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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langley engagement session: vanessa+craig

December 29, 2010


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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  1. Tanis

    December 29th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    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 :)

  2. Vanessa

    December 29th, 2010 at 11:08 am

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

  3. Gail

    December 29th, 2010 at 11:22 am

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

  4. Michaela

    December 29th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

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

  5. Lydia

    December 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    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!

  6. Caitlin

    December 29th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    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!

  7. Nina

    December 30th, 2010 at 12:56 am

    So cute :)

  8. Samantha

    December 30th, 2010 at 9:14 am

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

  9. mandie

    December 30th, 2010 at 9:25 am

    so cute! love that last frame.

  10. Rachel Clarke

    December 31st, 2010 at 10:16 am

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

  11. Sherron

    December 31st, 2010 at 5:58 pm

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

  12. helen

    December 31st, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    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

  13. morgan Kennedy

    January 5th, 2011 at 2:22 am

    that vanessa and craig…so hot right now

  14. Janelle Thiessen

    January 5th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

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

  15. NANA

    January 5th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Congratulations, Craig

  16. Craig

    January 6th, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Hi Craig

  17. Leanne

    January 17th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I loved the pictures – thanks Jamie! Craig

  18. Craig K

    January 27th, 2011 at 6:18 am

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

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