Paul and Britney: La Punta Norte Summerland Wedding Photographer

Britney LIGHTS UP every single room she walks into. She radiates happiness and excitement. It’s impossible to be around her and not be beaming right along with her! I have been to many many weddings and never have I ever seen a bride so EXCITED to marry her man. She bounced and grinned from ear to ear and proudly announced her husband every chance she could. When they asked Britney if she took Paul to be her husband she excitedly yelled, “ALL DAY LONG!!!” haha and her emotion as she read her vows had everyone laughing and crying.

Life with you has been nothing short of amazing. You make me laugh harder, love stronger and be more understanding and patient. 

As your wife I vow that I will continue making up silly songs to sing to you. I will dance like Forrest Gump, and show you any sweet new move I may learn. I will try hard not to panic when we are lost or late (no promises!), I will love you through the consequences of ice cream and cherries, I will try to ensure we laugh our hardest atleast once a day…

I will trust you. 

I will have your back. 

I will love you a little bit more, everyday, for the rest of our lives.

Paul is her rock. He is a bit more grounded, a bit more calm and ohmygosh does he LOVE her. His eyes light up everytime she walks in the room. Whenever she’s around he has to reach out and grab her hand, or kiss her cheek. He is a man who loves BIG. You can just tell by the friends he had standing up with him that he is loyal, has the biggest heart and when you make friends with him, it’s a friend for life! His vows also had everyone in tears….these two seriously had me tearing up the entire day!

To the best girl I have ever met…I am constantly surprised and inspired by the size of your heart and your life for life and everyone around you. From the day we first met, there was something different in your eyes…you made talking and flirting effortless. Even now I have to remind myself how long we have been together because we still have so much fun, laughing and playing. 

I promise to crack jokes and make you laugh when you are mad, mostly likely at me. I promise to try my best to cry when you think it’s appropriate (see the photo below….Paul had some tears going as he read this!)

I promise to remember to turn off the bathroom lights, and I promise to never disrespect you or us. 

I promise every decision I make will be with you in the front of my mind, I promise to kiss you goodnight and say I love you every night no matter what. I want all of you, forever, you and me everyday, always!”

Paul and Brit it was the best adventure to be a part of your day. Words can’t explain how much we love you two! Your mutual vibrance for life is something that inspired us to much! Your playfulness and pure joy in simply being together was so remarkable and something I will cherish and remember for years to come!!

Now that it’s all said and done and you have yourselves a pretty smokin’ wife/husband, I can’t WAIT for some dinners, a comedy show and perhaps some wine nights?!?! ;)

A HUGE thank you to my handsome and amazing husband for second shooting with me! LOVE it when we get to work together! :)

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Crescent Beach Engagement Photographer: Conn and Francesca

Francesca and I are so much alike it’s funny! We went to highschool together for two years in grade 8 and 9 and I always loved her! We lost touch a bit other than the occasional “likes” on Facebook until she got engaged!!

We met for coffee and easily chatted like old friends!! I love coffee dates where the conversation dives right into the good stuff! She introduced me to the word “Schmaltzy” after we talked about how sentimental we both were. A teacher in highschool had called her that when she was looking for one word that best described her. I told her I was borrowing it for my word too. It means “excessively sentimental.”

We went back and forth on planning their engagement photos whether we would do an adventurous or more sentimental choice for locations. When I heard their story of when they first started dating I knew we had to go for sentimentality! Francesca had just gotten out of a serious relationship and it was a bit of a faux pas for these two to be together at the time, so rather than create any drama, they just met secretly at parks and the beach, each telling their parents they were “taking the dog for a walk.” And they did. Just together :)

So we did a tour of all their secret first dating spots and it was so fun to see them together at each one! We started in downtown Cloverdale, hung a hammock in Redwood Park, and ended at Crescent Beach for sunset. These two are so passionate about each other!! It didn’t matter if I was posing them or not, they were always touching, always going in for little kisses and always making each other laugh!

We bonded over a mutual love of lifting and fitness, and food!! We ended the night at the Frozen Yogurt place and had the best time discussing flavour options!

Conn and Francesca, I CAN’T WAIT for your wedding!!! I had the best time and hope we can continue to have Frozen Yogurt and dinner dates long after your wedding!! :)

Conn definitely works out! haha he climbed up the rope so fast and held onto the tree with ONE ARM while he untied the knot that hung the hammock!


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Brad and Amanda: Pitt Lake, BC Engagement

Brad and Amanda are planning a winter wedding at Swaneset Resort and Country Club for this December, so it seemed MORE than fitting that we do their engagement photos in the Summer down at Pitt Lake, and ending at Swaneset!

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I have known Brad since my first year of college! He’s close friends with one of my best friends Carrolyn from UFV Volleyball. That first year of college we met a few times at parties, at the Christmas play every year at Carrolyn’s church, trips to Sunpeaks skiing, 70 Mile quadding and camping and an amazingly fun trip at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival! Brad was always one of my favourites, he always made sure me and Carrolyn were ok…he took on the protective big brother role everytime we went anywhere. At the music festival he made us carry around a baseball bat whenever we went anywhere without a male “body guard”. The first year of college when I broke up with my highschool boyfriend, I remember him having the most comforting things to say, and he helped Carrolyn help me pack for a Sunpeaks ski trip that is still one of my favourite memories!

Earlier this year, I heard from Carrolyn that Brad had gotten engaged and I was SOOO excited to meet Amanda!! I had heard nothing but the most amazing things, and every single one was true! She is amazingly gorgeous and Brad’s match in every single way!! The way Brad looks at her is enough to tell anyone that he’s met his one.

Amanda is funny, laid back, and cool. Cool is the first word that came to mind actually haha. One of those girls that everyone would have wanted to know in highschool. The kind of girl that you just want to have as your friend!

I just adore the two of them together, and I am so beyond excited for their wedding in December! It’s going to be SO MUCH FUN celebrating with them and their family and friends!! :)

 

Des and Jessica – Shushwap Lake Wedding

I blogged! haha it’s been so quiet on here, but INSANELY busy behind the scenes! So many sessions and weddings waiting in the lineup I can’t WAIT to share with you!! Up first is a Canadian Navy themed wedding at the Quaaout Lodge Hotel at Talking Rock Resort that was absolutely perfect!

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Jessica kinda married a pirate. Des is in the navy so he gets to carry a sword, and he’s a lawyer so he can argue his way out of any situation. EXACTLY like a pirate! He also goes out of his way to make people laugh. Everyone around him all day was always smiling from ear to ear, and his creative photo ideas had us all cracking up!

Jessica herself is a bit of a superhero too! She’s an ER nurse and one of the sweetest, most thoughtful women I have ever met! Her entire day was focused on bringing their family and friends together and celebrating each other. She is soft spoke, but has a quiet strength that just draws people in! When she smiles at Des, her entire face lights up and it’s so obvious she’s met her match!

With Des being in the navy, they decided to base their entire theme around it and it was PERFECT! The small anchors here and there, the navy blue with gold accents, it was the perfect colour combination for their stormy wedding day at the Quaaot Lodge Resort on the North Shore of Little Shushwap Lake! They had the MOST adorable flowergirls who I just fell head over heels in love with as well! They spent a good chunk of time at the candy bar “making sure everyone was ok”, and wanted to see every photo of themselves to see how pretty they looked! They were so free spirited and running around and at one point exclaiming, “why does everyone keep taking so many photos of us?!?!”We finished their photos literally moments before the skies opened and the rain POURED! Harder than it has in SUCH a long time!! It made the reception feel extra cozy and romantic!

A HUGE thank you to Taliah for second shooting, and acting as road trip, car singing/dancing and Starbucks partner! It was so fun! :)

Des and Jessica! It was SO amazing getting to spend the day with you two! It was a magical day that fit who you two are so amazingly! Thank you SO much for including me :)

 

 

 

Tyler and Michelle: Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta Engagement Photographer

One of the benefits of specializing and working only with couples who are a good fit is that blogpost writing comes SO easily!! We always have so much in common and it feels like we’ve been friends for years.  Whenever I do photos for someone who has ACTUALLY been one of my close friends for years though, writers block sets in! Not because I have nothing to say, but because there are SO many memories, so many amazing things I could say that I don’t actually know where to start and nothing I say ever seems to do them justice. These two are an example of that!

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I first met Michelle through UFV Volleyball! We never actually played on the team at the same time, but UFV volleyball is a small and VERY close knit group of friends  family so we quickly became friends! She hosted many many parties at her house that included cooking late night mini bagel pizzas, flexibility contests in the living room and everyone crowding into the kitchen for pictures!

Michelle is one of the most CARING and thoughtful people I have EVER met. She is sentimental (we could talk about our favourite volleyball memories for hours!) and she always goes out of her way to make you feel special and makes sure you know how much she cares about you. She is ALWAYS smiling, and is SO passionate about everything she takes on.

When she moved to Calgary to finish her Physiotherapy schooling, we all saw photos of this Tyler guy popping up on Facebook. He was very handsome! Michelle seemed super happy!! I finally got to meet him last year and I LOVED him! He is totally Michelle’s match! He’s always making Michelle laugh, he’s adventurous and always planning things for them to do, and he ADORES Michelle! He is always making sure she’s okay and happy!

While staying in Calgary, I got to stay with them for the week and I had the best time! It was so great to get to see Michelle and get to know Tyler even better! These two are just some of the best people to be able to call friends!! They cooked me the most amazing food all week and pretty much spoiled me like crazy!! They took me to their favourite restaurants in Banff and Canmore, and showed me around Calgary!

Oh gosh Michelle and Tyler! THANK YOU a thousand times over for such an amazing week!!! THANK YOU for suggesting Banff and Moraine for your engagement photos. They are some of my most favourite photos I have ever taken, and they mean so much to me that it’s you guys in them!! I seriously am counting down the days until your wedding!!!

LOVE YOU!!

 

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