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2016 - Year in Review

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!

Iceland // Travel Photography

In July of 2015 I went with Jaimie on one of the most incredible adventures of my life.  We travelled to Iceland for close to two weeks.  While there, we rented a camper van and drove around the Ring Road (Iceland's main highway which runs around the whole Island) camping, exploring and taking photographs.

I'm an only child so the quiet, barren landscapes were a paradise to me.  There were minimal tourists (and this was during high season!), but we also took quite a few photos at night to avoid the crowds as we were there shortly after Midsummer.  Iceland in the summer has around 22 hours of daylight and a few hours of dusk, it actually doesn't get completely dark (good thing we packed sleep masks!).  

There were too many highlights to capture in a blog post, and the photos really capture the essence of the country.  For anyone who has an interest in travelling here, I would highly recommend it!  Make sure that you do more than just explore Reykjavik though, there is so much more the Island has to offer!  We loved it so much that we are making plans to go back this year.

Also, for those of you looking for a unique place to get married Iceland is a great spot!  I had the opportunity to shoot wedding portraits while I was there and the amazing landscapes make a stunning backdrop.

Click on the image link below to see all the photos from our trip!