The C* family are avid golfers and live just across the street from Rossland’s RedStone Golf Resort so it was only fitting that this beautiful club be the backdrop for their sunny family session.
We spent an hour together zipping around on golf carts and snapping photos as we went. I’d never been on a golf cart before and could not believe how rugged they were! I had also never been to RedStone and was so impressed with the beauty of the course & the friendliness of every golfer and staff member that we met. What a gem!
The C* Family especially requested a family shot at Hole 11 because of it’s stunning view of Red Mountain in the distance… When I saw the spot for myself, I was more than happy to oblige (see above).
When I first met Stacey & Dan at their consultation, we bonded almost instantly over the lures of small-town living & the plight of teachers in this country. The conversation came effortlessly and smoothly, and as one drink lend to a second, and one hour turned into two, I found myself thinking, “Man, I really LIKE these guys!” It was a fabulous first meeting and it set the tone for the rest of my interactions with this amazing couple.
They said ‘I do’ on the lawn of ‘Barclay Manor’ in Vancouver’s historic ‘West End’ neighbourhood. Guests stood in the early afternoon sunshine, gently wiping tears from their eyes, surrounding the couple as they held hands and exchanged some of the sweetest, most carefully crafted vows I’d ever heard. I don’t think there was a dry eye present when Stacey read the vows that she’d written separately for Dan’s two children from his first marriage (the flower girl & ring bearer). It was moving to see her include them in such a forthright way. This wasn’t just a marriage between two people; it was a ceremony uniting 4 people together as one family. Just lovely.
After the ceremony, the wedding party and I moved onto the Stanley Park to take a few portraits and have a few laughs. And laugh we did! I am not sure I’ve encountered such a hilarious, fun loving wedding party before. Perhaps it’s because almost half of the group was under the age of 12… or perhaps we were just all feeling a bit giddy. Whatever the case, we had a total blast.
I wish this brand new little family a lifetime of adventure and laughter; I somehow doubt they’ll ever be in short supply of either.
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When I think back to Lisa & Vik’s wedding, one word comes to the forefront of my mind every time… GORGEOUS.
Gorgeous colours. Gorgeous couple. Gorgeous venue. Gorgeous details. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.
Lisa & Vik had a traditional Hindu Ceremony, followed by a more Western/North American reception at the one & only Fairmont Hotel Vancouver; arguably one of the most stunning venues in the city. The bride was decked out in gold from head to toe, and radiated opulence & glamour. As drop-dead gorgeous (there’s that word again!) as Lisa was in her wedding attire, her laid back & sweet demeanour always shone through. She’s endlessly charming and sweet even when she looks a little bit like royalty!
This was only my second ever Hindu Ceremony so I spent hours prior to the big day researching the traditions and preparing myself with as much working knowledge as possible. Hindu ceremonies are steeped in symbolic ritual and I didn’t want to miss anything at all! From the Baraat, to the Milni, to all the more subtle rituals that take place until the Mandap— I can only hope that I did the day’s event’s some justice.
When the ceremony concluded, guests were invited to mingle, drink, and nibble in the reception area, before moving into to Pacific Ballroom for the formal reception. What a stunning event!
Thanks to all the incredible vendors who came together to make this event something so very special. And also thanks to my photographer friend & partner Shauna who ended up assisting me on Lisa & Vik’s day & also taking some lovely images while she was at it– I am not sure i could have done it all without her!
Brian and Dorritta tied the knot in what can only be described as a sweet & romantic ceremony in New Westminster’s lovely Queen’s Park. Surrounded by friends, family, and roses in every shape and colour, the couple said ‘I Do’ with their beloved dog, Cole, at their side. After the ceremony, guests were invited over to the park’s ‘Centennial Lodge’ for a drinks, a fabulous meal, and dancing into the night.
It was wonderful to see how Brian and Dorritta incorporated Dorritta’s Chinese heritage into their big day. From the wonderful pops of red & gold in all of their decor, to Dorritta’s three dress changes (each dress more lovely than the last!) their wedding truly had an ‘east meets west’ feel.
All throughout the night my second shooter and I couldn’t help but marvel at just how IN LOVE these two clearly are. Their amazing genuine smiles, spontaneous laughter, and just the way that they looked at each other left us both with our hearts a little bit a-flutter. It’s impossible to be in the presence of this incredible couple and not feel lighter in your step and in your heart– it’s contagious!
Wishing them a lifetime of that very-same happiness! Thank you, Brian & Dorritta, for allowing my team & I to be part of your day.
Last summer I had the pleasure of shooting Carolyn & Ross’ amazingly beautiful Hycroft Manor Wedding. It was perfectly perfect in every single way. Carolyn was a radiant bride, so it only makes sense that she would be equally as radiant, 12 months later, at 8 months pregnant with their first child.
I met Carolyn, Ross, & their dog Loxley down at Locarno Beach in Vancouver on a particularly beautiful summer evening. We spent a casual hour together catching up, laughing, and taking a few great photos along the way. As always with returning clients, it was an absolute honour and a privilege to be trusted to capture these two momentous occasions in their lives.