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
Kathy & Joseph attended the same high school together. It was during Kathy’s Grade 8 year, Joseph’s Grade 10 year, that he “noticed” her in the hallway. They had yet to meet; but Joseph asked a friend for her number and called Kathy later that week. She could barely put a face to the voice on the line! Her first impression of Joseph was “This guy is super brave.” Hah! Love it. However, they weren’t high school sweethearts by any means. They graduated, went their separate ways, Kathy off to study in Alberta, Joseph remaining in BC. When Kathy moved home to finish her degree locally, they reconnected and started dating. They’ve been together over 8 years now! Looking forward to their August wedding.
After a few days with my parents in Phoenix, I boarded a plane to visit Kristen and her husband Caleb and their soon-to-be-born baby boy in Baltimore. We had the best 4 days filled with “nothing.” Before I arrived, Kristen said she hoped I was okay with sitting, resting, eating and occasional walks because that’s pretty much her life right now. I said that sounded perfect. The living room couch was my bed for five nights and my mornings before Kristen awoke were filled with this: cup of green tea, my bible, a bunch of blankets.
Deposit book under my arm, iPhone in hand, key ring around my index finger, I waited for the next available teller at a bank in the city. My banking is usually completed at our local branch, but when I’m in Vancouver for work I’ll sometimes stop into a different branch. (“Sometimes” translation = 4 visits in 3 years.) I tried to wait patiently as my mind went six different directions (I need to find a bathroom, my throat is parched, perhaps I’ll hit up the Starbucks down the road, rush hour is coming, not looking forward to driving home, will I have enough time to shower before going out?) and that’s when I saw her, the lady who handled a deposit over two years ago. To my delight, she was available next. She called me over with her thick drawn-out British accent, “Hellooooo! How can I assist you, dearie?”
One of my favourite things about being a Vancouver wedding photographer is the many, many cultures I experience. I’ve photographed numerous Chinese weddings (almost 50% of my clients are Chinese! I joke that I got this tea ceremony thing downnnn), a couple Korean weddings and a few Indian weddings. Of course, I’ve had Japanese clients before, but they were always western wedding days. I’ve yet to photograph a wedding that represented Japanese culture!