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As one of my couple just got featured in Wishes Magazine, it occured to me that I have never featured their Romantic Sunset E-Session. It was one of the most peaceful, quiet, romantic session I have been a part of. Their trust and their ability to just “Be” as I captured their connection was exquisite.
It was a very special moment and it felt good to capture in images what it made me fell.
When Julie and Mike told me that they wanted to do their E-Session in Squamish, I was so excited. Most of the time I am either in Whistler or Vancouver for engagement sessions. It was such a treat to be able to showcase some of Squamish beauty with such a sweet couple.
With the busy wedding season slowing down, I get the pleasure of meeting new couples, discovering their unique love story.
Meet Kate & Graham, I had a location in mind for their E-Session and it turned out that Kate use to go there when she was a little girl with her family. Our time together was effortless, a get together, a moment to just relax and capture the beauty of their love, their friendship.
Thank you for your trust in letting me in.
What’s so special about an E-Session (engagement photo session)? In my opinion it’s a chance (if it’s well done ) to tell your story, to have a reflection of what you love and who you love in your everyday life. I love finding out the little things about my couples, what makes them laugh, what they do when they have a moment to themselves, what they wish they did more of. This starts shaping my vision of how I can help them claim a moment just for the two of them and find a backdrops that will enhance their story and create a timeless moment.
Here are a few stories…
How does one find inspiration? Sometimes it’s as easy as looking at an image of a place you have been going to ever since you were 3 weeks old.
Crane Beach, Rockport, Mass, 2012
We left off last week with introducing to you Kimberley & Justin. Their wedding was grand and so we just had to break it down into two post to show all these images. Read Part 1 here.
Read below Kimberley’s wedding details and how she made sure to keep it fun the whole time.
What was your criteria when looking for your dress and how did you know once you found it?
I knew I wanted lightweight for an outdoor wedding, but I needed to have sparkle….once I found the dress, I knew it was the one because I cried and when I saw a picture that had been taken at that moment of my face, the sheer joy and happiness that radiated from me it was evident that this dress was very special for me.
Describe your design elements and the inspiration behind them?
I am very creative and wanted to save some funds so I decided to go DIY style. We purchased our linens ourselves, artificial florals for part of it. I did mock ups at home so we could play with ideas and such which was a great way to get an idea of what it would look like before the big day. We didn’t want ‘traditional’ wedding colours, with the exception of I had to have pink. Once I found my dress, I used the ‘bling’ element to incorporate into the decor and then we added in the lime green to have that ‘pop’ effect with the pink and black.
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?
“Take time to enjoy the event” was the piece of advice given most to us, which we were actually able to do so that had a huge impact on how much we enjoyed our night. The piece of advice I would give to newly engaged brides is don’t be afraid to give yourself time. We had almost two years to plan our event, by taking your time and allowing that to happen, you will have the time to ensure all those little tiny details are taking care of way in advance which has a huge impact on the amount of stress you could feel on the day of. That and include your groom in the decisions, even the little ones – make him involved, its always the stereotype that its the bride’s big day, and yes it is, but it’s also his too so don’t be afraid to compromise with him on items that may be important to him. Its your day for the both of you and a great way to start that off is by planning this big moment together.
Venue: Furry Creek
Photography: Gadbois Photography
When I first met Kimberley & Justin it was more then a year and a half ago. Needless to say by the time their wedding day arrived, I think I was just as excited as they were. It was an absolute pleasure from beginning to end as they were so organized and we really develop a great photography style that truly made them feel at ease and dare I say sexy!
We had so much fun, we just had to do two parts for this great wedding, so more images to come next week.
Read below a few of Kimberley’s story and a few words of wisdom for future brides.
How did he propose and what made you say yes?
Justin popped the question while we were on a trip travelling around Italy. We were visiting a town called Montepulciano, for a few days because I am a huge twilight fan and part of the movie had been filmed in this town. Unbeknownst to me, Justin had spoken to my mom prior to us leaving on the trip and asked her to have the ring ready for when we returned from the trip. On the first day we got there we were trying to find the waterfountain that ‘Bella” ran through to save “Edward” in the centre of the town, by their city hall. Well it was through the shops and locals that we found out the fountain had been an artistic enhancement of the director of the movie and didn’t really exist. I didn’t understand it then but Justin seemed about as bummed as I was.
The following morning, we stopped at a cafe for a cappucino. During the conversation he picked up my hand and told me that he had a question to ask me, I was to involved in talking about the plans for the day that I just quickly answered, “sure, whats up?”. He then proceeded to say ” Well I was wondering if you would like to be my wife and if you will marry me?”. I was absolutely dumbfounded and it took me a few minutes to find my voice (as I started to tear up) and when he asked me “are you going to answer me?” I started shaking my head yes and said “Yes”!!
I said yes, because I can’t imagine my life with out him. That and I knew he was the one for me especially when I found out why he was upset the fountain didn’t exist, because apparently thats where he had wanted to pop the question. He had it all planned out and then had to re-think it when the fountain was non-existant. Any guy that bases a proposal off a movie such as this because his girl is a fan….that’s true love!
How did Furry Creek become your number one choice of where to tie the knot?
Furry Creek became our #1 spot because of the views! Plus it had everything for ceremony and reception in one place. It gave me the outdoor garden feel that I wanted and it had the ocean access on the beach, which was a big component for Justin being from the East Coast.
Come back next week for Part 2
I’ve never sat still well and as the days have been unfolding before me after my re-launch, I am feeling like I’m ready to embark on a new project. One that is for me, my skill and my passion.
A 30 day challenge of sorts where I commit time each day for one photograph. It may be scenic, out on the streets, something comical or artistic. The challenge is that each photo will be something just a bit out of my comfort zone or something that makes me push the envelope of creativity.
Each day I will post a photo so you can join me in my journey of finding the simple and the beautiful in our days.