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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I started the day with Faye to get photos of her and her girls getting ready. I can’t get over how calm everyone was!! So chill. I’m sure it helped knowing that the whole day was being coordinated by the super sweet and totally awesome Nicole from Sweet Beginnings. Two Seventeen Beauty did a beautiful job on Faye’s and the bridesmaids makeup and hair! And Larissa from Lavender Pier was hanging out with Jimie and the guys where she bust a gut all morning. Champagne, politically incorrect statements, matching purple socks – all sorts of crazy was going on.
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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. Β She is so missed.

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The ruffles! Β Swoon!!

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Helloooooo gorgeous!!!7Jimie getting suited up. Β You make that suit look goood, dude. Β πŸ™‚8Loving the shoes!!

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Waiting for his beautiful bride to show up11And he definitely, definitely approves.

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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 πŸ˜‰

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And then it started to rain, so we just moved into a greenhouse for some more portrait time! Β I love this shot by Larissa. Β 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. Β It is still ridiculously beautiful, and the lighting is perfect! Β It was a beautiful wedding, full of laughs and heartfelt words.20

 

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And then?!! Β PARTY TIME!! Β  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

Allison, you looked absolutely STUNNING for your prom! I totally think of a greek goddess when I see that pale gold dress being twirled, and you with those gorgeous chestnut tresses… Such a beauty! And hilarious – you think a girl in a dress like this, and awesome purple heels would be a little leery of running around a farm for photos – but not this one! Lay in the grass? Sure! Lean against a tree? Why not? I couldn’t let her out-tomboy me, so I slipped off my gold flipflops, rolled up my pants, and ventured into that ice cold creek… Resulting in one of my favorite pics of ALL TIME!! CHECK IT OUT!!  ↓↓↓ Β Best of luck in your future endeavors, my friend! Β I know that whatever you do, you will do with passion, and humor, and humility. Β xoxo

 
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Bahaha, this one rocks my socks. Poor Allison is the only girl in this family – I pity whichever guy has to come courting!! And the outtakes of this shot are pretty hilarious too πŸ˜‰
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This girl. She was in an accident last year playing softball, and severely wrecked her leg. A couple of surgeries and many months later, she is getting around with a cane, and just took a few steps without it! She’s had a rough go, but has kept that sweet smile on her face through most of it. And she walked down the aisle at her graduation to the cheers of her friends and family!!! Huge congrats on everything you’ve accomplished, and I hope your post-grad years are full of amazing blessings!! I was stoked to hang out with you last week and celebrate your grad with a prom photoshoot! xoxo
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Loving her wrist corsage by Quik Pik Flowers!
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I found this quote and thought it fitting: “Strength doesn’t come from what you CAN do. It comes from OVERCOMING the things you once thought you couldn’t” Keep smiling friend πŸ˜‰
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I recently met a girl. Her name is Jenni. She’s from North Carolina, she’s a photographer , and she’s riDONC. Not only is she stupid creative, she’s seriously one of the sweetest things you’ll ever meet!! She recently put together a styled shoot for the sole purpose of having a bunch of girls hang out, and shoot. Shoot whatever, however, and whichever we wanted, with no stress of having to please a client, no timeline, no nothing. And when this girl plans a shoot, she really plans a shoot. She handmade these GORGEOUS tulle tutu skirts, the adorable multi-colored paper pinwheels, and even had this amaaaazing cake made by the talented Cakes by Madison! The wonderful people at Devan Greenhouses hosted us, and were such a pleasure to work with! A huge thanks also to Arrow & Lace Designs for their sweet teal bowtie!
We had so much fun getting to know eachother, and taking turns posing our AWESSSSSOMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEE models!! Seriously, if you’re a photographer, whether you’re a newbie or more established, and you haven’t reached out to other photographers in your community, I HIGHLY recommend you do so πŸ˜‰ Even if it’s just for a coffee. Or a date at Target πŸ˜‰ I’ve made some wonderful relationships with other women in similar life situations, and they’ve been quick to encourage me, challenge me, and listen when i need to rant. So Jenni, thank you so much for this night, and all your hard work putting it together. It was a blast!!
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Full list of vendors involved in Jenni’s styled shoot:
Photographer: Jenni Marie Photography
Photographer: Sherri Preston Photography
Photographer: Darbey Delaney Photography
Photographer: Urban Fig Photography
Photographer: Sarah Wyatt
Cake: Cakes by Madison
Bowtie: Arrow & Lace Designs
Venue: Devan Greenhouses

Once again, the weather held out for this awesome Chilliwack wedding!! 60% chance of rain, and we had awesome overcast skies all day. Just a little spit of rain during the ceremony! Yay! Sarah was emotional in the morning, as she was getting hair and makeup done in the basement of her parent’s home, surrounded by her friends. She insisted that noone was allowed to come up to her and tell her she looked beautiful because she’d definitely start crying! But she did. Look beautiful. This girl is insanely photogenic, and such a sweetheart. To prove my point, check out their engagement session at Harrison Lake! Following hair and makeup, we went upstairs where she got into her stunning, fairytale-esque ballgown! She had an emotional first look with her dad, and then her bridesmaids, and then she had to gear up for another one with her hubby to be!!
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Larissa, from Lavender Pier Photography, who was my awwwesome 2nd shooter for the day, and I met the guys at a beautiful Chilliwack property. I’m so grateful again to the owners who allowed us to shoot here. Sarah waited under a tree for Chad to walk up and see her for the first time. They were both radiating happiness!! After the first look, the bridal party joined us in dodging cow poop while we explored the farm and and took more photos.
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Absolutely loved Sarah’s flowers. And they looked amazing against the navy bridemsaid dresses!
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Chad lookin all dapper in his grey suit!
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That VEIL!!! So beautiful.
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Following photos with the bridal party, we headed to Sardis Fellowship for the wedding ceremony and then reception at Yarrow Community Centre ! Chad & Sarah, thank you again for having Larissa and I with you to celebrate your day! We had a wonderful time, and we hope you guys had a blast at your reception!!
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