Jordan & Mikaela Wong

Anytime I get an inquiry for May 4th I always ask if it was an intentional date choice or accidental, I would say 99% of the time it is intentional. This was no different for Jordan & Mikaela, true Disney nerds according to Mikaela. Their engagement session included Stich onesies from the movie Lilo & Stich, which was captured by Mikaela's talented mother. Terry is also an incredible photographer, who understandably did not want to have to capture her daughters wedding but rather be present and enjoy the wedding. What an honor it was to have Terry ask me to capture her daughters special day. Mikaela had been following me for years on Instagram and was so happy to find out May 4th was one of my last wedding dates available for 2019!

Their ceremony was held at New Life Assembly Church in Surrey, BC. They said a short prayer before the ceremony, but no first look (no peaking!) A 'few' tears (happy!!) were shed on both sides during the ceremony. Jordan & Mikaela clearly knew they were meant to be together forever and had been waiting patiently for this moment to come. It was such a nice moment to finally be able to call themselves husband and wife.

We headed to nearby Bear Creek Park in Surrey for bridal party photos. Jordan & Mikaela made my job so easy. They are both genuinely easy going, considerate & welcoming individuals. And their bridal party was no different! We had a blast throwing cherry tree pedals and enjoying the warm sunny May day.

Off to Murrayville hall for a fun reception, great music, delicious food and accompanied by a Star Wars themed cake.

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Vendors:

Primary Photographer: Hannah Cummins Photography
Second Photographer: Meg Kristina Photography
Ceremony Venue: New Life Assembly Church
Reception Venue: Murrayville hall
Cake & Desserts: Sugar Patisserie
Catering: Country Catering
Dj: Dj Joe
Pastor: Martin Miles

Jason & Ashley | Martin

Each photographer has their own “style” - some like it dark and moody and some produce airy and bright photos. I think I am currently somewhere in the middle. My real goal however with each wedding or session is to create raw, candid and real moments. That's why Jason & Ashley’s wedding which I shot with Meg Kristina Photography was so fun. There were many tears, much laughter and some seriously killer dance moves. Jason & Ashley have a blended family and that was their number one priority for their wedding, inclusion. Their children were a special part of their ceremony, made some beautiful speeches (like the one where they thanked Ashley for giving them a mom…ahh!!) and had a dance off on the dance floor! Their second priority however was to have a baseball themed wedding to display their love for all things baseball. They got married ON the baseball diamond and a beautiful reception to follow at Chilliwack Golf Course. I think they did an incredible job at creating their themed wedding! Check out the photos below…

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Venue: Chilliwack Golf Course

Dj: Wailen Entertainment

Officiant: Joanna Sheppard

David & Laura Bentley

I always say to my clients “You do you.” Plan YOUR wedding however YOU want, don’t let any of the “social norms” or “fads” reel you in. And David and Laura did just that! Their wedding was full of laughter and calmness, I mean they have been together for several years so the decision to get married wasn’t all that hard. They are both so easy going, considerate, welcoming and kind-hearted. Oh and they are expecting a baby, I am SO stoked for them. Talk about some great qualities to have as parents ;) Their wedding was intimate with just their closest friends and family. It was all smiles (and a few tears!) on their wedding day, check it out below…

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Venue/Catering/Planner: Newlands Golf Course, Langley, BC

Justin & Kimberley Arnold

Sooo clearly it has been a while since I last blogged - ahhh sorry! Wedding season was a whirlwind and then I went straight into fall photo mode ( safe to say my busiest month of my entire 10 years in business!) October I photographed SO many beautiful families and more to come for November & December.

But first, lets talk about Justin & Kimberley's wedding at Mt. Lehman Meadows in Abbotsford. I know I say this about all my clients (I truly am lucky!) but Justin & Kimberley are two of the most easy going, kind-hearted and selfless people I know. Mt. Lehman is such a great venue for many reasons but the fact that it has a large “getting ready” room on the property is such an added bonus. Both sides of the bridal party got ready at the venue and decided to do a “first look” and formal photos prior to the ceremony.

There was some concern of rainy weather (hello its the lowermainland…..and September) but we lucked out with a stunning day - not too hot and not too cold, no rain (until very late at night) and moments of pure sunshine.

The reception was an incredibly special one in that Justin & Kimberley announced a BIG surprise they were keeping a secret the ENTIRE DAY!!! But I’ll let them divulge that one ;)

The reception continued on into the night with drinks, delicious food, laughter and a little bit of dancing! Alright now for “some” photos….

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Venue: Mt. Lehman Meadows, Abbotsford
Wedding Coordinator: Brianna Lyndsey Events
Cake/Baker: Mj Cakery
Officiant: Kevin Fatkin
Hair & Make Up: Rose Quartz Beauty