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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July 25, 2011

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this weekend, i photographed two incredible weddings. jessica & scott’s wedding on saturday and veronica & henry’s wedding on sunday. both amazing days, both amazing couples. both full of tears and laughs. both made me excited about love and life and made me happy to do what i do for a living. i also worked with two awesome assistants both weddings that made my job a breeze. being free to focus on shooting and not on carrying bags, navigating through vancouver, finding a glass of water, grabbing batteries from the other corner of the room: bliss. so thank you: rebecca, leanne, candace.

july has been a big month. this weekend marked weddings #6 and #7 of the month; with my final july wedding this saturday. i can’t believe i did it [or i almost did it] — and i still love it. i’m tired, yes, but it’s a lovely tired. it’s a rewarding tired–the joy that comes after hard work and perseverance. “the Lord is my strength & my shield; in Him my heart trusts & i am helped… the Lord is the strength of his people.” Psalm 28:7-8

i feel like i have been a little silent on the blogging front this month–and that reflects my life lately. it’s a natural tendency of mine to retreat. when life gets busy, work gets hard, i become overwhelmed, i need to sit alone and i certainly don’t have anything to say or the energy to say it. just like i am not having multiple coffee dates with friends a week right now, i can’t find the energy to blog my heart weekly. this is summer jamie. i used to push myself and feel like “this is summer! go live a lazy summer’s day! take a full day off, go be with people!” and i do. i do rest, i would fall apart if i didn’t–but truthfully… my huge adventures can wait til the fall/winter/spring. in the summers, i know that i live best when i work hard, relax alone or in small groups [most of the time] — and enjoy an occasional party with friends that is much deserved.

and i love it. it’s a season & it’s a good season. happy to be in the middle of all the work, happy that autumn always comes along, happy that winter [oh glorious relaxing, slow, cozy winter] comes along and completely happy when it all starts up again some spring.

life is good.

i want to share this song with you by phil wickham. brought me to thankful, rested, joyful tears sunday morning as i read my bible and prayed at home alone before the wedding. it is so good to know true Love.

  1. Mary Marantz

    July 25th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    There are no words to tell you how much I adore this post! xoxo M:)

  2. Farrah

    July 25th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Love your honesty, your writing is beautiful. How amazing is Phil Wickham?? I walked down the aisle to his song ‘Beautiful’…

  3. Rebekah Lyn

    July 25th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I love Phil Wickham! and his newest song “At Your Name”. :)

  4. Emilia Jane

    July 25th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Absolutely beautiful post! I love it :-)

  5. Samantha

    July 25th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I’m also really loving Phil Wickam! Thanks for this post, Jamie. It’s nice to know that you’re fulfilled and doing well, even when we don’t hear from you. :)

  6. Meredith

    July 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    oh I love Phil Wickham and that song!!

  7. Jennifer

    July 25th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Thank you for being so honest, Jamie… Love the song!

  8. Yana

    July 26th, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Indeed! He is true love, and He knows the words of our lips and our hearts. He is faithful, even in the dry, weary, quiet seasons :)

  9. Amanda

    July 26th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Thank you for blogging your faith, Jamie! Your posts are beautiful. :)

  10. lesley

    July 27th, 2011 at 4:57 am

    I love how honest you are with yourself, with your business, and your readers. It’s perfect! Much rest to you my friend!

  11. Catherine

    July 27th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    you said it perfectly in the last sentence “its so good to know true love” Thank you jesus !

  12. Keaton

    August 1st, 2011 at 6:28 am

    LOVE this!! :D

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