Back in December, I took a morning wander to Iona Beach in Richmond, which happens to be one of my favourite places. I like the wetlands, all the driftwood piled on the beach, the planes coming in over the ocean and there’s always an abundance of wildlife around. It’s almost always empty, especially on a rainy weekday. But that day was a treat – I got to see the Canada Coast Guard hovercraft trolling along in the waters. The hovercraft is huge and pretty windy as I was standing behind it when it was turning around in the bay. It was a really great time to recharge and take some more nature-y photos. I hope to do some more of this in the future!
Aaaaaall right ladies and gents! This is the Valentines Day Giveaway session we’ve all been waiting for this week!
I met with my lovely winners, Patricia and Anoush, at Stanley Park last weekend and we made some beautiful pictures. A little bit of forest, a little bit of seawall, a little bit of lighthouse backdrop…..the possibilities are endless at Stanley Park! But I think my favourite from the bunch is the ochre wall we found under the Lions Gate Bridge – I’m not sure how much more wintry feeling you can get with gorgeous tones like that. These two knocked it out of the park – it was a chilly and windy day but it was sunny so we got some golden tones through the trees.
A big thank you to Roxy with Fancy Face Inc. for dolling up Patricia that day, she looked marvelous! And to Anoush, for coordinating your socks with your shirt =) You are one fine dresser!
Happy *heart* day everyone! Enjoy spending it with someone you love!
Details, details, details! Damara Moe Photography asked if I would second shoot with her for this delightful wedding and it was nothing short of gorgeous. Purple hydrangea centerpieces with pearls? Yes, please. And it’s always a treat to shoot at the Westwood Plateau – the building is stunning, the views amazing, the food delicious.
Thanks Damara for having me along! For the full day, you can go here on Damara’s blog.
I visited Patty on a beautiful, sunny afternoon at her brand new studio in North Vancouver. It was the first time I had seen it since she moved in later in 2013 and it was a big improvement from the tiny space she was in before. The new location not only has a lovely showroom that displays all of her designs but also a separate space and office where all the sewing, creating and designing happens. When Patty took the place, a lot of work needed to be done and in keeping with Pure Magnolia’s eco-mandate of reduce, reuse and recycle, much of the renovations focused on just that.
Patty showed me a few of her new dresses, a few things she was working on and we chatted about things wedding-related in general. I’ve known Patty a few years now and it was been a great pleasure watching her business grow and seeing where she will be going next. The day I visited, she was hopping on a plane later in the afternoon for a trunk show in New York! This girl and her company is going places, folks.
If you are still looking for a wedding dress, brides, check out Pure Magnolia or contact Patty for an appointment. She is sweet, so great to work with and her designs are really varied for the easy-going bride.
Thanks for having me in your new studio, Patty!