for a small donation, you can take photos, go for a walk, enjoy. the sunlight was softer at that time and came through the greenery magically.

after portraits we headed to the bonniebrook lodge in gibsons, bc where the reception was held. the details there were quirky and an eclectic mix of bright coloured flowers and vases. as favours for their guests, alison + ryan made a “mix tape” (CD) of their favourite music. which of course, is also my favourite music. best wedding favour. &… so, that’s all i got, folks. enjoy the photos and be sure to check out the slideshow.

to see more of alison+ryan’s sunshine coast wedding at the bonniebrook lodge CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
p.s. special thank-you to robyn-michelle lee for second-shooting.

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  1. Jenna

    August 24th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Ooooo I love these photos! The colors used for the wedding are just gorgeous. The first image in this set is the bomb!!

  2. Natasha Robinson

    August 24th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Do you know who designed her dress?

  3. donya

    August 24th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Trekkies! Yay! Love the one of the groom with his name behind him. Very creative!

  4. julie harmsen

    August 24th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    LOVE this wedding and the Sarah Seven dresses and all the details. beautiful job!

  5. Alison Page (bride)

    August 24th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    hi natasha!my dress was made and designed by sarah seven based out of portland, oregon. the dress style is "a peaceful afternoon".thanks for your comments! jamie is THE most AMAzing photographer, we are ECSTATIC over these photos!! :)

  6. Dorothy

    August 24th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    definitely some of my favorite work of yours! :) perfect.

  7. Rachel Clarke

    August 24th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Beautiful! They’re all so photogenic. The house is INCREEEEEEDIBLE. Love the detail shots too. Everything looks so clean and natural! Great job Jamie!

  8. David Jay

    August 24th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

  9. Meredith

    August 24th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    WOW! Jamie, these are incredible. I love love love love them!! Gosh. And to the couple, I love how you mismatched everything. =) And I love all the other cool creative stuff you did.

  10. Casey Figlewicz

    August 24th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Epic Shots Jamie!!

  11. Tira J

    August 24th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    What a fun wedding Jamie! I love how unique everything was. Just awesome!

  12. Jacilyn M

    August 24th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Stunning! My mouth is still on the floor, yep, for the last 2 hours. A-MAY-HA-ZING!

  13. Cat Watson

    August 24th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Dying here, these are awesome. So much character and personality in all of the details. Love the portraits of the bridesmaids…just so pretty:)

  14. lyndsay london

    August 24th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Ohhhhh my! These are a new fav. So gorgeous Jamie D!!!

  15. oksana j

    August 24th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    such a beautiful job girly…gorgeous couple.

  16. Beria Charles

    August 24th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Looooooove everything about these pictures! The composition, the colors, your talent shining! Stunning work!!!

  17. Sarah M

    August 24th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Jaime, I’ve been stalking *ahem* "following" your blog for awhile now and I think this is my favorite couple, yet. Their eccentricity (is that a word??) shines through your photography. Congrats to you and them! Cheers!

  18. Cynthia Rankin

    August 24th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Did you take any bad photos. They are all perfect! My fav is the bride standing on the rock. I want to be just like you. Is there any tips you can give for getting the pics so clear?

  19. s h e r r y

    August 24th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Oh my. So many amazing this about this wedding! 1. The beach photos are GORGGEOUS. 2. UM. LIVE LONG

  20. Jacqueline Tinney

    August 24th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    This beautiful wedding definitely merits two blog posts – absolutely amazing!

  21. angela waterberg

    August 24th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Cute stylish couple! I love here purple shoes.

  22. angela hubbard

    August 25th, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Jamie, these are great. love them specially the umbrella shot

  23. Laura R

    August 25th, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Love these! Beautiful photos and wedding.

  24. Trude

    August 25th, 2010 at 7:59 am

    What a lovely, lovely wedding. You truly captured their happiness!

  25. Erin Dayhaw

    August 25th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    This is my favorite wedding you have done!

  26. Marryam

    August 26th, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Wow…this is my favourite wedding you’ve shot, sooo beautiful, can’t stop looking at the photos!

  27. Maclean Carlson

    August 27th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    So rad! Love the trecky vibe! Incredible as usual Jamie :)

  28. MJ

    August 29th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    These are absolutely STUNNING images…I am in love! Great work!~Warmest Regards~XO

  29. Carissa

    August 31st, 2010 at 10:17 am

    this wedding is to DIE for!! every shot is perfect. amazing job jamie.

  30. Christa

    September 3rd, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Okay so I officially love EVERYTHING about this wedding, I need to convince the hubby to renew our vows just so I can do this ….LOL :) Beautiful shots as always Jamie :)

  31. Kira

    September 13th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Love the emotions, color, and adorable-ness in this post from head to toe. :)

  32. Ginger Murray

    September 19th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I love everything about this wedding– really wonderful job capturing the details and the happiness.

  33. Hi-Fi Weddings

    March 7th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I LOVE THIS WEDDING! and the fact there was a mix cd! if you would be interested in a feature on hi-fi weddings (where music loving couples get to gush) then i’d love to have your lovely work on the site! just email me and let me know what you think!

    xoxo – ashley

  34. Carly

    April 13th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    The pictures and this wedding is SO pretty!! Beautiful wedding and couple! Could you tell me where the grooms tie is from?? It is exactly what I am looking for and I CAN’T find anything like it anywhere!! Thx!!

  35. Ryan (Groom)

    April 14th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Hey Carly, my tie was Paul Stewart that Alison ordered online. Happy hunting!

  36. Abigail Kraft

    September 8th, 2011 at 9:04 am

    HA! Gotta love that “Live Long and Prosper” pose. X) Absolutely gorgeous photos! I think I’m your biggest fan – ask my momma. She hears about you and your beautiful work far more often than is necessary. lol. Keep the creativity coming! :)
    –Abigail @ Rear Window

  37. jackie

    September 9th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    awww! i love them! and i love the light and all of the details! these are wonderful!

  38. Alison Page

    March 29th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Hi there Jamie fans! I just wanted to mention that I’m now selling the boutonnieres I made for our wedding on Etsy (as well as some other styles and floral crowns)! If you like the style of our wedding, you might like my shop! Cheers!

  39. Brsbane wedding photographer - how many people in my bridal party

    December 1st, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Hey guys just thought I would share this with you all. I was
    asked the other day “How many people should i have in my Bridal Party??” Now there is no “SET” number for this at all.
    For all the weddings I have shot the usual is
    8 including the Bride & Groom. But I have shot some with 14 including the B & G, and others with no bridal party at all!!

    There are many things to way up when deciding how many and
    who you will have in your Bridal Party. Cost is a factor, the price
    of the clothing you Bridal Party will wear. Will your Bridal Party buy their own clothes
    or are the B & G paying for it? Or are you Hiring the suits and dresses??
    The cost of meals is another one, the bigger the Bridal Party the more expensive the
    Reception will be. Then you have the Hair & Makeup for the Brides
    maids. And transport, if you have a large Bridal Party, will you supply the drive cars
    to get them to the wedding? Or are you thinking a Limo will cover all of you???

    Another point will be personalities. Does everyone get along?
    are any of the Bridal party matched up with their partners?
    Or Ex’s??? With the Bigger Bridal Parties there is more chance of someone not getting along with someone.
    Someone having an Ex that might still have issues.

    Someone matched with someone they don’t like. Yes the day is about the B & G but in the end you have to spend 18hrs with the people
    around you. If everyone gets along it would be a great advantage!!

    Lastly I know from experience that the bigger the Bridal Party the more peoples’ attention I need to
    have to make the photos look amazing. The more different personalities i must get along with.
    I large Bridal Party is more difficult to work with, but if done right, the photos would look beautiful.

    I tend to have to Bridal Party involved for 75%
    of the time allowed for the Formal Shots. The last 25% will just be the B
    & G, some nice, close, intimate shots of them on their wedding day.
    By that time anyway the Bridal Party just wants to sit down and have a couple of drinks!!

    Who would have thought something so little, like the number of People in the Bridal Party would have such an effect on the day’s events?

    Feel free to comment below or shoot us an email in the Contact Page!!

    Mark Brittain




    Feel free to surf to my web page – Brsbane wedding photographer – how many people in my bridal party

  40. Sophie SHNAPP

    April 25th, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Wonderful pictures – the day looked magical :)

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