Archive for November, 2007

Jen & Bernie’s Wedding

November 28, 2007

This was my last wedding of 2007, and what a spectacular way to end the season! Jen & Bernie are just beautiful together, in every sense of the word. I’m a sentimental soul, and I found myself constantly welling up with emotion just from being around such intense love. In fact, I can honestly say that I have never both laughed & cried as much as I did on this stormy November 17.    

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   bernies-vows.jpg

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   the-girls.jpg

   boys-umbrellas.jpg

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   laughing-with-gold-umbrella.jpg

   pathway.jpg

   tall-grass-mist.jpg

   grinning-together.jpg

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   apples-in-hand.jpg

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   fireplace.jpg

   sleeping-baby.jpg

   sisters.jpg

   boxing.jpg

   watching-speeches.jpg

   laughing-with-wine.jpg

   belly-laughs.jpg

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   dads-speach.jpg

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 Jen & Bernie live on Quadra, so I arrived the day before, scouted out some absolutely stunning locations around the small gulf island, and then went to their house party on the eve of their wedding. This dynamic couple definitely knows how to have a good time, and so do their family and all their friends. Needless to say, I had a blast photographing them! Here are a handful of shots from the night before…

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   mom-baby.jpg

   harrison.jpg

   jen-mom.jpg

big-hug.jpg

   5-on-the-couch.jpg

   smiling.jpg

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   3-couples-ryan.jpg

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Sue & Erik

November 13, 2007

I can’t wait to photograph Sue & Erik’s Wedding this coming February! They are so snuggly and gentle with each other…it is beautiful to see. I come from a family that shows a lot of affection, so photographing these two feels very natural for me, despite the fact that they both feel a wee bit shy in front of the camera.  Having your portrait taken can be an unusual experience, so having an engagement shoot can be a great way of warming up for the big day.

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Jenny & Dan’s Wedding

November 6, 2007

Jenny & Dan were such a gracious and sweet couple, much older than their years. I really enjoyed running around town photographing these two.  It was a stormy October day, but everyone kept warm with fuzzy blankets and beer…a great combination for the traveling party that we became! Since Jenny was from out of town, we really wanted to hit some “signature” Vancouver scenery, and when I asked her how she felt about the “signature” Vancouver weather, I will never forget her answer; “As long as I’m not standing in a puddle, I’ll be happy.” What a star! I just wanted to hug this woman.    

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   kids-by-the-door.jpg

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   ring-bearer.jpg

   flower-girl.jpg

   organ-pipes.jpg

   walking-up-the-isle.jpg

   ceremony.jpg

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   moment-of-sunshine.jpg

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   pink-streamers.jpg

   portrait-of-jenny.jpg

   church-door.jpg

   portrait-of-dan.jpg

   the-boys-in-blood-alley.jpg

   girlies.jpg

   laughing-in-yellow-leaves.jpg

   backlit.jpg

   cake.jpg

   desserts.jpg

   candle.jpg

   first-dance.jpg

   jenny-dan-dancing.jpg

I have had a lot of people asking me why I don’t show off my candid shots more often…and it got me thinking….why don’t I? I love photographing receptions and just taking a step back to observe everything that is going on around me. I have spent a lot of time & energy on the art of the decisive moment…it’s a beautiful thing.   

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   dancing-sisters.jpg

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   laughing.jpg

   tanya-with-jd.jpg

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   big-hug-little-guy.jpg

   3-amigos.jpg

   3-shirley-temples.jpg

   little-girl-laughing.jpg

   wrestling-boys.jpg

   beer.jpg

   laughing-brothers.jpg

   the-shoe-game.jpg

   laughing-bridesmaids.jpg

   reception-hall.jpg

   jenny-on-the-bar.jpg

    

Carolyn & Rik’s Wedding

November 5, 2007

This wedding was a special one for me because I had the unique opportunity to team up with fellow North Shore photographer, Carrie Marshall….and had an amazing little adventure running around shooting Sechelt in “signature” west coast weather.  Carolyn & Rik were such a sweet couple and absolute rock-stars to photograph! Here is a small selection of images that Carrie & I chose to illustrate their wedding day.   

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   ring-pillow.jpg

   checking-for-rain.jpg

   dads-flower.jpg

   pearl-bracelet.jpg

   the-money-shot.jpg

   boquet.jpg

   rings-in-hand.jpg

   clear-umbrella.jpg

   shoes.jpg

   laughing-with-umbrellas.jpg

   rubber-boots.jpg

   flower-girls.jpg

   green-leaves.jpg

   walkway.jpg

   bamboo.jpg

   the-veil.jpg

   invitation.jpg

   snuggling-with-moss-rocks.jpg

Sackville Fall 2007

November 4, 2007

After another hectic summer, I decided to escape this October to a small town in New Brunswick to take a breather and re-connect with some very special friends & loved ones.  Sackville, host to Mount Allison University, is actually where I did my Fine Arts Degree and first discovered my passion for photography. I really missed the slow-paced, easy-going nature of the east coast and just spent my time re-charging and re-connecting with my roots. It was a very peaceful time for me, and I just thought I’d share a little but of that with you all. 🙂

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   nick-leaning-on-his-tree.jpg

   sarah-at-sunset.jpg

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   paul-in-the-kitchen.jpg

   sunset-on-fundy-mud.jpg

   jocelyn-laughing.jpg

   nick-smoking.jpg

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I arrived at peak season for the fall colors and was blown away by all the reds, yellows and oranges.  I decided to do a little experimenting with a film technique called cross-processing.  What you do, is you take slide film (positive transparency film) and you develop it in negative film chemistry….and you wind up with punchy, high-contrast images. It’s a relatively un-predictable technique, but I’m quite happy with some of the results.   

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