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Dinner Under the Stars

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There’s always a bit of risk when planning an alfresco wedding, dinner, or event. Will it rain? Will there be too many bugs? Will the uneven ground bother people? Throw those worries away because the end result is second to none. Imagine sun set light streaming through the trees while your guests enjoy dinner and stars rising overhead as the dessert course is brought out. Lights strung in the branches of trees and people mingling in fresh air. There’s nothing better.

We were honoured when Farmacie recruited us to photograph their most recent long-table dinner at Southlands Heritage Farm in Vancouver. Beautiful people, food, space, and evening.

2014 // Highlights

In the end we’ll all become stories. -Margaret Atwood

Every year is filled with ups and downs. Joys and struggles. My hope is for growth amidst it all. For moments of joy with the people I love. To live a story characterized by adventure, by generosity and kindness, by making beautiful things. Meeting Graeme has made my story all the more wonderful; walking though life together these past six years, marrying each other, creating this business–we’re so thankful.

A huge thanks goes out to all of our couples who trust us to photograph one of the best days of their lives and welcome us to those days as friends–you make our story a beautiful one.

Every year, there are days you never want to see the end of: days where you want to drink in every drop of sunshine until it fades slowly below the horizon. Days that you hold in your heart forever.

These are some of those days. A collection of moments that made twenty-fourteen the beautiful/magical/adventurous/inspiring/marvelous year that it was for us. A bit of our story.

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35 Mystic Beach Wedding French Beach Wedding Sooke Wedding Photographercreative_victoria_wedding_photographer00534 Cultus Lake Wedding Chilliwack Agassiz 37 Vancouver Wedding Photographer 38 Brock House Wedding 39 Pyramid Lake Resort Wedding Jasper Alberta-1 40 Jasper Wedding Photographer 41 Artistic Vancouver Wedding Photographer36 Whistler Wedding Photographer42 Kits Beach Wedding 43 artistic vancouver wedding photographer14 Vancouver Elopement Photographer 12 Cleveland Dam Wedding North Vancouver 9 Gulf Islands Wedding Photographer 10 UBC Farm Wedding Vanocuver 6 Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer 7 Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographercandid_vancouver_victoria_wedding_photographer001 candid_vancouver_victoria_wedding_photographer002 candid_vancouver_victoria_wedding_photographer003 candid_vancouver_victoria_wedding_photographer004 candid_vancouver_victoria_wedding_photographer005 candid_vancouver_victoria_wedding_photographer006 candid_vancouver_victoria_wedding_photographer009 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Lately

Man, it’s been a crazy busy time for us lately with loads of weddings, engagement portrait shoots, and already chatting with couples who are getting married in 2015. Things are whirlwind-ish, but so good. So cool to be invited into the biggest day of people lives.

Engagement shoots by the sea, in the forest, on vespas, at the park he proposed to her, with balloons, savouring coffee, and then going for cocktails after photos are done.

Weddings on cliffs, on islands, with tattoos, with prosecco, with cupcakes, with bees pollinating the Wisteria, with tears during the first dance, with awesome amazing people.

We also got to photograph the awesome ladies of FARMACIE for some updated individual and group portraits. These women are doing awesome things!

Here’s an unload of some of our favourite frames lately…

Alanna & Scott-1 Alanna & Scott-2 Alanna & Scott-3 Alanna & Scott-4 Marcella & Casey-1 Shannon & Henry-1 Shannon & Henry-3 Shannon & Henry-6 Shannon & Henry-4 FARMACIE-3Ashley & Mike-1 Ashley & Mike-3amy&jacob-2 amy&jacob-1 Amy & Jacob-3Jillian & Matt-2 Jillian & Matt Blog-1

 

#TheNickersonsCelebrate Day 07

Wow! It has been an incredible week with all these giveaways and the amazing businesses and artisans that we’ve been lucky to have partnered with us in our website launch celebration!

Today marks the final day of our giveaway spree. And we’re giving away a Choose Your Own Adventure shoot with us!

What is a Choose Your Own Adventure shoot? It’s a type of shoot we’ve created for adventurous couples—couples who want photos of themselves but want more candid and photojournalistic imagery versus standard posed portraits.

You can do anything on a Choose Your Own Adventure shoot. We’ve gone ATVing, picnicking, and hiking. You could go to the amusement park, you could do a road trip, you could kayak along the Sunshine Coast, you could helicopter into the backcountry, you could go sailing—the world is your oyster and we’re more than game to come along for the fun and document your incredible day.

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One couple (dating/engaged/married etc) will win a half day Choose Your Own Adventure shoot with The Nickersons. This includes all of your photographs as digital files—print ’em, share ’em, love ’em. Valued at $750.

This giveaway is now closed! The winners will be notified via e-mail by the evening of June 2nd. Thanks for entering!

See some of our Choose Your Own Adventure shoots HERE << Click

We’re running this giveaway for the rest of the week so you have a chance to think about your adventure and enter! It will close on Friday May 30th at 10am PST. The winners will be contacted by the evening of June 2nd. This giveaway is open to international residents. If our travel for your Choose Your Own Adventure shoot includes a plane flight, we will upgrade your shoot to a full day adventure for free!

The Fine Print: i. Your shoot will be scheduled at the discretion of The Nickersons. We will work with you to pick a date, but it will have to work with our busy weekend schedule as well; it’s important that you understand the need to be flexible and patient. ii. Any adventure activities beyond the Metro Vancouver area will incur travel fees (custom quoted). iii. Any adventure activities that incur admission, ferry, lift ticket, etc fees are to be paid for by the winner for The Nickersons.

Celsia Floral // #TheNickersonsCelebrate Day 06

Alright, this giveaway is so awesome that I really just want to keep it for myself. Why can’t I win? Really? Do I have to share?

We are seriously in LOVE with the artistry going on at Celsia Floral. These ladies are talented. They create amazing bouquets, centerpieces, flower arrangements, and all sorts of beauty and on top of that, they host workshops to teach you their magic! I can personally attest to the amazingness that is a Celsia Floral workshop. Last December, I spent an evening in the studio sipping champagne and creating a wreath. It was so cathartic and so much fun to create a beautiful thing, and then bring it home to put on my front door. I honestly felt like we had the best wreath in our whole condo complex (scroll through my instagrams to see it!). That’s the magic of Celsia.

Well, guess what we’re giving away in partnership with the ladies of Celsia today: TWO spots to the Personal Flowers Workshop on Sunday June 22, 2014. Yes!! You should all be fist pumping the air right now.

Here’s what Celsia has to say about the workshop:

Have you always seen pictures of oh-so-sweet floral crowns but not quite known where to start? Let us show you the tricks so you’ll be wearing flowers in your hair for the endless Summer ahead.

In this class we’ll also cover the technique for making other personal flowers, such as boutonnieres, corsages and hair pieces.

Sarah will be on the scene to photograph some fun candid moments of the workshop and also available to take portraits of each attendee rockin’ their floral crown. So, you’re going to make something awesome and get an incredible photo taken of you as well. Win win. Win.

Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 9.45.21 PMHere’s how to win:

1. Go outside and find some pretty flowers (or inside if you’re someone that loves fresh flowers in your home like me). Take a photo of them (rock your camera phone) and either share it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the following (or something like it–just include the given tags):

I hope I win a spot at the @CelsiaFloral (@CelsiaFlorist for Facebook) personal flowers workshop so I can make some very pretty things. #thenickersonscelebrate (one entry for each share, so if you share it three places, that equals three entries!!)

2. Bonus Entry: Head on over to Sarah’s instagram account. Find one of the floral pictures shared today and leave a comment that is either: your favourite flower(s) or a quote about flowers (I love quotes, that is all).

Seriously folks, this workshop is going to be off the hook. You won’t want to miss out.

The giveaway will close on Sunday May 25th at 10am PST.

PS: The 25th is Sarah & Graeme’s wedding anniversary, so don’t expect to hear who the two winners are until Monday–thanks for your patience. We’ll be posting our last kick-off celebration giveaway tomorrow morning and then unplugging for the rest of the day!

 

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