Archive for October, 2009

Jeanette & Paul’s Wedding

October 30, 2009

I always tell my clients that as long as they relax and allow themselves to enjoy the ride, they will have beautiful photos no matter what the weather gives us…and Jeanette & Paul’s Wedding is such a fabulous example! The weather certainly kept my Assistant Mark & I on our toes, but it helped hone our problem solving skills and allowed us stay on the top of our game: from photographing a rainbow while driving behind the limo, to braving the downpour with beer, yummy treats, and big umbrellas…we had the time of our lives! Jeanette and Paul personified love & happiness and were an absolute joy to photograph throughout their big day!

Invitations

Purple-Iris-&-Diamonds

Earrings

Jeanette's-Jewelery

Preening

Shoes

Proud-Mamma

Little-Princesses

Gorgeous-Mother-&-Daughter

Gorgeous-Sisters

Proud-Father

Pure-Beauty

Flowers,-Ring,-and-Vase

Porcelain-Doll

Rainbow-over-Limo

Programs

Paulie

Proud-Mother

Rings

Father-&-Son

Ceremony

Listening-Intently

Blessing

Stained-Glass-Window

Blessing-the-Rings

Paul's-Ring

Just-Married

Biggest-Smile-Ever

Quiet-Moment

Gorgeous-Colours

The-Hogan-Men

Wedding-Party

Fall-Reds

Lovely-Rain

Pure-Joy

Since Paul’s Family had come all the way from Australia, we really wanted to show off the Vancouver Landscape in their photos…and I am so proud that we were able to make that happen despite the wet weather! We opened up some double doors at the reception, and had everyone standing under cover in the doorway while we lit them with studio umbrellas.  This way, Jeanette & Paul’s families could stay warm with easy access to champagne & hot chocolate, but still enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. It was the best of both worlds! Yay!

Brothers-&-Beautiful-Wives

Paul's-Family

Paul-&-His-Parents

Fabulous-Family

Happy-Times

Gibault-Extended-Family

Loves-For-Paul

Champagne-&-Light

Wedding-Party-at-the-Club

Moment-Alone

Nicole’s Pregnancy

October 14, 2009

Nicole & Travis asked me to document their first pregnancy back when the temperatures were a little warmer. In fact, we had to postpone the initial shoot because it was too hot! I swear, that has never happened before in Vancouver! When we finally we able to get together, we were happy we had waited… because we were able to enjoy a perfect, calm, late summer’s evening to celebrate the coming of their first baby. Here are a few of my favorites…

Belly

Natural-Beauty

I always love true Black & White photographs….but these warm fall colours are too beautiful not to share with you…

Big-Smiles

Snuggles

Proud-Daddy-to-Be

Peaceful-Place

Calm-Day

This is my favourite one…

Beautiful-Belly

Kendra & Andreas’ Wedding Part 2

October 8, 2009

Kendra and Andreas definitely like to do things their own way…and it’s fantastic! They celebrated their marriage (round 2) with all their friends & family at this fantastic hidden gem of a restaurant in North Vancouver called Chez Michael.  A warm atmosphere, good food, great friends, and the most unusual “first dance” I have ever seen, helped make this a night I will never forget.  Kendra & Andreas, once again, kept their guests on their toes by interrupting their formal first dance by busting out in a heartfelt rendition (wigs and all) of “Guilty” by Barbara Streisand.

Candles-at-Sunset

Chez-Michael-Sunset

Happy-Couple

Table-centres

Family-&-Friends

Big-Hugs

Four-Ladies

Simple-Reflections

Hugs

Eat-Your-Cake

Guests

Beautiful-People

Light-and-Shade

Group-Hug

Sonja-&-Marcus

Funniest-Ever

Speeches

Laughs

Erica's-Speech

Good-Friends

Proud-Father

Happy-Andreas

Candles

Prepping-for-the-Dance

Big-Laughs

Dance-Moves

Guests-Singing-Along

Belly-Laughs

Duet

Lap-top-Image

Guilty-Cover

Dancing-Queen

Dancing-up-a-Storm

Good-Times

Ambiance

Lovely-Cold-Wine