Megan & Bill SFU Diamond Alumni Wedding

I have another delightful wedding to share today!

Megan & Bill were married at the Diamond Alumni Centre on Burnaby mountain this past July. Megan is a PhD student and Bill is a teacher so this was the perfect setting for this academic duo. They had personalized vows and a good friend to officiate the wedding which ensured laughs all round. In fact, being around these two makes it impossible not to smile! Megan's smile is definitely contagious! 

How amazing is her dress from https://www.sposawedding.ca/!?! It was made for twirling as you can see!! 

Vendors: 

Dress - Sposa Wedding World 

Makeup - Kimberly Jacinto

Hair - Harpreet Sondh

Venue - Diamond Alumni Centre

Bus - Lynch Bus Lines 

Flowers - Whole Foods 

Thanks to Vanessa from http://www.fortunehillphotography.ca/ for second shooting! 

John & Serena's Vancouver condo wedding

When I first spoke with Serena on the phone, I became immediately excited as I realized she was a fellow Brit! Then when I met with John and Serena, I knew I had to shoot their wedding!! We shared the same love for Vancouver and dogs, so I knew it was a match made in photography heaven. They're easy going and nothing could bring them down on their wedding day- Serena had the biggest smile on her face the entire day. It was great! 

John and Serna decided to get married in the garden of their condo building. Now this sounds kind of unusual for a wedding venue (a first for me) but when you see how gorgeous the garden is, I'm sure you'll understand their decision. Luckily, some of the blossom trees were in full bloom and the weather was amazing! 

John got ready in their apartment, whilst Serena stayed with their best man, Lisa and then she put her dress on in the building managers office. Which was another first for me, a bride getting ready in one end of the room whilst Sharon was working at her desk on the other. After the wedding ceremony, we took some shots in the garden and on their neighbours balcony then they headed to Tapshack (their local pub) for some drinks and grub. This was such a fun wedding, my face hurt from laughing and smiling. I've put together a few highlights of their wedding story..

 

Celebrant: Lisa Hartley from Simply Ceremony (http://www.lisahartley.com/)

Pub: Tapshack (http://tapshack.ca/)

Kyle & Patti's intimate Seasons in the Park Wedding

On March 18th, it stopped raining, the clouds parted and a little sunshine blessed Vancouver with it's rays. Just in time for Patti and Kyle to get married!

It was a fairly intimate wedding with a total of 30 guests and took place at Seasons in the Park. Patti looked gorgeous in her 50s inspired bridal outfit- as she got ready we both gushed about the tv show MAD MEN. So I can see where she got her inspiration. For the cakes/table decor and flowers, Patti and her friends/family had all pitched in and made themselves. I sampled those cupcakes and they were sooo yummy! 

Makeup and Hair by Caroline Sawamoto. 

Jacquelyn & Brian's Gastown wedding

So I kicked off 2017 weddings with this little gem of a wedding. Jacquelyn and Brian got married on the 15th of January at The Diamond in Gastown. It's my first time shooting at this venue, and I was kinda in love with it, it's an intimate space with beautiful brick walls and window light. 

J&B had their first look at The Landing, which is an office building, but its where they first met so it was very fitting. Fortunately, The Landing has this awesome big arch window which served as a really beautiful backdrop for this occasion. 

I had so much fun hanging out with these two and their family for the day, lots of laughter and tears and some serious kick ass moves on the dance floor..from the dads of course!! 

Vendors:

Flowers: A Flower's Touch http://aflowerstouch.ca

Dress: David's Bridal (one of their own designs)

Hair: Monique DesLauriers (Stone Fox Hair)

Venue: The Diamond 

Women's March-January 21st 2017

Thousands of people came together yesterday, in downtown Vancouver to march in solidarity of women's rights, which are HUMAN RIGHTS the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump aka DRUMPF. It really warmed my heart to see all these people come together, of all different ages and backgrounds and stand up for what's right. Across the world there was 673 marches which is so epic, my heart is bursting. 

The first image is a quote I saw whilst in Powell's book store (Portland) this week by Gordon Parks. I love this quote, it resonates with me so much, I have a camera and my beliefs so why not document the heck out of the things I believe in? It's my weapon after all! 

If you see yourself or anyone you know in my images, please reach out to me and let me know, I would love to add your name to the blog and send you the image of yourself, because I think it's cool AF to have a photo of yourself standing up for what you believe in. 

Best of 2016

Wow! Putting this blog post together was no easy feat, but here I present to you, some of my favourite images from last year. A lot of these images are personal shots from my trips to Vancouver Island/America/England/Iceland/Scotland. 

For me personally, last year was amazing, from starting a new job, going part time so I can focus more on my own business, travelling home to celebrate a friends wedding, and taking Ryan so he could meet my family and friends. Spending lots of time with friends on Vancouver Island, making some unforgettable memories. Having visitors from home, some of whom I hadn't seen for years and of course making new life long friends! Oh and how could I forget? Last January, I got my permanent residency for Canada!!

Thanks to all clients, old and new for choosing me to document your memories, it's such a privilege to be part of your milestones. I'm so excited to see what 2017 brings! 

Matthew & Olivia

If you know me, then you know I went back home to the UK in August for a friends wedding. I didn't shoot my friends wedding, although I may have captured some slightly intoxicated shots which I will post next!! The first day I was there we had gorgeous weather, which for the North of England is a blessing and must be taken advantage of. Armed with my camera and golden hour fast approaching, I headed to the nearest beach (Alnmouth, Northumberland) with my brother, Matthew and his girlfriend, Olivia as my subjects. 

Photographing your family can definitely have its challenges, it can sometimes feel awkward and they don't necessarily want to get romantic in front of you. Luckily for me, these two are naturals in front of the camera and don't take themselves too seriously. 

But when I look at these images..I just can't help but think..WHERE ARE THE MOUNTAINS? I'm spoilt for mountainous backdrops now that I live in BC.