phew what a week! I was so happy to have an element photography styled wedding shoot chosen as a feature on the ever popular wedding chicks wedding blog! So thankful to have such an terrific group of talented artists to work with to turn the vision into a reality. So happy to call them all friends too : )
You can check out the full feature HERE.
November 4, 2012
It’s that time of year again!
I’m really excited to kick off our annual Wedding Print contest for our happy newly weds! Below you will see my favorite portrait from each of our 5 weddings this summer.
All you need to do is:
1. Scroll down, take a good look at the beautiful photos, pick your favorite and then cast your vote at the very bottom.
2. Head back to the element photography facebook page and let me know that you voted!
The couples who achieve 150 votes or more will win a 11 x 14′ wedding standout portrait of their choice. Contest closes Nov 30 2012!
caitlin + sean
corrine + edwin
sarah + jonathan
breeann + josh
sarah + nigel
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I am so excited that the day has finally come to show off Sarah + Nigel’s wedding day in beautiful Victoria! We started off the day at the University of Victoria, then headed downtown, and finally the Juan de Fuca Peninsula. I especially loved Sarah + Nigel’s special location choice of the Atrium. Nigel happened to be managing the Atrium construction project during the time when he and Sarah first started to connect. Fun! It was great working with a such an easy going couple, zero stress, just love and enjoyment!
September 13, 2012
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The air was hot in Summerland with no sign of a breeze. The girls were up early, busy with preparations for the day ahead. There was a buzz of excitement in the room that was infectious as Breeann and her girls put on the finishing touches at La Punte Norte Guest Inn.
We spent the day with Breeaan and Josh and their family and friends. We watched as they shared a traditional wedding ceremony where their uncle officiated and their grandma blessed them with a Scripture reading. Guest’s laughed and cried throughout the ceremony. We watched as Breeann and Josh finally kissed and embraced each other laughing and smiling as they walked down the isle and husband and wife – radiating with pride, love and happiness!
Breeann + Josh met at youth group as young teenagers. Now nearly a decade later, they are newlyweds! We love weddings with couples with a long history. Their wedding party was a tight knit group of people who have known each other as long as the couple has (if not longer!). They were awesome during their speeches sharing many stories and “inside jokes” that could be shared by he entire room!
It was a busy, fun packed, whirlwind of a day that went off without a hitch! I want to send a HUGE thanks to my friend Lindsay from Lindsay Gee Photography for assisting me throughout the day. Thanks for the great laughs + support!!
September 9, 2012
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Sarah first contacted me by a friendly email after she had seen Rio + Jason’s wedding feature on Style Me Pretty Canada. She was so excited to be planning a summer wedding at the same resort and felt drawn to my style of photography. We instantly connected over a phone conversation like we had been long time friends! Such a GREAT feeling. After meeting in person for their engagement session in Burnaby it felt like I had know S + J foreverrrr! Their warm personalities and easy going approach to life makes it hard not to love them! On Aug 11 2012 Sarah + Jonathan said “I do!” surrounded by a tight knit group of family and friends that LOVE them so, so much. The wedding celebration was stylish and thoughtful, attention was paid to each and every detail. Including the wedding party – who are insanely good looking, a ton-o-fun, organized and relaxed despite the extreme desert temperatures that day soaring beyond 30+ degrees. Thank you for being so awesome!!
The quirky vintage detailing of S+J’s wedding day made my heart go pitter-patter! From chalkboard framed table numbers, to old books missing their covers wrapped up in twine. The beautiful whitewashed globe reading “Home is wherever I’m with you”, to the original typewriter text used on the individual place cards made of old library cardstock. Her DIY cake stands made of old china pieces and sweet bunting banner – I could go on!! Sarah wore Tiffany’s, her grandma’s gold wedding band and heirloom bracelets from her mom. She gifted each of her girl’s with bfrend bracelets and Coach wristlets. Girls wore dresses they picked out themselves, and the guys looked incredible in Harry Rosen attire. Within their group of friends they have started a tradition I think is so unique! They have set of flasks labelled BRIDE + GROOM and covered in burlap and you will notice a heart with initials hanging off the side. Every time another friend ties the knot they pass on the flasks to the new happy couple and add another heart to the flask! Fun right?
Sarah + Jonathan met 6 years ago at Shady Lagoon family campground in Osoyoos, BC. After years of camping their with families their paths finally crossed – they hit it off and the rest is history. They continue to spend most of their summers on the beaches of Osoyoos. So of course we decided to include a bit of Shady in their wedding day photos!
Thank you all for the incredible day! This was my favorite wedding of the season : )We are so delighted to have met you both and been included as part of your very beautiful wedding day. Even happier to call you both friends! Look forward to seeing you again soon, enjoy.
Dress + Sash – Bisou Bridal
Designer of Bride’s dress – Watters
Name of dress – Devenport
Flowers in Bride’s hair – H&M
Bride’s shoes – Aldo
Bride’s Blue earrings - Tiffany & Co.
Engagement ring – Tiffany & Co.
Bride’s Hair – Hayley Radatzske
Bride’s Makeup – Melissa Redfern at Sonora Spa
Bridesmaids dresses – Frocks, Aritzia, Front & company, Anthropologie, Bedo
Grooms attire – Harry Rosen, Nixon watch
Boys socks – urban outfitters
Flowers -Polka Dot Door, Osoyoos
Decor – designed by Bride!!! Lots of DIY
Cupcakes – dolce artisan bakery, Osoyoos
Ombre Wedding cake: – Confections by Christine
Pie Favors – Whole Foods
I don’t even have words for how incredible this Spirit Ridge wedding was. Sarah’s insane sense of style had me giddy from the get go – this wedding screamed element photography from the rooftops….!!!! And we loved everysingleminute of it! Now a teeny weeny tease for the ladies as I know they are anxiously waiting. And girl’s you should know THIS WAS HARD to narrow down. fo real. And since I spent precious editing minutes liking just about every single photo from S + J’s rad Portland, Oregon honeymoon I figured I owed the couple one too ; ) BOOM!
lets be friends, shall we?
August 9, 2012
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On a hot hot summer day in Osoyoos…we gathered for an elegant event. The setting was a beach side, white chairs and linens draped over the trellace, simple and sweet – holding hands and toes in the sand Corrine and Edwin said “i do”at the beautiful Walnut Beach Resort surrounded by their closest family and friends. Everyone will agree that Corrine was absolutely stunning in her lace gown, pearls and divine Manolo Blahnik’s! Here coral color palette was a perfect choice and I loved that each of her best girls got to pick their own dress style! As the ceremony wrapped up guests headed for shade and a cool drink as the wedding party got on board the Unveiled shuttle bus and we wisked them away for a quick photo session! The wedding party was filled with family members and alot of fun to photograph. We arrived back at Walnut Beach to delicious smells of Dolci Deli catering (one of our favorites!) and enjoyed a lovely meal together. Guests took full advantage of our photobooth (more on that later!), celebrated with Corrine + Edwin and danced the night away! We really enjoyed our day with you both thank you for making us so welcome, enjoy the photos!
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