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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White Rock Beach Engagement Photos: Chantal and Dave

March 3, 2010


Monday morning, I drove down to a spot I love. The beach. The beach in the winter is so beautiful: there’s only a handful of people around, the air is crisp, even the beach smell is different in the winter compared to the summer. I walked into one of the local coffeeshops to meet up with Chantal and Dave. It was at that exact coffeeshop that this couple’s paths first crossed.

It was a Sunday afternoon and Chantal was drinking coffee and reading the paper. In walks Dave. Chantal was the only other person in the coffeeshop, and Dave, being new to the area, saw this beautiful woman and asked to sit down beside her. And Chantal said yes, of course! And they talked. In Chantal’s words, “For hours!” — she even got a parking ticket because her meter had long since expired. I love stories like theirs: a random meeting, in a small little coffeeshop, a conversation that lasted hours as they went from strangers to acquaintances to friends to more.

Their wedding is going to be wonderful and I’m so excited about it! Partly because Dave+Chantal both go to the same church as me. Also, I’ve known Chantal’s soon-to-be sister-in-law’s family for years so it’ll be one big party with lots of recognizable faces. Thanks for trusting me and stepping in front of my camera you two. 

Spring is SO GREAT. I was in love with these yellow buds.

I absolutely love shooting on the White Rock Beach pier. So pretty, in any season!

We found this great VW Bus… just sitting near the beach. I love the colour.

These next two are some of my favourite of Chantal. So beautiful! Chantal’s fabulous make-up was done by Kristy of Kristy Lee Makeup. Kristy never fails! ;)

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