brock house wedding: olivia & howard

nearing the conclusion of a tiring wedding season, it’s extra important to only work with couples you absolutely adore… and i adore howard & olivia. i loved every minute of howard & olivia’s wedding day on september 3, 2011 at brock house restaurant. olivia has been living in shanghai since she graduated high school in vancouver years ago. howard is originally from san diego but has been at oxford university for the past year studying in a pastoral leadership program. thankfully olivia & howard have a beautiful friend named holly who acted as the main wedding planner and point of contact here in vancouver with all of their wedding vendors.

it was such a gift to hear their love story: introduced by a mutual friend at church one day. after a conversation, howard invited olivia to lunch. their conversation lasted five hours. i love what olivia writes, i remember thinking how comfortable it was to talk to howard about anything and everything, it was as if we had known each other for years. i was amazed that we had not met earlier considering we had both moved to hong kong around the same time & had been going to the same church. looking back, i know that God had a plan and only allowed us to meet after we grew in our own walk with Him. howard writes about that first lunch-date. i wanted to ask olivia out again, but wanted to keep things low-key so i wouldn’t scare her away.  this time i suggested a ‘casual’ dinner and she accepted.  our dinner was followed with a few more ‘dates’ & i began to see the amazing woman God had brought into my life.  after just one week, we prayed and committed to a serious relationship – i felt i had to move fast so she wouldn’t change her mind!

she didn’t change her mind ;) and on saturday, i got to witness olivia & howard make Jesus the center of their celebration, their lives and their marriage. thank you so much olivia and howard, for inviting me to be a part of it.

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  1. Claire says:

    Jamie, the light is these images is absolutely gorgeous!! Great work! :)

  2. Natalie says:

    The photos are beautiful Jamie!!

  3. Brielle says:

    Awesome photos! Such a cute couple!

  4. First, your work is beautiful. Second, and probably more importantly, you have truly inspired me. We are getting ready to move, photography business, large family, ministry and all across country to replant ourselves as we have accepted a pastoral position in a different state. As we’ve been preparing, I’ve been thinking about what I want to be different about my business, and this post lit a fire under me I think. What I want to be different is that I want Jesus and my love for him to permeate my business as it permeates my life. If my website and blog are my only voice for many who know me, then shouldn’t it be full of Him as my photography is a gift he placed in me? I don’t want people to know me but to know Jesus as He shines through me and as I live my life in love with Him. My work should be a bonus as they learn of Christ’s love for them. Thank you for being so transparent in your faith.

  5. ah, i just love this wedding! beautiful! love those ring shots!

  6. Gail says:

    Mmmm….gorgeous. That God, he done good ;)

  7. Natalie says:

    I was biking around the seawall that day and definitely saw those chairs for the ceremony. NEAT!

  8. augusta says:

    i love the second paragraph you wrote. and this couple is amazing. great job, jamie!

  9. mindy says:

    love, love, love!! Every single thing. Their story, your story, the pictures, the details, the everything! Amazing! :)

  10. Stunning wedding! I love it!

  11. Jamie, Incredible, incredible work here…and I love that the bride’s wedding bears the scripture from Jer 29:11 – how fitting is THAT?!

    you GO, girl

    margot :0)

  12. Olivia & Howard says:

    LOVE the photos Jamie! You captured every moment so beautifully for our special day…we feel so blessed and thankful to have worked with you!

    Your faith and testimony are so inspirational…may He continue to grow your love for Him and use your gifts to touch those around you!

  13. Shawna says:

    BAH!!!! What an awesome wedding and the way you captured it…perfect!!! Great Job JDP! XOXO

  14. Naomi says:

    BEAUTIFUL … Olivia and Howard’s story is truly inspirational and their faith shines out of the pictures. I also love the colours and the light :) Great job, Jamie! xx

  15. Maclean says:

    Love this whole wedding! The photo of the groom during the vows shot in-between the bridesmaids is incredible! Fav shot fo sho!

  16. Emily 阿姨 says:

    哈利路亞! 每張照片都有 神的形象, 生命的感動是屬於 神, 願你們一生都活在 神的感動裡.

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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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