Day 3 of the Valentine's Day Giveaway - Tiffany & Co. + Photo-session

This morning I woke up so sore! Last night Angela and I went to "Dancer's Bootcamp" and wow. My body hates me - but it was so rewarding. As part of my "healthy train" regime, today is the gym then off to dance later this evening. And as I was racking my brains as to what to share today, Angela said to stick to passion - and it clicked! I just had to share my favourite quote about love.

"When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No... don't blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn't sound very exciting, does it? But it is! "
-Captain Correlli's Mandolin

That right there is my favourite quote about love, I feel that its so true and real. I love the idea of roots being intertwined together - it's so romantic. And it made me think of my parents, okay not the quote directly but just how things are. My parents have been married for 35+ years and I remember so many memories of my parents when I was a toddler of them dancing in the kitchen, or my dad sneaking kisses while my mom washed the dishes. I think my favourite was when my dad would surprise my mom with Pink-Cream Soda. Yup, the simply surprise of bringing home her favourite soda. It just shows that it's just about the thought, not the quantity. Just simply remembering your mate. 

In the comment section below: I'd like to hear about the most romantic moment your lives, what was your proposal story, how did you meet your mate, or the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you. Share it in the comment section below!

I've shared in so many couples big days - and I feel honoured to have gotten a front seat view of their wedding. It's almost like watching a romantic movie and being immersed in it. I get to hear the family give speeches, see their slideshows of them as a couple and it just makes me so happy to be invited into their lives. 

Some of my favourite memories from the weddings I've photographed was seeing the Bride/Groom when they receive a surprise in the morning from their mate. Whether it be a little note expressing their excitement prior to the ceremony while they're getting ready, or roses with a little card just saying I love you. Seeing the Bride shed a tear and Groom get excited even gets me giddy. One of the notes that a Bride received that I remember vividly was written prose and the last line was "God has blessed me today, for I am going to marry my best-friend". And I just loved that concept and it made so much sense. We are only here for a short time, our precious moments should be spent with our best friends. 

This was Kerry's note to Andrew - she asked me to take it to him when I saw him prior to the ceremony.

I was going through my hard-drive and noticed that I hadn't shared an amazing engagement photo-session featuring Robin & Simon from Grand Prairie - AB. Simon was originally from London and moved over to Alberta for a work position, and Robin is in university.

I met these two back in November, and they flew to Vancouver to have their engagement session. I remember Robin expressing that Alberta was not fitting for the style of photos she wanted. She was "over" the barn-themed weddings. So I met them downtown Vancouver and we wandered the winter-afternoon. These two completed complimented each other, it was so wonderful to watch them together. Especially hearing Simon talk to her sweetly with his accent!!!!