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.
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.
// 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.
read on about what jamie+randy have been busy with, and why i’m so excited to be part of this endeavour ❤
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.
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!
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
it was super hard to narrow down on my favourite highlights from this beautiful DIY rustic yet elegant destination wedding at the painted boat resort in the sunshine coast. denise+pete had so much help from so many wonderful friends+family, many of whom have travelled from australia and singapore. and with the coordination from melissa tripp from coastal weddings and events, their bright and sunny august day went off without a hitch and filled with so many amazing moments – no small feat for a wedding planned by a bride and groom who live in hong kong! big hugs to you both <3
these are the awesome peeps who made it happen! -
ceremony venue | painted boat resort
reception venue | painted boat resort
bridal gown | custom design in hong kong
makeup artist | tanya plows
hair artist | desiree tindall
bridal jewellery | personal collection
bridesmaid dresses | custom designed in hong kong
wedding band | personal collection from bride’s mom
groom and groomsmen swear | the tux store
groom’s watch | personal collection from bride’s dad (a gift from bride’s mom)
bouquet and floral design | family+friends
cake quintet | anna’s cake house
invitations | DIY by family+friends
decor | DIY by family+friends
dj | allan solemnidad of m1pros
and big thanks to marie skerl who journeyed with me to help document this wedding! thanks marie! (-:
steph+jeremy wanted to make their wedding day as memorable as possible, and under the meticulous guidance of alicia keats weddings + events, they hit the ball out of the park! halfway through the dinner celebrations, the newlyweds pushed in a gelato truck from bella gelateria, and floored all of their guests. here’s a blogpost of the highlights of their wedding day -
awesome people list -
ceremony venue | st. peter and paul’s catholic church
reception venue | fairmont waterfront
wedding planner and coordinator extraordinaire | alica keats weddings + events
hair + makeup artist | emily cheng
bridal gown boutique and designer | san patrick from bridal gallery
bridal accessories | earrings, bracelet and hairpins by elsa corsi, shoes by ivanka trump
bridesmaids dresses | tiffany bridal store
groomswear | custom suit from black lapel, bowtie from suit supply
groomsmen | black lapel, ties from etsy
cake designer | sweet thea
floral designer | a flowers touch
decor | art of the party, upright decor
music | musical occasions, roshena minnes, side one
videographer | love story media
second photographer | james atwood
sarah+parker’s wedding was filled with so much emotion. throughout the day, there wasn’t a dry eye in sight, especially from the bride+groom. thank goodness the bride knows how to do her own makeup, which she did splendidly! it was a perfect day, with a wedding party who knew how to have fun. who else would think up of a dragonball sequence with his groomsmen? and the ladies sure knew how to glam it up, with their beautiful gowns from BCBG. congratulations, sarah+parker … thank you for having us be part of your very special day! <3
here are the peeps who made this day fabulous!
ceremony venue | rose garden, burnaby mountain
bride’s makeup | bride DIY
hair | jen li
bridal gown designer | pronovias
bridal boutique | clara couture
bridesmads | bcbg
makeup for bridesmaids | mary men
bridal bouquet | nancy ton of rainbow flowers
grooms attire | armani from harry rosen
groomsmen attire | kenneth cole
rentals | celebration party rentals
cake artist | helen of yan bakery