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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Our Love Story
if you are living anywhere in the seattle-vancouver area, you will know what an incredibly awful july we have had weather-wise. i do not ever remember there being a july this cold, or this rainy, or this overcast before. it’s literally october weather. in july. so when tess and adam picked their wedding date this winter as july 17th, i don’t think they had pouring rain in the forecast. but pour it did. it was quite romantic actually [say you’re the type like me who finds rain romantic] all the bridesmaids getting ready in the morning at tess’ house, windows open, rain pouring down outside. that being said, we sure were thankful the pouring rain turned to a gorgeous overcast [seriously perfect light] for all of the photos after the ceremony in north vancouver.
i knew my july would be insane.
it started with a flight to ontario the first weekend of july for heidi & bryce’s wedding. awesome weekend & i was back home late sunday night. monday and tuesday were full days in the office before this past wednesday, when i hauled my suitcase out of the crawlspace again to pack for osoyoos. wednesday, i drove to osoyoos for my friend vanessa’s wedding on thursday. i photograph the wedding all day thursday & head for home that evening–a four and a half hour’s drive. i wanted to be home late thursday night to sleep in my own bed, wake up and photograph day one of a two day indian wedding that friday night. i was at the mehndi ceremony until midnight last night. my family left for vacation this morning–but i am photographing day two of the indian wedding sunday. so i am joining them later. if you’re still following, that’s four weddings in eight days, two of them requiring travel. it’s been a full week.
you could say, vanessa and craig became “vanessa and craig” because of osoyoos. they went to the same high school together [as did i, with them!] but craig is four years older than vanessa — and that’s a lot of “grades” apart when you’re fourteen. vanessa and i were both friends with morgan, craig’s younger sister and the last few years of high school their families started to become friends. they’d spent a couple weekends a summer in osoyoos together. one trip in particular, craig and vanessa both needed to leave after the rest of their families. he offered vanessa a ride and on the four hour drive, they realized the other was pretty great.
i’ve been thinking about discipline this week. it’s one of those struggles that will never end. in my life, i find discipline necessary to stay the same weight, to grow in my friendships, to pray regularly, to read my bible, to avoid the foods that make my allergies mad, to shut off my email, to become more like Christ, to be fully present when in conversations with people, to stop thinking about my plans all the time. it drives me crazy. it’s a lot of work, this discipline deal.