June 9, 2009 In photography, weddings

Westwood Plateau Wedding : Denise and Brock

The story of how Denise and Brock and I crossed paths is way too random to be coincidence. Denise and Brock were engaged on August 2, 2008 and immediately Denise began to search for the perfect venue, and the perfect photographer. She told me she literally pored over every single photographer listed in the back directory of a Vancouver wedding magazine: over a hundred. Visited all the websites, all the blogs. I wasn’t listed in that directory, but she came across another photographer’s blog where they mentioned my name. She clicked on my site and immediately knew I was their photographer. Isn’t that sweet!? We clicked from our first meeting at Starbucks in September, laughing over green tea and talking about the recently started school-year at Trinity Western. TWU was where Denise and Brock first met three years ago. Fall semester was Brock’s last semester and my first semester there. These two are both originally from Toronto, Denise moving out here in her teen years and then Brock to attend Trinity. His dad recounted during the reception speeches, “Brock came out to BC to receive a great Christian education, but found so much more: Denise, his beautiful wife.” That’s a pretty good deal, if I do say so myself! June 6, 2009 was such a lovely day… in every way: rhyming intended. I cannot say enough how blessed I was by both sides of their families and the day’s events. To Denise and Brock, we share so much: a love of the Vancouver scenery (the beaches, the forests, the mountains,) the University we attended, an overwhelming joy for life but most of all a desire to serve our Saviour Jesus in love. I pray you two have an incredible time in Jamaica! When I arrived at Denise’s house for the getting ready photos she was looking like every bride should look on her wedding day: crazy excited! westwood-plateau-wedding Gorgeous is pretty much the only word that comes to mind. westwood-plateau-wedding westwood-plateau-wedding I love the henna on Denise’s hands, as well as all the bridesmaids. It was a great way to subtly infuse some of Denise’s Dad’s side of the family’s culture into their day. Denise family is Indian and Chinese and with Brock’s family it was very cool to see three different ethnicities on their wedding day! westwood-plateau-wedding westwood-plateau-wedding Brock and Denise sang two worship songs at the beginning of their ceremony, which I adore. I definitely want to do the same on my wedding day. westwood-plateau-wedding Brock was so sweet. I loved watching how he literally could not take his eyes off of his beautiful bride. westwood-plateau-wedding If you’ve read my wedding posts before you know this is always my favourite shot of the whole wedding day. Pure emotion. westwood-plateau-wedding My biggest bridal party yet! westwood-plateau-wedding westwood-plateau-wedding I love the simplicity of this. westwood-plateau-wedding westwood-plateau-wedding westwood-plateau-wedding Total favourite. This forest was amazing. westwood-plateau-wedding This field caused me to sneeze for the next hour, but I have to say it was worth it. westwood-plateau-wedding westwood-plateau-wedding westwood-plateau-wedding Denise’s vision for a black and white and pink wedding was carried out through every detail. From the save the date magnet above my workstation in my office to the damask invites to the pink bridesmaids dresses, the flowers, the cake, the table runners. A big shout-out to Bobi Radke of Radke Designs who designed the event flawlessly. westwood-plateau-wedding westwood-plateau-wedding westwood-plateau-wedding westwood-plateau-wedding My second shooter Kristen Leigh and I were having so much fun at the wedding we really didn’t want to leave! We stayed an extra half hour dancing on the dance floor ourselves while taking some more photos. (P.S. A big thank you to Kristen who flew out from Washington, DC to shoot this wedding with me!) westwood-plateau-wedding One last shot to finish off the night, the beautiful Westwood Plateau. westwood-plateau-wedding To see more of Denise and Brock’s Wedding day CLICK HERE for a slideshow. Get in touch with Jamie or view her online portfolio.

  • THESE ARE AMAZING. You just keep getting better and better. Keep rocking girl!

  • Simply stunning images Jamie! I love when you can really see the passion in the eyes of the bride and groom. These two definitely have it for each other.

  • First photo is adorable, Jamie! The church looks amazing, and I love the details of the reception! The forest bridals are amazing too!

  • I LOVE picture #11! So elegant. All the ones in the forest are so elegant and beautiful. Girl, you amaze me.

  • My gosh these are fantastic Jamie!

  • BEAUTIFUL Jamie! Love the details+emotion. :)

  • Fantastic images Jamie! Love how all of the colors, culture, and love flowed together to make one special day. You are so gifted!

  • What a stunning bride! Gorgeous images:)

  • Dee

    This has to be my favorite shoot of yours Jamie. Your pictures are stunning, the bride is gorgeous, and the decor is amazing! Everything is perfect. I love it all!

  • Gorgeous photos Jamie! Love the close ups and the ones on the beach and in the field. Sorry you had a bad reaction with allergies but those shots are beautiful!

  • Peonies!! Love, sigh! The countdown is getting so small! :D

  • Umm…I’ve never seen a better use for a random long on a beach. Jaw dropping!

  • Love them!! Weddings are great!

  • I have no words. No words Jamie! ………… <--- long pause. still thinking of words! none!

  • Oh my god! Those are the most wonderful picture from the most wonderful wedding I have ever seen! Gorgeous work!
    To tell a secret, I would live havin you on my wedding too!

  • beautiful wedding … great job! :)

  • Abby

    oh my word. I love these.

  • so GOOD! Love it all.

  • they are such a beautiful couple!!! and yes, when you KNOW you know. for who is going to photograph your wedding, that is. ;)

  • oh where were you when i was getting married!?!?! i just loooooove these photos!

  • Hey Jamie, Great job on this wedding!! Is this the one I missed out on? :( I especially love the pregnant bridesmaid! keep blogging ~ ’cause I wanna keep reading!! ttys ;)

  • Those pictures are amazing! I love your style! The bride is so pretty. =)

  • I WANT HER HAIR! love the one with her on the log! nice! aw but I missed your shoe shot! I love your shoe shots!:)

  • These are fantastic, Jamie!