I recently returned home with a new baby boy but am continuing work on a website update. Portfolio updates are an interesting process– reviewing stylistic changes for myself, for weddings generally. There are a lot of good memories attached to certain images and some I can’t bear to part with. Here’s a portrait of Desiree– a bride with incredible style. It’s from August 2007 and her look is her own– I couldn’t have placed it in time but for my knowledge of her wedding date. I’m keeping it in my update, seven years on.

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out of office–baby

I’m going to be away from my desk for a few days to give birth to my second boy. I’ll be in touch when I’m able to sit up at a desk again. Thank you. m

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I feel a little silly for having CDs and DVDs printed as the sun has about set on that technology, but it sure feels good to have, at last, some business cards etc printed on some beautiful thick paper. Good paper, unlike digital media, will never fall out of favour in my opinion. I hope that some of the design is visible in these photos and on most monitors– white on white was a natural choice for me. I chose constellations for my new graphic embellishment as ‘Lucida’ means ‘light, bright, shining’ in Latin and the origin of light is of course the sun which is of course a star. The patterns of stars in many ancient cultures were thought to contain information about the future, about fate, destiny. One readily thinks of Romeo & Juliet as ‘star crossed lovers’ but I propose that positive romantic allusions are just as common and probable in most canons. I am no astronomy or astrology buff but have always savoured a starry sky when I’ve had the chance. It’s part of what I love about Hawaii–the clarity and seeming proximity to a myriad of tiny lights in the darkness.

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Erinn & Brent

This was my first time to Duncan, BC, to photography Erinn & Brent’s beautiful wedding in the bride’s own back yard. Erinn hopped up on a large black horse in her Vera Wang and rode him to the back of the aisle which she walked with her dad. Family did all the decorating, and florals and even the hand painted dance floor on which later there was square dancing and salsa.

Tara & Ian

I’ve only ever photographed a couple of weddings with a lunch time reception but I have absolutely loved them. After the reception and a little break to freshen up we headed out with the bridal party to some nearby nature to take portraits at a leisurely pace in the softer afternoon light. The team for this wonderful wedding at Brock House Restaurant was as follows:

Planning: Erin Bishop of Filosophi Events
Makeup & Hair: Emily Cheng
florals & decor: Tahnee of Celsia Florist
rentals: Trove Vintage and Pedersens
Live reception music: Henry Young Trio

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