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“He’s half Chilean, we LOVE Salsa Dancing at our family dinner’s, we got engaged on an exotic beach”  were a few of the first phrases written to me by Jenna when we first ‘met’ via email. Sounds like a good beginning to a really great love story. And so travelling to Vancouver to meet Jenna + Reddy was, hands-down, an easy decision to make.

There was this boy she met at the gym 6 years ago. Their relationship was hesitant to start, they were young, he sought her out and in time they became inseparable. Adventuring together. Enjoying their families together. “He has strong hands, a hard worker and can remedy anything” she describes. “She is loving, her beautiful eyes caught me from day one, she loves her family, she loves to laugh” Reddy shared.

Jenna + Reddy are getting married in Osoyoos this summer. And we can’t wait. (for the Dance party! Ole!)

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Back in DECEMBER I shared Part 1 of a 3 part mini series featuring my friends Tacy + Bryn! T+B collaborated with myself and my girl Meghan from Sweet Heirloom photography for a gorgeous and meticulously crafted couples session. Part 1 was shot in their home and the location of Highberry Dew HQ. (If you have yet to check out Tacy’s online shop featuring her fabrics and paper good do so by following this link!). In Part 1 you will fall in love with their perfectly curated home (complete with laughter, lattes and a Corgi) and well, heck, you’ll fall in love with them too as you learn about how B + T became the outstanding couple that they truly are. In JANUARY, I shared Part 2 where we headed into the woods. The lighting, the moss the timbers everything in the forest was diviiiiine that early October evening! Meghan and I had such a hard time pulling ourselves away from the forest that part 3 was shot nearly in the dark! (really!). Whoops!   Here in Part 3 we found ourselves up the road from the Rockwell homestead at Zanatta Winery. UP THE ROAD. Of course it’s just, you know, up the road – pinch me

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Gathering your girlfriends together to play with beautiful florals in an inspiring atmosphere – sign me up! This weekend my friends Tina of Platinum Floral Designs and Emma of Emma McCormick Creative hosted a Floral Crown Crafternoon! We arrived to a beautifully decorated loft in downtown Victoria, treated to Macaroons and tasty bevy’s prepared by Emma while Tina lead us through the creation of our own Floral Crowns. It was a super relaxing and fun afternoon!  Next up these two creative ladies will be hosting a Mother’s Day event working with succulents and it sure to be a hit – check out Emma’s facebook page HERE for more information and to sign up.

Calligraphy by – Laura Lavendar Calligraphy + Illustration

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  1. Becky   –  

    Where’s you?!! lol.

    Gorgeous space and pretty ladies!!!

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We had such a great time photographing Puneet + Paul in the summer in Osoyoos before their engagement party – that we decided to meet up again! This time in the lower mainland at the UBC campus.  Opting for a more formal look, Puneet was stunnnning in her red gown and Paul he looked pretty sharp too ; ). Wandering around campus brought back so many memories for the two of them from when they first started dating. The session wrapped up comfy and cozy in their favorite campus coffee shop.  I can’t wait to see what the future holds for these two! Especially their wedding day festivities coming up in just a few short weeks!! <3

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  1. Becky   –  

    What a gorgeous couple! I LOVE her watch!

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Miranda and Ross glowed with positive energy and excitement about the anticipated arrival of their daughter, Bristol. The day we met Miranda was about 3 weeks away from her due date and as happy as could  be. We explore around the water’s edge and into the forest for a variety of looks. Wardrobe props supplied by Tacy at Highberry Dew and my talented friend Tina at Platinum Floral Designs in Victoria graciously donated the beautiful florals for the session! At the end of the session Bailey, Miranda + Ross’ highly excitable pup joined us for a few snaps too! Last night Miranda + Ross became a family of 3 as they welcomed their daughter Bristol to the world! Congratulations to both of you!!!

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Hardison turned 2 this February! He invited me over early in the morning on his birthday to capture some photos of him and his family before the party got started!  It’s always such a joy for me to photograph H every year for his birthday. Hardison is loving, playful and outgoing and always happy to see the camera! Its so fun to see how much he has grown, his new expressions, and what his new interests are. This year??  While his fav stuffed animals remain, he loves playing with his toy cars and trucks, drumming with his daddy, his backpack + books, watching the big ships in the harbour, and calling out to the “GUYS” ground crew working on the roads or nearby buildings (so hilarious!).

His mom and dad have started a wall show casing the annual ‘pantry portrait’, a photograph we have taking of their little family since Hardison was born. I love the idea and I LOVE shooting in front of their pantry.

His aunt + uncle and new cousin were out for a visit as well so of course we included them in the photo shoot too! Watch for them near the end! <3


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  1. Becky   –  

    What a cutie! Love this session and all the special at home moments.

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This December M + I were lucky enough to make the trek home to Manitoba for the holidays! After missing Christmas gatherings for almost 3 years we were ready to get in some quality family time.  It was so great to be home, in the snow, surrounded by family + friends. While we were home I asked…er….told…Carl and his girlfriend Spencer that I wanted to snap some photos of them. They played along and didn’t put up much of a fight – I think they had fun ; )  Braving the fridgid temps with no jacket or mitts this session lasted all but 10 min. hahaha. Fastest photo session ever! But so sweet!

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  1. Catherine   –  

    beautiful!!!

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Last weekend we were invited to the Fernwood Inn Holiday party to capture their staff in our Holiday Photo booth!  The party go-ers were super enthusiastic about the variety of props, brought tons of energy to the booth and were a riot to photograph all evening! Thanks for the great night everyone – enjoy your sneak peek at some of your photos!

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The lemons were back at it in the element photobooth! After a busy, busy couple of months preparing for Christmas at lululemon the staff finally had a chance to unwind and celebrate the season together. Bringing together high energy, gold sequence, pineapples and a glam fan – equals a good time, am I right?

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Last month I shared Part 1 of a 3 part mini series featuring my friends Tacy + Bryn! Tacy + Bryn collaborated with myself and my girl Meghan from Sweet Heirloom photography for a gorgeous and meticulously crafted couples session. With so much planning and inspiration packed into the afternoon/evening session it was way, way to hard to narrow the photos down to just one post.  The lighting, the moss the timbers everything in the woods was diviiiiine that early October evening! Meghan and I had such a hard time pulling ourselves away from the forest that part 3 was shot nearly in the dark! Whoops! If you missed Part 1 (an at home mini session featuring lattes and laughter) + the story of how B + T became, well, B + T please head over HERE.

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  1. Catherine   –  

    seriously Erika, gave me chills!!

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