Brock & Kiara | Married | Kamloops

In theory wedding days are just as much about two families becoming one as it is about the bride and groom. You have family members meeting for the first time as they seat themselves for the ceremony. This was not the case with Brock and Kiara. The families had been so close for so long, knowing from the start that these two were the perfect match for each other and that eventually this day would come. Brock and Kiara give life to the fairytales of a perfect love, and it was a pleasure to watch this chapter of their story get written. Congratulations Brock and Kiara, and thank you for letting us be a part of your big day.

 

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Joseph & Anne-Sophie | Married | Sooke

As I have so often before I found myself standing at the front of a wedding ceremony, the weight of my cameras hanging from a shoulder, and gripped loosely, ready to be brought up when the groom starts walking down the aisle. The weight was comforting, and on a day when my heart should have been beating out of my chest, I was calm. Today Joseph North will marry the love of his life, and I could not be more honoured, or humbled to have been asked to take a few images for them. As I watched Joe approach with his mother down the stairs, my mind raced back over decades of memories together. From the beginnings of high school, to learning how to drive, to countless adventures through the best of times and the worst of times. Joe had always been there, I realized. Whether we were together or continents apart I cannot remember a time when we weren’t connected.
And as he began his walk down the aisle, my cameras came up and the world shrank to the moments between seconds that make up a photographers vision. Joseph looked down the aisle and saw his beautiful bride to be walking towards him, I smiled and quietly moved to the side, watching as he joined together with his best friend in one of the most incredible ceremonies I have ever seen.
Thank you Joe and Anne-Sophie. Any words I can type or say are insufficient to describe how humbled I am that you asked me to be a part of your wedding. I never had a brother growing up, and since Joe had stepped into that role years ago, I suppose this is what it feels like to gain a sister.
I love you both. Thank you, and Congratulations

 

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Mark & Kathleen | Married | Kamloops

I met Mark and Kathleen around Christmas time. On one of the coldest days of the year we made our way into the hills around Paul Lake for engagement photos, and amidst chattering teeth and rosy cheeks I quickly learned that these two are as perfect for each other as any couple I had ever met. We fast forwarded the months of keeping in touch, discussing wedding ideas, and great conversations, to one of the hottest days I have ever shot in. But there was one constant to both these days. Mark and Kathleen never stopped smiling, or laughing. These two ignored freezing cold and blistering heat and created an atmosphere around them that was contagious in its warmth and welcomed us into their family with open arms. Thank you Mark and Kathleen for an amazing day, and for letting us be a small part of it.

 

 

 

 

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Justin & Rochelle | Married | Kamloops

You can tell a lot about a person from a smile. When I met Justin his smile stretched from ear to ear, as welcoming as any smile I have ever seen. Rochelles smile lit up the room, and while it didn’t share the boistorous and exuberant nature of Justins, it was all the more powerful for its kindness, and on her wedding day Rochelles smile couldn’t be contained. Two of the most incredibly genuine and kind people I have had the pleasure of meeting, who joined their lives together in a beautiful ceremony at the Thompson Rivers University Horticultural gardens in Kamloops. The extreme heat did nothing to damper spirits as these two laughed their way into an incredible reception followed by an evening of dancing and stories. Congratulations Justin & Rochelle. It was our pleasure and honour to be a part of your big day.

 

 

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Nick & Katrina | Married | Kamloops

Usually, when I am done compiling the photos for a wedding blog, I stop to check the layout. I make sure the images line up, seem to flow, redo a few perhaps. Then I grab a coffee, pull up my chair and think about what to write. Sometimes it takes a few rewrites, but I seem to come up with stuff that is occasionally funny, but typically well received. I have spent the vast majority of my life writing, words filling the time between sunset and sunrise so often that the glow of candles and flip of pages is as familiar as the feel of my cameras shutter button.

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Tonight I have deleted the text a dozen times.

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Nick and Katrina are as close to my wife and I as family, and the words I need aren’t coming.  What do you say about such an incredible couple and day? I could wax poetic about how these two were meant to be together, or try to lighten the mood with jokes. But the truth of it is, anyone that has met or spent time with Nick and Katrina has come away changed. They have that effect on people. They surround themselves with laughter and love, with a passion for everything they do that is intoxicating.

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Nick and Katrina. It was one of the great pleasures of my life to be a part of your wedding.  You two have a love that inspires stories, and it was an honour to watch this chapter unfold. Cheers you two.

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