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
Katie and Chris first contacted me over a year ago about their Stanley Park wedding. They were panning a ceremony at Ferguson Point (one of the neatest views in Vancouver) and a garden-party-themed-cocktail-style-standing-reception at the Stanley Park Tea House. Katie and Chris met while attending the University of British Columbia, and shortly after graduation, got engaged and moved to Australia on a work visa. They recently turned from two years “down under” and were oh-so-ready to forsake the “fiance” title and become husband and wife.
This summer has been a very different one. For the last three years I have photographed close to 30 weddings a season. This season, I had 23 booked but after three cancellations/postponed dates, I had only 20 weddings on my calendar. I remember thinking in the Spring, “I know God has a purpose in my calendar. I trust He ordains my steps.” 20 weddings is certainly still full time, but perhaps not as full as I would have liked. I like full. But He knew what I needed far above what I thought I wanted. My year has truly been so exciting and beautiful, with a side of discouraging and difficult. I blogged a small part of some recent health annoyances last winter – but many things are still hanging on. Some weeks I feel just fine, others not so much.
After shooting Rebecca & Kenneth’s wedding on Saturday afternoon/early evening, I headed home to start prepping their blog post and finishing a few packing details. 2 reasons for this crazy day: 1) I wanted to blog the wedding by Monday, and 2) We were headed to Whistler for a family vacation Sunday right after church. Whistler was an incredible time. My mom’s cousin Arthur and his family graciously allowed us to stay at their beautiful townhouse, just a few minutes drive from the main Whistler Village. The last time I visited Whistler was 4 years ago with 3 girls – photographers who attended a fun week long internship I hosted in 2009. (Before I get any emails, no I won’t be doing another internship week. Hah!) It was the best couple of days.
Scott and Aubyn were my youth pastors for years, when I was growing up at Southgate Church. Some of my favourite teenage memories included their basement suite in downtown Langley and about fifteen other Grade 12 students every Tuesday night. The first time I met Scott and Aubyn they were newlywed and serving as youth pastors. I remember the week they announced to our Grade 12 home group that they were pregnant! We were so excited for them. I had just recently started in photography and remember photographing their maternity session well – way back in Fall 2008. And again, when Evelyn was born.