Pitt Lake Sunrise Engagement Session

Driving towards the mountains to catch the sunrise is one of my favourite things to do, and Pitt Lake is my favourite spot for that. An even greater joy it is to share spots and experiences like these with others! That’s what Marie, Mike and I did early in the morning of Spring.

As difficult as it is to wake up this early, it was worth every energy doing so after getting to see the light from sunrise slightly hitting the mountain peaks surrounding Pitt Lake. There’s something so calming and mesmerizing about the glassy reflections of the mountains on the lake too which gets me excited all the time.

If you’re unsure of where to catch sunrises at, Pitt Lake is one of the few locations to do so.

Marie & Mike. . .

 
 

Lighthouse Park Engagement Session

Summer has been great so far with camping, travel trips and engagement sessions with couples done.

Chelsea, James and I spent 2 evenings chasing sunset at Lighthouse Park. I’ve been to Lighthouse Park several times but have never shot there once, and I finally understand why it’s such a beautiful place to photograph at sunset. We wanted to get the light during golden hour but we had just missed it by the time we got there on the first evening and we carried on with the session during twilight (blue hour) which usually happens after the sun sets below the horizon. We really wanted the light at golden hour for photos and knew we had to return to photograph that. So we went back the next evening, and we got what we wanted which I’m glad we did so.

These two are such a treat to hang out with, where laughters and having a great time are involved always. Can’t wait to spend the time documenting their Brew Creek Centre wedding in less than a month!

Chelsea & James. . .

 
 

Intimate Whytecliff Park Fall Wedding - West Vancouver

What a gorgeous and scenic location to get married at in Vancouver! If you’re local to Vancouver, you should know where this spot is at.

Celebrated with their close families and friends at one of the many oceanside view Vancouver has to offer, Megan & Alex’s intimate wedding was held at Whytecliff Park by Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. Only 30mins away from downtown Vancouver, it’s such a beautiful and accessible place to get married at in the fall. 

Fun fact: Alex’s dad made the arch. I’m always blown away when people you love build or craft something for your wedding day. Also, just a little shoutout to Megan & Alex’s wedding party for being super nice and lovely people!

Team behind Megan and Alex’s wedding:

Venue: Whytecliff Park

Makeup & Hair: Rebels & Rogues Parlour

Florals: Grey Florals & Co

Planner: Alicia McDonald

Dress: Grace Loves Lace

Suit: Indochino

Megan & Alex...

 
 

Thank you to Lanaya of Lanaya Flavelle for having me photograph alongside with her!

Sea To Sky Gondola Winter Engagement Session - Squamish

Kelsey, Marc and I planned and waited almost a month for the rain and clouds to clear up to photograph their winter engagement session over at Sea To Sky Gondola in Squamish. It was well worth the wait. 

I knew right away that we would get along really well when we started chatting and sharing our favourite pizza and beer places, and of course traveling.

Putting their winter engagement session together made me reminisce on the evening spent with these weird but loving individuals. We chased the evening’s sunset and all the mountain views which Squamish have so much to offer. The best part of the evening was when we were running around frantically and thinking we were lost all while trying to find the correct trail to a specific viewpoint. Also at that point we were running out of time to catch the last gondola down, but hey that means we had the whole mountain to ourselves!

A solid winter evening out with Kelsey and Marc...

 
 

Romantic Downtown Vancouver Proposal

This proposal in downtown Vancouver was one of the sweetest and most romantic I’ve photographed. It was different this time where Madeline asked James to marry her. All of this happened before they went to catch one of their favourite artists, Børns, play at The Orpheum Theatre. To top all of that off, they did a road trip down to California the very next day for a couple weeks! What a way to celebrate!

Madeline & James. . .

 
 

Intimate West Vancouver Backyard Wedding

Kendall and Matthew’s had an intimate wedding where they got married at Kendall’s parents’ property backyard in West Vancouver.

The morning started off with both Kendall and Matthew getting ready with their wedding party and parents who were all very welcoming and friendly to be around. Throughout the day there were so many laughters, hugs and intimate moments all of which I am fortunate to be able to experience and photograph them. The loveliest part of the wedding was that everyone got to spend time hanging out together for the entire day, which is something I love a lot about a backyard wedding; where no one had to leave the venue.

Kendall and Matthew ended the evening by hanging out with some friends at a “secret location” at the backyard forest lit up by string lights. It was a magical and intimate way to end the evening to say the least.

The wedding could have not been completed without the wonderful vendor friends who I had the honour of working together with.

Makeup: ML Makeup & Artistry
Ice cream: Alice & Brohm
Dress: Truvelle
Suit: Indochino
Florals: River & Sea
DJ: Mark Woodyard

Kendall & Matthew...

 
 

Surprise Buntzen Lake Anniversary Session - Anmore, BC

Surprises and gifts, I'm sure everyone gets really excited especially when those two things come together. Even more so when it is for your significant other, which was exactly what Cassandra gifted to Wilson as a surprise for their one year wedding anniversary; to have their photos taken. They even wanted to make this a yearly thing to get photos done which I find it really thoughtful and meaningful of them to do so. It’s such a romantic gift idea too so why not!

Of course I had to show them both one of my favourite spots a little outside of the city, Buntzen Lake. With the typical Pacific Northwest fashion, fog rolled in that morning and we had the whole lake to ourselves. Let's also talk about how stylish they both look with their black leather jackets!

Cassandra & Wilson...