domenic & brian promised forever to one another on a rather hot monday afternoon at vancouver’s hycroft manor. following the traditional ceremony, dee & brian had a tea ceremony inside the manor. i always love photographing anything of a different culture and was delighted to be there for another tea ceremony. dee & brian kept their celebration small with only seventy guests–those who mattered most to them. i love that they chose a monday, as well! domenic was so cute; i asked her, “what made you pick a monday wedding?” and she answered, “hmm. i just thought, why not? long weekend for our guests!” — so great.
photography, weddings | August 19, 2010
photography, weddings | August 18, 2010
oh boy. oh boy. oh boy… that’s the only way i know how to start this post. every now and then i meet a couple that inspires me so much with their style & their love. erika & malcolm are those type of people. malcolm proposed to erika on new year’s eve and erika emailed me on january second—without a wedding date or a wedding venue and before she had even told all of her friends. forty-eight hour turn-around. i like it. ;) erika was pretty excited to say the least. being self-proclaimed “urban cowboys” erika & malcolm knew exactly where they wanted to have their wedding: on the farm. we’re not talking just any farm–but the very farm on which erika & malcolm met six summers ago. bird’s eye cove farm, a sprawling three-hundred acre property on vancouver island, is owned by erika’s close family friends and also erika’s maid of honour, sara. erika spent her summers growing up visiting sara at the farm. this place is absolutely incredible. sara’s family has a huge barn at the back of the property in which they host dances annually.
photography, weddings | August 5, 2010
one of my favourite parts of my job is learning about how i even got the job. i don’t mean why i was hired… rather learning about why my couples are even getting married in the first place! the stories of my couples are all so drastically different from each other sometime. i’m constantly amazed at all the routes lives can take… all to end up at the altar in marriage. kellie and ken have been a favourite couple of mine since our initial meeting & then their engagement session. so much joy and love and life together.
engagements, photography | August 4, 2010
last month i got a facebook message from a guy named bryce. bryce had a girlfriend named heidi, who had loved & stalked my blog faithfully for months. bryce and heidi are from ontario, from the same home church as my friend amy. we have quite a few mutual friends as heidi attended TWU for a year (as did i!) and bryce attended PBC (as did many people i know!) i was so excited to receive his message and to hear that heidi & bryce would be in seattle for a conference. bryce had the idea of surprising his girlfriend with a session in vancouver, driving up for the day from seattle.