I met Caroline months and months ago when we collaborated to create an amazing restored photo composite gift for her brand new fiance, Alan. I couldn't have been more excited to get involved in their actual wedding day. The bride and groom we so easy-going and genuine that it just made the day fun! I caught Alan give Caroline a little wink in the middle of the ceremony and it reminded me that it's just the simple connection between two people that leads you up to the "I do" moment...
Thanks guys, we were so glad to be a part of your "I do" moment!
In late July my good friend (and crack lawyer) Jennifer Roggemann popped by my studio to introduce me to her sister, Allison and her sister's fiance, Steven. Little did I know that we would spend the next 20 minutes planning their wedding. After dating for years Allison and Steven decided that they wanted a short engagement, an elegant affair and they wanted in in KW despite the fact that they both live in Vancouver. Jennifer and Allison spent the next 6 weeks burning up the email and phone lines planning the most elegant luncheon wedding at Langdon Hall.
From the details of this perfect wedding you would have thoughts that it took 18 months to plan.
Funny thing too, was that their time was so tight that we actually did their engagement shoot that day after their wedding! A truly modern couple ;)
I'm so proud to announce that one of my bride's will be gracing the cover of the new 2008/2009 edition of "Your Wedding Portfolio". Lisa Klimstra's (nee Smith) portrait was selected from hundreds of entries. Below is an image of this beautiful kind-hearted woman but to see the image that won, you'll have to wait until the publication is released in October. "Your Wedding Portfolio" is available for the first time at the "Wedding Dreams" bridal show at Bingeman's and is available at shows and bookstores throughout the Tri-City area after that. Local brides will want to get a hold of this year's issue as I hear it is full of great new features!
Nelia and Teresa really do make it an affair to remember.
I was doing a final edit on Sandra and Rick's wedding tonight before I sent their files to print when I came across this image once again. Sandra's train is being help up by Nelia of Ultimate Affairs Wedding and Event Planners. I think the look on Sandra's face really represents the piece of mind that Nellie and Teresa (co-owners of UA) bring to any wedding.
I have come across Nellie and Teresa at more weddings this year than ever before and I suspect that in years to come Ultimate Affairs will become a staple to any great wedding in the area. Great season ladies, you are inspiration to aspiring business women everywhere!
p.s. this was an totally unsolicited blurb for the girls....I just love 'em!
YOU, YOUR AWESOME DRESS, 2 COOL LOCATIONS, 3 AWESOME SHOOTERS!!!!
Ladies...since our schedule is so crammed packed this fall, I have decided to hold a full "Wreck the Dress" day on November 7. We will be taking you to 2 different locations...one of which has a water option. I will shoot along side at least two of my most accomplished associates. (local rising star, Sarah Derschner Sousa has confirmed as one of our guest shooters).
We will hit each location as a group but will shoot you individually. You will receive a disk of high resolution files from all the shooters there that day. SO COOL...you will be the star of your own paparazzi-style photo shoot!
$225, includes photo shoot and high res CD (you are responsible for your own hair and make-up...the bolder the better!)
So if you thought your own wedding was cool, ask yourself this, "Did I have an elephant???"
Well Tereza and Gerrit can answer YES! to that along with many other African safari themed surprises that they planned for their guests at their African Lion Safari reception. Their theme well reflected their lifestyle (they are avid travellers and Tereza is a veterinarian) but it was really the special things they included in their day that reflected their true generous natures. After the Safari through the park, guests were treated to an amazing 6 course authentic African meal while being entertained by a troupe of African musicians and dancers.
Congratulations Gerrit and Tereza, may all your travels be as fabulous as your wedding day!
Kenen & Christine really wanted their personalities to be reflected in their wedding portraits. They're a fun, edgy couple who are really into each other. Their diverse group of friends and family made up the perfect wedding party to drag through the "not-traditional" setting Christine insisted on! It was such a relaxed day that we felt like we were hanging out with old friends (okay, some of us were ;) .
I was so thrilled to watch the best chapter of Mark and Fran's life unfold as they introduced me to their 6 day old baby girl, Natalie. I'm always so honoured to be asked to follow a couple through their journey from wedding into parent hood and I find being in Fran and Mark's presence so joyful.
Welcome to the world baby girl, you picked great parents!