My dear friend Lori married her sweetheart Glyn on a rainy October day…and what a perfect day it was.

These two lovelies met through a mutual friend in the condo development in which they all lived. This friend had a hunch that Lori and Glyn would hit it off…and they most certainly did. Turns out they not only had a lot in common, but each sensed there was something very special about the other. You can see the way they both sparkle when they’re together.

This summer, in Paris under the Eiffel Tower, Glyn asked Lori to be his bride. She was only too delighted to say YES to this kind, gentle, loving man. The pair originally planned to wed in summer 2017, but Glyn woke up on his birthday and announced that he didn’t want to wait. So they chose a date and within a couple of months had planned their lovely wedding day, which included all kinds of nods to Glyn’s Scottish roots: kilts, a piper, Celtic knots, and Scottish heather, to name but a few. What a wonderful celebration of their wonderful love.

Lori and Glyn, I’m so honoured to have been part of your day. Thank you, my dear friends.

 

Friendship. It’s one of the most beautiful gifts this side of heaven.

These four beauties are the very best of friends. I first met them a couple of years back, when Erin got married. I had the privilege to second shoot her lovely wedding (alongside my dear friend Laura-Anne, Photographer), at which Melanie, Nicola, and Rosalie served as her attendants. The images of them from that beautiful day show the depth of love these ladies share. They’ve been there for one another through thick and thin, and have grown to become amazing women of God.

This fall marked 15 years of friendship for these dear ones, who wanted to celebrate their “friendiversary” with a little photo session. What an honour to spend the afternoon capturing these delightful images. Thank you, my Lovelies, for sharing this time with me! (And let’s do it again soon!)

One of the things I love most about family sessions is that they document moments that we can not only cherish, but also revisit as our children grow and change over the years. This session is the fourth time I’ve been privileged to capture these beautiful souls, who are (hands down) one of my favourite families ever…and whose love for others shines like a beacon.

Bob and Carissa, thank you for allowing me to capture these precious moments of you and your darling girls. I treasure these moments, and all of the ones in between, with you. xo.

This family. I can’t even.

I fell in love with them from the first moment I met this amazing group of people, who gathered at Old Orchard Park for some family photos for the very best reason: they were together. Some came in from Ontario, some from Alberta, but they were here, celebrating Thanksgiving, and giving thanks for the love they share.

As we walked and talked and laughed our way through this session, I felt like part of the family. Really. Like, I could follow them home for dinner and it wouldn’t be weird. (Okay, maybe a little weird if I had, but they’d never have shown it, of that I’m certain!)

Marshmans, you were an absolute DELIGHT. Thank you so much for allowing me to capture these memories for you!

(PS Thanks for rocking these awesome fall colours! So perfect!)

You can tell a lot about people by the people around them…and Lindsey and Rob are surrounded by a lot of quality people. On their gorgeous September wedding day, no fewer than 13 attendants stood beside this delightful couple as they pledged their lives to one another…not to mention their amazing families, who have supported them (and their adorable girls, Gracie & Sadie) all along the way. It was a privilege to be part of such a sweet celebration.

Lindsey and her ladies got ready at Rob’s mom’s home, while the guys got ready at Rob & Lindsey’s place. Unbeknownst to Rob, Lindsey had arranged a very unique form of transportation to get him to the church on time – a 1942 restored army vehicle.¬† As part of their touching ceremony, Rob made a promise to Gracie and presented her with a special necklace…and let’s just say there weren’t too many dry eyes in the house during that moment. Finally, these two said their I Do’s and sealed it with a kiss.

Then we were off for portraits ahead of their fun-filled reception, which included a delicious dinner, a gorgeous cake and cupcakes (made by the sister of the bride…sparkly and delicious!), a Ukrainian dance troupe that wowed the crowd (and made Lindsey, herself a trained Ukrainian dancer and former instructor, proud), and the most unique father-daughter dance I’ve ever seen. Finally, it was time for everyone to dance the night away, which they were only too happy to do!

Lindsey and Rob, thank you so much for having me along…what a joy!

Lindsey’s bouquet was stunning…and included some very special touches, such as her grandparents’ wedding rings.

The gents got to the wedding in style in “Linda,” a restored army vehicle that Lindsey arranged as a surprise for her groom.

The bride’s sweet ride…

These two had their first date at the Fort Pub…so wanted to drop in with their bridal party for a quick photo! (And possibly a shot.)

Dress: Isabelle’s Bridal | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal | Flowers: She’s My Florist | Hair: Heather McMillan – Shear Envy | Make-Up: Kerri Schalli√© | Caterering: Two Peas Catering – Columbia Bible College | Cake & cupcakes: the bride’s super-talented super sister Wendy Heppner | DJ: Wailin Dalen Entertainment | Transportation: Infinity Limousine Langley; “Linda” (1942 Chevrolet 1.5 ton) – Greg & Sandra Bater; “Dad” 1969 Chevelle – Bob Kellie | Venue: West Langley Hall | Chair Covers/Sashes: Kristen Day Event Co. | Lights: Sitka Studios | Second photographer: the lovely Amber Leigh Photography | Videographer: Erik Baldwinson