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Going on a little adventure with Hayley & David for their E-Session, I was prepared for anything. Well, I should of known when I suggested to Hayley that bringing props that they love to the session was a great idea that I would be in for a treat.
I think it is safe to say their personalities truly came out and I could not be more excited for their upcoming winter wedding in collaboration with Celebrate Events at the gorgeous Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.
A little sweet sexy love to celebrate the end of the week and enjoy more of Brett & Jeff’s Wedding.
Congratulation to you both,
Describe your design elements and the inspiration behind them.
Above all, we wanted the day to be cheerful. Color was very important so we used bright flowers to accent the already beautiful green backdrop of the mountains and golf course.
What was the number one piece of advice given to you while planning your wedding and what would you pass on to newly engaged brides to help them in the coming months?
- Don’t try and do it all yourself.
- You can never have too many photos
Brett and Jeff had my undivided attention the moment we agreed to meet for the first time over a glass of wine. Brett and I had red wine while Jeff very responsively ordered a hot chocolate. I think we must of talked for a couple of hours about everything from life to falling in love when you least expect it. It felt right for me, it felt right for them and that was that.
We did their E-Session in Gastown since not only is this a place they love but also where they first meet. It was the perfect contrast to their Whistler mountain outdoor wedding.
During the months of wedding planning, I am proud to say I got Brett completely hooked on Pinterest and she incorporated some great DIY details that just made their wedding fun, casual yet elegant and gorgeous.
Here is Part 1 of their special day.
1. How did he propose and what made you say yes?
He put the ring in the bottom of my stocking on Christmas morning in Hawaii. Way better than a lump of coal!
I said yes because it meant I got to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.
2. How did Whistler become your number one choice of where to tie the knot?
There’s something about Whistler and jumping on the Sea-to-Sky that instantly makes you smile and relax. It’s always been a special place for us, and the mountains, lakes and stunning scenery created the perfect vibe for our day.
3. What was your criteria when looking for your dress and how did you know once you found it?
Even after watching countless hours of Say Yes to the Dress, I didn’t know what I was looking for. But after trying only a few dresses on, I knew I had found it when I started crying before I even exited the dressing room, and my mom and sister quickly followed suit.
Come back for Part 2 at the end of the week, you won’t want to miss the rest of Brett & Jeff’s Story and how I got them to sit in dandelions and they totally rocked it.
One of life sweet and simple moment.
In honour of our Father & Daughter Bond series, I had to share these few images with you as it was such an authentic moment, my girl in her pyjama while Daddy is showing her how to cast with her ever so pretty Dora fishing rod.
Call me bias and I will completely agree. But give me my two favourite people together playing and I melt. I love that once in a while I remember to use my skills for my own selfish needs. I have always believed that to find meaning in your work , you have to be passionate about what you do. I still believe that it couldn’t be more true for a photographer. You have to believe that you are making a difference weather it is recognize right away or in 50 years shouldn’t really matter as long as you can feel it.
When talking about a moment, we say: “Don’t worry you’ll remember how it was, how it felt”. I am not so sure, I think there is nothing like looking back at an image and being able to still have the feeling of the wind in your hair on a swing set or the smell of the grass or even that carefree feeling of pure joy playing with you daddy. That is what an image should do.
So I smile when I know that if nothing else this is the gift I am able to give my daughter, her daddy and myself. Now I just have to remember to do it often!
You have to love family reunion. Well I do anyways because there is always something that doesn’t go according to plan and keeps it real.
I was ask by a long time client of mine if I could come and capture some images during their family reunion:
Me: “of course”
Me: “How many kids?”
Melanie: ” 6 boys, 1 girl and a newborn”
Me: “Oh this will be fun!”
The kids and I had a great time, the parents laugh, the newborn had a nap and everyone was happy.
The kids made all of us keep it real!
A second post was needed here to show that these girls don’t just smile and look pretty for the camera!
They do that while also ripping it on the glacier……oh and did I say dancing is permitted, anywhere, anytime!
We live a privilege life to be able to claim “x” amount of days on the mountain and the glacier per year. I know that for some this is a completely foreign reality even some members of my family have never been here, I wanted to showcase the atmosphere, the genuine friendships that are created here for life, the sense of belonging that a girl can find and call this her world…like we all do and always will.
I had the honour of capturing these girls spirit at it’s best during Girls Week at Momentum Ski Camps on Whistler Blackcomb glacier this week. It was my way of honouring my fellow teammate Sarah whose spirit I could see in every girl’s heart during the camp. And as she wouldn’t have had it any other way; we danced, we laughed and we exuded some serious girl power on the glacier. It was everything that I imagined and remembered from my days on the Glacier when I was on the team.
I hope it makes you smile.
Stay tune for Part 2, were there will be some dancing, girls being girls and some serious girl power in action on the glacier.