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Part 2 – Vintage Bike. Β And I swoon. If you haven’t seen Part 1 yet, I highly recommend you do so…


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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ˜‰ 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!
Stunning makeup by Fraser Valley Makeup
this ring!!
I absolutely love it when the groom sends a note or a card to his bride while she is getting ready. Although when it arrives during makeup, that can present a problem… waterproof mascara is a must!
And Charlene hung out with the guys while they got ready!
This is such an adorable shot of the flower girl dreaming about her wedding day!! And dad seeing his baby girl for the first time… ahhhh.
Love this shot of Esther being walked down the aisle by her dad.
And then off we went for a full afternoon of photos! It’s so awesome to have a ton of time – we can go to a few different locations, and have no pressure of time constraints! This is one of my favorite locations ever.
Love having an amazing 2nd shooter. She got this shot,
while I got this one a couple seconds later!
ugh, freaking adorable!
And Esther really wanted some shots by and old barn, so we pulled up with our 400′ limo, and knocked on the door! This lovely couple had no problem allowing us to take a few shots, and said that the barn had actually been used in a Kodak commercial quite a few years ago!
And THEN. We went to this amazing location for the highlight of my day – rowboat photos! Don’t forget to check them all out here!
Esther did an amazing job on the reception decor, and while I would love to share more images, I’m trying to keep my posts a little shorter these days πŸ˜‰ Let’s just say I got to eat Cadbury mini eggs all night πŸ˜‰
Thank you so much Esther and Garold, for having me and Charlene spend the day with you! We had an amazing day, and I think you guys did too. Enjoy Jamaica!!

Vendor Love:
Hair: Montana Bullied
Makeup: Fraser Valley Makeup
Florist: Quik Farm
Wedding Cake: Karma Cake Couture
Ceremony Venue: Canadian Reformed Church
Reception Venue: NRC Chilliwack

  • Wow, beautiful wedding! I love that cake design!! You did an awesome job capturing their special day!ReplyCancel

  • Awesome job! I love the ring shot! They look like so in love and you captured it wonderfully.ReplyCancel

  • great shots! especially love the one with the flowergirl looking up at the dress =)ReplyCancel

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 πŸ˜‰ 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.












  • Susan

    So lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, beautiful photos! I love the one from overhead! I have been dying to shoot a session like this! Awesome job!ReplyCancel

  • I love sweet sessions like this. How did you achieve the one from the top shooting down? On the tree?ReplyCancel

    • urbanfig

      Thank you Lin! I shot that one standing on the dock with a really wide angle – it needed a little bit of photoshop to get rid of the dock and my feet πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • How romantic to go on a boat ride for wedding photos!ReplyCancel

  • Lena Odie

    So lovely! Reminds me of Anne of Green Gables with Esther lying in the rowboat…glad it didn’t have a leak though πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel

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.
Love me some sparkly bokeh!! And yes, that is a black diamond πŸ˜‰
Meaghan’s friend, Vanessa, from Illusions Hair Salon did an absolutely stunning job on her hair.
One of my favorite shots of the day!! I love the beauty and simplicity of it. GORGEOUS!!
And this one is another favorite!! I love Meaghan’s parents so much it’s almost creepy.
Helloooo, groom in a bowtie! Kerensa got this fantastic shot of Luke while he was getting slicked up.
Meaghan and Luke wanted their day to revolve around their family and friends, and they wanted time to really hang out and enjoy eachother. So we met for a first look, so they could hang out for the afternoon before the ceremony!
looooove πŸ˜‰
After the first look, we all headed to Garrison Bistro where the happy couple treated us to an amazing lunch! Can you spot Luke in the first image? Totally love that shot πŸ˜‰
Then we headed out for photos! The weather cooperated for the first little while…
va va voom
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Loving these bride and groom signs from the wonderful ladies over at Winks Home, Garden & Gifts
Ahhhh, my fave!! Even though it was coming down in buckets here, they worked it, and it was WORTH it!!! And that chandelier??!! So perfect!! A huge thanks to The Rusted Star for their beautiful piece!
This girl… Seriously??!!
Then we met for family photos, before heading off to Eden Mennonite Church, where Pastor Shawn from Promontory Ministries did a wonderful job on the service.
Love the shot on the right from Kerensa’s view on the balcony!!
And how cute is the send-off with bubbles!!
Haha, these two know how to make an entrance πŸ˜€
The reception at Squiala Community Hall was so cool. Instead of a sit down dinner, they had servers walking around with trays of appetizers, as well as different food stations set up throughout the hall. It encouraged a ton of mingling, and was so warm and cozy! I absolutely loved it. And they did such a beautiful job decorating. So much hard work goes into a wedding day, and we don’t often realize it!! There were some amazing speeches, hilarious videos, and beautiful slideshow. Then they danced the night away surrounded by friends and family. What a wonderful day. Luke & Meaghan, once again, I’m so happy to have been your photographer!!!!! THank you thank you thank you. From the bottom of my heart.

  • Lena Odie

    LOVE the second last photo…beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Really amazing work here! Love them all!ReplyCancel

  • Susan

    What a beautiful couple and lovely photos!ReplyCancel

  • It’s hard for me to name just one photo that really stands out to me! They are all fantastic. Great job telling their wedding day story!ReplyCancel

  • I love this! I really just love her ring it’s so unique and fabulouS!ReplyCancel

  • This looks like such a gorgeous wedding – and you captured it perfectly! I’m seriously in love with the posing for all of the wedding party portraits too! Beautiful beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • These are images are just beautiful!! I love the photo under the big tree! Soo pretty!ReplyCancel

  • AWESOME pictures by a very talented photographer!! You captured their special moment so well and I’m sure they are in love with all the images!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful wedding! Really love the pictures.ReplyCancel

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