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I absolutely adored all the meaningful & heart-filled elements that Julia & Garth infused into their modern wedding here in Victoria. Not only did they have amazing style – check out Julia’s short Anthropologie dress! – but they had the courage to stray from the norm and create a day that was perfectly unique to them. LOVE that so much.

For this couple, real moments with their guests were a huge priority. They wanted to spend as much time with their people as possible, and have candid photos that reflected their relationships as a result. Ummm yes please! We decided that it would be best to have a first look & portraits before the ceremony, so as to maximize this guest time. Garth joined Julia in her historical suite at the Gatsby Mansion while she & her girls prepared for the day… such a nice twist to have the groom’s company from the start. After their first look, we meandered around the property and into downtown Victoria for a few portraits, and ended our walk at the Open Space artists’ centre.

With its clean, modern aesthetic, Open Space was the perfect choice for a simple & minimalist wedding celebration. Everyone loved the stunning floating arch, created by the incomparable genius of Eiddwen Thomas at Cartref Gardens. The rest of the decor featured poets & authors loved by Julia & Garth Р their names & words were scattered throughout the room as lovely reflections of the couple. And of course, so much beautiful emotion from all those present!

Big congratulations to J&G, and a special shout out to my awesome second shooter, Eva, too! Here are a few favourite photos from this sweet day. Xo

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Venues: Pendray Inn (Gatsby Mansion) & Open Space

Coordinator: Heyday Events

Florals: Cartref Gardens

Hair: Sandra @ Fish Hair Salon | Makeup: Holly @ Bloomin’ Rouge

Dress: Anthropologie | Shoes: Brako

Groom’s attire: Outlooks For Men

Decor: Decorate Victoria with Huff & Puff

Catering: Bread & Butter Catering

Harpist: Bev Ross | Guitarist: Gareth Owen

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casual & relaxed engagement portrait & wedding photography in victoria bcWe’re heading into engagement photo season once again here in Victoria, and I am soooo ready to welcome some warm sunshine back! This lovely little session is from last year (yes, I am that behind with blogging. I blame it on the tiny humans who constantly demand my time) – back when the evenings were brighter & everything was lush & alive. Is it Spring yet?! ūüėę

When deciding what to do for their engagement session and where to go, my couples & I usually end up in places that hold special meaning to their story. (For a few other examples, check out this post & this post). In this case, Julia & Garth chose a beautiful location that they frequent with their adorable dog, Otter, for her walks. It’s a popular dog friendly park here in Victoria, so inevitably we came across a few happy doggies during our adventures. This made for some great candid moments – maybe the most notable was the large white dog who photobombed our session with a random pee! lol… See if you can spot her in my favourite highlights below ūüėā

Next up, I’ll be posting Julia & Garth’s modern minimalist wedding, so be sure to check back soon for that. Xo

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Holly & Matthew definitely pulled out all the stops for their gorgeous wedding at the Victoria Golf Club and Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

Together with their friends & family, they travelled all the way from Calgary to be married in one of the most beautiful places on the planet (ok, so I might be somewhat biased about my hometown). Holly & Matt wanted to give their families & guests an amazing celebration to remember. Every detail was lovingly taken care of, from monogrammed champagne glasses, blush Converse for the bridesmaids to change into, slick shades for the groomsmen, custom embroidered shirt sleeves & jacket lining on Matt, and even a surprise live band at the reception. Seriously top-notch!

During our chats & general planning, Holly made it clear that she really had only one MUST for her photos. And that was to create the money shot portrait on the rocks at the ocean’s edge – apparently that’s tricky to do back in Calgary ;) I think we managed to nail her request!

Big congratulations to these two, and props to all the fabulous vendors (listed below) who helped bring this day together beautifully. Xo

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Photography: Tegan McMartin Photography | Second photographer: Eva Cherneff

Venues: Victoria Golf Club – ceremony | Oak Bay Beach Hotel –¬†getting ready & reception

Planner: Anouk Fitzner, Persimmon Tree Events

Florals: Platinum Floral Designs

Hair: Jenna Frajman | Makeup: Michelle Jeanpierre

Dress: Tara Keely | Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Groom’s suit: custom Samuelsohn by Harry Rosen

Officiant: Sherry Lynne Easthom

Drone videography: Island Photo Drone

Band: The Bright Side

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Photographing this wedding at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club last summer was a bit of a gift.

Christa & Tomas had originally booked another fabulous local photographer, who unexpectedly found she could no longer be there for them on their wedding day. Instead, she contacted me to fill her place and document this laid-back beachy wedding. After I met with Christa & Tomas, everything was confirmed and all parties were excited for the new arrangement!

Besides their love for each other, what I especially liked about this couple was¬†their connection to the ocean & the outdoors. Christa had grown up sailing with her family, and her & Tomas spent as much time adventuring outside as possible. They really wanted their wedding photos to reflect this, and I was thrilled¬†to make that happen! We chose the most amazing rocky shoreline for their portraits, and finished off the day with a little sail around Cadboro Bay on Christa’s family sailboat. What an absolute dream to create wedding portraits on a sailboat!! This involved a private shuttle zodiac ride for myself, as well as a transfer onto their yacht to join them under sail. With cameras & equipment dangling, and a 4.5 month pregnant belly, I scrambled aboard to capture the action!

Thank you so much to this amazing couple for welcoming me into their family for such a special day.¬†Congratulations! And if you happen to know of anyone who needs some sailing wedding portraits, I’m your gal ;)

PS. I was also honoured to be a finalist in the 2016¬†Vancouver Island Wedding Awards for this wedding… Let me know if you recognize the photo that placed in the comments below!

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Venue: Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Florals: Thrifty Foods, arranged by family friend
Bride & bridesmaids’ dresses: Shades of White
Groom & groomsmen’s attire: Moores
Bridal accessories: DIY and family heirlooms
Hair & Makeup: Belle Amour

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A couple of days ago I posted a few wedding highlights of 2016… now it’s time to feature¬†the best of 2016’s portrait sessions!

I love the one-on-one, intimate nature of a portrait Рwith no typical wedding day time constraints or expectations, we are free to relax & focus on drawing out those authentic moments & emotions between you and your loved ones.  No pressure.  No rush.

2016 brought so many beautiful faces and moments my way, and¬†as always, I was honoured to capture¬†these special times in my clients’ lives. ¬†The variety of last year’s portrait sessions ranged from a 1st birthday party, to maternity, newborn, and family portraits, boudoir portraits, to even a few professional headshots… and I loved the challenge of documenting each one¬†as honestly as possible.

To all my portrait clients from last year, thank you for being so open in front of my camera and for allowing me to create these photos for you!  Such a pleasure to work with you all.

And just for fun, I’ve rounded out this post with¬†a self-portrait… to document my own little life milestone before we become a family of 4. ¬†Very soon! ¬†Xo

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