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
Six weeks ago, we flew home from our honeymoon in Honolulu. After the six hour flight and the hour drive home from the airport we threw our suitcases into the corner and crashed in bed. It was well after midnight and we were exhausted. As we lay there in the dark, I thought, This is now our home. Not Randy’s, not mine, but ours. It was my first night there (“at Randy’s place”) and suddenly I was overwhelmed with emotion. This was my home (as a literal fact) but in my heart, it felt far from being my home. My home has never been here. My whole life, I had traveled the world only to return to my room. A room dismantled, a room no longer. Everything felt unknown.
Nancy and Dave are such fun people. We had met oh, probably back in August or so, to book their September 20th, 2014 wedding. Over tea at my studio, I learned a little bit about their story and what they were looking for in a photography. Thankfully, that was me! ;) Nancy and Dave met just over three years ago, through a church group. The only seat available was next to Dave and he caught her eye by flirting and drinking (stealing?) her water that evening at a restaurant with friends. Regardless of his tactics, they worked and their relationship started soon after.
Veronica emailed me a few months into her pregnancy to say “We’re expecting! And we want newborn photos! Or maybe family photos! We haven’t decided!” After chatting back and forth her and her husband Henry decided family photos were the way to go. We booked a session for sometime in May, about 3 months after her due date. The next week, I got two emails asking if I provided gift certificates (I do!) and although I am asked occasionally, twice in one week is a rarity. I sold both gift certificates and during my final correspondence with the ladies, they mentioned it was for a friend Veronica who loves my work. No wayyy! I love it.
It feels both completely crazy and completely ordinary that one year ago, I had been on about two dates with my husband Randy. The year went by in the best kind of blur. Our engagement included. I remember two weeks before our wedding day. I didn’t have any work projects on the go and my wedding planning was finished. (Type A Bride, I know, I know.) I didn’t know what to do with myself? I watched TV in the middle of the day. Read two books in a week. Made it to the gym enough to feel good about myself. ;) I wasn’t in a rush for the wedding day to come. I promised myself I wouldn’t be that bride. The one who’s halfway through the engagement thinking, “Let’s just get it done already. I want to be married.” No, I did my best to be very intentional. Everything has a season and this is a good season. (A Good/emotional/stressful/overwhelming/everything-in-my-life-is-changing/moving-out-for-the-first-time/living-with-a-man season.)