I loved every little bit about Joe and Krystal’s country chic wedding!
Krystal contacted me to do an engagement shoot for her and her fiancee, Joe, before heading to an exotic locale for a destination wedding. When we met for coffee to discuss plans, Krystal loved the album we showed her but seemed a little sad. She really wanted us for her engagement shoot, but after some soul searching, she found what she really wanted was to get married in BC so all of her family and closest friends could be in attendance.
The happy couple decided their hearts needed to be home and they planned a country wedding to be held at the Krystal’s own horse ranch. With help from family and friends it came together beautifully in a very short amount of time. The decor was amazing and the day was bright and beautiful. I don’t think we have ever had so many cool things to photograph at once, charming decor, horses, dogs, cars… fields of long grass 🙂 we got a lot done in our short time together!
It was an honour to spend my Mother’s Day of 2015 in the company of such warm people. Happy first anniversary, Joe & Krystal, I hope your first year of marriage has been a hoot!
Peter and Caroline were married at Stanley Park Pavilion in September of 2015. One of the oldest structures in Stanley Park, the pavilion was built in 1913. What started out as a concession stand quickly became the social hub of the Park.
The day started out with rain as I captured Caroline getting ready, but she was crossing her fingers that the sun would shine in the afternoon. Peter, the photographer headed to the Pavilion to capture Peter, the groom during his last few, nervous moments of being a single man.
The grounds surrounding the Pavilion were gorgeous, the flower beds still in full bloom despite it being the last days of summer. After the ceremony in the Tea Room, the hopes of the happy couple came true and we had glorious weather for the late afternoon photos.
For the reception, the Lord Stanley Ballroom with it’s crisp white walls and ornate chandeliers was a lovely backdrop to Caroline’s choice of pale peach coloured flowers. The English garden theme was evident with the prettiest wedding cake ever. Peter and Caroline, along with their family and friends, enjoyed a great evening of delicious food and speeches with laughs and sentimental tears. After the show stopping first dance, the fun and games continued. The most entertaining of garter and bouquet tosses capped off the evening for Peter and I. I love a group that is in it to win it 🙂
Peter & Caroline, we wish you the best. I hope you will have a long life as beautiful as the day you were married!
James and Reisa were married on a beautiful September day at London Heritage Farm in Richmond. It was our second wedding at the farm, a historical site built in the 1880’s, and is now a museum and public garden.
James and Reisa have fantastic family and friends, the love and support was evident throughout the morning that I spent with Reisa, getting ready at the River Rock Casino & Hotel. Surrounded by all the ladies closest to her, some were Reisa’s relatives, but they were all the best of friends. Peter was chilling in the lobby with James and his groomsmen. They were the most relaxed crew.
After the first time James and Reisa saw each other all dressed up, we headed to local park for some group photos with the wedding party. The day was a winner, sunny and glorious!
We arrived at the farm for the outdoor wedding where James and Reisa promised to be true to one another for life. After the ceremony, it was such a treat to have the colourful gardens right there at our disposal for more photos.
Reisa put her heart into this wedding and there were many special little touches, she wanted a relaxing family picnic style event, and that is exactly what it was. They even decided at the last minute to throw away the itinerary and just enjoy the afternoon playing lawn games and enjoying the company of their family and friends. I have never been to a more relaxed wedding and we hope your life together will be more of the same!
Matt and Anna were married at the UBC Boathouse in Richmond on August 31, 2015… two days after the Lower Mainland’s storm of the decade! The UBC Boathouse is a such a unique venue and these two didn’t mind the close proximity to the airport as they are both pilots!
The day before the wedding Peter and I were still without power as were many other Lower Mainland households. Luckily we were able to go to my Mom’s house (she still had power) to back up files (from the wedding we shot the day before) and charge batteries. Our power returned the morning of the wedding, so we didn’t have to go looking shabby (without the chic) 🙂
The day of the big event was raining but the winds had subsided, Peter and I had had shot Matt and Anna’s Stanley Park engagement shoot a few months earlier and we felt we had used up all of our ‘weather luck’ at that time. Under a stormy sky and buckets of rain coming down, we started the day taking photos of Anna at her parent’s lovely heritage home.
Once arriving at the UBC Boathouse, we got a few photos of the nervous but excited Matt before the indoor ceremony. Both Matt and Anna took the weather in stride knowing that the most important thing was the two of them becoming husband and wife.
As luck would have it, and as this couple deserved, we got a break in the weather after the ceremony. The rain stopped and we were able to take some photos with the most amazing sky I have seen. We had a fantastic time with Matt, Anna, and their loved ones at the reception capturing their memories. By the end of the night, we felt like we were old friends!
Matt and Anna, thank you so much for trusting us to document your day. We know there are great things in store for you and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
What a thrill to be able to capture Brian’s romantic proposal to Tina! Brian contacted me a couple of weeks ago, with an amazing plan to ask the love of his life to become his beloved. The couple live in Washington State but Tina was in Burnaby for a conference. They have already planned their wedding for July of this year and Brian just needed to propose officially.
I met Brian at BC Helicopters in Abbotsford to start the journey, unfortunately our run of good weather ended but did nothing to dampen Brian’s spirits. We got in the helicopter and flew up to the hot springs on the Pitt River. The helicopter dropped us off and went to retrieve Tina from down town Vancouver. There were a number of people in on the secret and Brian arranged for a co-worker of Tina’s to take her from the conference to the helipad in Vancouver.
Meanwhile Brian and I hunkered down in the rain and waited for Sancho, our pilot, to return with Tina. The plan was to capture the proposal, take a some photos of the two of them and then the couple would spend some time in the hot springs.
Brian was excited and a bit nervous but we kept ourselves busy planning the best angles and taking a few photos in the rain. We had taken a quick trip to the hot springs to check out the trail, the terrain was challenging but beautiful!
In the distance we could hear the bup, bup, bup of the chopper arriving so Brian got into position. The ruse to get her there worked, Tina was truly surprised to see Brian standing on the bridge… ring in his pocket, heart in his hand.
I had gotten to know Brian a little bit as we waited in the forest for Tina to arrive, and he really is a nice guy. I hoped that Tina would be a sweetheart too, as I had yet to meet her. As I captured the amazingly romantic proposal, I was thrilled to see that Tina is the loveliest girl. They truly are the one of the sweetest couples I have had the pleasure to work with!
Brian and Tina, I wish you the best in your life together and thank you for an adventure that I will remember for a long, long time!