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Vancouver Wedding Photographer // Elle + Sarah's Romantic Wedding at The Permanent

Im so excited to finally be sharing this wedding that is very near and dear to my heart!  Having been friends with Elle for many years, I was so happy to see her and Sarah together as they are very well suited for each other and balance each other perfectly.  Being asked to shoot their wedding was such a huge honour, and it was a wonderful, heartfelt day that I was so glad to be a part of. 

I knew that they were going to have a stylish celebration but these two blew me away with their attention to even the smallest of details.  Every touch was so personal to Elle and Sarah that it made for a wedding that truly reflected who they are as individuals and as a couple.  The decor was full of vintage charm, with books, pennies (for good luck!) and rose quartz adorning the tables.  One of my favourite elements was the old photographs of loved ones who were not there that the brides had placed throughout the room.

Some words from Elle and Sarah: The most important thing was creating a feeling of beauty, love and warmth. We wanted every detail to be personal and engaging. To reflect not only the old world romance that we feel – but also to reflect the love and support that we feel for those that showed up for us as a couple. It was imperative that everyone who showed up for us felt welcome and loved!

Beyond just the glamorous decor though, the day was full of so many meaningful moments that made it so so special.  From the beautiful first look in Stanley Park to the teary vow exchange in front of their loved ones, the day was all emotions and love and capped off with a mean dance party.  Click on the image below to see the full gallery.

Vancouver Wedding Photographer // Cozy In Home Session with Lorenza + Ilenia

Last year I did a very special in-home session with two amazing women, Lorenza and Ilenia.  These two are from Italy but moved to Canada to live in a place more accepting of LGBTQ couples. I actually met Lorenza on Instagram and asked her if they would want to shoot with me sometime and we set up a session in their new apartment.  These two were so natural in front of the camera, so obviously in love, that it made the session flow so smoothly. We’ve become friends since the shoot, in fact, they had my husband and I over for dinner and cooked us authentic Italian pasta and risotto! 

I had them write a little bit about their relationship and their move to Canada and this is some of what they said: "Our story has been accompanied then by the decision that we made together to not hide our relationship. The visibility, the sincerity and simplicity have always been essential to us. It wasn’t always easy to stay true to our principles especially in a state like Italy where LGBT rights aren’t guaranteed and public opinion is still very closed-minded.

Our dreams aren’t so different from many young couples in love. We dream of finding a job that we like, to marry and grow old together and have one, two or even three children. All this in a state where our love and our family is protected and where homophobia is only a bad thing that once existed.

In order to follow our dreams, we decided to move to Canada in March 2017. Even if we tried our best, we felt Italy too much tight to us. Now we live in Vancouver and we’re happy as never before. We always hold hands when we walk together, we kiss no matter who can see us and we go on adventures together on our days off. We found our personal Garden of Eden. And this is all I wish to all. Find your personal path and follow it. No matter how hard it is, just follow your heart and everything will be fine."

You can read the rest of their story on Dancing With Her.