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Madeleine and Chris :: Britannia Shipyard Engagement Session

Madeleine and Chris are getting married at the UBC Rose Garden/Sage Bistro really, really soon! We first met at the Britannia Shipyard and then went to Garry Point Park to catch the sunset. It was such a gorgeous evening – I could not get over how stunning the sunset was!

Looking forward to your September affair you two!

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Yolanda Lavorata / Weddings by Yolanda - Beautiful photos Rose! We are becoming quite the team :)
I am looking forward to working with you again at M & C’s wedding next Saturday.

Heather & Justin :: Westwood Plateau Wedding

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Heather and Justin have been in front of my camera a number of times now – the first being my 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Giveaway. They got engaged that fall and I was thrilled when Heather sent me the news. Fast forward to their summer wedding day that was hot and full of fun. We started off with the getting ready in Port Moody and then going a short distance towards the inlet for the First Look. After Justin realized he could turn around when Heather was tapping him on the shoulder, they had a few sweet moments to themselves before we jaunted off to the Shoreline Trail, which has some really neat elevated boardwalks over the mud flats. We did our best to stay in the shade – it was super hot out and really exposed in the park outside of the trails.

We went to our second photo location, which was en route to the Westwood Plateau for the ceremony and reception. Here, we had a bit more time to relax in the shade and the boys treated us all with Freezies! So, of course we had to use those as props for a few fun candid shots. And then there was the leaf pile. There were a few guys who were  doing some clean-up work in the courtyard and we had asked if Heather could jump in the pile for a few fun “fall” photos since she really wanted a fall wedding. They obliged and Heather tossed handfuls of crunchy leaves into the air. Even though it was sweltering, I almost feel like it’s a nice fall day looking at those images!

The ceremony was a lovely outdoor affair and the reception was upstairs in the ballroom. We managed to get a few photos of the couple on the fairway (being a Friday, it was quiet golf-wise) before being taken back to the reception in time for the formal wedding party entrance. You might all be wondering about the wedding favour – a can of soup? Well, it’s Justin’s last name and it was a cute and humorous addition to the table decor. There were dances, speeches, games, and cake cutting along with many smiles and much laughter. As the sun set over Mt. Baker, which the Westwood affords a stunning view of, my second shooter Sherry Lu and I said our good-bye’s and left the happy group to party well into the night.

A big congratulations to Heather and Justin and also a thank you for having me come and photograph your beautiful wedding. It’s been an honor to know you both for a while now and I hope you enjoy viewing a small sampling of your photographs!

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DETAILS

Second Photographer: Sherry Lu     //     Hair and Makeup: Refresh Spa and Salon   //    Gown: Bello Wedding World    //     Bridesmaids Dresses: Tiffany New York   //    Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein  //    Groomsmen’s Suits: Calvin Klein   //    Florist: Groom’s Aunt  //     Officiant: Tracy Sheppard     //     Ceremony & Reception Venue: Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club      //     Cake Decorator: Delectable Events     //     Reception Decor: Absolute Event Rentals     //     DJ: Creative DJ

Kevin - Amazing!! Photos are perfectly taken with the right timing and right angles! Good job!

Love in the Mountains :: Smithers Engagement Photographer

While I was in Smithers in July, I took the opportunity to meet with a couple getting married in October. I like to meet my brides and grooms prior to their wedding day however sometimes, it’s hard to do so when we live many miles apart. But every once in a while, the stars align and we get a chance to meet. This was such a time.

I met them in their beautiful new home that J lovingly decorated with green accent pieces. A girl after my own heart! Maybe just add a bit of pink and then we’re set =)

Behind their home are some wonderful trails, so we didn’t need to go far for some beautiful vistas of the mountains. Earlier in the day, it had rained so I was thankful we were able to take it outside for a even just a little bit. Their wedding is coming up in October (my favourite season!!) and I am so looking forward to coming back to Smithers for it.

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jim cawsey - Jo shared the fact you had posted these with family. As her father I offer you captured her ‘essence’ and brought a tear or two to my eyes.

I look forward to meeting you in October.

Thank you,

jim

The Jackson Family :: Smithers Family Photographer

I met this growing family at a private farm outside of town – the weather was threatening however we cheated the rain until the very end of our session when the drops began to fall. But before that, we had some good fun wandering around the farm, running through the tall grass and being distracted by the digger at the end of the property. Ashley was 8 months pregnant and she looked really lovely in the white mini-dress styled with boots, a skinny braided belt and a beautiful silver bracelet and earrings. The girl has got some mad style.

Their little guy kept us on our toes and at one point we had created a fun game of dragging him in the grass on a blanket and then slinging him up in it like a hammock. You never know what will happen on a family session! It’s good to keep those little hands busy and the smiles on their faces!

I hope you enjoy the images of this lovely family!

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The Buchanan Family :: Smithers Family Photographer

This was the second time I had photographed this little family, although this time, it was just Ryan, Andrea and their little Olive. They wanted to do the session at their property in Telkwa so I drove out somewhat early in the morning in the crisp mountain air. I did, however, get lost a little bit on the Telkwa backroads but when I got to their place, I was mesmerized. Their rustic log home atop a rocky bluff overlooked a small canyon where a creek went rushing down a rocky bed. It was so peaceful and lovely that no wonder Olive falls asleep so easily outside there. She was having a bit of trouble with her gums so we didn’t manage to get any smiles or laughs from her that day – understandable, working on growing some teeth here! But she did crash out on the shoreline of the creek for a little bit of a sweet nap.

They also have two dogs, one of which I managed to get a number of wonderful frames of with Andrea. It’s an Irish Wolfhound cross and he’s still just a baby – but look at that face. Seriously. And the Siamese cat, Blue. I couldn’t get over all the adorableness. Babies. Puppies. Kitties.

It was kind of hard to leave because the sound of the creek was so lovely and soothing so I stayed for some tea and chats. Andrea and Ryan, you are both so wonderful and thank you for opening your home for our photo session!

Enjoy!

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