Saturday, January 25, 2014


this is the story about my friends katie and derek.

it is the story about their surprise that they needed my help with. a surprise that i had a lot of fun with!

it started off with derek and i having jambalaya fettucini at boston pizza (as we usually do on a pasta tuesday, of course) and talked for hours scheming and planning his perfect proposal for katie. we had charts and graphs and timelines. at one point a map was taken out and the pencils, compass and rulers were flying.

then, on the following saturday, instead of executing the elaborate, elegantly designed plan, he popped the question to katie during a snowshoeing expedition.  he called me up the next day and said, "what are you doing friday? wanna shoot my wedding?" (i'm going to save that proposal idea for myself now)

anyway... this is what came from that day.  congrats derek and katie!

the first look (yay! my first "first look" photo shoot!)

priceless smiles (they were constant)

super sweet...

and super playful! they were a blast to shoot

cheesy - love it!

"we don't want any 'gazing-into-each-others-eyes' photos" (yeah, right)

never a dull moment

going immediately from goofy...

to dead serious.

magazine cover right here

the end.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


feels like a million years ago, but i haven't stopped. here's a teaser of things to come...

can't help but smile when i see this photo

no words required, just a look

the avocado-coloured bench photo (sans avocado)

the last minute photo that turned out to be my favourite part of the shoot

thanks for your patience while i reorganize my life and priorities.  stay tuned for more.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


christy and matt - two people who i am glad to have met and honoured that they would let me be the one to capture their day, a milestone of a lifetime together. the day started off with a beautiful wedding mass at st. bernadette parish in surrey.

the bride and groom take their place before the altar
(beautiful flowers from
all tymes florist in surrey)

their happiness was radiating from their faces during the entire wedding

the rings!

my favourite moment of the entire day: no one saw this, but after receiving communion and while matt was in a moment of calm reflection, christy looked up to him and mouthed the words "i love you" and reached out to hold his hand. hopefully no one saw me wipe my eyes when they got a bit misty.

the reception at hazelmere country club in surrey was decorated to the nines
(matt gives credit to the ever-diligent christy for this)
first, here are a few photos "out back" on the gorgeous golf course

the smiles on their faces say it all - it was easy capturing them with elated expressions
photos don't lie, these two are made for each other

unequivocally stunning

looking sharp on the green

loved the blue-green colour palette of this wedding

record album cover material

the absolutely sumptuous (and delicious) cake by a friend of the bride
not professional? (i don't believe it for a second!)

no detail was ignored in the panorama room at the club

dancing as mr. and mrs. for the first time

a stolen moment during the reception at night. relaxed, peaceful... happy

christy and matt - thank you for bestowing upon me the privilege of taking photos at your wedding. it will forever be a day that i look upon for encouragement, inspiration and above all else: the knowledge that true happiness can be found in this life. congratulations to both of you. i look forward to the day when our paths cross once more!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010|longing

jen and stefan have been longing for their child even before they knew her.  the strength, the passion and the laughter they share will be what their baby is longing for soon enough...

a beautiful day (just like on their wedding)

there's not much i can say, other than "wow!"

this one's my favourite

ok, actually this one's my favourite!
congratulations j.s!  can't wait to meet her!