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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destination wedding at painted boat resort on the sunshine coast | denise+pete | jeanie

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! (-:

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fairmont waterfront wedding | steph+jeremy | vancouver wedding photographer | jeanie

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

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burnaby mountain wedding | sarah+parker | vancouver wedding photographer | jeanie

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

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adoption story | documenter of life | forever families photographer | baby | jeanie

n’s parents travelled all the way to japan to make their forever family with him. here’s their story <3

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newborn photographer | hello e | jeanie

check out this wee lil guy! parents a+r are over the moon (:

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powell street festival | event photographer | celebrating all things japanese | jeanie

being part of a taiko group in vancouver also means that you get involve in the celebration of all things japanese. which is why i love being part of the powell street festival, an amazing community event that brings the young and the old together, whether it’s by enjoying a taiko performance or watching young men (and women) try to push each other out of the sumo ring. as with any community event, this one is put on by the hundreds of volunteers who put in time and energy to ensuring that the festival runs smoothly. this blogpost is to honour all who lent a hand, whether it was for the first time this year, or for 35 years running.

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powell street festival | a sneak peek at sunday’s events | community festivals | jeanie

the 38th annual powell street festival took place this past BC day long weekend. here’s a sneak peek of one of my favourite moments during this family event! come back on friday to see more (:

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grouse mountain wedding with chastin+kevin | vancouver wedding photographer | jeanie

together since they were 18, this couple knows the meaning of “good things come to those who wait”, and it showed in abundance on their wedding day. on saturday july the twenty-sixth, the wedding party woke up to a bright, sunny and refreshed vancouver, cleansed after three days of summer rain. and under the seamless coordination of sandy pandher of dreamgroup productions, who pulled together a kickass vendor team, they made it official in front of family+friends at celebration pavilion in queen elizabeth park. the party continued on to grouse mountain, the peak of vancouver, where west coast elegance met rustic and hip hop fun! thanks for the off-da-hook paw-tay! it was really hard to not drink and party with all of you! big love to everyone and happy honeymooning to the two lovebirds! <3

vendor list -

wedding planner | sandy from dreamgroup productions
ceremony | the chapel at queen elizabeth park
reception | grouse mountain
brides dress | isabelle’s bridal
bridal accessories | jeweliette
hair and makeup | margaret lai hair and makeup
bridesmaids’ dresses | lisa’s bridal
groomswear | the tux store
floral | divine vines
confectionary | kien and sweet
music | dj floetic from dynasty boys
second photographer | monashee alonso

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wedding photographer | sneak peek | chastin+kevin on grouse mountain | jeanie

one frame from this past weekend’s beautiful wedding between chastin+kevin. orchestrated by sandy pandher from dreamgroup productions! more to follow on friday (:

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