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/)

Megan & Bill engagement shoot

Megan and Bill engagement session

I loved spending time with this sweet couple, Megan and Bill. We shot their engagement session at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Megan used to work there so we had access to the balcony upstairs where there is a gorgeous view of mountains and the ocean. They'll be getting married next July at the Diamond Alumni Centre at SFU, Burnaby. I can't wait to see them again and document their special day. 

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Behind the camera to in front of the camera and back again..

Behind the camera to in front of the camera and back again..

Last week, my friend and I decided to take some photos of each other for our websites and social media. Michele of Michele Mateus photography (http://michelemateusphotography.com/) and I first met earlier this year whilst working together on an engagement shoot. We clicked right away, laughing, joking and bouncing ideas off each other.  She's a great support to have and does nothing but encourage the people around her, i'm so lucky to now call her my friend! 

So last Monday, the day after my thanksgiving dinner, feeling a little bloated after lots of over indulging I spent the first half hour in front of the camera. This is really hard for me because I hate being photographed but Michele eased me into it and I just didn't take myself too seriously. The result..I LOVE THESE PICTURES. Michele did an amazing job, definitely check out her work. 

Then I photographed Michele, she was a little more prepared than me and had a few outfit changes and accessories!! I just live in hats so I just wore mine the entire shoot. Michele never takes herself too seriously and has a great sense of humour and I hope that shows in my pictures of her..

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