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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Vancouver Wedding Photograpy: Second Shooting with FRESH

Just about every year since I picked up a camera I have had the opportunity to go on a shoot with Carmen Adams of Fresh Photos. It has been so fun to look back over the years and see both of our styles and photography grow and change. I love the opportunity to second shoot at weddings because it gives me the chance to sit back and reflect on the art. On any typical wedding day their are a million different things going through your mind. Posing, timing, people skills, schedules, set up's, bridal parties etc.. Having to think technically, artfully, and come across bubbly is a fairly crazy multi tasking event! Taking a step back. Looking at interesting angles to approach the situation, and looking for the art is a nice change of pace.

This wedding made thinking 'art' so easy. The bride, a graphic designer, infused art throughout their entire wedding day. Even the ceremony took place at an arts and crafts boutique it was so adorable!. The details were to die for and the food at the reception has stuck with me. I now have a new favorite place for date nights.

To see more of S+K's amazing day check out FRESH Photos awesome images complete with a stop motion film at http://freshphotos.blogspot.ca/2012/08/sharon-kevin-stop-motionesque.html.

Make sure to check out her other posts as well this particular wedding has had a double feature so far!
This Cat was giving me Blue Steel

 Such an incredibly unique location for a ceremony- Brides take note! 

Cutest First Kiss ever

My new fave place in this city

Such a fun group of people

 Thanks so much to Carmen Adams for bringing me along and making me part of the FRESH team for a day. It was an honor and I'll share escargot with you anyway ( wink)

Friday, August 24, 2012

On Fall & Mashed Potatoes

    At some point in elementary school ( no idea what kind of class) a group of us little girls sat around as the teacher explained to us the importance of color tone and dressing according to the season we matched. I don't remember who the teacher was...but her methods if i remember were um interesting. My teacher went around the room letting us all know what season we matched. So to start with the pretty blonde girl with blue eyes was a summer, obviously. Then the mysterious raven haired girl with ivory skin was a winter. Spring was a fresh faced green eyed girl and then it was my turn. "You Whitney, are a Fall". Now remember I was young and lived in Northern Canada so to me being told I was a fall was EXTREMELY depressing. Fall was dead, brown, cold, and well  boring! I looked at all the other seasons sitting around me. Summer so fun and warm with trips to the lake and no school. Winter with her pretty snow and snow sports. Spring, well at least things started to grow! I was upset that these people seemed to own these other seasons and I was condemned to live a life plain, boring, and brown.

Yesterday I started to feel fall creeping back into our lives. That crispness in the air that makes you start to think about baking pies, bringing in the harvest ( yeah I lived on the praries. I  can pretend that I am a farmer), starting fresh, and winding down. I welcome Fall especially this year, I could use a break from our hectic pace. Don't forget too the cute jackets, boots, and cozy sweaters. I do love wearing me some brown it matches my season.

Here are some other things that have been creeping around in my life this week.

This turtle makes Kel snort laugh every time he see's it.

I wish that in my latino community work this actually happened more often

The only way to ever think about this again

And just because I am dreaming about vacationing

Have a great weekend guys!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fort Steele Kootenay Wedding: Owen & Abby

She smiled nervously as her Grandmother fastened her heirloom pearls around her neck.  He wore a custom made suit following the western vintage theme of the day. Their love for each other was obvious in the way theie faces lit up whenever they caught each others gaze.

Fort Steele was a perfectly unique venue, complete with actors from the turn of the century to make us all go back in time. They had filled the day with vintage details including an entrance strung with photos of their own families past wedding days over the last century. The sun setting behind the Kootenay mountain ranges finished off a perfect day.

Thanks so much for inviting  us out too Cranbrook/ Kimberly B.C to photograph your special day. We wish you all the best in your marriage.

To see more of Abby & Owen`s wedding day play the slideshow below or click here to open it in it`s own window.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

These Happy Golden Years

Laura Ingalls Wilder's adventures were a staple in most young girl's lives growing up. I know both my mother and I read them as little girls. Although things were a lot more advanced when I was a little girl, I always liked that I could compare my mother and grandmothers childhoods to Laura's. No my family did not live in North Dakota but we did live in northern British Columbia Canada close the the Alaskan Panhandle. My family built their houses. Lived without electricity, baked everything and learnt how to survive harsh winters.

This past weekend my family celebrated my Grandma & Grandpa's 50th Wedding Anniversary in Valemount B.C. Looking around it is amazing to think that so many still young faces came out of the north of B.C and really learnt so many valuable skills and lessons from it. My Grandparents are such a good example of sticking with each other through thick and thin and never giving up but giving back to others instead. What a great example to all WL wedding clients. We had an incredibly fun ( and hot) weekend with the all our family, and friends so close they may as well be family. Thanks to all my aunts and my mom for all the hard work you put into the weekend.

 Family made and prepared everything

 The Golden Couple

The Whole Family: I bravely handed off my camera for this one.I know not everyone is looking but Portia ( aka the cutie petutie in the front row) is which is such a rarity in any big group photo that I had to use this one

Ciao Everyone