Clayburn Village Schoolhouse Wedding, Abbotsford Weddings , BC - Wedding Photographer

Julie & Scott

I'm here purely because couples choose to have me be apart of one of the biggest days of their lives. That's really it. So, I'm here to be the biggest cheerleader of their love story and Julie & Scott's love story is one that fills up my heart with all the 'feels'. Their love story is uniquely amazing and I'm so honoured to have be able to help tell their story. I believe in marriage and I am a cheerleader for all my clients and their marriages.

When we first met I gushed over the books we had in common - The 5 Love Languages, Love and Respect and better yet - they loved Brene Brown.... that's when I knew these were my people! The way they spoke about their relationship and future marriage had me giddy on the inside because they "got" it. They have the "it" the "magic" that makes marriage work.

Scott had one of the most creative proposals ever. He planned an entire day of surprises for Julie with help from friends. Julie was given clues, car keys and a special voice recording was made for her to follow including mock commercial - advertisements made by Scott & friends for Julie to listen to while she galavanted on her way, navigating the clues. The scavenger hunt ended in Langley at their friend's home where they first met, over a cheese board.... heck yes cheese is the best love language. Rose petals lined the way to the kitchen and Scott was there ready to ask the big question.

 Fast forward - there I was a witness' their big day in a small beautiful church in Abbotsford - Clayburn Village Church and Reception at Clayburn Village Schoolhouse afterwards.

The rainstorm of the summer hit. It was the rainiest weekend but that didn't put a damper on this wedding at all. It was a romantic novel that played out in front of my lens. Both Julie & Scott had a 'glow' about them and were excited beyond measure. The energy these two were giving off was so infectious, you couldn't help but smile being near them. The love surrounding them with friends and family. These two are something special and so very blessed. The surreal feeling was palpable.

When I was scouting for their wedding - yes, that's something that I do, I make sure I go and check out all the wedding locations before the big day. We walked the church,reception, and portrait locations near by and that's when I was inspired.... we got to walk the properties while "Man in The High Castle" (Amazon Prime Tv Series, that was pretty freaking epic to be on set) was filming in the church and that's when I knew we HAD to photograph portraits in the church and with the rain - it was the perfect break while we waited out the weather.

N+D Engagement Session in Pitt Meadows, BC - Vancouver Engagement Session, Wedding Photographer

Natalie and Desmond met at Kwantlen as assigned lab partners. Yes, it is as romantic movie as it gets. Boy meets Girl, in the most unsuspecting kind of way. Now Des, he totally was into Natalie and what is the best way to get a woman to fall in love with you? Well,  casually throw it out there and say you just happen to have Canuck hockey tickets  vs. Dallas Stars (when he didn’t) and see if she says ‘yes’. She did and Des had to scramble to get some tickets to a hockey game that would change their lives. It would be the first date of many forever dates, because she will soon become his wife.

Many moons later, it was time - Desmond had the ring and was ready to ask the big question. In White Rock (before the pier was gone) it seemed like the best way to propose. The walk way in White Rock would lay the scene and a dinner at Boathouse. Needless to say, she did say “YES”. And with A bottle of Dirty Laundry - “Say Yes” it’s official - Natalie and Desmond are engaged!

We spent the spring afternoon in Pitt Meadows for their engagement session with the mountains and sunshine soaking up the romance an excitement while making cheesey jokes together. These two have such an energy together, I feel so lucky to be their wedding photographer. I love my couples, when we’re a fit, we’re truly a fit. 

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