Gorgeous flowers + gorgeous couple and finished off with cookies and coffee. Could things get any better?
Can't get over this wedding and this couple.
I was lucky enough to have the time to run away to Vancouver for a week and a half earlier in July. Tagging along with a few other girls to see the boys on tour and then soaking in an extra week with an old friend was just what I needed. It's been years, maybe even before the "teen" years, that I've been to Vancouver. My only recollections from the beautiful city of mountains were: 1. The smell of dying star fish outside our hotel room door due to our very thoughtful neighbours. 2. The fear that I had while walking along the Capilano Suspension Bridge and joyous tourists were running/shaking the bridge - when there are large signs saying DON'T SHAKE BRIDGE". 3. A ferry ride. It's safe to say I don't remember much and I was due for another trip to Vancouver during my adult life.
I lucked out and Vancouver had GORGEOUS weather for the entire span of the trip, aside from the morning that I was leaving, a record number of hours of sun for Vancouver in July actually. Visiting Vancouver rekindled my love for travelling and adventures; I want to/need to go back and explore the rest of Canada.
Loving this couple and can't wait for their wedding September 7th.
These past few weeks have been fairly busy, filled with interviews, sessions, branding ideas and potlucks plus much more, so I apologize for the lack of activity here on the blog. A friend of mine asked me to join in on her studio session with the local band, The Proud Sons, who by the way, are playing on July 4th at the West End Cultural Centre if any of you want to check them out. They are pretttty greeaaat! These shots are from our first session in her studio just roaming around and hanging out. I threw in a few fun outtakes for you too!
It's been a dream/goal of mine for a while now to branch out into more lifestyle and food photography, and so I'm happy to say that my wish has finally come true. I paired up with two talented ladies, with the intentions of photographing a delicious fig creation in the making, but unfortunately we couldn't track down a few crucial ingredients on that day and so instead we made a tasty "Old Fashioned'. Being a photographer, I have an especially huge appreciation for light and last Sunday's overcast day provided beautiful beautiful light for us to photograph with. Deciding between B&W and Colour final images for this shoot was particularly hard since the lighting created stunning B&W but yet with the colours of the wood and the warm light, oh boy. The light, the wood, the drinks and the company combined made for a great Sunday!
So here's to an 'Old Fashioned' kind of day and hopefully only the beginning of more food photography posts!
If we were to go back 5 years I would not have imagined my life as it is now. I feel truly blessed to have had such amazing opportunities and am very grateful for all of my wonderful clients and friends. Photography has grown to be my entire world and I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you!! I began to dream up this gorgeous styled wedding a little over a month ago. On the hunt for the perfect couple I was immediately drawn to Emilie and Toshio. Having already met them a few times through friends I fell in love with their chemistry with each other and knew I needed to photograph the two of them. I am grateful for having such an amazing team to work with; Jessica Kmiec working her makeup magic, Haley Golin creating a gorgeous hairstyle and Academy Florists providing the flowers.
Hair: Haley Golin / MUA: Jessica Kmiec / Flowers: Academy Florist