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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Chilliwack Fishing Engagement Session

October 21, 2013


Hannah and Josh have one of the most unique “first meeting” stories I have come across. As we walked and talked this past Monday morning along the Vedder River in Chiliwack, BC, Hannah explained how it was simply a “miracle” looking back. Hannah and Josh are both quiet and neither are the type to approach someone new – despite potential interest – so, fate stepped in and placed them right in front of one another. Two Septembers ago, Josh was hired to do a small drywalling job at Hannah’s mom house. Conveniently, Hannah was back home in BC after finishing up her four-year Bachelors degree in Ontario. Hannah saw Josh walk in the first time, noticed him immediately, but was shy and left the house pretty quickly.

The second day Josh came to work, Hannah found a little more courage and struck up a conversation while Josh worked. She sat at kitchen table, half-working on a crossword puzzle and drinking wine, half-trying to get to know this man a little better. The third and final day Josh came over to the house to finish up the job, Hannah baked cookies for Josh and included a little note with her phone number. Looking back, she doesn’t know what came over her – because she is not the kind of girl to do anything like this – in fact, had never had a boyfriend! But… lo and behold, a week later, Josh called. They’ve been together ever since! (Their 2nd dating anniversary was the day after these portraits.)

P.S. Hannah and Josh are getting married at one of my favourite venues – God’s Mountain Estate in Penticton, BC. Excited for their August 2014 wedding day! P.P.S. I love that first picture because Hannah had just discovered dead fish floating in the water. That’s why there are so many birds in the background of these images. Feeding on dead fish. During the last few pictures, I stepped on a dead fish. It was nasty.

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  1. Hannah Nicole

    October 21st, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Good grief! That’s one of the cutest stories I’ve heard. I love how sweet these photos are — tender & lovely!

  2. Becca

    October 21st, 2013 at 11:25 am

    They are SO CUTE. I love this and I love their story! Can’t wait to see their wedding photos!

  3. Sarah Forshaw

    October 21st, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Such beautiful portraits and such a great story!

  4. Jacinthe

    October 21st, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Aww – I really enjoyed this post! Beautiful photos, Jamie – I think it’s now on the list of engagement sessions I like the most from you! Congrats! And congratulations on your engagement, Hannah and Josh. :) Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures!

  5. Laura

    October 21st, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Ohmygoodness, that’s the cutest meeting story ever….!! Beautiful photos Jamie! :)

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