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
i photographed my cool friends maclean + erin’s wedding in may–and today, i photographed ’em again! they are launching a new website for their wedding videography company [hello tomorrow productions] this winter and needed some new promo shots. enter jamie delaine. we are going for the look of our engagement photos but with less snuggling, maclean instructed as we arrived at the location together. erin from the front seat whined, what!! i want to snuggle!!! hahahah, she’s so funny. sorry, no snuggling but this is what we cooked up in a few minutes. love these two. be sure to check out their wedding, their engagement session & their wedding video. oooh, maclean was also the talented videographer behind my newest promotional video. happy wednesday to you and yours. [i’ve always wanted to say that you & yours bit.]
i am defining my specific purpose for this blog after re-reading start with why by simon sinek this weekend. i will be re-arranging a few things. it’s time i made what is overflowing from my heart the focus… and that is my writing. photos are lovely too — they aren’t going anywhere — weddings, portraits, it’s all staying here. but this afternoon, i added a few paragraphs to my blog sidebar. it is another small step towards delivering a consistent vision about what exactly this blog is all about.
i am going a lot of places this winter.
i feel like God is wanting to do something extraordinary in my faith, my heart & my vision before 2012 comes. whenever God calls people in the bible to big things & big dreams usually a preparation season comes before. this is that season in my life. i absolutely love home. i love my room, i love driving my own car, i especially love my church & my friend group. i like travel — but after a week [two weeks max] i would like to be home… for a little while, then i’ll fly somewhere again, sure! travel over long-periods of time makes me anxious, uncomfortable. i have many friends who, after graduation, decided to go with YWAM for six months, volunteer with a non-profit in hawaii, spend six months working in a thailand orphanage, study abroad for a year. i never wanted to do any of these things. six months away from home-base?! no thank you. but they came back changed & with valuable life lessons learned.
yesterday i met up with sophia & jamie for their engagement photos. i drove down a tree-lined vancouver street, admiring the row of century-old houses on either side. i found sophia’s address & walked up the stairs to knock on the door of her parent’s place. sophia’s familiar face walked across the original hard-wood floors from the kitchen to the front door to welcome me. it was not the first time sophia & i had met: we have a funny story. back in january, i had some time to spare before a vancouver engagement session and was reading a book at prado cafe: one of my most favourite coffee shops on commercial drive. the girl sitting in front of me turned around and said, “are you jamie? i read your blog.” i love that. sophia + i chatted for about ten minutes about prado, our love of coffee, our churches, her travels to uganda to intern with the watato children’s choir. after a while i went back to my book, she went back to her studies. well, six months later i got an email from sophia! she was engaged and she wanted me to photograph her wedding. craziness: i didn’t know i was talking to a future client. ;)