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When I first sat down to chat with Autumn about her wedding day plans, I was immediately taken by her warmth and her candid, open nature.  After just a few minutes together, it felt like we had known each other forever.  Love having that connection with my couples!

She knew she wanted to have a relaxed, lighthearted wedding, surrounded by the people who meant the most to her & Shannon.  The ceremony would be very intimate, and would take place outside at the beautiful Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt.  After making it official, they would join their guests at the Fireside Grill for a casual meal & celebration.  Simple, full of love, and fuss-free.

Autumn had a clear vision for their photos and I was all over it!  The couple preferred a more documentary approach, that captured the feel of the day… candid moments, real emotions, and authentic captures only.  Definitely nothing posed or contrived.  It was as if they could read my mind!

On the day of their wedding, the clouds rolled in with a good wind, but the chill didn’t dampen spirits at all.  There were many tears of joy as Autumn & Shannon exchanged their heartfelt vows and blended their two families into one.  It was an absolute pleasure to document this special day… congrats again to this sweet couple!  xo

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Photography: Tegan McMartin Photography

Ceremony venue: Saxe Point Park  |  Reception venue: Fireside Grill

Bride’s dress: Saja from Blush Bridal Boutique

Florals: Rook & Rose Floral Design Boutique

Bride’s Hair: Jay Hibbert, Aveda  |  Bride’s makeup: DIY

Ceremony officiant: Linda Nelson, Island Ceremonies

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As a photographer, one of the greatest joys of taking part in a couple’s wedding day is seeing how they infuse their own backgrounds and style into their celebration.  I love how this makes each wedding so unique and personal.  And when the couple happens to have a completely romantic story and the most amazing style, you know that wedding is going to be phenomenal!

I first met Patricia and Andy back at Alex & Josh’s wedding in France (you might be able to spot them throwing back a few fresh oysters there!). Immediately I was taken by their warmth & friendliness, and their eagerness to take on any adventure that happened to come their way.  We kept in touch in Vancouver through the years, and when they announced their engagement last year, I couldn’t have been more thrilled for them.  What a sweet compliment to be asked to document their engagement session and wedding day!

Patricia & Andy chose the beautiful Fraser River Lodge for their wedding, being drawn to the wide open fields, mountain vistas, and First Nations artwork at this gorgeous venue.  After their intimate First Look at nearby Harrison Lake, we made our way to the Lodge for the celebrations.  I loved how the bride’s First Nations heritage was honoured in their personalized ceremony, with a special blessing from a family member to welcome the couple & their guests.  There were many tears of joy as Patricia & Andy exchanged their vows, and the emotions just kept on rolling through to the reception with incredibly touching speeches from loved ones!

In addition to being completely moving & emotional, this wedding had major style, thanks to Patricia’s vision and the help of a few fabulous vendors. Everything was perfectly executed by Paige & her team at Spotlight Events, not to mention beautifully decorated by Champagne Dreams.  The bride sourced most of the vintage pieces herself over the course of a year, from the furniture to the whisky lounge & antique gold vases.  The icing on the cake was definitely the gorgeous florals from Floral Design by Lili.  These and the rest of the vendors listed below truly made for the ultimate dream team!

To P&A, I wish you both nothing but continued happiness as you embark on this next adventure together.  Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your amazing day! xo TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding001TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding002TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding003TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding004TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding005TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding006TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding007TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding008TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding009TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding010TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding011TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding012TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding013TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding014TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding015TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding016TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding017TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding018TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding019TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding020TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding021TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding022TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding023TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding024TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding025TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding026TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding027TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding028TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding029TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding030TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding031TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding032TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding033TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding034TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding035TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding036TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding037TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding038TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding039TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding040TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding041TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding042TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding043TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding044TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding045TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding046TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding047TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding048TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding049TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding050TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding051TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding052TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding053TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding054TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding055TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding056TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding057TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding058TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding059TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding060TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding061TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding062TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding063TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding064TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding065TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding066TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding067TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding068TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding069TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding070TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding071TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding072TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding073TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding074TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding075TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding076TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding077TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding078TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding079TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding080TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding081TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding082TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding083TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding084TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding085TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding086TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding087TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding088TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding089TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding090TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding091TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding092TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding093TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding094TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding095TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding096TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding097TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding098TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding099TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding100TeganMcMartin_Fraser-River_Lodge_Wedding101

Photography: Tegan McMartin Photography | Second photographer: Lisa Patey

Ceremony & reception venue: Fraser River Lodge

Wedding coordinator: Spotlight Events

Florist: Floral Design by Lili

Decor: Champagne Dreams

Hair & makeup: Jasmine Hoffman

Officiant: Bobbi, Young Hip & Married

Harpist: Janelle Nadeau

DJ: Tracey Draper

Catering: Fraser River Lodge | Cake: Family friend

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On Mother’s Day, I posted a few of my favourite mom portraits from the archives, so in honour of Father’s Day, here are the accompanying fave dad photos :)

I love the tenderness that comes through in these shots… how sweet to see dads so enamoured with their kids, just as they should be.

Cheers to the dads and all their daddy love.  xo

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Since moving back to Victoria, I have to say there are very few things I miss about living in Vancouver.  Don’t get me wrong, Vancouver is a gorgeous city full of inspiring people doing amazing things… but my heart has always been back on the Island :)

That being said, I am missing some of my very favourite lower mainland photo locations!  Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver is right up there as one of the absolute best.  Lush forest, open ocean vistas, and jaw dropping sunsets… what else could you ask for?!  It definitely didn’t disappoint for Patricia & Andy’s engagement portraits.  We had such a beautiful evening playing in the woods, scrambling around on the rocks, and soaking in the late evening sun.  And all of that in a pair of super sexy heels!  Not me – Patricia ;)

So looking forward to documenting their wedding later this summer!  I know it’s going to be amazing.  Until then, here are a few faves from their Lighthouse Park engagement session.  xo

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I hope you are all having a fabulous Mother’s Day!

A few days ago I posted a little tribute to Moms at weddings… you can check that out here.  This is the second part of my trip through the archives for all things Mom :)

I just love the way these Moms are loving up their babes in the photos below.  Nothing sweeter than a mother’s love!  So here’s to celebrating that.  xo

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