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Avery & Andrew - Forest Engagement - Victoria, BC

When Avery and I brainstormed ideas for their engagement session, it made sense to dive into their tickle trunk. Festival goers, and nature lovers, Avery and Andrew's inspiration came easily. How about a forest lounge complete with red wine, crushed velvet, candles and up-cycled furs? Yes. That sounds perfect!

We created a set fit for a forest king and queen, just outside of Victoria, in Francis King Park. It was complete with chocolates, strawberries, and, of course, fireball. This shoot was a nice reminder to get a little whacky and do something different now and then! I'm typically not a prop person, but this concept was too good not to try....and I got to eat a lot of the props at the end of the shoot, so what's better than that?!  

When it came time to be a bit more vulnerable and take some intimate photos, Avery and Andrew opened up right away. It's easy to see that these two have something special; it's in the way they look at each other.  

Getting to chance to document their quirky, wild love, makes my heart full!

Moral of the story - never forget the importance of a good ol' dress up party.

Trish & Steve - Beach Engagement - Tofino, BC

To celebrate their engagement I photographed Trish and Steve on Tofino's Long Beach. It was sunset, low tide and a warm spring evening. We shared some ciders and got to know each other bit before taking any photos and we hit it off right away.

They are getting married in Tofino this summer and they wanted to document themselves in this beautiful slice of the world, not donning wedding day attire, but just hanging out. 
Easy peasy! They were quirky and playful and didn't hide that from my camera. We ran around the beach, got our feet wet and soaked up all that sunset light.
 
Thanks for the laughs, guys! 

Kate & Nic - Backyard Wedding Vancouver Island, BC

This love story is a special one, as the main characters are two of my best friends. Kate, the beautiful bride, was the very first friend I made when I moved out west. Anyone that knows her can testify to her generous warmth and quick wit. When she met Nic, a kind hearted and talented artist, it was clearly a match made in heaven. These two share a passion for the arts, take pleasure in a quality bottle of gin, and revel in lazy Sunday's filled with coffee and books. Oh, and they know how to throw a proper party, too!

Their union was on a sunny day in September, on a beautiful property on Vancouver Island. Half of the guests had made the trip over from the UK and it took no time for the comradery with the Canadians to unfold.

One of my favourite things about this wedding was how all of the festivities took place in one location. The ceremony was on the lawn, the dinner on the open deck, and the dancing in the living room. Friends popped up tents in the lower yard, and the day buzzed by with smiles, laughter and plenty of cocktails. 

Having watched this love story unfold from the beginning, it was a real honour to get to document their wedding.

Poème Clothing - Summer 2017 Lookbook, Victoria, BC

This past fall I partnered up with Poème Clothing to help them launch their clothing line - a fair trade, ethically made fashion line for the modern bohemian. They have just recently launched their online store and I'm happy to share some of the images from their summer look book.  

Have a peek at their amazing pieces  - https://www.poemeclothing.com/

 

Creative Team:
Styling - Connie Howes of Poeme Clothing 
Model - Siera Lundy
Hair & Makeup - Jen Clark

 

 

Cherise - Stormy Cliffside Portraits - Victoria, BC

I had been day dreaming about creating some portraits with some silky fabric in the wind. So when the 'super storm' that was scheduled to hit Victoria never really arrived, I figured now was the time; high winds and no rain - perfect!

There was no shot list for this series, no pre-planning. Cherise answered my model call-out and 30 minutes later we were down on the water, with the wind as our conductor, and a orange piece of chiffon as our muse. She did an amazing job of staying relaxed despite the 70km winds and waves crashing around her. So much poise!