Archive for August, 2007

Nicole & Stephan’s Wedding

August 29, 2007

    

I adore these two! Nicole & Stephan are both so wonderfully quirky and different, and not afraid to let the world know. I love it! Who else would get married in flip flops?! The weather called for rain, but August 18th was one of those crazy days when the heavens parted, the stars aligned, and everything just went ridiculously well.  The light was stunning all day…everywhere I looked, there was a beautiful shot just waiting to be captured.  An absolute fairy tale of a wedding!  

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Lorenne & Michael’s Wedding

August 28, 2007

It was so special to see these two high school sweet-hearts get married. It is a rare sight to see two people that have fallen in love at such a young age and heartwarming to watch them together. We decided to take most of the photos before the ceremony….so we went down to the beach in all our finery and played around in the sand & flew kites! So much fun!

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I was blown away by Lorenne’s wedding planning talents…this young teacher should look into a second career to fill her spare time in the summers! Every tiny detail from the initial invitations to the DJ at the end of the night, were well thought out and elegantly executed.  I don’t think I have ever seen the Capilano Golf & Country Club look more beautiful.

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Kerry & David’s Wedding

August 22, 2007

Kerry & David’s wedding was one of those wonderful events when not everything went according to plan…and it was awe-inspiring to see the way these two handled all the last-minute changes with such composure and grace. Not only is Kerry breathtakingly gorgeous, but also has this zen-like ability to deal with stress (her husband was sick in the hospital two days before their wedding & was running a high fever on their big day, it was pouring rain, and the ceremony began almost an hour late…nothing phased this woman!) Not only that, but David was such a trooper about the whole thing that he didn’t complain once about being too tired or too sick to pose for photographs. I was so impressed.

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These two were absolute rock stars! Their wedding was amazing from start to finish, and I feel honoured to have been able to document it. David & Kerry are obviously deeply in love and have that rare gift of being able to not sweat the small stuff and just put their energy into the things that are truly important in life.

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Neda & Nik’s Wedding

August 20, 2007

I knew I was going to have a great time shooting Neda & Nik’s wedding, but it was even more outstanding than I anticipated! It was non-stop action-packed from start to finish…I was totally blown away. In fact, the exuberance & vitality of everyone there was so contagious that I found that after 12 hours of shooting I was completely energized and charged. A few swigs from the great, carved wooden flask helped a little too! They really knew how to throw a good party and everyone was into it…from grandmothers, right down to the toddlers. An experience I will never forget.

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Princess Party

August 13, 2007

 I flew down to Mobile, Alabama for a brief, but wonderful & much-needed holiday to visit my extended family. While I was there my sweet little cousin had a Princess party and I was spontaneously dubbed the “Royal Photographer.” All Catherine’s friends (tiny future debutantes) were running around painting their nails, applying makeup and primping in their fancy princess dresses and party shoes…it was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!  I had such a good time being around my family and documenting all the girlie festivities. I could just hear my late Grandmama’s voice saying in her soft southern drawl, “Isn’t this fun!”

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Celina Moore

August 13, 2007

Celina is this funky little mountain-biking, dirt-jumping, tough-as-nails, welding aritst that just moved to BC from Barrie,  Ontario and wanted to celibrate her new life on the West Coast by doing a little portrait session. She was a great little model (has one of the best jawlines I’m ever seen) and was just so completely down to earth and easy to  talk to despite her tough-looking exterior. I look forwards to working with her again…..I have a thousand ideas already in my head!

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