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
This is a personal project of mine. I want to write our love story, in detail, so many years from now I can remember what drew us to one another. The introduction of Forge can be found here and Part One can be found here. Part Two can be found here. Part Three can be found here. Part Four can be found here. Part Five can be found here. Part Six can be found here. Part Seven can be found here. This is Part Eight.
A few weeks ago, on Good Friday, we made the hour drive out to Agassiz (not too far from our wedding venue!) to the Agassiz Tulip Festival. When we arrived, it was completely disorganized. There was a parking lot a forty-five minute walk away from the fields and instead of walking, a shuttle bus was supposed to pick up the crowds 100 people at a time and make the loop. Long story short, we waited for a full hour for the bus and looked at our watches and thought, this is dumb, let’s go. So we never saw any tulips but Randy said, “I’ll take you to LaConner again!”
I’ve been wrestling lately with self-doubt and comparison.
It’s easy to get sucked into both as a creative business owner in a crowded photography marketplace. It’s also easy to get caught up in questions about the future as newlyweds living in North America’s most expensive city. I know the pressure sitting on my shoulders isn’t biblical. Not that it is sinful to feel it, by any means, but I know it’s not God’s best for me. I’m a Christian and I believe that Jesus came and saved me from my sin, self-doubt and comparison. He took my place and gave me life, peace, hope and joy. It doesn’t mean I always live in that joy… but it means I always have the opportunity to access it. It’s my choice.
Jessica and Andrew met at a mutual friends barbecue almost two years ago. When Andrew asked Jessica out on a date shortly after, the pair had an incredible day of hiking together on their first date. Within a year, Andrew proposed marriage to Jessica, on a trip to his hometown of Creston to visit family. After a year full of planning, Jessica and Andrew’s wedding day had arrived!