Friday, July 31, 2009

Lydia and Daryl's Maternity Shoot




I had such a great time photographing this gorgeous couples. I always love maternity photos, the pre-newborn stage. Their little love, is due in one week!!! I couldn't believe how much love was in the air for this baby, it made photographing these two super stars real easy! I was so happy when they decided to shoot in their backyard vineyard/rasberry bushes, I know what are you thinking?!? Weeds, and Bushes?! They turned out beautifully, and there was even some photos that were almost like replica's of Lydia's parents family photo from years ago. Here's a preview of the gallery, while I'm still going through them! Hope your all enjoying the heat (i'm really enjoying a/c) heh.

FYI - I am currently in Victoria BC for the wedding season, so if you'd like to book a session during the week simply call 778-230-8907.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The greatest love story of all... your wedding.

I simply love when wedding season comes around. July, August and September the craziest months of the year, and those that I look forward to so fondly. I never thought I'd be working weekends when I was younger, as I remember hating working Saturday's in perticular for my old job when I was a tween (Romeo's Buser), I vowed then I'd never work weekends. Little did I know how much joy would come from "working" Saturdays and Sundays.

Sometimes I really think photographers don't appreciate their "job" properly. You know, I really hate calling it that, it's not a job it's definately a lifestyle or a passion. I get to spent the most memorable day in anyone's lives, with them. From start to finish, I see their tears, their anxieties, their nervousness as they approach the chapel waiting to see their soul-mate dressed for the first day of the rest of their lives together. I get to feel their emotion, when they cry at the alter, because I'm documenting every moment, every touch, every little detail that all the others in the audience will miss. I see them talking and flirting like it's all completely brand new as the priest talks to the rest of the guests, small touches during the ceremony, and smiles. I see the small tears of happiness from under the Brides veil as she looks into the eyes of her husband. The best though, is simply seeing the Groom, when the Bride makes her first appearence. What feels like the longest aisle walk to the alter, the Groom's face always says it all. You can see the love and excitement he shares for the gorgeous white beauty slowly making her way towards him as if it takes an eternity for her to get to him. In that moment, my heart gets this butterfly warm feeling, that I get to take part in watching the most blissful moments of the begining of this love story.

I always feel like I'm taking part in a love-story each couple, very different from the last, their stories so different, but one ceremony and day bringing them all together, with the same words "I Do". The getting ready in the morning is always my favourite, pure raw emotion. You can tell so much about people when they're getting married. I always loved when the Groom's would send tokens of their love to their Brides, a card expressing their undying love, or roses so they know the passion they feel for eachother. Ah, so romantic. Weddings are truly the best part in the love-stories of every couple, that is why I feel truly blessed to be able to take part in those moments. I feel like I get to read by photograph, the love story of each couple. So to the couples I have photographed, Thank you so much and to future couples, I feel honnored you would like to share your love story with me.

Below are photographs from a recent wedding, in New West.

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