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  This year, we won't have the opportunity to celebrate our high school grads in the...

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11May '20

Seeing Grad 2020 - Limited Edition Sessions

  This year, we won't have the opportunity to celebrate our high school grads in the traditional way. I am a mom of a 2020 Grad and I am heartbroken for them. It isn't just about the grad ceremony, it's about sharing and processing this pivotal time with their friends through final band...

It is an unprecedented time for couples who were anticipating a 2020 wedding. As the reality of the...

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8May '20

Planning your wedding amid social distancing? - Vancouver Island Weddings

It is an unprecedented time for couples who were anticipating a 2020 wedding. As the reality of the Covid pandemic surfaced in March and April it left many brides and grooms disappointed and stressed. Now, as we move into Phase 2 recovery what do we know about 2020 weddings? What is allowed? what...

When you have a critically ill child there is always uncertainty. Now, add a layer of global...

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28Apr '20

A celebration for a Superhero amid Covid - Courtenay Photographer

When you have a critically ill child there is always uncertainty. Now, add a layer of global uncertainty. When you have a critically ill child understandably,  there can be is fear. Now add Covid-10 health pandemic fear. When you have a critically ill  child you often need to isolate,...

It has been sometime since I posted my personal musings here,  but good news is really important...

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26Apr '20

My "Was -wedding" - regrouping during Covid. Comox Valley Wedding Photographer

It has been sometime since I posted my personal musings here,  but good news is really important right now , as is sharing how we are all adapting. We have some good news to share.  Today is April 10th,  is our "WAS-WEDDING" Today we were supposed to be getting married. We should be...

I am a community theatre groupie. I have never been a groupie of any sort, it just isn't my style -...

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8Jan '20

Kara and Terry married amongst the bright lights - Comox Valley photographer

I am a community theatre groupie. I have never been a groupie of any sort, it just isn't my style - until recently. My shy teen daughter went to a local musical (SHREK, if you want to know) and when we left she said, "I need to do that." Many productions later she has found her passion as a stage...

I genuinely feel honored to witness, connect with and photograph a wedding.  Knowing fully that...

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11Nov '19

Emma and Dustin, a celebrity wedding - Victoria wedding photographer

I genuinely feel honored to witness, connect with and photograph a wedding.  Knowing fully that this is cliche,, I am going to say it.. ..."it is a gift." It is a chance to be in the moment, fully present, to open my eyes, to see new things and to feel. It is good for my soul. Sometimes, that gift...

While their initial meeting in their undergrad years at UBC might have played a role, we need to...

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4Nov '19

Kim & Rob and their fabulous give-it-all party - Parksville

While their initial meeting in their undergrad years at UBC might have played a role, we need to say thank you for long boring meetings - or else these two might never have become the awesomeness that is Kim and Rob as a couple (with the recent addition of baby Roz to level them up a notch). It was...

These two met in high school, but their love didn't bloom until afterwards. Jessica fell in love...

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20Oct '19

Jessica and Clayton and their epic friends - Duncan Wedding Photograper

These two met in high school, but their love didn't bloom until afterwards. Jessica fell in love with Clayton's passion for life and optimism and Clayton fell in love for Jessica's caring nature, sense of humour, passionate approach to life. Together these two excel at loving life and appreciating...

They passed each other regularly during their high school years, and should have met, but it just...

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29Sep '19

Tasha and Marcel and that dance floor! - Campbell River Photographer

They passed each other regularly during their high school years, and should have met, but it just never happened. I suppose they were waiting for when the timing was right for something deeply meaningful to unfold. And it did. It started as a friendship 8 years ago, and despite Tasha's lack of any...

Paisley and Matt met at her high school grad campout at Comox Lake. He came right up to her,...

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10Sep '19

Paisley & Matt Shine right back where they met - Courtenay Photographer

Paisley and Matt met at her high school grad campout at Comox Lake. He came right up to her, introduced himself, impressed her with his knowledge about trees and this kicked off a year of incredible friendship. When Paisley left to go travelling, they continued to talk daily and at length. After...

This one time at bandcamp.... At that is how their story starts. These high school sweethearts,...

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5Sep '19

Anita & Jarid - High school sweethearts

This one time at bandcamp.... At that is how their story starts. These high school sweethearts, who first noticed each other on a school band trip, made everyone ridiculously joyous when they exchanged vows in a stunning ceremony at Jarid's parents' home in the Comox Valley. After 7 1/2 years of...

The location, the decor, the hair, the food, the makeup, the dress - it was perfection! Most of all...

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3Sep '19

Sam & Camille at 40 Knotts Winery - Comox Wedding Photographer

The location, the decor, the hair, the food, the makeup, the dress - it was perfection! Most of all though, it was the bride and groom. They were grounded so naturally in the moments of the day - the words being exchanged, the knowing looks, I could feel them absorbing the meaning of the day which...

They kept meeting, bumping into each other, reaching out to connect, but it took a bit of time...

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8Aug '19

Maggie and Jordan among family in Port McNeil - Port McNeil wedding photographer

They kept meeting, bumping into each other, reaching out to connect, but it took a bit of time until Jordan and Maggie found themselves a couple. When they did - it all clicked! While travelling and getting through school, these two continued to deepen their bond. They both have incredible...

It began when they were co-workers. Through email and phone, Jacquie and Paul found they had a...

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5Aug '19

Jacquie and Paul on the top of the mountain - Courtenay Wedding Photographer

It began when they were co-workers. Through email and phone, Jacquie and Paul found they had a comfortable and enjoyable rapport. Eventually, they met in person, and as Paul said, "we shook hands and haven't stopped talking to each other since." Paul told me, it "was as if the room melted away,...

It took Colin a few tries (4 actually) to get Nuch to say yes to a first date, and clearly his...

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23Jul '19

Nuch and Colin (and their dog Scoops) at Gowlland Harbour - Campbell River Wedding Photographer

It took Colin a few tries (4 actually) to get Nuch to say yes to a first date, and clearly his tenacity was the right decision. These two met while pursuing their Master's degrees at UVIC. Nuch, was drawn in by his sense of humor, his brains and his kind heart and when he surprised her with a...

Maybe it is because their first date was a yoga class, and their second date was a running race,...

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28Jun '19

Dolphin Resort Wedding with the brightest smiles, Chris & Amanda

Maybe it is because their first date was a yoga class, and their second date was a running race, because these two have the perfect mix of being really relaxed yet making things happen. During the majority of their 5 year relationship Chris has worked out of town, which has lead them to become a...

Erin and Ryan ushered in my summer wedding season with me, it was an incredible way to start the...

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20Jun '19

Erin & Ryan Family and Joy-Campbell River wedding photographer

Erin and Ryan ushered in my summer wedding season with me, it was an incredible way to start the season. They had  such joy and love that my assistant and I kept looking at each other and mouthing "they are amazing". After becoming engaged during a bike ride through Amsterdam, surrounded by sheep...

Hornby Island weddings are always a favorite for me. The couples who choose to get married there...

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3Jun '19
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Amy & Jeff a wedding on the bluffs - Hornby Island Wedding

Hornby Island weddings are always a favorite for me. The couples who choose to get married there are always very passionate about place and connecting their wedding memories to a place that has deep meaning. Hornby Island, offers some of the most stunning vistas on Vancouver Island for dramatic...

The first one was so successful we are doing it again! Time to freshen up your professional...

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21May '19

Head Shot Day June 25 - Freshen up your professional image with this great deal!

The first one was so successful we are doing it again! Time to freshen up your professional image. June 25 2019 $150.00  BOOK HERE Includes: Up to 20 minute session in friendly studio environment Email with clothing suggestions Direction and posing Your two favourite image files,...

When I first talked on the phone with Craig about his wedding, he had me crushing on photographing...

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5Nov '18

Craig & Caroline, my kind of love - Qualicum Wedding Photographer

When I first talked on the phone with Craig about his wedding, he had me crushing on photographing their wedding within no time. It was the way he talked about Caroline, and how they wanted to celebrate their good fortune of finding each other with close friends and family. When I finally met...

When Mike and Lindsay asked me to be their wedding photographer I was thrilled. See, Mike and...

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17Oct '18

Lindsay & Mike and Their Wild Wet Island Wedding

When Mike and Lindsay asked me to be their wedding photographer I was thrilled. See, Mike and Lindsay are just the type of people that you like; yes, they are just likeable. Of course, they are more than that, but they have that energy that is just easy to be around. Add funny, down-to-earth, wise...

Taking care of his health came with big rewards for Alex because it was while hanging out at the...

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15Oct '18

Stephanie & Alex wandering in the rain - Comox Valley Wedding Photographer

Taking care of his health came with big rewards for Alex because it was while hanging out at the gym with his cousin, a friend of Stephanie's, that he asked his wife on their first date. After that first date, they quickly found themselves building a life together. That was seven years ago. Since...

It's commonplace to hear people talk about high-school math and wonder,  what is the point? Where...

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9Oct '18

Tanner & Kailey - high school sweetheart wedding, Parksville Wedding Photographer

It's commonplace to hear people talk about high-school math and wonder,  what is the point? Where will all the time sitting in those math classes lead you?  Will it impact your future? For Kailey and Tanner, the answer is a definitive yes.  In grade 10 as they shared a math class, rather than...

They took quite the epic journey to find each other, (well that's actually an understatement) but...

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1Oct '18

Jenna & Brendan beyond their wildest dream - Parksville wedding photographer

They took quite the epic journey to find each other, (well that's actually an understatement) but when they did, well it was all there, it was bigger than the love they had always dreamed of. It had attraction, similar values, friendship, respect, acceptance, encouragement, and understanding. With...