Planning a Whonnock Lake wedding is an absolutely NO-BRAINER! Not only is this venue beautiful, it’s well-run, and everything you need is all in one location. Being able to stay at one location ensures your wedding day is more organized, efficient and relaxed! You don’t have to leave to go take bridal party photos somewhere else, and then try to time things perfectly so that you’re back in time for dinner! I love the rustic, natural vibe of Whonnock Lake Center, and it is large enough to host up to 160 guests for dinner.

Check out Allison & Brody’s magical Whonnock Lake wedding below! Brody even surprised Allison, by having their furbaby sign the wedding register with his paw <3


You guys probably know this about me if you’ve followed me for any length of time; I love shooting at new locations. In fact, I sometimes have wedding couples who ask if I will do a venue walk through before the wedding, and I usually say no. There’s something so magical about showing up somewhere new with zero expectations, and just creating on the fly, based on the light/weather/situations you are dealing with!! So when Jen & Masa asked if I would shoot their engagement session in Hope, and that they would show me all the cool spots, I was ON FIRE. And blow my mind, it did. Every time we drive through Hope on our way to one camping trip or another, I feel happy. The mountains, the river… It’s perfect. But I don’t get to shoot there very often, so this Hope engagement session filled my cup!! Along with the fact that Jen & Masa are two of the most incredible humans on the planet… YAY FOR SO MANY GOOD THINGS!!

I’m so grateful to live in Chilliwack, where we’re literally surrounded by insane views. There’s never a shortage of locations for taking amazing photos, and I’m always happy to stay local when doing sessions. HOWEVER, I also love heading to Vancouver and beyond for a change of scenery, which is what I got to do with Angel & Jamil!! This Coal Harbour engagement session was UNREAL. And thanks to my community of photographer friends, I got the details on the best places to shoot before I drove down. Angel & Jamil were hilarious, and DANG, do they photograph well!! AMIRIGHT??
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We also took a ride up the Grouse Mountain gondola with the hopes of having some amazing views, but we had fog instead.  Which we ROCKED, obviously.  I loved the vibe it gave!!
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Once upon a time, I got to shoot a celebrity couple in Maui.  It was probably one of the most bizarre situations I have found myself in as a photographer, but SO FUN!!!  Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are a couple of  ABC’s The Bachelor/Bachelorette icons.  They’ve experienced a relationship full of ups and downs (understatement of the century), but have found TRUE LOVE at the end of it all, and tied the knot yesterday in Rhode Island!  Read below for the story of how it happened, and how one of my photos ended up on People.com!

In May 0f 2018, I had the amazing honour of photographing Kevin & Kirsten’s wedding at the Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii.  Check out their insanely beautiful day HERE.  Erik and I made a holiday out of the trip, and hung out, exploring Maui for a week!  I found out via Instagram that Jared & Ashley were vacationing there, and staying just down the road from our condo, so naturally, I reached out to them, asking if they were interested in a free shoot while they were staying there!  They probably get a thousand dm’s per day from rabid fans, so after a couple hours of no reply, I put together a story on my own profile and tagged them in it!  That got their attention, and within the hour Jared had messaged me saying they would love to!  Cue the clammy palms 😛  You may not know this about me, but I’m actually super introverted, even though I can act like an extrovert when I need to haha!  So this was completely out of my comfort zone!!!  But we set a date and time, and I got to shoot them for an hour at their amazing resort, the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.  They were totally down to earth, and laughed at all my stupid jokes, so they are winners in my books!!  It was such a fun experience!  And then to top it off, one of my photos ended up on People.com, because they got engaged the following week so they were all over the tabloids.  In true sucky people fashion, People didn’t credit me, so I didn’t get my overnight Insta-fame that I was expecting, but hey.  You win some, you lose some haha!!  Here’s some more of their cuteness!!
















YOU GUYS.  If you want to celebrate in style, book a helicopter engagement session!!!  These are absolutely INCREDIBLE.  Not only will have you have an unreal night out, you’ll get stunning photos out of the deal too!!  So if you’re recently engaged, want epic family photos, or are celebrating anything else monumental, TREAT YOSELF, and shoot me a message!  I’ll set it all up for you so all you have to do is show up!

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Nathan & Emily wanted to celebrate their recent engagement in style, and I’d say they blew it out of the park.  DANNNGGGGGGG kids!! It was such a blast getting chauffeured to the top of Welles Peak by Valley Helicopters and then wandering around, shooting, where literally EVERY WHERE YOU TURN IS ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING. What an experience!!

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