Langley Wedding Photographer & Engagement Photographer // Kent & Steph

Let's talk about amazing proposals. The kind you see on youtube and just start gushing over it because some lucky gal has one romantic prince charming. Kent pulled out all the stops when he decided he would propose to his lovely fiance Steph. I was grinning ear to ear when I read about your proposal when she emailed me.

Kent surprised Steph with an adventure to Mission Springs where they shared their first date. After dinner and billiards they set off to Mill Lake. Kent had mentioned that he had dropped off his canoe at Mill Lake earlier because friends were using it and it was time to go pick it up.

When they arrived at Mill Lake it was completely dark out. Kent convinced Steph to go for a quick paddle on the lake in the canoe. It was completely quiet and they were alone. Without dropping a beat, Kent rowed them to the dock. Lining either sides of the dock with candles the warm light brightened up the dark Lake. There was a little table at the end with champagne and flute glasses. Kent docked the canoe and pulled Steph out of the boat bringing her up onto the dock - where he went on bend and knee and asked "Will You Marry Me?".

Congratulations to Steph & Kent! So Excited for their 2014 Wedding!

October & Pumpkins // Langley Photographer // Krause Berry Farms

Personal: How we're spending the beginning of our off season - Krause Berry Farms & Pie

Now that we're easing into fall and our wedding season isn't quiet done yet (November) but we're easing into the off season. If you've read my previous blog posts you know that I am a giant fall fanatic. The colours, the trees, squashes, pumpkins - oh my! Our friends who have recently graced the pages of the blog (Steve & Tiffany - Engaged, Dayne & Shelley Wedd in Salmon in Arm) are our local family and had been telling us about Krause Berry Farms, Winery & Estate in Langley. We finally ventured to the farm on a mission to procure a pumpkin and enjoy waffles! We love local places like this farm and we're so very excited to spend the afternoon with our friends in search of the perfect pumpkins. It's so easy to forget to take time out to spend much needed quality time together. Did I mention waffles?

The past couple of weeks, our pace as slowed slightly and we're spending our nights reconnecting and recently baking! Yes, Ladies - Verlon not only takes beautiful photographs but also bakes! How did I ever luck out! One of the many plus' of having some pretty amazing future in-laws is the take home of an abundance of squashes, veggies and apples when we visit the ranch. It may have seemed fitting for the season to make a pumpkin pie but we had a whole box of apples from the ranch (yum, organic!) to use and I've heard the fables about Verlon baking - so I had to see it for myself. I've never baked a pie (I know, shameful right? - however I can make some pretty tasty Malasadas, Portuguese donuts). I feel like I'm slightly hopeless baking and incredibly impatient. I will sit in front of the oven with the light on - watching paint dry, hoping it will be done immediately so I can just eat it already! Verlon is carefully measuring everything and checking twice - all striving for perfection of the perfect pie. Meanwhile I was hesitating whether or not I should throw flour at him for fun. Kind of like the time I sprayed him with water from the kitchen sink... sorry love! What can I say I love play fighting with him, he takes it so much better than our cat.

Life is short and tomorrow is then - all you have is now. Take time. Slow it down. Don't push off your love ones for fear of not having time and the infinite to do list. I do this far too often - editing and working all hours of the day and night then cleaning up the house. But life is made up of precious time and moments shared with the ones we love and I want to make memories and live in those moments. The happiest times of my life - I've always taken so many photographs and find myself now reminiscing back to all the adventures we share. Someday, just like in the completely stereotypical way of picturing 'growing old together' - I can't wait to sip sweet tea on a porch with our friends reminiscing.

The saddles were in the tasting room - we all couldn't resist but to act as though we were riding broncos.

Our fantastic 'bar keep' who lead us on our tastings. Fruit wines are certainly different compared to grape wines. Very intriguing flavours especially if your preferences are grape wines. Still worth a taste and why not enjoy the experience somewhere local.

 Sky Helicopters was providing tours around the North Langley area near the Fraser River - I see a helicopter tour in our future!