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…
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…
Venue/Catering/Planner: Newlands Golf Course, Langley, BC
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….
Tanner and Rebecca found me on one of my social media platforms and we photographed their engagement session waaay back in 2016! Fast forward to their GORGEOUS wedding in June of this year. It was a toasty, sunny summer day. The ladies got ready at the venue Estate 248 in Aldergrove, BC. Rebecca was the most relaxed, easy going bride I have ever photographed! So were her bridemaids, no wonder they are all such good friends. After getting to know her over the years and many wedding meetings, I expected nothing less. The guys got ready at their family home in Surrey. I think the photos speak for themselves....it was a fun morning! Tanner and Rebecca are truly two of the kindest, friendliest and hardworking people I know. Not only did I feel like their photographer but one of their friends. It was pretty evident in the many speeches that were made that Tanner and Rebecca are surrounded by friends and family who deeply love them - I mean MANY tears were shed, and laughter too!
And better yet, only a few days before their wedding they were FINALLY given the go ahead to move into their new home. They purchased it several years ago but the move in date kept getting pushed back. How's that for excitement, moving and a wedding in the same week!
Congratulations on the new home and marriage Tanner & Rebecca, thank you for letting me be a small part in your special week.
THANK YOU again to my incredible assistant Meagan!