Part 2 – Vintage Bike. And I swoon. If you haven’t seen Part 1 yet, I highly recommend you do so…
Melissa (you might remember her from my one and only styled shoot) had said right from day 1 that she wanted to use her lime green cruiser bike in her engagement photos, and I was totally game for that for obvious reasons. Well then a few weeks before the session, she had gone for a hike up Teapot, and found a gorgeous spot that she would love to have some of the photos nearby! Well, I was totally game for that too, because I knew which spot she was talking about, and always wanted to shoot someone there! But the whole prospect of hiking for 10 minutes with like, 40lbs of gear kinda got lost in translation. But i, along with the ridiculously sweet MJ, from Sunset Sail Photography, hoofed it up the hill with big smiles and absolutely NO hard feelings, and got ourselves set up while we waited for Melissa and Jeremy to arrive. They showed up a few minutes later, WITH the bike. haha!! I hadn’t thought we were going to mix the two ideas together!! I had myself a lovely little giggle, and then got down to the business of creating some AMAZING images for them. I vetoed the bike in the forest idea, and we ended up going down to Main Beach at Cultus for those. I’m in love with all of these images, and absolutely can’t wait for their summer wedding!!!
I’m leaving soon for a highly anticipated holiday with the love of my life to Florida, but wanted to get this blog post up for poor Esther who has been DYING to see her images!! Hopefully this will tide her over until my return 😉 Although she and Garold are living it up in Jamaica, so her wedding images should be the last thing on her mind!! Well, maybe not the last thing… But close to it!! I mean, all those decisions you have to be making every day is stressful enough! What suntan lotion to wear, what sandals to put on, what beach to visit, what drink to mix… it’s a rough life!
I loved shooting this wedding. Esther said she was a bit nervous when I got there in the morning, but honestly, she didn’t look nervous. She looked happy. so happy. We had experienced torrential downpour the day before and while the wedding day dawned pretty dark and overcast, by noon we had gorgeous sunny weather! And she was marrying her best friend. Who just happens to be one of the sweetest, most genuine guys I’ve ever met! The wedding party was a blast, the decor was perfect, and the people were great. Really really great. And i got to hang out with Charlene again which is always the highlight of my week 😉 Oh, and in case you missed it, we did some photos of the couple in a rowboat. Those got their very own blog post due to their epicness. You don’t want to not see them.
Anyways, without further ado, I present to you Mr & Mrs Broekhuis!! Congrats you two!
This couple’s full wedding post will be coming in a couple of days, but for now I just wanted to share the “rowboat wedding” portion of the day. You can imagine my delight when Esther shared that she had always wanted her wedding photos in a rowboat!! I have always wanted to shoot wedding photos in a rowboat, so we knew we were a perfect match 😉 I mean, have you seen the Notebook?? We didn’t have a kajillion swans or a downpour unfortunately, so we just had to work the gorgeous evening sun the best we could. ←That was me being facetious, in case you don’t know me that well…
But let’s not waste time using words. Oh, but I just wanna say one last thing. Once again, I got to work with Charlene , and I just want to say that I love her truly, madly and deeply. Not everyone understands just how happy taking these photos made me, and while she didn’t hesitate to make fun of me and my excitement, she totally got me. And that, ladies and gentleman, is a wonderful thing. The end.
I can’t even tell you how excited I was to wake up last Saturday morning to pack my bag and head on over to Meaghan’s house to hang out with her and her family and bridesmaids on her wedding day!!! Meaghan is one of those people that is as gorgeous on the inside as she is on the outside. And I know people say that a lot, but it is so true. She has a heart of gold, and would do anything for anyone. I think it’s true of her whole family. I got to hang out with them for the day at her her brother’s wedding a few weeks ago, and we had such a fabulous day. So I knew this wedding would be just as awesome!!
I was super stoked to be able to shoot alongside the always wonderful Kerensa Leigh , as well as my amazing friend Larissa, from Lavender Pier Photography. Larissa is a close friend of Meaghan’s, and came along to style the photos. Those two had big plans for photos, but inevitably, spring in the valley had other plans and we had to deal with a LOT of rain in the afternoon. Hopefully we’ll be able to do a bridal shoot in the future, on a glorious sunny evening, and utilize all of their ideas!!
I love the getting ready part of the day. Especially when I’m given a lot of time. I have the opportunity to try for unique angles and compositions that I wouldn’t have if I only have 20 minutes. Oh, and I get to down a mimosa or two. Just kidding. Or not.
Loving these bride and groom signs from the wonderful ladies over at Winks Home, Garden & Gifts