fairmont pacific rim wedding | jennifer and tim | vancouver wedding photographer | jeanie

jennifer+tim are true homebodies; their connection session was 85% shot in the comforts of their beautiful new home across the street from mario’s gelato in vancouver. so when it came to their wedding, it was no surprise that they would have a carefully curated guest list of only their families and closest friends, many of whom travelled from afar to share in their joyous celebration. whatever these two beautiful souls did, they did it with heart and style. it’s my utmost pleasure to share with you some of my favourite moments during their day ❤ jeanie

vendor mentions -

venue | owner’s suite at the fairmont pacific rim hotel
flowers and decor | chandelier events

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diamond alumni centre wedding plus a formal adoption | hillary+craig | jeanie

there was a first look, but it wasn’t between the bride and her groom. rather, it was so that his three year-old son lochlan, could take the first look at his soon-to-be-official mom. hillary+craig not only exchanged vows during their ceremony, they also made vows to their son that they would hold and protect for all the years to come, together as a family. there wasn’t a dry eye amongst the guests ❤

big thanks to jarusha brown for wearing the [stu-di-o] by jeanie hat! check out the details of the wedding, including the stunning cake, made by the bride’s sister (she does this as a hobby!) and her ring shot; i did a totally different take on the rings with instax film. this is the stuff i love:)

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gastown connection session | ana rose and daniel | jeanie

this is a classic east-side-girl-meets-west-side-boy story … except it took place in a forest during tree planting season. can’t wait to photograph these two in july xxx

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connection session in stanley park | timberly+tim | jeanie

i love it when couples introduce me to their favourite hangouts in their neighbourhoods. here’s timberly and tim in their favourite nooks near stanley park -

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olympic village connection session | vancouver portrait photographer | jen+tim | jeanie

jen+tim recently moved into the olympic village neighbourhood, and were eager to explore its nooks and crannies (i.e. earnest ice cream) with me. but the best part of their connection session shoot was when they cozied up at home with wine and music.

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giving back | the school sessions | jeanie

as 2014 made way for 2015, i was in the philippines, manila to be exact, witness to possibly one of the best new years’ fireworks shows i have ever experienced in my life. as soon as night fell, you could hear the shows start. and before long, thousands of fireworks shows happened at the same time. sitting on a hill, looking back down at the city of metro manila, literally exploding as far as my eyes could see, i pondered the year to come. life was good in 2014, but i wanted to make a difference in 2015. i wanted 2015 to resonate with me.

so i considered it an answer to my prayers when this message popped up on my radar: “hi jeanie! my husband randy and i are the founders of the school sessions: a one-day event across the globe on sunday, april 12, 2015 to raise $200,000 to build a school in haiti.”

“WOW!” popped into my mind as quickly as “where do i sign up?”

and here we are (-:

from april 1st, 2015 to april 11th, 2015, 100% of all portrait session fees will be donated to the school sessions to help raise the funds to build a new school for haiti.

details -

// your session must happen between april 1st and 11th, 2015, inclusive.
// portraits for the school sessions are $250 (plus applicable taxes).
// each portrait session is one hour long at one location within metro vancouver.
// you will receive one 8″ by 12″ print.
// digital files are not included, but available for purchase.
// 10% of all proceeds rising from album and product sales from each school session will be donated towards building the school in haiti.

FIND OUT MORE HERE for more information, and to be part of this amazing global event, BOOK YOUR SESSION HERE.

read on about what jamie+randy have been busy with, and why i’m so excited to be part of this endeavour ❤

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intimate elopement in lynn valley forest | lindsay+brandon | jeanie

i love intimate weddings. there’s something sacred about a small gathering of the nearest and dearest. but elopements .. elopements take the cake. to me, they symbolise a deep deep value of the sacredness of marriage, and speaks to my heart.

much ❤ to lindsay+brandon for daring to venture up north with their best friends, trusting when i said that “lynn valley canyon” would be the perfect site for their elopement, and living their dreams together.

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pet photographer | jason+arya | pet portraits at pacific spirit regional park | jeanie

it’s a special bond, that between a dog and her four legged human. here’s a little peek into a short outing with arya and her human, jason. plus her doggy pal too!

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falling in love with albums …

christmas came early! i love everything about unwrapping these beauties -

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connection | hillary+craig | engaged | jeanie

i met these two on a brisk fall day in early october, and they brought along craig’s young son, lochlan, to complete the picture. in march, when hillary+craig make it official, they will also be shouting out to the world – lochlan can call hillary “mom” and she will be calling him “son”. i can’t wait <3

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