Jul 29, 2014
posted in Family

I absolutely love photographing this type of stuff…

What a great afternoon capturing friends and family gathering to celebrate the journey/love of a couple that have been together for 5o years!

Coolio Couple

Dogs

The Quarry

= Sweet Night

Two weeks ago I went off on a fairly last-minute trip to Vancouver to meet up with my friend Tom. He was on his way back from being in New Zealand for eight months. He decided on Vancouver as a pit stop on the way home and I went there to explore with him. It was a short trip, but amazing nonetheless. I arrived early on the first night so I was fortunate enough to have time to grab myself some delicious Indian take-out and watch an amazing sunset at English Bay where the hotel was located. I didn’t realize the hotel was located in such a sweet spot when it got booked. Everyone in this corner was super nice and I’m so glad I got to catch the sunset as it’s not a common occurrence with the rainy or overcast weather they normally have.

Day One was spent visiting a little bit of the city (mainly the Davie Street area), hiking in Stanley Park and touring Granville Island. Stanley Park was absolutely beautiful and Granville was pretty sweet as well with all its shops, restaurants and brewery where we did some sampling (didn’t take any pics on my real camera on this island, sorry).

Day Two we made our way to Hornby Island. It takes about four hours to get there via ferries and driving but it was totally worth it… This place was totally up my alley with all the gardens, beaches, organic foods, deer running around and the most lovely lady, Miss Michelle, who owned operated the B+B we stayed in.

Day Three was spent exploring Hornby and all it’s coolness… The beach (Tribune Bay), the Distillery (Island Spirits Distillery) where they made gin and vodka, the Winery (where I think I tasted my favourite wines ever) and Ford’s Cove where we met Bobcat, the cool looking man with the long beard. He’s one of the locals and has his own radio show. Wished I could’ve of spent more time with him and Miss Michelle. Hornby is quite the special place that I would definitely like to return to.

And there you have it. At the end of this day we had to leave the island via ferry and make our way to Nanaimo for the night so we could take the last ferry in the morning back to the city and catch our flights…

A short trip but I’m so glad I got to go.

 

HI Winery : http://www.hornbywine.com/

Island Spirits Distillery : http://www.islandspirits.ca/

Grandville Island : http://granvilleisland.com/

Hornby Island : http://www.hornbyisland.com/

 

 

My first little attempt at a styled shoot with some a few of my lovely vendor friends…

LOVE how these turned out!

Hair |The lovely and talented Sarah Hess

Makeup |The wonderful miss Jennifer Liddiard

Florals | The one and one Melanie of Lush Florals 

Dresses | Paula’s Elegant Bride

Location | Private Residence

 

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A little day trippin’ to visit our friend Charity at her cottage in Grand Bend

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Jun 14, 2014

It’s always great getting to photograph other photographers

Me and Samantha assist each other from time to time on weddings

Here is her sweet little fam at the quarry and on the beach

A couple of weeks ago I got to attend and photograph the wedding of Alicia (my brother in-law James’ sister) and Nick.

It was a great day…

Alicia look absolutely beautiful,

James walked her down the aisle which was super sweet,

Miss Jessie Sue (my niece) was a flower girl for the first time,

Nick may or may not have shed a couple of tears,

And the reception was a late night dance party.

So much fun!

Congrats Alicia , Allie and Nick…

You make the sweetest little family xoxo

Reception Venue : http://www.freewebs.com/bondlake/bondlakepark.htm

 

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending and documenting the demonstration held at Marineland during it’s Opening day. This is the first time I attend an event of such nature and it was life changing to say the least. My mind was absolutely blown by all beautiful people that came and took part. I am grateful that I was able to witness all of this and my heart is happy knowing all these people are working together to shed some light on Marineland and it’s poor animals conditions.

If you by chance are unaware of the situation with Marineland or what’s going on there check out the following website to learn more the animals and the brave individuals (whistleblowers) that have spoken out and our fighting on their behalf :

http://www.savesmooshi.org/

While you’re at it I highly recommend watching the documentary Blackfish if you haven’t seen it already… It will change the way you look at zoos/aquariums.