What a year. If you haven’t read all my sappy thoughts and feelings about 2014 in my engagements post, I suggest you head over there first. I would hate to bore you all by repeating myself 😉 So now, a collection of images to sum up this year of weddings. These aren’t necessarily my favorite, or the ones that are technically perfect. But they are the ones that for some reason, make me happy. Thank you thank you thank you to all of these couples for letting me hang out with them on one of the biggest days of their lives; putting up with my bossiness and my hollering, my sarcasm and stupid jokes, my demands for them to walk through muddy, mosquito infested fields, climb mountains, and lug couches around. Thank you. And to give someone a tangible thank you, I’m throwing out another Starbucks card – just comment below, or on my Facebook status to be entered!
Derek & Lauren
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Meaghan & Luke
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Esther & Garold
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Sandy & Nathan
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Mathew & Nicole
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Chad & Sarah
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Faye & Jimie
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Darcie & Keith
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Gregg & Heather
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Stephen & Janelle
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Jeremy & Melissa
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Jodene & Caleb
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Alicia & Garret
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Tyler & Bailey
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Janine & Cody
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  • Janine Van Maren

    So many amazing pictures!! I loved the bright summer pics best- such great colors :)ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Jelier

    So many gorgeous pictures:)!!! I especially loved the one where they are blowing bubbles at the bride!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Neels

    Love the pictures but especially the ones of Garret and Alicia :) Especially the one where he is reading the letter and she is walking up behind him wiping her eye…choked me up.ReplyCancel

  • alyssa

    Beautiful Jete!ReplyCancel

  • Jete, you are one gifted woman!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderfully enchanting pictures! I love, love the outdoor group one with the bride on the bench, the peach bridesmaids and the men in casuals. You just really captured the whole scene well in the perfect setting!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Munro

    I would say a very successful year! Great photos :)ReplyCancel

  • These photos are stunning! What a wonderful year for you!!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy

    An absolutely beautiful set of wedding photographs – you had a fabulous 2014! You are, without doubt, one of my favourite Wedding Photographers in the Chilliwack/Abbotsford area… no… scratch that… one of my favourite Wedding Photographers full stop. Wishing you another fantastic year of emotion, fun and frocks in 2015!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely gorgeous wedding photography, Jete! I look forward to what 2015 brings your way!ReplyCancel

  • These photos are absolutely breathtaking! You are an amazing wedding photographer. All of these couples must be very pleased with their photos!ReplyCancel

  • Great images. What a great year for you!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Gibbs

    Beautiful wedding photography! You have captured some amazing moments!ReplyCancel

  • I absolutely love this year in review. You have such a wide range of talent for a wedding photographer.ReplyCancel

  • Awesome pictures, Im your fan!!ReplyCancel

  • Irene

    These are amazing wedding photos. What a great wedding photographer you are! I love the one of the little girl looking at the dress, and then the fairytale light painting. Simply exquisite photos.ReplyCancel

  • WoW all of these wedding photos are absolutely stunning!!!ReplyCancel

Well, this is a long post. I’m not going to say a lot, because I don’t really have the words. I feel like an old tape player on repeat every time I say how lucky I am to have this job. How blessed I am to have met all these amazing couples. To get to know who they are, just a tiny little bit, while we hang out for their engagement session. To scratch the surface of who they are, how they relate to one another, and the journey they’ve taken to get to this point in their lives. I’ve heard stories of unbelievable joy, I’ve heard stories of immense sadness, and I’ve heard stories of immeasurable strength. All of these people, all of these stories… It’s just overwhelming sometimes. I’m so grateful to all of these couples for trusting me, allowing me these glimpses into their lives and their families, and choosing me to photograph one of their life stories. 2014, you were perfect.
And if you are actually the type to read my rambling, today is your lucky day! Comment below or on my Facebook status and be entered to win another Starbucks card!! Draw will happen on New Year’s Eve 😀 ENJOY!

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Kim & Linden
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Stephen & Erica
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Alysha & Nathan
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Marty & Karin
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  • Jenn Denbok

    Wow, Jete, it’s so cool to see all the neat/amazing/stunning shots you’ve gotten!! I especially like the one of the couple laying in the grass… the grass is just so vibrant! 😛ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn van Egdom

    I can’t pick just one – they are ALL gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Jolene P

    Love your work! Really like the shots of Annelies & Brad.ReplyCancel

  • Steph V

    They are all great!! But the beach picture of M and K is stunning! Great job, Jete!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    I love these. All of these. And currently? I’m dreaming of what a Jennifer-John photoshoot with Jete would look like. 😉ReplyCancel

  • karen

    Awesome pictures!! My faves would have to be Marty & Karin 1st and 3rd pics.ReplyCancel

  • LC

    The one where the laying in the grass, shot from above!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Kinden

    Beautiful photos! Such talent :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    I love them all but I love Luke n Tamara’s and the
    water one with cheam in the back groundReplyCancel

  • Your engagement pictures are absolutely amazing! What a beautiful year in review and here is to a successful 2015!ReplyCancel

  • You had an amazing 2014 year. Can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for you :)ReplyCancel

  • I am going to make my husband propose to me again, just so I can use you as our photographer. hello gorgeous engagement photos! Oh, and I love your name, Urban Fig Photorgaphy…perfection! I can go on and on, but the outdoor locations you choose are also stunning. So rich in color and texture, it adds great interest. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely beautiful engagement photography! Love how you captured each couple and their love for each other.ReplyCancel

  • Oh my word! Did you find every incredible spot near you? Like, every. single. one? These images are all incredible, and the couples who you photographed have to be out of their mind excited.
    Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Jo

    These are all magical.. I loved the ones in the fields.. so many special moments here.. you’ve done a brilliant job.ReplyCancel

  • What an amazing year. Your images are stunning and I can’t wait to see some of the wedding images from these engagement photos. You have such an amazing eye for creative imagery, your clients are lucky to have you!ReplyCancel

  • These are gorgeous engagement photos!! I dont think I could pick a favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Wow – these engagement photographs are so fun! I love how you tailor each session to each couple so they have images that are uniquely theirs! Well done on some amazing engagement sessions!ReplyCancel

  • I am such a huge Urban Fig Photography fan! You have stunning locations and an eye for every last detail! I cannot wait to see what this year brings for you!ReplyCancel

  • These are truly fantastic engagement photos! British Columbia is lucky to have your talent. Like another commenter, I would love to see these couple’s wedding photos too!ReplyCancel

  • […] a year. If you haven’t read all my sappy thoughts and feelings about 2014 in my engagements post, I suggest you head over there first. I would hate to bore you all by repeating myselfSo now, […]ReplyCancel

  • So much love! So much passion! Your engagement sessions are absolutely stunning. I’m blown away by the talent and the emotion captured here by Urban Fig. Your 2014 Year looks like it was amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Okay, it’s official: you are the QUEEN of couples and engagement portrait photography. Your images are STUNNING! I’m in awe of your gifts — capturing love, showcasing light and shadows to their full effect, and embracing the natural world around it all. Just stunning, STUNNING work! <3ReplyCancel

  • These are amazing. Do you think I can do engagement photos 8 1/2 years after our wedding? We never did them and I really regret that, especially when I see such beautiful work as yours.ReplyCancel

  • I love this collection of engagement photos!! It’s so great to take a step back and look at all your work you’ve been doing over the past year.ReplyCancel

  • Blah I totally know what you mean, I think it;&#93s been like 2 weeks since I've blogged too, and I used to try for 2-3 per week :( Glad I'm not the only one lolReplyCancel

Island 22 is the perfect place for engagement photos! So many great spots for outdoor photos – fences, open fields, tons of trees. We began Lissa & James’ session at Birdie’s Bakery to keep out of the cold for a while. If you missed it, check it out here ! After having some coffee and tea, we moved on to this location for some outdoor photos! Island 22 is such a gorgeous park. I hadn’t heard about it until about 2 years ago. Isn’t that sad??! Makes me wonder what other gems I’m missing around here. It’s right along the banks of the Fraser, has tons of walking trails, a bike park and amazing equestrian facilities. It’s also the home of the Unbridled Mud Trials, which is basically the baby version of Whistler’s Tough Mudder. So if you’re ever looking to try a new location, you should check it out! But now, onto the pics. Of this ridiculously adorable and deliciously snuggly couple…
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I’m in love with this coffee shop engagement!! Because of the potential for crappy weather, I was wracking my brain, trying to think of a new and interesting covered location in Chilliwack to shoot James & Lissa’s engagement. I thought of this adorable little bakery downtown, Birdie’s Bakery , and decided to give them a call. They weren’t open yet, so we decided to meet there anyway, and when they opened I asked if they would mind us shooting a portion of the session there. They were so accomodating, and allowed us to hang out for a bit, enjoy some coffee, tea and goodies, and get some adorable photos!
I’m so excited to be shooting James & Lissa’s wedding! James is my 2nd cousin, and Lissa is Amanda’s sister. I’m pretty sure they were guests at almost every wedding I shot in Chilliwack this year, so was so excited to get a call from Lissa saying she was engaged!! These two are hilarious together, and if their engagement session was any indication, their wedding is going to be a blast!!!! Stay tuned for part 2 of this session!
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  • What a great engagement photography session!! Love all of them and that location in Chilliwack is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Jete…beautiful and novel concept of coffee shot engagement…these pictures are gorgeous and their expressions are so cute and adorable :)ReplyCancel

  • What a fun engagement session! So many cute shots in the coffee shop!ReplyCancel

  • […] at Birdie’s Bakery to keep out of the cold for a while. If you missed it, check it out here ! After having some coffee and tea, we moved on to this location for some outdoor photos! Island 22 […]ReplyCancel

  • Ok, the goofy faces just killed me! My favorite shot so far, they definitely look so in love and amazing together! The bakery is very so nice inside, you found an amazing place to shoot this engagement photo session! nicely done!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my word! These images are gorgeous. I love the initmacy of the photos, and that bakery in Chilliwack is fantastic. Tons of different looks in just one pretty place.

    I have to say–hang the funny face shot!ReplyCancel

  • […] Nexxis & Andrew Janelle & Steve Chad & Sarah Melissa & Jeremy Faye & Jimi Keith & Darcie Kim & Linden Stephen & Erica Alysha & Nathan Marty & Karin Luke & Tamara Breanna & Greg Annalies & Brad Kelsey & Mike Ben & Keloran Amanda & Tyler Angie & Alex Abby & Pete Michelle & Travis Mikayla & Allan Lissa & James […]ReplyCancel

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