Kelsey and Mike are two of the sweetest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing. Kelsey is this gloriously effervescent personality, full of giggles and hilarity. Mike is quiet, thoughtful, a total gentleman. With an equally great sense of humor. So you can imagine how much fun we had ๐Ÿ˜‰
Their outdoor ceremony at the The Secret Garden was outrageously hot, but beautiful. There were tears, laughs, and a dog with a bowtie. After the ceremony we headed off to Browne Creek Wetlands for portraits. Kelsey even walked out into the middle of a log overhanging the creek (she used to dance, y’know) to get “that” shot. LOVE HER!!
Then back to the Secret Garden for their reception! So many laughs, some tears, and a whole lot of dancing. It was such an awesome day, and I was so happy to be able to spend the day with them!

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Full list of vendors involved in Mike & Kelsey’s day:
2nd photographer: Rebecca Lynn Photography
Hair & MUA: Fraser Valley Makeup
Catering: Restaurant 62
Florist: Flowers by Renee
Cake & Cupcakes: Christine’s Creative Cakes
DJ: Music Maestro DJ

GAHHH! I freaking loved hanging out with these two for their engagement session, and can’t wait until their wedding! They had me in stitches the whole evening! Besides the mosquitoes, this session was gold. The couple, the location, the conversation, and the LIGHT. oh, that light. Swoon.
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I love this ring style. This is what I would choose if I had to pick again!
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Another scorcher!! Phil & Evalynn’s wedding day was cloudless and humid, but SO. MUCH. FUN. My cheeks already hurt about 30 minutes into portraits! The ceremony took place at Evalynn’s parents, in the backyard. What a perfect place for a small garden ceremony! They had this amazing garden with a waterfall and stream, and even a bridge. The ceremony itself was in a separate part of the yard. They used hay bales covered in burlap for seating, wine barrels, gorgeous sunflower bouquets, and even a turquoise piano for decor!
After the ceremony we headed off to the Popkum Fire Department for some photos, where Phil is stationed. This was hysterical. We got some fantastic images (the one where they are kissing inside the fire truck is my fave!), but we also got some crazyyyy ones. Definitely saw some firsts this day ๐Ÿ˜‰ We visiting a couple other locations for portraits (um, hay bales anyone?? Fave shot EVER) and then headed off to Tim Hortons to cool down, wipe the sweat and reward ourselves with Iced Capps.
They finished the day at The Orchard which was decorated to a tee, and enjoyed great food and lots of fun games and speeches with their closest family and friends.
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Vendors involved in Phil & Evalynn’s day:
2nd photographer: Kerensa Leigh Photography
3rd photographer: Kristy Klaassen Photography
Videographer: Theta Studios
Officiant: Bob Maryniuk
Reception Venue: The Orchard
Catering: Lori’s Catering
Florist: Eline Pannekoek
Hair Stylist: Liz Denbok

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The “Y” in Cheryl stands for YAHOO!! That is one thing I remember from Chris & Cheryl’s Burnaby Mountain wedding, and it rings so true. From the first moment I met Cheryl, at a Starbucks in Abbotsford, I knew we’d be a good fit. She’s a “grab life by the horns” kinda girl, super laidback, drama-free and adventurous. And Chris is the same. Even though their wedding day was SCORCHINGLY hot, and it occurred under the blazing afternoon sun in a mountain-top rose garden, they kept their cool. They didn’t let the heat get to them, but enjoyed their day in true Chris & Cheryl fashion. It was so fun hanging out with them and their hilarious wedding party!!
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Full list of vendors involved in Chris & Cheryl’s day:
2nd photographer: Kerensa Leigh Photography
Ceremony Venue: Centennial Rose Garden
Reception Venue: Old Mill Boathouse
MUA: Eva Terez Beauty
Catering: Coast and Country Caterers

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