Kim & Linden met playing basketball at Columbia Bible College , and even though Linden has over a foot of height on Kim, it was a match made in heaven! These two are both ridiculously sweet, and hilarious. We laughed our way through the entire session:)Kim has had some major health challenges to deal with, but has such an amazing attitude about it all, and is constantly smiling, and looking at the good in life. I was stoked to be able to hang out with them in Abbotsford last week on a GLORIOUS sunny evening for their engagement session! And coming up tomorrow is the basketball part of their session which we did in the CBC gym!!
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I had a great time hanging out with Darcie and Keith for a small portion of their wedding day! They are both super chill, and so was their wedding party!! We started shooting at Campbell Valley Park in Langley, which is a mecca for photographers. So many great places to shoot at! I was recommended this location by a friend of mine, and was stoked to find this red barn surrounded with tall grasses! And that fantastic huge tree?? So awesome! From there, we drove to Revolution Martial Arts Gym , which is where Darcie & Keith first met, for some photos doing what they both love – boxing! I love these images, because they’re so meaningful to their relationship, AND they’re super unique! Thanks again for having me tag along with you guys for the afternoon!!

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  • Gorgeous venue! Those boxing shots are super fun too.ReplyCancel

  • You shot part of a wedding inside the squared circle?! Soooooo jealous……ReplyCancel

  • Chantal

    What a beautiful day and that red barn is such a fun location!!!ReplyCancel

  • Those boxing shots are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy Weldon

    Hi there, I’m wondering where this red barn is at Campbell Valley Park. I know of the Rowland Homestead but it isn’t surrounded by tall grass to my knowledge. Also, where is that big tree? I’m shooting a family this Saturday and this location would be awesome! Tried sending you a message through your contact page but it won’t let me fill in any boxes past Fiance.

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This session… I can’t even put into words how much I love it!!! The downside to primarily shooting weddings and engagements is that engagements are really the only time I get to shoot during golden hour!! That last hour right before sunset when the light is deliciously golden and soft and hazy and delicious. Did I mention delicious?? GAH!!!!!! And then when you have two willing models, this beautiful little baby belly, the perfect bohemian maxidress, PAIRED with that delicious light? you end up with this. And THIS here folks, is what makes me giddy. Don’t get me wrong, I would never give up weddings to shoot at the golden hour for the rest of my life. As amazing as it is, and as happy as it makes me, weddings are where it’s at. And while it drives me NUTS to have to shoot at mid-day in the dead of summer, I love the challenge it presents, and I love surrounding myself with people who believe in forever. And now I’ll gracefully climb down from my soapbox and just let you look at some pretty maternity pictures 😉

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  • these are gorgeous! love the drama of the last shot too!ReplyCancel

  • Steph

    WOW!!!! These are super awesome!!! Love all of them so much! :) Jete you are fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful mommy and can’t believe all the beauty surrounding them. Love the photos.ReplyCancel

  • Love love love!!! Especially that second shot!ReplyCancel

  • These are gorgeous! Love the posing, the angles and of course that beautiful light!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful couple!! Great session!!ReplyCancel

  • Golden light = BLISS!! Lovely photos, lovely couple, lovely everything!!ReplyCancel

  • These are just stunning maternity images! Wow!! The light, the location + your talent, just perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, that is one gorgeous session! I love the style of it. And all of the shots of them cuddling in the flowers are so beautiful. I also like the dramatic lighting of the last one.ReplyCancel

  • Omg, what an amazing session!!! I love every one of these images!ReplyCancel

  • Wow! That is one stunning location… and the light, so divine. These are so very beautifully captured.ReplyCancel

  • Insanely beautiful session!! Love the light, and how you chose creative angles to tell their story.ReplyCancel

  • What an amazing flower field and mountain view! Perfect for such a lovely couple celebrating the upcoming birth of their baby. You’ve really showcased their warmth and love for each other.ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful images! I love the variety and beautiful location. Also their natural warm happy expressions, just lovely work:)ReplyCancel

  • I just love this session! That first image is fabulous. And those great backlit images!ReplyCancel

  • Love, love, love this bohemian sunset maternity session. I wish I could get maternity photos like those!ReplyCancel

  • We were doing some research for golden hour maternity photos and stumbled on your post. We’re a few years late, but just wanted to let you know that these are awesome! Hopefully we’ll have as good lighting when we head out for our shoot in a few days.

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I couldn’t wait for Faye & Jimie’s wedding. They are hilarious, laidback, and totally awesome people. I mean, Faye got a motorbike for a wedding present!! Nuff said right? I got a necklace and earrings. I mean, a really pretty necklace and earrings, but if I woulda known that a fire engine red, gorgeous, throaty road bike was an option, I mean, really?! Haha, sorry honey, you did good, pinky swear. 11th anniversary maybe? Thats coming up. I love motorbikes. We should talk yah??
Buuuttt, I digress. So besides the insane jealousy I feel towards Faye right now, I also just kinda love them to bits. Their engagement session was all laughs and honestly, their wedding day was too.
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Faye wore the same bracelet her mom wore on her wedding day to honour her life and the impact she made on Faye’s life.  She is so missed.

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Helloooooo gorgeous!!!7Jimie getting suited up.  You make that suit look goood, dude.  :)8Loving the shoes!!

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CHEERS!!!13After the first look, we had full use of the grounds at the the Secret Garden to wander around and do photos with the bridal party. I love it here!! If you’re considering getting married here, just stop it. It shouldn’t require consideration. But good luck, because they’re probably booked 😉

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And then it started to rain, so we just moved into a greenhouse for some more portrait time!  I love this shot by Larissa.  It totally sums these two up!

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Because of the rain, we had to move the ceremony indoors, but honestly, no big deal.  It is still ridiculously beautiful, and the lighting is perfect!  It was a beautiful wedding, full of laughs and heartfelt words.20

 

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And then?!!  PARTY TIME!!   A fantastic spread by Crave Catering , amazing sweets by Tracycakes , some limbo, a whole lotta dancing, interspersed by an awesome sunset portrait session. Faye & Jimie, I was honored to be a part of your day, and happy to call you friends. You two are awesome and I wish you every happiness moving forward as husband and wife!!
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Full list of vendors involved in Faye & Jimie’s day:
Catering: Crave Catering
Ceremony/Reception Location: the Secret Garden
Dessert: Tracycakes
DJ: Alltunes DJ
Floral Design: Gloria’s Flowers
Hair Stylist/MUA: Two Seventeen Beauty
Planner: Sweet Beginnings
Photographers: Urban Fig Photography

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