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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north vancouver engagement: joanna&alex

July 4, 2011

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i met joanna for a j.j. bean coffee on main street a few months ago to chat about her september wedding. our conversation centered around their unique colour scheme [aqua blue and a burnt orange–so so excited to see this,] all her DIY ideas, her background as a graphic designer and then drifted towards her fiance alex: the reason all of this wedding talk was happening. ;) alex, a man she had met eight years ago but had only been dating for six. they knew each other for two years, hung out occasionally in groups of friends but it wasn’t until a camping trip to tofino that things clicked for alex and he asked joanna out. joanna explains, i think he was surprised… because i guess i don’t give off an outdoorsy vibe. i like to dress up. but i can fend for myself. alex explains at our engagement session, it was absolutely pouring rain. there were talks of calling the coast-guard for a rescue. joanna was not calling the coast guard. i definitely was not about to call the coast guard. she was impressive. tough.

it was rad meeting joanna for the first time, connecting with her over our love of art, design, DIY-details and funky colour schemes… and then seeing her with alex. these two come alive together. i love that. two people that are better together, happier together, more full of life together, stronger together. alex and joanna turn into children together–and i mean that in the best, most romantic way. in between photos they were cuddling and laughing and saying silly things–made my job the easiest thing of life. they also picked out this gorgeous location for our shoot together–i felt like i was in another world. a world full of bubbly creeks, rickety suspension bridges, the tallest trees, rocks of every shape and shade of gray. perfect background. i can’t wait to spend a september weekend in tofino to celebrate joanna & alex’ love.

  1. Catherine

    July 4th, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Wow talk about a beautiful location ! Probably the best location ever :) love you work !

  2. lesley

    July 4th, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Wow, not only are those awesome photos, but I can smell the west coast rain, the wet wood, and hear the bubbling river from here!! You’ll fall in love with Tofino, it’s one of my favourite places! :)

  3. Laura

    July 4th, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I adore the feeling in these photos, both from the location and the people. Gorgeous work! :)

  4. Mikaela

    July 4th, 2011 at 9:00 am

    so great. what a fun couple! love that last set of two images :)

  5. abby

    July 4th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    this is adorable. I love wooded locations. :)

  6. Vrinda

    July 4th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Oh beaaautiful!
    The location is stunning! And you’ve captured so much love between this couple. They seem so joyful and full of life. I love these portraits..

  7. Laura Eliza

    July 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Beautiful photos and scenery! I think I might have been there when I visited BC last year… gorgeous area and so perfect for a photoshoot!!

  8. JessRaquel

    July 5th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    That location is amazing. Absolutely gorgeous, I need to be in your neck of the woods!

  9. Jo

    July 5th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Such sweet words Jamie! We had so much fun with you! These pics are beyond what we expected!

  10. angela hubbard

    August 17th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    awesome pics. awesome couple

  11. Julie Pellicelli

    September 17th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    AWESOME pics – these are fresh, cute, unique & fun.
    Good souvenirs
    xxx

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