Amanda & Tyler are ridiculously sweet. And I don’t know if they were just shy around me, but they are incredibly quiet and soft spoken. And yet we still totally hit it off when we met at Starbucks a while back. We had a great time passing stories around about our friends and crazy families, and after I got home I texted Amanda, and told her that she should probably not meet with any other photographers, and to just book me. I got a call from her the next day saying they wanted to! HOORAY!! Nothing like being straight forward huh??
We planned their Kawkawa Lake engagement session at Amanda’s family cabin. So freaking gorgeous here. Unbelievable. We spent some time shooting on the docks, and around the cabin, and then Amanda suggested we hike up to the abandoned cabin. Um, did you say hike? Yah, she replied, it’s only about 20 minutes! Welllll, let’s just say I’m kind of out of shape. And I haven’t hiked since about 1989. (That’s an exaggeration. But that’s what it feels like) But she told me there were views of the lake, and I mean, who in their right mind would say no?? So off we went. And I gasped and wheezed, but made it up, and it was SO WORTH IT!!!!!!! Thanks for showing me around guys – it was a blast!!
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  • Jodi

    Can I just say again how much I love your photos? This is one lucky couple for finding you and snagging you for their day. These pics are awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Oh wow, what a location to shoot. These are absolutely brilliant. I love the one of them sitting together in the window sill.ReplyCancel

  • What an absolute dream couple and location! It all came together perfectly, and you captured it with the best eye. Well done.ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful session! I love the locations they chose and their outfits, too! Lovely images!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely gorgeous photography from Kawkawa Lake. You are the most amazing engagement photographer. I just love every single image from this session. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Stunning! Love that last one :)ReplyCancel

  • Whitney S

    Gorgeous location with such a lovely couple!!ReplyCancel

  • […] & Tamara Breanna & Greg Annalies & Brad Kelsey & Mike Ben & Keloran Amanda & Tyler Angie & Alex Abby & Pete Michelle & Travis Mikayla & Allan Lissa & […]ReplyCancel

I’ve been looking forward to Ben & Keloran’s engagement session for SO LONG!! Ben couldn’t make it to the original meeting, so I was excited to meet him, and Keloran and I got along so well!! Plus, she’s the one who got me completely hooked on Starbucks’ green tea lemonade. So thanks for that dude – like i really needed another vice 😉 And seriously, LOOK at this girl! I wanted to photograph that beautiful face BAD!! We weren’t expecting good weather, so we got permission to shoot at an abandoned house just in case it ended up pouring rain. We lucked out, so began the session in beautiful Harrison, and ended at the house for some fun and crazy stuff with off camera flash! Can’t wait for your guys’ wedding!!!
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  • Keloran

    I’m so sorry for turning you on to the green tea lemonade – it’s a curse! Love the photos, thanks Jete!ReplyCancel

  • what a beautiful engagement session! love the evening ones as well! great job capturing this couple! :)ReplyCancel

  • Your work is always perfection. I love (LOVE) the way you’ve captured light and shadow — and how you’ve managed to insert an element of elegant drama into every image. The shot of this couple silhouetted in the doorway with golden light spilling around them, this is intimate and beautiful and heartbreakingly gorgeous in every possible way. This is engagement photography at its very finest.ReplyCancel

  • Ruben Nunez

    Nice work on this engagement session. I especially love the last two frames. Very creative with your composition and use of light.ReplyCancel

  • cari

    Such sweet images- very nice work.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Lee

    Gorgeous work, I had so much fun looking at this Chilliwack Engagement Photographer sessionReplyCancel

  • Beautiful engagement photography, as always! I love the outdoor photos, but that abandoned house is awesome too. I was a little bummed when you said the weather held out until I saw you used the house anyway! Your Chilliwack locations are always so incredible! I am excited to see the wedding photographs from this couple too!ReplyCancel

  • Duuuude!! SERIAL?? That black and white photo of her head on his shoulder is insane. Like it gave me goosebumps insane. One of my fave engagement sessions from you yet! And love that you’re incorporating more OCF into your sessions! That makes me proud and happy :)ReplyCancel

  • This is one of the best engagement sessions that I have seen in a while. I love all of the different poses, angles and locations you took their portraits at. You did a great job at capturing their relationship!ReplyCancel

My last wedding of the 2014 season, and I could not have asked for a better day!!!! An amazing venue, ridiculously talented and oh so sassy event planners, stunning florals, crazy views, and 2 crazy wonderful people to spend it with.
Let it be known, Janine is a hardcore planner and an avid list-maker. I’m pretty sure if i went back and counted, we probably have no less than a hundred emails back and forth since last fall. well, that might be a slight exaggeration… But only slight. 😀 I always loved the random stuff she sent me; funny spoofs about images that she definitely didn’t want, the ups and downs of the planning process, and the excitement as the day grew closer. I’m quite sure all of her wedding day dreams came true on Saturday. It was absolutely perfect, right down to the weather.
We had been watching the weather all week. Monday it looked pretty decent, mostly cloudy, but no rain. As Wednesday drew near, it started to look a little worse – 60% chance of showers. We talked about umbrellas and locations for family photos. Friday it poured BUCKETS. And then Saturday?? Saturday dawned cold and foggy, but by noon was mostly sunny and totally hot and gorgeous. HOORAY!!!
Janine and Cody both got ready at the Fraser River Lodge . Well, Cody got ready as soon as they decided to show up… Which I think might have been about 20 minutes before the ceremony began 😉
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Janine’s something borrowed – her grandmother’s ring.  So sad that she couldn’t be there to celebrate with Janine & Cody on their special day.

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Her stompin boots and her gorgeous hairpiece!

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And this sweet little love who gave us so much entertainment throughout the day!!  <3

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Cody, ya done good with your gift 😉

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And ladies, never rub your eyes during a cry.   Dab, or wave things so you don’t mess up your makeup.  Pretty sure this might be my favorite shot of the entire year!!

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I had the pleasure of working with Stacie Lynn Photography who is not only an absolute gem, but ridiculously talented!  She had my back all day, and also got to hang out with Cody while he was getting ready.

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Janine’s gift to her soon-to-be-hubby.  Someone got spoiled!!

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Once everyone looked their best, we headed outdoors for the ceremony.  This is one of the most beautiful locations in the Fraser Valley for a wedding.  Right on the banks of the Fraser River, and nestled between the mountains.  Just stunning.

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MARRIED!!!

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Immediately following the ceremony, we did family photos on the property, and then hung out for a while with the bridal party!

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STOP IT.  So much cuteness.

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And of course, once the tractor came out, the boys had to get their redneck on.

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So the girls decided to class things up a little.

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Seriously Janine.  Freaking gorgeous.

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We made use of the orchard nearby for some intimate portraits, and then headed back to the lodge for the reception!

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Swoooooon.  The combination of all of these stunning vintage pieces from Past Pieces , Spruce Collective & Absolute Events  and beautiful floral design by Westgate Flower Garden is mindblowing!!! Oh, and we can’t forget the designers behind it all, dun dun dun, Tiffany & Lindsay from In Check Events , who were there all day behind the scenes, orchestrating everything, and making sure the day kept spinning like a top.  The reception was a blast – so many great and emotional speeches, delicious food, an awesome slideshow by Leah, Janine’s sister, and a rockin dance party.  Stacie and I had an amazing day, and we’re pretty sure Janine & Cody did too!!  Thank you thank you thank you for being awesome!!!

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Full list of vendors involved in Janine & Cody’s Day:

Venue:Fraser River Lodge
Event Planner: In Check Events
Vintage Rentals: Past Pieces , Spruce Collective & Absolute Events
Florals: Westgate Flower Garden
DJ: Absolute DJ
Hair Stylist: Positive Eyedentities
Makeup Artist: Positive Eyedentities
Bride’s Dress: Champagne & Lace
Boy’s Duds: Moore’s Clothing
Photography: Urban Fig Photography

 

  • Well my friend! You certainly went out with a bang, holy cow!! These are spleeeeendid! My fave is the last shot of the formal section, by the fence in the orchard. SO pretty!! You rock my socks, for real!ReplyCancel

  • What a perfect Fraser river wedding!!! There is so much love in these photos!!ReplyCancel

  • Wow – what a beautiful backdrop for this beautiful couple on their wedding day! Love all the moments you captured and the brides expressions! Wonderful job on their wedding day images. Congrats to the couple!ReplyCancel

  • Whitney S

    What a gorgeous wedding and such a lovely venue!!ReplyCancel

  • I absolutely love how you photograph all the beautiful details!!!ReplyCancel

Annalies is from Alberta, Brad is from BC. They met on a trip to Israel. I mean SERIOUSLY?? How amazing is that?? I got an email from Annalies a few days ago, asking if I was available for engagement photos this weekend, because Brad is off to Australia for work, and Annalies is off to Madagascar to work on the Mercy Ships, and they won’t be seeing eachother until December!! I can’t hide the fact that I’m insanely jealous of all the travelling these two are doing 😀 I’m so thankful I was available, and that we had amazing weather and a stunning location to celebrate the beginning of their forever story!!
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  • cari

    Beautiful images!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely beautiful engagement photography! That Harrison Mills location is the perfect touch to this beautiful couple’s engagement session too!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Dickson

    Gorgeous engagement photos! I love the location but importantly the love captured!ReplyCancel

  • Love this Harrison Mills engagement session! They look so happy and so full of love for each other!ReplyCancel

  • What a gorgeous location in Harrison Mills for an engagement session! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Such gorgeous engagement session shots! I love all the different perspectives you have.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful engagement session. I love the location you picked!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous photos! You are an amazing Harrison Mills photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn

    So beautiful!! Congrats Brad & Annalies!ReplyCancel

  • What an incredibly gorgeous couple. I love the last image in the lake! HELLO Notebook moment!!These are perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Incredible engagement images. Art at it’s finest. I want to visit Harrison Mills!ReplyCancel

  • I love how artistic this engagement session is! Your Harrison Mills photography is absolutely beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Harrison Mills is stunning and what a great place to have your engagement session. So romantic :)ReplyCancel

  • Where is this?!?!? What a dreamy location. And like you, I envy the amazing life these two are leading. These are gorgeous photographs. I swoon at seeing the beauty of them.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Collins

    Wow! I love this engagement session! What a beautiful location and amazing posing! Wonderful portraits!ReplyCancel

  • This location is just surreal! Beautiful couple, gorgeous photos, awesome engagement session!!ReplyCancel

  • WOW! What an absolutely incredible location. All I can say about this engagement session is- STUNNING!! You did a fantastic job, and I especially loved the images where you created interesting composition by shooting through the rock formations.ReplyCancel

  • Nicola

    All I can say is WOW. I *need* to have you take photos of my partner and I next time we make the trip from Victoria to Chilliwack!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful images! I love your creativity! I love how you frame your happy couple into their landscape. Gorgeous location as well!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful engagement session with a nice couple and great location.ReplyCancel

  • beautiful engagement session! Love your use of light!ReplyCancel

  • This is the perfect engagement session, the last engagement photo is stunning! The locations in Harrison Mills are fabulousReplyCancel

  • Ok, that last one IS fantastic and all that goodness but the one that REALLY gets me is the one wide angle image of them standing on the run down wall with all that contrasty light. I freaking LOVE that one!!!ReplyCancel

  • These are simply stunning! This location lent it’s self perfectly to a engagement session. I will have to check it out the next time I am in your area!ReplyCancel

  • The location for this engagement session…just wow! Jaw dropping photographs here! I cannot wait to see what you do with this bride and groom at their wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Such. Lovely engagement session! Wonderful job!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful engagement photos! Such great momentsReplyCancel

  • I like the way you captured their loving interactions, without them seemingly too posed. The ruins and the peer really added interest to these images as beautiful backgrounds.ReplyCancel

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