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

Breanna was referred to me by Kristy Klaassen , who has been their family photographer for years, but decided recently to no longer offer weddings. I had a great initial meeting with Breanna & Greg – lots of laughs, and we had lots in common! And when she mentioned that she would like to include her horses in their engagement session, I fell hopelessly in love. haha! I was an avid horse lover growing up, and I don’t think it’s ever totally disappeared. But man oh man, did these two equine friends give us a run for our money last week!! But we had a lot of fun roaming around the family farm until the sun went down. I love that they incorporated their hobbies into their session – the horses and some guns 😉 Fun times!! And I can’t wait for the wedding next year!!
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  • Thanks for the shout-out Jete! 😀
    Great pics – LOVE the ones with the horses. And guns. And long grass. So all of them, really. 😉 Their wedding will be captured with style and pizazz. :)ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous work!! I love the horses and the use of area!ReplyCancel

  • That first shot at the fence! <3ReplyCancel

  • Ruben Nunez

    HA! Those rifle shots. love it!
    I love that you incorporated their horses and hobbies into their engagement session. Nice!ReplyCancel

  • what a perfect country engagement session!!! Love love love theseReplyCancel

  • Your engagement photography is always so inspiring. You really are the best Chillawack photographer out there!ReplyCancel

  • Guns and horses, that’s how an engagement session needs to be! Beautiful work as always!ReplyCancel

Larissa is my muse. She is SO stinking easy to shoot, and being a photographer, understands posing and working the camera. AND, since she’s out and about quadding and exploring all the time, she’s also got this amazing list of stunning locations hidden up her sleeve. This hillside on one of our local mountains was so epically perfect!! So, really, I could just shoot her every day for the rest of my life and be pretty dang happy. Ritchie was mad that we made him miss volleyball for this shoot, but whatevs. I mean, you can volleyball all the time right? It’s not like you have every opportunity to frolic in a meadow bathed in gorgeous orange, glowing light with your pregnant wife. And me. Right??! But enough of that. Words can’t even describe how excited I am for this little peanut to make his or her appearance. And GUESS WHAT?! I’m hoping to be there with these two as they welcome their first baby into this world!! Words can’t even describe what it feels like to be asked to be there for them. I had the opportunity to shoot some photos for Larissa’s older sister, Carina, when baby Gavin was born and even tho I literally showed up with 5 minutes to spare, it was such an amazing thing to be a part of. I’m hoping I have a little more time to spend with Larissa & Ritchie!
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  • These maternity photos are SO FUN! I love your use of lighting!ReplyCancel

  • Congrats to happy parents!!! these are just lovely photographs.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful maternity session! Love it! You did a great job!ReplyCancel

  • What a super fun maternity session! Beautiful work – I adore them all!ReplyCancel

  • what a beautiful maternity session!ReplyCancel

  • She is so pretty! Love all the laughter and smiles you captured in these maternity photos!ReplyCancel

  • Nicola

    Beautiful maternity photos of a beautiful couple! You captured their love and happiness perfectly. What a special time!ReplyCancel

  • Aw, these are beautiful maternity photos! They look SO happy and so in love! That is so sweet :)ReplyCancel

  • Dawn

    My goodness, that momma is GLOWING! Your maternity images are absolutely precious.ReplyCancel

  • Wow, great images! I love your website design too!ReplyCancel

  • Quite possibly the most adorable mama-to-be ever. Ever. Cutest baby belly I’ve ever seen! LOVE the shot of her between the towering trees. Lovely work, as always Urban Fig!ReplyCancel

  • This couple is ridiculously adorable!! I love all the candid moments of their maternity session. You can literally see all the love and happiness this couple shares! I was smiling as I scrolled through them cause its just so darn cute!!ReplyCancel

  • I love how comfortable you clearly made them – such sweet maternity photos! I love the use of natural light in these too, beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • You’re an amazing maternity photographer! You photographed such a beautiful, happy couple :)ReplyCancel

  • Oh, those trees and that sun flare! Beautiful maternity session, Urban Fig Photography!ReplyCancel

  • What a wonderful maternity photography session! The location is beautiful and I love how much fun the couple is having!ReplyCancel

  • Lovely maternity photos. Way to go Urban Fig!ReplyCancel

Another gorgeous late summer engagement session with another adorable couple!! I’m not even finished shooting this year, and I’m already so pumped for the couple’s and families i get to work with next year!! These two are super sweet. Super super sweet. And so laid back. We didn’t decide on a location until the day before. #cuzthatshowweroll. Tamara mentioned this adorable little church close to where she lives, and I thought it was a great idea! They took their sweet pup, Milo, with them for this part of the session, and he did so good!!1
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Once we had explored our options at the church, Luke drove their furbaby home, and Tamara did outdoor “quickchange” 😉 Then we headed over to the Blue Heron Reserve for the rest of their session! I love shooting here. The light is delish, and there are so many spots that look fantastic for photos!
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  • Adorable engagement session of a beautiful couple! The Blue Heron Reserve looks like the perfect location for an engagement session too!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful engagement session- I loved how you made it so personal to this sweet couple -especially including their pup. : That Blue Heron Reserve was just perfect for capturing their love and the next chapter in their lives.ReplyCancel

  • This Chilliwack couple is adorable! They look like they had a lot of fun in The Blue Heron Reserve and I love that they included their little fur child in the session.ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness, I love these. You can feel the emotion in every frame, and I love the closeups of the pup! Absolutely so sweet, great natural light too. Great engagement photographer!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda

    Beautiful portraits! Love your work you are such a talented photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Oh I LOVE this beautiful engagement session!! The lighting is perfect and Blue Heron did a fantastic job!!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely amazing engagement images! Gorgeous light, and I love the real emotions you captured! The images on the bridge are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • So much love captured in these photos! Absolutely adorable! you have done a great job with this engagement session!ReplyCancel

  • Stunning engagement session! Love the light and airy feel about their couple and their photos.ReplyCancel

  • Such a beautiful engagement photography session! I LOVE the location you chose – I hope to find one similar here in Eastern Massachusetts.ReplyCancel

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