Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mike + Cara : Engaged

Delish. That is all I have to say about this shoot......everything from the clothing and accesories, the way they moved, and the

light....oooooh the light was to DIE for! From now on I am only booking shoots during the golden hour. It was soooo worth it!

These photos are an engagement session of Mike and Cara who I will be photographing for their wedding in September. Their

outfits were from a fabulous new shop in town called Vintage & Vogue; Cara & I met up and styled the shoot together. I am

seriously in love with this place, and am SO excited that we have such a great little gem in our small town:) Stay tuned for their

site which Brooke and I will be doing up for them soon.

Mike and Cara, the two of you were so much fun to work with...obviously crazy about each other and very inspirational! I cannot

wait for your wedding as you were a treat to photograph!

And a big thank you to Brooke for coming along; it's always

more fun with 2 (especially when I run out of memory cards and you're there to save the day:)

PS - It's a long one....I couldn't help it:) The gorgeous light in the last bunch of photos was shot in the last 6 minutes before

the sun completely disappeared behind the mountains. Yum!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Proud Mama

Once again, Brooke was right! As I got ready to do Miss Isla's birthday photos today, B suggested I dress up the girls and have

her take a few shots of us all together. And I am so glad we did. More often then not, these impromptu shoots turn out to be the

best ones. Little Miss Birthday Girl definately needed the two of us to corral her into the view of my camera - that little lady

can motor! And my biggest girlie just wasn't into it today. As much as I love the end results from today, it was a painful 5

minutes! Yes, Brooke is so good that she managed to juggle her crying babe, my tempermental 3 year old and a baby girl who

just wanted to suck! Ahhhhh....good thing we both work quickly!

Thank you Brooke for taking these shots and handing them over to's even better being able to toss out all my "wonky"

faces without you laughing at them first!

I look forward to our next of six, perhaps?! Get your act together, girl!

Miss Isla is ONE

Happy Birthday to the most beautiful brunette I know....I can't believe that an entire year has already passed since I first saw your

tiny little face. We are all so lucky to have you in our lives.

And don't worry Mum, she's still your baby:)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stephen & Tonya : Married

I had the pleasure of photographing Stephen and Tonia's wedding the other evening. It was small, intimate and stress-free; just

how I like them! We all gathered on the beach next to the Sicamous, and while the rest of the guests headed off to celebrate, the

newlyweds and their adorable son Liam and I stuck around for a bit to take some photos. Everything came together, they

both looked AMAZING, and we had a great time.

Best wishes to both of you,


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sander Family

A great finish to a wonderful weekend...I had the opportunity to shoot fellow photographers Jen and Rod Sanders, as well as their

new baby and Jen's family. Little baby Ashton is all of 6 weeks in these photos...yes, SIX! I have a feeling he may be even bigger

than his proud Papa; it's not going to take long!

Thank you to all 7 of you....each and every one of you was so easy to work with and I had a great time. It was a treat especially to

work with other photographers as they just "got it" quicker. So, congratulations on your beautiful new baby and I look forward to

working with you again!


Gary & Tamara...Continued

Just a few more I had to share. A few of these images have stories behind them that make them that much more

meaningful....Gary & Tamara thanks again for having me there to capture such a special day.


Monday, May 18, 2009

Gary & Tamara : Married

I had such a wonderful time this weekend; my favourite shoot this week was definately the wedding of Gary and Tamara. She

called me less than a week ago looking for someone to come by for a short amount of time to capture their vows as well as a few

portraits. As my weekend was already quite booked, I hesitated, but once she told me the location I was sold...I knew it would be

special. The couple chose to be married at a tiny Roman Catholic church in Hedley, B.C. It sits atop a hill, surrounded by

mountains, and even a river runs across the property. Each and every time I drive home to the Coast I pass this century old gem, and

have always wanted to shoot here. There were less than 10 people in attendance, and everything from the cows to the piles of

old tires and especially the wonderful guitar player William Legett added to the magical feel of the day. It was so simple, and

exactly the sort of day I would hope for if I could do my big day over.

So, thank you again to everyone that was there, especially Tamara and Gary for inviting me to be a part of your day. And even

though we had a small amount of time for your pictures, I hope you are happy with them; it was such a treat to photograph

you both!