Lauren + Andrew // Victoria Wedding Photography // Parkside Hotel

Originally I was scheduled to work 3 hours at Lauren & Andrew’s wedding. After I delivered their engagement photos (which you can see here), they decided to book me for a full 8 hour day. WOOHOOO! It was the ultimate compliment. Especially because I could tell from our brief hangouts that their day was going to be so damn good. And it was. An intimate and urban wedding filled with the best people. There were so many memorable moments throughout the day including Lauren & Andrew’s emotional first look at St. Anne’s Academy to both of them almost bursting into tears during the ceremony (they both held it together so well). The reception brought delicious and artfully plated food and emotional and super funny speeches from friends and family.

Lauren & Andrew - what a pleasure it has been getting to know the both of you and the story of your journey together. I can’t wait to see what your future has in store - may it be all the best things only.

Vendor Love:

Ceremony & Reception: Parkside Hotel

Makeup: Gracie Welch from Artistry by Alexa

Hair: Sofia Pastro

Wedding Dress: Soterro & Midgley from Shades of White Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Tip Top Tailor

Bridemaid Dresses: Dessy from Shades of White Bridal

Florist: Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry

DJ: Abid Bardai

A boudoir event!! // Victoria Boudoir Photography

I am so damn excited to announce my first of MANY boudoir events!  I’ve just finally ironed out the details and am happy to be able to share some more info with you all about the day!

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 Firstly, it’s going to be Saturday October 20, 2018 and I only have spots for 4 LADIES!!  That means you can’t delay on getting in touch as they are going to go fast.  It’s the perfect time to have your session done and order any albums, prints, etc for your loved ones as a spicy and unexpected Christmas gift. And if you are doing it for yourself well, it’s just a perfect time as well. You are going to DIE when you see the space we are shooting in. Think super urban loft in the heart of downtown Victoria, decorated with the most stylish accents. Oh and BRICK WALLS.  It’s a stunning place and I may not ever leave after.

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 These boudoir sessions are going to be $399 and include professional hair and makeup as well as champagne and snacks so you can relax, be pampered and feel like a queen for a day. You deserve it. Included in this cost is a 45 minute session with myself and 8 fully edited digital photos via online gallery. YES you get to choose your photos and YES you can purchase more if you wish.

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I’m so so excited to get this up and running and I’m even more excited to meet all you lovely ladies and have the BEST TIME EVER with you.  Get in touch! 

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Mike + Jenn // Victoria Wedding Photography

I love how there always seems to be 3 degrees of separation in Victoria. Turns out this stunning bride, Jenn, is friends with my last equally stunning bride Lea (in the blog post just before this one) as they grew up in a small town in BC together.  ALSO, I had taken engagement photos for Jenn's cousin Ali a few years ago. I absolutely LOVE seeing past clients at weddings! 

Jenn & Mike got married at the Delta Ocean Point in July. It's hard to beat the backdrop of our beautiful city....such a great venue!  Jenn and her ladies enjoyed each others company while getting ready in the morning surrounded by many sweet little ladies who were so excited about the big day (there were 4 flower girls - sooo cute!).  It's so apparent that Jenn is very close with her family and as such was surrounded by so so much love on her big day.  

When Mike saw Jenn walking towards him you could tell by the look on his face how much he loves this girl.  After the ceremony, the wedding party immediately went into the restaurant and did shots (so fun) to celebrate.  We also had a party limo to drive us to the Parliament buildings and Beacon Hill Park for some wedding party and bride and groom photos. Such a fun bunch!   The good times continued through the reception and there were some hilarious moments during the games they played.  Mike guessed Jenn's hands blindfolded no problem but she couldn't tell which butt was his....lots of laughs.  There were so many more memorable moments of the day but I'll let you take a look through some of the photos instead. 

Jenn & Mike - I wish you nothing but years of happiness ahead!! 

Vendors:

 

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Delta Ocean Point Hotel

Marriage Commissionaire: David Peck

Hair & Makeup: Preet Dhaliwal 

Wedding Dress: The Bridal Gallery

Groom’s Attire: Moore’s

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal

Cake: ooh La La Cupcakes

Donuts: 6 Mile Bakery

DJ: Todd Cameron DJ Services

 

Lea + Jordan // Parksville Wedding Photography

If I could dream up my perfect wedding to photograph this just might be it. Amazing beachfront venue? Check. Super fun and easy-going couple? Double check. Amazing family and friends? Check, check, check.  Oh PLUS we did some bride & groom portraits at the top of a mountain.  I mean, come on. 

Lea and Jordan were married at the gorgeous Beach Club Resort in Parksville, BC this past June. First it was sunny, then it rained (A LOT), then it stopped. Then it rained again just before the ceremony. Lea made the call to wait 10 minutes before walking down the isle and what do you know....SUNSHINE!   Jordan's daughter walked down the isle with their dog (with a flower crown) which was basically the most adorable thing you have ever seen.  But then, when Jordan saw his beautiful bride walking towards him for the first time his reaction was priceless. There were too many great moments to write about so I'll just let you look at the photos. Also, in case you missed their slideshow, you can see it here

Congrats Lea + Jordan. Wishing you two all the happiness for the future. 

Vendors:

Venue: The Beach Club Hotel

Hair & Makeup: Kiyo Salon

Florist: Kenmar Farms

Dress: Maggie Soterro from Shades of White 

Groom's Attire: Indochino

Cake: Thrifty Foods

Commissionaire: Laurel Russle

DJ: Andrea Adams

Lauren + Andrew // Victoria Wedding Photography Slideshow

I'm not going to lie, I haven't slept much in the last two days. Partly because these two got married on Saturday and I have been on a high ever since.  These are the kinds of weddings that fill me up and energize me, making me so appreciative for the work that I get to do.  But enough about me....let's get to these two stellar people.  Their wedding on Saturday was an intimate affair. Everyone in attendance held a special place in their hearts.  And although it was a gorgeous wedding with many talented vendors involved, none of the details mattered to Lauren + Andrew.  All they cared about was each other and vowing to spend the rest of their lives together. 

I have so much more to write but I'll save it for the blog post. For now I'll just say THANK YOU for having me there and for being so god damn awesome.  Cheers to an awesome life together.