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Carine & Jay . Stanley Park Pavilion and Kirin Restaurant

Carine & Jay got married this past weekend at the Stanley Park Pavilion and later their reception at the Kirin Restaurant. I loved all the traditional aspects that they incorporated from their cultures into the day - tea ceremony, the dragon dance, the 10 course traditional Chinese dinner! It was a pretty amazing day! And although I had *planned* on only blogging a handful, it kind of got out of hand while picking out my favorites - so a fairly large post. 
Congratulations again you two - it really was an honor to document your day! 
xo

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Nicole & Sean . UBC Botanical Garden Wedding Preview.

Nicole & Sean got married last weekend at the UBC Botanical Garden's here in Vancouver. It was my first time shooting there and it was beautiful - so many amazing vendors making this one happen (Olivia from Dreamworks, Florista, and All Dolled Up to just name a few!) These two sure know how to throw a party! Many more to come, but for now a preview of images from their day. 

Ashley & James . A family farm wedding preview.

Ashley & James got married this past weekend in their backyard surrounded by all of their closest friends and family. Getting ready together (which I loved!), barbershops set up in the hotel room (a surprise from Ashley to James), live bands, amazing food, the cutest flower girls, gorgeous decor and set up by Trend Decor and planning by Emma McCormick (more of those images later!) - it was such a fantastic day. A little bit bigger of a preview than normal, but it was hard to narrow it down! So many more to come later.
Congratulations once again you two - it was such an honor to document your day for you. xo

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Jen & Warren . Brock House Wedding Photography Preview.

Jen & Warren flew all the way from Winnipeg (as did most of their guests!) to celebrate their wedding here in Vancouver. The ceremony at St.Patrick's Parish and the reception at the Brock House. Such a fun day and I can not wait to go through all their photos! For now a small handful I picked out for a preview. Congratulations you two! I was so honored to document it for you! xo 

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Nicole & Sean . Lighthouse Park Engagement

These two had their engagement session several weeks back at Lighthouse Park in Vancouver. Admittedly, Lighthouse Park may be one of the more popular spots for engagement photos so on the drive out I was trying to think of some different things we could do or little spots we could find that weren't the typical lighthouse park images. BUT then the clouds and the sky decided to just hand us this amazing little gift. Seriously, the sky was a like a painting that night. And as it was apparent it was only going to get better after the sun went down, I made sure these two were ok hiking back in the dark because we were going to stay for awhile after the sun had set. So so happy to have hiked out with them that night. And even more so, looking forward to photographing their wedding next month. 
Many of my favorites - 

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Jose & Matt . Sechelt Wedding Photography

The sweetest little ceremony on a beach in Sechelt - these two got married last weekend with their daughter and their closest friends and family watching. There's something about these little weddings that I just love so much - everyone helping out (Jose and her friends even making her own bouquet in the morning), a lot more intimate and bit less tradition to make it more personal. A handful of images as a preview with many more to come - 

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Meghann & Ian . UBC Boathouse . Vancouver Wedding Photographer

I first started chatting with Meghann about her wedding almost 2 years ago and I instantly knew it was going to be a good one. These two are the sweetest and have such a fun relationship.  From start to finish, I loved documenting this wedding. There are so many favorite candids and moments from their day so excuse the supersize blog post, but seriously - it was amazing! 
Thank you so much to Tanja for 2nd shooting with me and to all the awesome vendors for making this day so great - UBC Boathouse, Jenna of Revel Events and Fancy Face Makeup. 
 

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Gabriella & Jordan . Vancouver Wedding Photographer

Gabriella and Jordan got married this past weekend in the cutest little church in Abbotsford and had their reception at the SoundHouse Studios downtown Vancouver.  It was HOT out but that didn't stop these two from having the best day.  My favorite images are the ones of Gabriellas's dress hanging (after changing out of it because it was so so hot!) and then the next one of her and Jordan having a moment by the fans - these two were the cutest. 
Also, this is likely way too many images for a  'preview' from their day but there were just too many to choose from. A larger full day blog post to come soonish.
Congratulations once again you two - it was such an honor to document your day. xo

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Carine & Jay . Vancouver Wedding Photographer . Jerry Sulina Park

I've had a lot of 'moody' storm cloud engagement sessions this year, so I was so happy to see the sun come out for Carine & Jay's session last month. I've never shot at Jerry Sulina Park before - it was gorgeous! These two also said something about being awkward in front of the camera?? Which clearly is not true! 
Their wedding is this September at Stanley Park here in Vancouver and I'm so looking forward to documenting it for them, but first their engagement session. Many of my favorites from our evening together -