Heather and Gregg’s outdoor wedding was held at a GORGEOUS lodge on the banks of the beautiful Chilliwack River. The location could not have been more perfect for these two outdoorsy, adventurous lovebirds! Their entire day was structured around making sure that their friends and family could mingle, play games, and really hang out with them all afternoon. It was an amazing day to be a part of, and I’m so grateful to have met these two and their wonderful families!
This outdoor wedding location in Chilliwack is perfect in that the bride and groom can both get ready on the same grounds. There is a main cabin, which is where Gregg got ready, and a smaller cabin in the back where Heather and the girls got ready! We planned their first look in the wooded area at the front of the property, and the dramatic light was amazing!!

Heather’s dress was super unique and totally reflected her personality.  From her earrings to her shoes, Heather brought in her love for the color green and the outdoors.  The necklace she chose to wear is from her and Gregg’s trip to Everest base camp.  I wasn’t kidding when I said they were adventurous!!!!
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Heels for the ceremony and sparkly flats for the party!
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Heather’s parents seeing their sweet girl for the first time in her dress.
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Um, can you say STUNNING??
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After their first look, we left the grounds with the bridal party to enjoy some of the AMAZING scenery found in this area of Chilliwack.  Heather was totally game to climb hills consisting of loose gravel, meander through a stream and sit on a log for the sake of great images.  This is my ideal client people!!  We had an awesome time exploring, laughing and reminiscing.
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Back at the resort, before the ceremony began, Heather and Gregg took some quiet family time with their rescue pup, Riley.  Riley was pretty nervous about all the action, but was an amazing flower girl AND ring bearer!
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These vows.  So hilarious.  These two really are a perfect match 😉
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Heather’s grandma taking part in the ceremony through skype!  So special that she could see these first moments of Heather & Gregg becoming husband and wife!
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Is this location not amazing???
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It’s official!!
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The rest of the afternoon was spent playing a giant Jenga, beanbag toss, croquet, badminton, mingling, drinking, sharing stories about Gregg & Heather in their guestbooks, and snacking on appetizers.  I loved the low-key feel to the day and that everyone got to have their time with the couple to wish them well, and offer their congratulations!
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Oh, and let’s not forget the photobooth 😀  This is pretty much a typical look at Gregg’s family 😉
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Then after an amazing dinner of steak, salmon with mango salsa, and chicken,  put on by Heather’s brother-in-law, Darryl, the night went on with heartfelt speeches, dancing, and eating ice cream cake!!  Heather & Gregg, I was so blessed to have met you and been a part of your day.  I hope you have a safe, and wonderful road trip back to Saskatoon!
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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.

    Thanks!
    MandyReplyCancel

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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