Jessica & Brian - Villa Eyrie, Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

There’s something about an autumn wedding that really fires me up. The changing of the seasons is such an enchanting time, and the transition from late summer to early fall is a magical thing to witness.

Jess and Brian got married at the end of September,
one of those last days of summer where you can feel the crisp air of fall in the breeze and in the shadows,
and the sun, though still shining, seems just a little bit lower in the sky.

On a mountainside overlooking a magnificent coastal vista,
serenaded by summer’s swan song,
they said their vows.

This is the story of Jessica & Brian.

Vendor Love:
Venue: Villa Eyrie
Planning, Decor & Flowers: Decorate Victoria
Hair: Parlor Hair Boutique
Makeup: Artistry By Alexa
Videography: Spartan Media Group

Rachel & Kyle - Beacon Hill Park Engagement Session

Engagement season is here!
Warm nights, picnics, sunsets & wildflowers.
I’m ecstatic I get to spend these spring evenings with badass couples like Rachel & Kyle,
chasing sunsets in adorable outfits as the world around us changes, blossoms and blooms.
I had to share this session because ITS GORGEOUS, and these two are FANTASTIC, and the light is just the right amount of yum to to make you melt into the sunset itself.

I can’t wait to shoot their wedding this summer at Overbury Farm Resort.
It’s one of my all-time favourite venues I’ve ever shot at, and these two are so GD gorgeous and good on camera,
they pretty much do my job for me.

Stay tuned for more magic!


Taylor & Kevin - Alders Beach Resort, Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

Tucked away in a pocket of coastline that runs down the east coast of Vancouver Island, lays Alders Beach Resort - an old logging camp turned rustic west coast cabin getaway.

Surrounded by towering cedars dripping in sea mist,
and giant maples shading the ferns and mosses below,
it’s a summer-camp-for-adults kind of vibe and where Taylor and Kevin hosted their wedding this past September.

This wedding was a dream for me because I had the coolest couple (the bride wore a leather jacket AND vintage lace), in the dreamiest location, and we got PLAY IN THE RAIN!
It was the wild west coast at its finest and we got wet and dirty.

With the wind at their back and the rain on their cheek, they said their vows overlooking a swollen ocean and a swirling sky. After, we wondered through the forests surrounding the property and found our way back to the sea. As the rain slowed and the clouds cleared, we took portraits before I said my goodbye and sent them off to the reception.

These two were down for anything and it shows. They were adventurous, hilarious and effortlessly stylish and I’m SO LUCKY to have such rad clients like these so I can share work like this.

This is the story of Taylor & Kevin.

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Venue: Alders Beach Resort
Dress: Reclamation
Bride did her own hair and makeup. Flowers were done by a friend

Talisa & Terry - Blue Grouse Winery, Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

How do I even start with Talisa and Terry?

These two, who came all the way from Australia, joined an intimate 50 guests from all over the world,
and celebrated their love surrounded by the beautiful abundance of the Cowichan Valley.
This whole day blew my wedding photographer mind. It was my first time shooting at Blue Grouse Winery, and I have to admit, I’ve never really been drawn to vineyard weddings.
This one,
turned that on its head.

from start to finish, was magic.

From the towering, decadent cake
to the vibrant, kaleidoscopic flowers
to the delicate (but fierce!) lace wedding dress
to the surprise (and very skilled!) first dance
to the outdoor reception illuminated by the heavens themselves.
It was intimate, thoughtful and incredibly romantic.
The guests sipped on local wines, chortling and cheers-ing as the speeches started and the tears began to flow. The mid summer sun slipped slowly into the horizon, releasing an orange and pink hazy sunset, that spilled onto the rows of ripening vines into the valley below.

These two, the truest of blue,
will go down in my history books as some of the kindest, most genuine people I’ve ever been lucky enough to photograph. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed taking them.

This is the story of Talisa & Terry.

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This Vendor list KILLED IT. It was truly and exceptional day and I was so happy to be apart of it.

Venue: Blue Grouse Winery
Flowers: Fleurtacious
Dress: Made with Love Bridal
Planner: Details BC
Catering: Truffles Catering
Hair Stylist: Earth Bride
MUA: Makeup Artistry by Trish
Cake: Coastal Cake Company
DJ: Emma Barker

port renfrew wedding photography // shanti & cam

West coast,
         middle of summer, 
Sun shining bright and high in the sky
         and the ocean breeze at our backs (and our fronts - We're in Port Renfrew, it's everywhere :)
Among the driftwood dinosaurs
          and blackberry blankets
Cam and Shanti said their vows. 

After the oceanside ceremony we took off for the trees, 
and spent some time in the ancient giants of Avatar Grove, 
arriving back on the beach just in time for sunset
as the fog rolled in,
and the music went up, 
and the party really started.

Here is the story of Shanti & Cam.


michelle & andrew // ucluelet wedding photography

lost in an enveloping coastal forest,
down a steep and sinuous path,
    there is place where the heavens meet the pacific
and wild waves crash the dramatic rocky shoreline, 
     as far as the eye can see. 

in a private cove, 
at the edge of the earth, 
michelle & andrew said their vows.

an intimate ceremony in the trees, followed by dinner on the beach,
and dancing under the stars - 
Mother nature providing her bounty as the backdrop once again,
to such a magnificent

here is the story of michelle and andrew.

blair & matty's vintage ciderhouse autumn wedding

a september wedding in the apple orchard, 
on a farm, 
by the sea. 

Here is the story of Blair and Matty. 

Thank you eternally for the ease and grace you brought to our wedding, we are still hearing praise about your energy and vision!
Georgia you are a goddess!
Forever thankful for you and your gift.
— Blair & Matty Coates

Dress: Vintage, from Esty (altered by Bridget Savard Designs)
Suit: Flawless from Outlooks
Bride's shoes: Steve Madden
Makeup: Andrea Campbell from MAC
Hair(Women): Leah Orton of Bardot
Hair (Men): Victory Barber and Brand
Venue: Sea Cider
Flower crowns: Olann Handmade
Catering: Toques

All flowers done by bride.
All wedding planning and decor done by the bride & groom.

a winter afternoon in vancouver thrifting with kali

I finally got the chance to photograph my gorgeous friend Kali - 

Here's some favourites from our afternoon together. 


All clothing, jewelery & accessories are Kali's. You can follow this thrifting-mama-megababe on instagram @kreatureofthenight

chelsea & brett's seaside mountaintop springtime elopement

chelsea and brett eloped last may, 
on a mountain top, as the sun went down.
and as far as photographer's dreams go, 
this was as good as it gets. 

i had met chelsea years before, at a summer job we both hated, 
and we connected on a level that kept our friendship ignited throughout the years,
long after those summer days of bussing tables and running food. 
after getting new jobs, moving to new cities, and starting our own companies, 
we remained in contact, 
and when she wrote to tell me she was eloping with
THE MAN OF HER DREAMS, and she wanted me to be there to capture it, 
my heart did a swan dive into a luscious pool of

with just a handful of people by their side, 
we spent the day
exploring the seaside and surrounding forrest
stopping for cheeseburgers and golden graham milkshakes, 
and then driving, top down, to the top of Mt Douglas

And with the setting sun at their witness,
 they took each other, 
as man an wife.

these two are truer blue than dallas road spring sky.

here is the story of chelsea & brett.

thea & greg's gorgeous autumn garden wedding

thea & greg's wedding took place on the 1st of october,
an ethereal, grey morning mist
and dewdrops as far as the eye could see. 
it was the meeting place,
            where summer met fall, 
such an electricity in the air,
one season melting into the other. 

it was cool, but not cold. 

the skies swelled, but held back the rain.

and then,
           after the i do's in the garden, 
we took off for tacos and the seascapes just as the skies began to part
so the sun could say goodnight, 
           and the summer could say goodbye. 



Second Shooter: Meaghan Konopaki
Ceremony: Villa Marco Polo
Reception: Fireside Grill
Wedding Coordinator: Kira Star with Details
Dress: White Peony, made by Truvelle
Groom's suit: Outlooks, made by Strellson
Bridesmaid Dresses: Blush Bridal, made by Lela Rose
Flowers: Rook & Rose
Cake: Ruth and Dean
Hair: Amanda Adamec of Studio 2 Hair Design
Makeup: Makeup Artistry by Trish
Limo: Alpine Limousines
DJ: Capitol City DJ


We packed the cooler with hummus and berries, 
and headed to the coast.

Photographed over two days exploring the island while Chloe came to visit. 

Always a pleasure and an adventure with this old soul. 

Until next time, dear friend. XO. 


anna & tyler


I remember the day that Anna told me she was going to marry Tyler. It was looonnng before he actually asked her....

Anna and I hadn't seen each other in awhile, and it was the first time I had heard about him - not long after they had first met. 

"I'm going to marry this man" she said.  I remember it.

Here we are, many moons later, and not only have I been lucky enough to know these two beautiful people throughout their relationship, 

I've been delighted to photograph her pregnancy, and their engagement.....and now, the big fat cherry on that delicious, metaphorical cake - their New Year's Eve, Gatsby-themed wedding.

Anna has been a muse of mine for years. Aside from her drop-dead, stunning beauty (which seems almost redundant to mention),
She has an inner light, 
That ANYBODY who has known this woman - for a minute, for a year, for a lifetime - knows.
That electric laugh and ferocious, contagious smile...
(AND an uncanny ability to conjure, design and organize an extremely creative and elegant wedding AND give birth to her first child ALL within a year...)


The biggest, warmest, wholest and brightest congratulations to these two - 
I truly believe you two are soul mates and am so excited to see your new family grow. 

Listen and Look!



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tanjeem & andreas

A collection of favourites from a November wedding in the garden. 
This beautiful west coast of ours comes through again, 
with sunshine and winter greens, 
Providing a stunning backdrop to Tanjeem and Andreas's beautiful union. 


portraits: jeannine & reinardt

Jeannine and Reinardt. 

What an enchanting love to photograph. 
It was heavy but weightless at the same time;
fierce but intimate;
exciting but comfortable.
They would look into each others eyes and it seemed as if the entire world disappeared - 

And these images are so beautiful because you can see that love.

As the light dances from shadow to sun, 
wraping the skin with a soft glow
or sneaks a peek at blushing smile, 
These two, relaxed and confident in each others arms, 
draw you in like a moth to a flame.

Jeannine's striking, effortless beauty, 
and Reinardt's infectious, infatuating smile, 
only sing back-up to something
You can see these two get lost in each other. 
It was magical to experience first hand, that kind of love, 
and I'm so thankful I'm able to share that magic with you through photography, 
something I myself hold so dear to my heart. 

amie & russ

These two. 

Married beneath a mid-summer's lush canopy of maples leaves,
paper cranes swaying in the wind,
Amie and Russ tied the knot after 11 years (!!!) together,
in the backyard of her father's house in the Cowichan Valley. 

I came to tour the location the week before and was greeted by Amie,
sleeves rolled up, brow sweaty, 
pushing a lawn-mower up and over roots and slopes and weedy patches, 
in preparation for the big day. 
Over the last year, with the unconditional help of family and close friends, there had been countless hours spent rototilling and weeding and hacking and building and digging the newly bought property so it could play it's role as main stage for their fairy-tale wedding. 
The transformation was not only impressive, it was inspiring. There was a forested area filled with white-barked birch trees and hanging lights, cozy outdoor "living rooms" made of vintage furniture, and countless handmade paper cranes hanging from lilac bushes. The ceremony took place on top of a carpet of clover and in the shade provided by a circle of surrounding towering trees. 
Lace and laterns and wildflowers - Everything about this wedding was gorgeous. A lush, private setting that proved to be picture perfect all the way until the end of the night when Amie and Russ shared their first dance in the birch forest at twilight, surrounded by twinkle lights threaded through the branches. 
I remember leaving this wedding and vowing that I would find a way to become apart of this family. They were just that lovely. And hilarious. 
I wanted in. 

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I loved taking them.
Thanks again to Amie and Russ - I wish you unbound adventure and eternal happiness.