December 29, 2010 In engagements, photography

langley engagement session: vanessa+craig

vanessa has been a friend of mine since i was twelve years old & one of the “new kids” at pacific academy. we were in the same grade eight class the next year & i remember many-a field trips and science projects with vanessa. to be honest, the rest of our school years together, including high school from grade 9 – 12, are a blur. it seems like an eternity while you’re in school—but life goes by so fast. [praise the Lord for that, couldn’t wait to graduate and get out of those high school doors!] vanessa & i both attended trinity western at the end of 2008, after we graduated high school. we spent that semester meeting in between classes for smoothies in the “lower caf” and driving to wendell’s for coffee in fort langley. since i’ve left university, we’ve managed to stay in touch with monthly coffees. i’m so glad because she’ll soon be moving to australia. yep.

let’s talk about vanessa’s man: craig. craig went to the same high school as us but he’s four years older—grade 8s and grade 12s don’t usually mix. ;) craig was friends with vanessa’s two older sisters from high school and they met for the first time in 2007. every summer vanessa’s family travels to osoyoos [a popular vacation spot in BC] where they spend the majority of the hot months. the year after vanessa graduated, craig’s family was coming up to osoyoos as well. craig needed a ride up from vancouver as his family had gone a few days before & vanessa offered. vanessa & craig had met a couple of times before this but for the first time, they really talked. they talked for the four-hour drive up & that’s how it started!

craig has been in australia attending med school since 2004; he will graduate a year from now. almost there! vanessa & craig have shown so much patience in their relationship—long distance is so difficult and they’ve dated for over two years now, most of it long-distance. this past summer vanessa spent four months working in australia to be with craig & she came back to canada with a RING. ta-DAH. vanessa graduates this april with her degree in kinesiology & they are planning a july wedding in osoyoos. only ten days after their wedding, they’ll be packing up vanessa’s life here and moving it halfway across the world. i’m excited to be her wedding photographer & to capture it all. enjoy!

p.s. thanks ness+craig for the starbucks gift card and sweet note! best. clients. ever. ;)

to see more of vanessa & craig’s engagement session CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  • WOW! Jamie, these are AH-MAZING!!! Where in the world is this, I love the location. They are such a cute couple!! Stunning photos, as always :)

  • Vanessa

    LOVE the photos, Jamie. Thanks again SO much! Can’t wait to show them to Craig when he gets home from work! :)

  • A life together Down Under? What a way to start a beautiful marriage! PS – Love his sweater. Love her boots. And her scarf.

  • I’m pretty sure someone already said this, but I love her cute dress, boots

  • They’re so cute in the first group of pictures, but I love their second outfits. Especially the playfulness and pop of color in the third picture in that group!

  • Caitlin

    seriously, these are some of the cutest photos ever. CONGRATS VANESSA AND CRAIG!ps – I wanna be just like you when i grow up, jamie!

  • So cute :)

  • These are lovely! Love the feeling of the black and white ones. Great job!

  • so cute! love that last frame.

  • Rachel Clarke

    These pictures are so incredibly cute. Vanessa is adorable! I *love* her dress.

  • Sherron

    amazing Jamie…looking forward to seeing how you capture their big day :)

  • helen

    Congratulations, Craig and Vanessa, you both look amazing and I wish you all the best. I’m sorry I’ve missed all the excitement! Much love, Helen

  • morgan Kennedy

    that vanessa and craig…so hot right now

  • Janelle Thiessen

    Vanessa! Your pictures are beautiful. That Craig is one lucky guy.

  • NANA

    Congratulations, Craig

  • Craig

    Hi Craig

  • Leanne

    I loved the pictures – thanks Jamie! Craig

  • Craig K

    Hi Jamie, the photo’s turned out great! Thanks for shooting them! I’m looking forward to July when you shoot our wedding :)