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
A few weeks ago, I received an email from William sharing that he was a groomsmen in Alvina and Jonathan’s wedding from a few summers ago… and was planning on proposing to his girlfriend Harriet soon! I said yes, absolutely, I love photographing proposals, and William shared his plan with me. Saturday evening, he’d have Harriet’s friend bring her to her cousin’s house to ‘say goodbye’ to some extended family that had been in town the past week. Of course, the family had left earlier that day – and it was all a lie to get Harriet in her cousin’s backyard! Where William was waiting with flowers, all three of Harriet’s dogs, a diamond ring and a very important question.
On the Easter long weekend, I traveled to Gabriola Island for Maria and Tim’s wedding with my friend and fellow photographer, Taliah. She second shot Maria and Tim’s beautiful wedding and I was thankful for the company while we traveled! Taliah and I have been friends for years now… originally we met through church and quickly bonded over our shared career. Throughout the years, we’ve met for ‘work dates’ at Starbucks on our laptops, or coffee and walking dates to catch up on life and of course, she’s been a faithful second shooter when I need to travel out of town for destination weddings! I’m so thankful for her!
I really, really enjoy photographing the first few moments of a couple getting engaged. There’s nothing like it – and very similar to how I feel on a wedding day, it’s an honour to be included in such an important time. I’ve had the joy of photographing a handful of proposals (including my brother’s proposal!) and I never tire of them. A couple weeks ago, I walked into the Festival of Lights at Van Dusen Gardens, ready to wait on the cold night. I was prepared with gloves, headband and my down jacket. I staked out my post, surveyed the land and being thirty minutes early, decided to go for a little walk.
It was a few minutes after Randy and I became husband and wife, during the family photos following our wedding ceremony, when Brandon turned to Jen & I and pointed. “Hey! You guys are sisters now!” We both stared at him. “Brandon,” Jen said, “Nothing has changed.” We all burst out laughing. “Yeah,” I said, “Brandon, you, need to do something for Jen and I to become sisters. Me marrying Randy has nothing to do with it.”