I've been working away behind the scenes getting the last weddings of the year off to clients along with prints, family shoots and other projects in between. This month is one of my favorites of the year with so many moments to celebrate the Christmas season with dear ones, even though it can feel hectic at times. Here is one frame from Andrea & Kenton's beautiful wedding day. Much more to come with flower crowns, ladies in waiting, dancing and singing and a lot of music...
The fall is a season made for family portraits, and I've had the privilege of making portraits for several lovely families in Alberta and BC as I've travelled between the provinces the past few months. Here are a few sneak peeks of the irrestistablly cute Xavier Family taken near Calgary, Alberta this October.
Let us always meet each other with a smile, for a smile is the beginning of love. — Mother Teresa
Dani's ever-present smile and near-constant laughter is infectious, and it certainly filled her and Marcel's wedding day with a deep sense of joy at the love they share together. They meet first as house-mates, little knowing that in just a few months, they would fall in love and soon be married. Hair and makeup for the ladies began at Bangtown Hair Saloon in Gastown, with its walls of eclectic and quirky images. Their ceremony and reception were both at the Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park — where the rain that threatned to fall melted into golden sunshine just in time for their outdoor ceremony overlooking the ocean. After portraits around Stanley Park, we returned to the Rowing Club for a reception frequently punctuated with side splitting laughter at the family's hip-hop sketch, and many heart-felt speeches before dancing the night away. Contratulations to these two!
This past Saturday's wedding was at a farm in the Fraser Valley that's been in the bride's family for three generations. It was a beautiful day with friends and family and we even escaped for the view from the top of a mountain overlooking the Fraser River. Can't wait to share more from this celebration, Amy & Nick!
Chelsea and Matt's wedding day took us to various locations in the lower mainland and a day filled with family and dear friends celebrating these two and their love. We started the day with Chelsea and her bridesmaids getting ready at her childhood home in Cloverdale with so many notes of family history in photographs on the walls and heirlooms around. Chelsea's family is musical and only fitting that her new husband Matt is a guitar player as well. We explored areas around Steveston Village with their wedding party before heading off for the ceremony and reception. Their wedding was in late May so we were lucky to catch that late golden light of early summer days for portraits later as well.