Friday, June 22, 2007
Last Saturday, in the wee-e-e-e hours of the morning, I met Susan and Ted at Abbotsford airport for their original engagement shoot! Susan and Ted have a very sweet "meeting up" story in which Westjet airlines played a central role. Susan asked her friend Joey to arrange for our early morning sunrise (sun? what sun??) shoot on the Westjet tarmac and Joey made it happen!!
Despite my bleary eyes, some rain and a plane with a schedule to keep, we managed to get some cool shots in front of the plane that was so instrumental to their meeting! Plus, Susan & Ted got to flaunt their respective teams' jerseys - no, no competition there! ;)
Thanks you guys for your early morning smiles, cooperation and especially the Tim H's coffee!! Special thanks to Joey for making it happen - what a great opportunity!
This year, we spent Father's Day over in beautiful Salt Spring and it tied in with the island's first annual Children's Festival. Lucky for us, a gray morning gave way to a sunny, warm afternoon! We enjoyed some costumes, great music, crafts and yummy homemade noodles and popsicles! It was a little too much for poor Finnegan, I think....
I've been lucky enough to shoot and capture some great moments this past month from two wonderful families....
First, the Hudson family and all four of their gorgeous girls, especially 10 month old Emily! For the record, I love the Belle dress, Lauren, it looked beautiful!
Next, the Hewko clan out in Steveston to mark Miss Kaylie's first birthday. It was such a pretty location despite a grey cool morning!
Sunday, June 17, 2007
After more than a year of long-distance planning from their adopted home of the Caribbean, Joanna & George tied the knot Vancouver-style at the lovely Terminal City Club. Jo wore a GORGEOUS fairy tale dress that truly made her the princess of the day. George, cool as ever, looked amazing in his tuxedo. Family and friends from town and afar joined them for a spectacular buffet, arranged and overseen by the culinary advice of George himself. It was a beautiful June Vancouver day - we couldn't have asked for better weather to take the family, wedding party and Jaime from Phoenix films and I around Coal Harbour and Gastown for some unique backdrops for their photos!
Friday, June 8, 2007
Only last week did I first talk with Shama, a bride from Arizona, planning her destination wedding in Victoria BC. Shama & Travis did an amazing job, together with their friends, of pulling together a GORGEOUS wedding full of love, Feng Shui traditions and family and friends. With thirty six of their closest friends and family in tow (and me!), we traveled from their Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa to the secluded and beautiful Rhodadendron garden in Beacon Hill Park. Their ceremony occurred in 2 circles, one inside the other. Shama and Travis in turn faced each of her 3 officients for their part of the ceremony while an outer circle of friends, attendants and family looked on. After some time in the park to take pix, we scooted back up to Brentwood Bay Lodge for an amazing buffet and some time outside in the sunset for some last pictures. A gorgeous day! I'm so happy you called me that Sunday, Shama, and even happier that you weren't, actually, a long-distance telemarketer!