Lara & Brian {Wedding}

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If you haven’t been to the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific (formerly Glendale Gardens) in Saanich it is truly worth a visit! This enchanted setting is so lush and gorgeous and was the perfect backdrop for this couple’s wedding, seeing as Lara and Brian have green thumbs themselves. What a great day filled with lots of love and laughter. Here are a few images from their day. Check out the gorgeous cake created by Lara’s parents! I remember my first encounter with Lara and Brian and deciding on a place to meet- Lara said, “It doesn’t matter where, as long as they have tea.” ….so it made sense that these tea enthusiasts would give tea as their wedding favors! I just adored capturing Lara and Brian’s uninhibited day. Thanks so much and congratulations you two!

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Special thanks to Emily Nicole for second shooting with me – she captured the great image of the tea bags above.

Venue: Horticultural Centre of the Pacific (Glendale Gardens)
Marriage Commissioner: Michael Denton
Florist: Brown’s
Makeup: Christina Dhesi
Hair: Lindsay Price of All About Hue
Bride’s Dress: Ella
Groom’s Tux: Black & Lee
Cake: Lara’s parents
Favors: made by bride and groom with David’s Tea

Baby Serena {Newborn}

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Baby Serena was just seven days old for her first photo shoot. What a little doll! She didn’t know what to make of me but I thought she was pretty sweet.

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No More Mommy Wars

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Let’s face it, being a new parent is no easy gig and us mommies need to stick together and support each other in all the decisions we make along the way! I was so happy to be a part of this project spearheaded by the lovely Shauna Stewart…..so, we got together for a day of fun, and I photographed wonderful moms standing behind the things they believe in and the decisions they’ve made as new parents. Head over to Shauna’s blog Moms Uniting Moms to see the rest of the images and the great piece Shauna wrote to go along with them. The project has had a lot of buzz lately and you can read what others are saying about it on BabyCenter, BlogHer, Parentdish Canada, Times Colonist. Or listen to Shauna speak about the project on CBC. Woo-hoo!

Baby Bridgette {Newborn}

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I had such a great session with Bekki and Paul and their new little baby girl Bridgette. What a little performer at only 9 days old! She was perfectly sleepy, smiley, and curiously alert for her photo session. She also demonstrated that her plumbing is all in ordericon smile Baby Bridgette {Newborn}but that is not uncommon during a three-hour photo shoot!

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Sunset Proposal {Engaged}

Get ready to gush! Jonathan contacted me a while back because he was planning to propose to his girlfriend Katie and was hoping to have the event captured with photos….this was going to be a surprise proposal of course, so I would need to use my paparazzi/photo-sniper skills to document the moment incognitoicon smile Sunset Proposal {Engaged}Jonathan set to work location hunting for the perfect spot that was meaningful (and where I wouldn’t be noticed) and after a few weeks ended up choosing one by the ocean where he and Katie often visit. Soon the date was set and a plan in place! They were to go to dinner with Jonathan’s parents- but would need to kill time as J’s parents were running late. They would make their way to the ocean (where I would be sitting on a bench inconspicuously).

It all came together beautifully. Of course I couldn’t hear their exchange because I was far away shooting with my long lens but it wasn’t hard to see what was happening: a few nerves, adrenaline, emotions high, and then pure joy.

I love how Jonathan put SO much thought into his sweet proposal- another tidbit: he chose to include sapphires in Katie’s engagement ring because she loves the sea and grew up on the coast….how romantic is that?? Fellas out there, are you taking notes??icon wink Sunset Proposal {Engaged}

I loved this session and I feel so honoured to be trusted to create these photos of such an intimate moment between two people. Jonathan and Katie, thank you so much for allowing me to do this!

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