“Gentle and delicate is her soul, but wild is where her heart lives.”

Just the other weekend I had the joy of spending some time on the Sunshine Coast photographing a Bowen Island wedding with my good friend Kim. Having the opportunity to travel, even locally, for weddings is always something I look forward to. I have a deep love for the ocean and coastline and feel most alive when I breathe the salty air and hear the sound of crashing waves. It was wonderful to wander the quaint shops along the harbour and indulge in some delicious coffee before heading off to spend the day photographing a wedding at the beautiful Beach House at Tunstall Bay.

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Teresa and Brian’s wedding was amazing from start to finish. These two are very special to me, from the moment we met in the spring, it felt like we were long lost friends. I’ve been looking forward to their beautiful wedding since I photographed their beach engagement and knew their wedding day would be nothing short of spectacular. The day began at The Sutton Place Hotel where the girls, dressed in beautiful matching robes, a thoughtful gift from Teresa, prepared for the day. Kristalyn from Save The Date Beauty worked her magic making Teresa one incredibly stunning bride. The girls had so many gorgeous details, from my all time favourite Badgley Mischka sequinned dresses to Teresa’s beautiful Michael Kors shoes; it made one of my favourite parts of the day even more enjoyable to photograph. A sentimental ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Park surrounded by family and friends who had travelled from all over the country and portraits at Jericho Beach, a personal favourite, followed. Many laughs were shared and a few tears shed in one of the most memorable weddings I’ve ever attended. Teresa and Brian, I have so much love for you both and wish you continued happiness in the years to come!

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Gettting Ready: Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
Bride’s Dress: Sophia Tolli
Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors
Bridesmaids Dresses: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids Robes: Sandy Waters from Etsy
Hair & Makeup: Kristalyn at Save The Date Beauty
Groom’s Suit: Vera Wang
Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang
Florals: Budget Blooms
Decor: Paradise Events
Venue: Celebration Pavilion at Queen Elizabeth Park

Ali and Justin are sweet, you can feel their love for each other just being in their company so it’s easy to see they make the cutest couple. I always look forward to hearing proposal stories and Ali and Justin were no different; after thoughtfully choosing a beautiful location along a quiet canal, he gathered a few of her favourite items and set up a beautiful Parisian themed picnic complete with wine and cheese, before asking her to marry him. When we met last month, while chatting over coffee, we realized we share a personal connection; Justin went to school with my husband and Ali went to school with my good friend Stephanie of Sweetheart Events. We shared some wonderful memories and couldn’t help but laugh at a few others.

We met less than a week later in Deep Cove for their engagement session, something they were both excited to do before Justin moved away for Law School at the beginning of this month. Ali’s vision for the session was very coastal having lived in Victoria, she loves the ocean, coastline and harbour dotted with boats. We spent time amongst the boats at the Deep Cove marina and wandered the beach at Cates Park for some beautiful sunset photos. I’m already looking forward to their wedding at the heritage Little White Chapel next summer.

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Dress: Anthropologie
Bracelet: Anthropologie