When Brynne and Matt told me about their idea to incorporate Matt's motorcycle into their engagement session, I was all over it! I knew Pitt Lake would be the perfect spot for the photos because of the long stretches of road, tones, and gorgeous views of the mountains in the background. Brynne and I had talked before the shoot about having an editorial feel. I totally think we were able to incorporate her vision into the session and I'm so happy with the final result! I can't wait to photograph Brynne and Matt's wedding at Cecil Green next month and see what they have planned!
I love meeting other photographers, especially when I travel. I always make a point of connecting with photogs around the globe on social media and when I visit their cities I try and arrange a meet or a shoot. It's a really cool community that I'm part of! Carolina is a super talented Wedding Photographer who is based out of Copenhagen (one of my favourite cities!). I've admired her work for a long time so when she said yes to a shoot with her partner, Cory, I was beyond thrilled but also a bit intimidated. These two were so much fun to work with though and had great chemistry which made it very easy to photograph them. They also took me out for wine and cheese before the shoot which was the best! I got to know them both and found out that they are truly wonderful and genuine people. I hope our paths cross again soon!
Whoa. What a feat it was putting together this 'Year in Review' blog post. I have witnessed and been a part of too many beautiful, joyous and heartfelt moments to narrow it down to just a few. So, sorry not sorry. This post is going to be mammoth, so you might want to grab a cup of tea and maybe take a bathroom break before settling into this one. Oh yeah, and grab some kleenex because there are many tear inducing images coming your way.
So many exciting things have happened in the past year, and it's been the biggest and best for my business so far! I finally went full time in May and had a killer 2016 wedding season, doubling my bookings from last year. I travelled a lot as well, visiting Kauai, Portland, New Orleans, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and road-tripping through California. I have seen one of the most beautiful sunsets of my life (Yosemite), stood at the base of one of the most awe-inspiring waterfalls (Iceland), photographed my first wedding that wasn't in English (Sweden), captured a Secondline parade at a New Orleans wedding, and connected with and met so many inspiring and talented photographers both online and at some incredible workshops and conferences like Possible Portland and ARC.
Thank you to everyone who has been following along and supporting me in my journey, especially to my amazing clients who put their total trust in me to capture their special days. It has been awesome to not only document these memories but also to come out of it with new friends :) Also, a huge thank you to my husband for always supporting my crazy dreams and being there ready with sandwich in hand for those hangry moments.
I'm so excited for things to come in 2017, I already have many unique and amazing sounding celebrations on the books and a few creative and personal projects that I'm going to try and pursue. Oh yes, there will also be travel (obvs) next year we are heading to Mexico and Newfoundland as well as doing some local BC exploring. Can't wait!
See you in 2017!
It's been a while since I last blogged as wedding season is now in full swing! I shot Yvonne and Dan's Gastown engagement session a few months ago and I thought it turned out beautifully so I have been waiting for an opportunity to share it. The session may have started off with some awkward jokes but these two quickly became comfortable and settled into just being in love. They picked Gastown at the setting for their pictures because their wedding was to be at Nita Lake and we thought it would be a very different-vibe than the more natural surroundings of their lake wedding. Luckily it was a gorgeous Vancouver evening and I got to use a newly scouted parkade (yes, I'm obsessed with parkades) downtown to do some golden hour shots of the pair. It was a total coincidence that Yvonne's jacket matched the background so perfectly and we ended up with some gorgeous minimalist shots that I adore! Click on the image below to enjoy!
The weather was just starting to feel like Summer, we had had a hot dry week and plenty of amazing sunsets. I met Courtney and Steven at Whytecliff Park for their engagement session during this week and got some pretty stunning images that just proved that B.C. is one of the best backdrops you can find.
Courtney and Steven were awesome, their love naturally shone through, so I didn't have to direct them very much, and they scaled rocks and giant logs with me to get the perfect shot (I love clients that are ok with getting a little adventurous!). I'm so looking forward to what is sure to be an epic wedding this Summer, but as a preview click on the image below to check out the rest of the images!