July 31, 2012

Andrew & Allyson: 2nd Shooting for Shanna Elizabeth Photography

On July 14, I had the privilege to second shoot for the lovely Shanna of Shanna Elizabeth Photography!  The bride & groom, Allyson & Andrew were fabulous to work with along with all of the ladies and guys in their wedding party!
I started off my morning at the groom's house where all of the guys were getting ready.  Andrew was surrounded with some great brothers and friends to support him on his wedding day!  
We all headed over to St. Bernadette's Church in Surrey for Andrew & Allyson's wedding ceremony.  The ceremony was filled with emotions and loving family and friends.  Here's a few of my shots at the church!

After the ceremony we headed out to the Quay in New Westminster where Shanna worked her magic with the gorgeous couple and their wedding party.  I had to post a photo of her at work.... :)
Allyson was a gorgeous bride... make sure to check out her bouquet - feathers!  They also had this theme incorporated into their reception (which you'll see further down in this post!)
After working with the wedding party, I ended off my day by heading over to the reception location at the "Inn at the Quay".  Purple and white were incorporated into every detail along with bird cages and feathers.  
 Well, these are just a few of my photos, but you absolutely MUST check out Shanna's photos from Andrew & Allyson's wedding.  Check them out HERE!
Big thanks to Shanna!  It was fantastic working with you and I had a blast!  Thanks for the opportunity and I'm looking forward to shooting with you again sometime! 

July 29, 2012

Alyssa, Landen + Vienna: Mill Lake Family Session

I recently met up with Alyssa and her two children, Vienna & Landen at Mill Lake in Abbotsford, BC.  Alyssa has her own photography business called Alyssa Rae Photography and she will be assisting me on my next couple of weddings!  I'm super excited to have her work with me over the next couple of weeks.  We talked about the upcoming weddings and then had a fun little "mini" session in the park with her children.  
Here's some photos from our evening!

July 24, 2012

Sash & Satin: Featured!

Kyle and Julia's Wedding at Minter Gardens has been quite popular lately!  
This afternoon they were published on Sash & Satin's website.  Check out their featured here!  
Thank you Sash & Satin for choosing to publish Kyle and Julia's gorgeous wedding!  I loved looking through which photos they chose and enjoyed "re-living" the day all over again! 

Engaged Wedding Blog: Featured!

Today Kyle + Julia's Minter Gardens Wedding is featured on Engaged Wedding Blog! They had their engagement session featured on the same site back in April, so it's fantastic that they were interested in featuring their wedding as well!
Check out the feature here!

July 13, 2012

A Day at the Zoo: Personal

Another "animal" post!  Haha... I realize my last post is about the Aquarium, and now it's the Zoo... but it's finally summer here in BC, so we've headed out and enjoyed the great weather and have been able to do a few outings here and there! (I promise the next post will most likely be wedding or portrait session related!) :)

Last weekend we headed off to the Vancouver Zoological Centre in Aldergrove, BC to explore, check out the animals and enjoy the gorgeous sunshine!  One of our friends' daughter had just turned 2, so this trip to the zoo was for her birthday! (Happy Birthday Rylin!) :)

I didn't realize till we started looking through the photos that a lot of the animals are either sleeping, or resting or lying down on the ground.  Well, I can't blame them, it was hot!  If I had the same fur coat as the lion I would definitely feel like I was melting too... :)

Here's some photos that Steve (my husband) and I took while walking through the zoo.
this guy greeted everyone with a "hello"...
Ostrich (funny legs) and a Capa Bara (he smiled for me)
Big kitty....
a Mara enjoying the sunshine...
a Llama (L) and a wild pig (R) both lying out in the sun...
Steve somehow managed to be "part of the exhibit" :)
Steve taking photos of a tiny monkey...
gorgeous Peacock!  I love the colours!