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. 

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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