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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.

1 Victoria Wedding Photographer 11 Vancouver Wedding Photographer 8 Gulf Islands Wedding Photographer 5 Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer 4 Vancouver Wedding Photographer 3 God's Mountain Estate Wedding 2 Muskoka Wedding Photographer13 Vancouver Wedding Photographer 14 Jasper Wedding Photographer 15 Tofino Wedding Photographer 16 Whistler Wedding Photographer 17 Vancouver Wedding Photographer 18 Kona Wedding Photographer 19 Okanagan Wedding Photographer 20 Galiano Island Wedding Photographercreative_victoria_wedding_photographer00621 Pender Harbour Wedding Photographer 23 Lighthouse Park Wedding 24 Sooke Wedding Photographer creative_victoria_wedding_photographer003 creative_victoria_wedding_photographer00425 Yaletown Roundhouse Wedding 26 Calgary Wedding PhotographerGastown-wedding-vancouver 27 Kauai Wedding Photographer 28 Pemberton Wedding Green Water Resort 30 Muskoka Wedding Photographer31 Granville Island Wedding 31 Lighthouse Park Wedding 33 Outdoor Wedding Vancouver Whistler 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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Aloha!

It has been a fast-paced month. We’ve jumped feet-first into wedding season, have been photographing engaged couples and families in the Spring weather, all while putting all the finishing touches on our new website & blog (including creating and writing over 20+ blog entries that we’ve been meaning to share forever but put off until we had our hands on the new website) and coordinating our awesome launch celebration giveaway. When life gets busy, it can be hard to stop long enough to have an adventure, to enjoy a slow walk on the seawall, to just breathe. Things have been so hectic that it feels like we went on our Big Island Hawaiian adventure years ago, but it was only at the beginning of April that we were there!

When I close my eyes and think back on the trip, I smile. Honestly, every adventure Graeme and I go on together feels like another honeymoon. He is the best traveling companion for me and we have so much fun together; we actually have the same travel style and from day to day, so we’ve never fought on a trip. Bliss.

There are so moments that are so clear for me when I think back: The deep red and orange glow of the volcano at night, the sweetness of a shaved ice, snorkeling with the Manta Rays at night and bobbing up and down with the dark waves, the mud speckling my face on our ATV ride through Waipio, the baking sensation over my whole body on the lava fields, and that ache in my chest as we watched the most enormous waves I have ever seen crash near the shore at South Point.

I remember our drive through a mango grove. The dirt road was full of potholes so we took it really slow. We saw a sign that told us we were entering the grove and to ‘Enjoy’. Suddenly the jungle rolled up in front of us. Tangled trees, hanging vines, a canopy of emerald overhead. I felt like we had driven into a dream. One of those catch-your-breath moments.

It was a wild, wonderful, remarkable time together.

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Our Southwest Road Trip

I spent a good majority of my growing up years in Colorado and California, during which my family went on many road trips throughout the southwest. I knew that the beauty of the area was something I wanted to share with Graeme someday.

After a busy summer of weddings, we needed a change of pace. We photographed Kate & Alex’s magical wedding on Galiano Island, came home to pack up our car and headed south. The car was packed–the border guard actually asked us why we had so much stuff. I didn’t see any harm in bringing along a couple of pillows and down comforters to outfit our tent as we camped along the way. Crawling into a tent and meeting a soft down quilt and your own pillow instead of an old sleeping bag and a thermarest with a fleece rolled up for a pillow? Deluxe.

It was a beautiful three weeks. After shooting so much, we needed a little break from our usual gear. We inherited this old 35mm Nikon film camera from Graeme’s grandfather which we took along and had a lot of fun experimenting with. We also busted out my camera for some of the stops, but it stayed buried at the bottom on the car for the most of the trip, which was so refreshing. Sometimes, I find that putting the camera down and really soaking in the moment is the best way to get re-inspired.

“Life… it has to be lived; a person has to get out of his head, has to fall in love, has to memorize poems, has to jump off bridges into rivers, has to stand in an empty desert and whisper sonnets under his breath:

I’ll tell you how the sun rose
A ribbon at a  time…” -Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts

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