fort langley hall wedding: becca&austin

becca janz is the happiest, giggliest, disney-movie-watching, muscial-singing, princess-loving, bride i have ever photographed. i loved being with the janz family this past friday, july 20th, as their oldest daughter becca married her beloved austin. the janz’ have been in my life for years [since early high school] and there’s nothing like sharing in a wedding day with people you know and love. becca was adamant that i be her wedding photographer [even before she got engaged!] even if it meant skipping alcohol to save costs at her wedding reception. it was the cutest. i felt very loved.

becca got ready in the morning with her three bridesmaids: her sister jess as maid of honour, her best friend danielle and her now sister-in-law tessa. the bride giggled and skipped up her grandparents’ stairs when it was time to put on her vera wang dress, with her blue anthropologie flats. when we met austin in fort langley before the first look, you could see the nerves and anticipation on his face to see his beautiful bride. becca’s mom and sister fluffed her veil, straightened her dress, kissed her cheek and watched her walk towards her awaiting groom. they stood side by side, austin grabbed her hand and he turned. his face said it all. elated. infatuated. captivated. he loves this girl.

becca proclaimed many times throughout portraits, austin, i just want to kiss you all day! and i want it to be 4 o’ clock! let’s get married! 4 o’ clock came and the wedding party headed to living waters church, a couple blocks down the road from our portrait location in fort langley. becca spent her last few minutes as a single girl hidden in the church nursery, with her bridesmaids and her parents. when the girls held hands and jess prayed for becca, the tears started to fall. it was a moment full of love. 24 years of unspoken memories culminating in a teary-hug-fest. loved that.

after becca and austin promised “now and forever” to each other, it was off to the picturesque fort langley community hall for the dinner reception. the details were the cutest. very becca and austin. little touches throughout including a table numbered 9 3/4, an ode to their beloved harry potter. personalized m&m’s, hershey kisses, candy bar, sock monkey cake topper: all in bright, fun colours that spoke to their love and fun as a couple. becca, thank you for having me at your wedding. i was thrilled to have been there. austin, you have married a beautiful girl from an incredible family. i hope you two have an absolute blast on your disneyworld honeymoon. [becca, you better be wearing those minnie mouse bride ears!]

ps. isn’t this fun? photographed becca in june 2009. just for fun. wow, long time ago.

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  1. Hannah Elise says:

    love this wedding and especially how you documented the bride’s happiness. so cute.

  2. Laura says:

    These are so gorgeous!! Amazing work!!

  3. Jane says:

    I have never seen a happier, more joyful bride, just gorgeous!!

  4. Auntie T says:

    Absolutely the most gorgeous photos capturing the Joy and Love and fairy tale of this Happy couple! Love your write up, she is Lucky Gal and Austin is a Lucky man! The joy you captured in their faces is priceless! :)

  5. Sharon Janz says:

    How absolutely beautiful! So great to relive this beautiful day, seeing my granddaughter so happy to be marrying Austin.

  6. simi says:

    yesyesyes. this is so beautiful, and i love all the little personal touches, especially the sock monkey :)


  7. Emma says:

    such beautiful work, jamie! love the wedding :)

  8. Betsy says:

    That black and white photo of the bride in the car?!?!? Whoa. Jaime Delaine, you are goooooood. Lovely photos.

  9. Susie Justice says:

    Absolutely gorgeous photos of a gorgeous bride and groom! Where does the time go? I agree with Betsy, the one in the car…..amazing! Love to all.

  10. Jessica says:

    She is one of the most beautiful brides I have ever seen!

  11. paris says:

    I love your work!!!

    I just bought my wedding dress today and my mum suggested I find a good photographer for the wedding and you’re the only one that came to mind.

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I’m Jamie! I capture joyful wedding and portrait photos that feel like you—through easy, natural posing. Since 2008,  I've photographed over 270 weddings and nearly 300 family sessions and it’s a joy to spend my career capturing natural, joyful images!

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