Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Taylor + Maddy - A rainy Fraser Valley wedding

Congratulations Taylor and Maddy!
The forecast called for rain....lots and lots of rain. Like a true optimist I went with the standard "Nah it won't rain, the weather forecast is never right". How does that saying go "When it rains it pours"? Well it was a torrential downpour for Taylor and Maddy's wedding, and it was awesome!
The day started early, meeting up with Maddy and her lovely bridesmaids at Harrison hairstyling & day spa for hair and makeup. I always love this part of a the day because its the time I get to meet all the ladies and get some fun candid photos. After everyone had their makeup and hair done we headed back to Taylor's parents house for the ceremony. 
While the rain pounded down and surrounded by their loving friends and family, Maddy and Taylor said their "I do's" under a big tent in Taylor's parents backyard. It was perfect. 
The rain didn't lessen at all that day, which makes taking formal photos a little more difficult. But everyone was fantastic, no one seemed to have dampened spirits and were more than glad to get a little wet during photos. When I say a "little" wet I mean A LOT wet especially when it comes to the bridal party, they were so great and were game for anything! So, armed with umbrellas and despite the rain we got some great photos. 
Taylor and Maddy, it was truly an honour to photograph your big day. Thank you very much for inviting me into your hearts and home to document such a special occasion for you two. I wish you two a lifetime of happiness. All the best my friends.
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Sunday, March 11, 2012

6 months and going strong

It all started 6 years ago. We were both just kids. I asked her to go to lunch with me, she drove since I didn't have my license yet. The place was a little chinese food restaurant, meal combos for $7 which was perfect for broke teenagers. After the meal we sat in the car about to leave, I still remember exactly what I said "So... I was wondering if you'd like to be my girlfriend?" (I know, super smooth).The rest is history.

This month marks 6 months Alison and I have been married and I couldn't ask for a more loving, wonderful partner to spend my life with. I love you Ali, happy 6 months!

Photo taken by Dwellhouse Photography

Sunday, March 4, 2012

An Agassiz engagement - Adam + Charlene

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It started in a very standard and simple way, just another night out with a bunch of close knit friends, but what sparked between Adam and Charlene was anything but standard and simple. Little did they know when they first met that night six years ago that they would fall head over heels for each other. 

On engagement shoots I usually ask the gent "So how did you propose?" (I love hearing proposal stories, plus it usually gets the couple to smile naturally when thinking back to when the question was popped ;) ). With a grin from ear to ear Adam told me how on a cold November morning he setup a geocache with the ring inside for Charlene to track down. Needless to say, she found it and the rest is history.

I was thrilled to hear that Adam and Charlene had gotten engaged and I am honoured they contacted me to do their engagement photos! The week leading up to the shoot the weather app on my iPhone was predicting every forecast known in modern meteorology; sunshine, cloud, rain, snow, high winds. Thinking that the world was scheduled to end that day I decided to check in with Adam and Charlene about what they wanted to do if the weather wasn't ideal. Like troopers their response was "Rain or shine! ... or maybe snow I just heard on the news! 

In the end the weather was great, aside from the cold wind. Clouds hung around until noon and then the sun decided to come out for the end of the photoshoot. Adam and Charlene were a blast to work with and were game for anything, they even threw in their own ideas during the shoot which was awesome! We ended around 12:30pm, just in time for Adam and Charlene to get back home to watch the Canucks game with family.

To Adam and Charlene, I wish you both the best and thank you so much for letting me take your engagement photos,  you were total naturals in front of the camera.