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Bobby & Mackenzie’s Surprise Wedding | Victoria, BC

I am SO honored to travel throughout Canada for your beautiful, intimate, weddings. I am SO thankful that you beautiful humans TRUST me enough to come and document one of the most important days of your life. It still blows my mind every single time I get a lengthy email about why you want me to be there for your wedding day and what the day is going to look like. It blows my mind how you guys will plan your wedding day AROUND my schedule. It truly is THE biggest honour. & I am so very thankful. This wedding, was one for the books. From the first phone call talking about a SURPRISE WEDDING, to the final boat ride the morning after the wedding – everything about it was truly perfect.

I got a phone call from Jenna, (sister of the Groom) about two weeks before their family vacation in BC. Her, the groom & bride had a brilliant plan to surprise elope while on their family vacation, surprising everyone in the family and getting married right on their Yacht! I, a deep lover of surprises said, HECK YES, I AM IN. Planning a surprise wedding comes with a large amount of good, white lies. We told the family that I had a wedding on the island on Saturday, (not true, I had a wedding in Jasper, Alberta) so I could come to them on Sunday and take their “family photos”. It was the perfect plan. The Mother of the Groom, even messaged me and told me how excited she was that I was available for their family photos! Everything about it, was perfect.

The night before their wedding, Bobby & Mackenzie stood up at dinner to say a “simple” toast to the family. They talked about how grateful they were to have family like they do, and how it was not just family, but friends. Bobby thanked them for welcoming Mackenzie into the family at the start of their relationship. He talked about their engagement, that happened two years ago and how his family never thought that they would see the day when they would finally tie the knot… and with that, he said, “BUT TOMORROW, WE ARE GETTING MARRIED ON PENDER ISLAND.” All you could hear was his sister Jessica exclaiming, “WHAT?!” and burst of laughter and excitement all over the yacht. Everyone was in complete shock. It was the perfect surprise.

When you explain to people that you took a private plane to get married on an island and then went to the yacht for the reception, it all sounds a little snobby or high class or whatever. But let me be the first to tell you, that is NOT what this experience was AT ALL. These people are so kind, so generous, so loving and so close that it was just the most calm, relaxed, chill, intimate wedding that I have ever been to. Throughout the whole day, there was just this overwhelming sense of unity and love throughout the family. It was personal, it was intimate, it was so down to earth that it brought me to tears, it brought me to cry from laughing so hard, it made me feel so loved and important that I got to be the one to document this intimate, sacred love.

Bobby & Mackenzie (and family), thank you. From the deepest parts of my heart, thank you. Thank you for bringing me alongside of you on this amazing surprise wedding. Thank you for trusting me to document your day. Thank you for being kind and generous. Thank you for making sure that I was looked after on YOUR wedding day. Thank you for going out of your way to say kind things to me. Thank you for letting me eat and drink with you. Thank you for welcoming me in. I am so very thankful & will never stop speaking so highly of you all.


We started the day in Victoria, and took the Yacht to Pender Island.

When we got to the island, Bobby (the groom) & I did some location scouting to find the perfect spot to get married later that day! & we found it. Look how perfect this little spot is!

One dream that Bobby & Mackenzie had for their wedding day was to get a photo in a little row boat. Well, right when we got back to the Yacht after portraits, the cutest women was rowing by & was SO generous and let us use her boat for a few shots! I love the kindness of strangers.

Sidenote: go listen to Mikes music right now!! You can find him on Apple Music at Mike Edel.



Lindsay & Matt | Banff Wedding

lindsay & matt have become two of my favourite people i have ever come across. they are kind, cool & oh so very generous. i LOVE that i get to become good friends with my couples before i photograph their wedding. at the end of the night, lindsay told me that it just felt like there was another friend at their wedding & not someone that they hired. that is always my goal. to form a relationship with you guys so that i can just feel like another friend at your wedding. lindsay & matt, i am so thankful for you both. thank you for giving me a place to sit & food to eat. xo



Sydney & Spencer | Banff Engagement

Sydney & Spencer are hilarious & adorable. We adventured to Banff for their engagement shoot & it was nothing short of amazing! They are so easy going & so much fun to be around. Their energy & love is something I admire & I  can not wait for their July Wedding in Edmonton!

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Kaihla & Mark // Lifestyle

“I love you on rainy days. When we sit and listen to the rain whilst cuddled up in blankets. When I fall asleep on your chest and you kiss my forehead to wake me up. When I tell you I love your voice as much as I love the sound of the rain.

I love you on sunny days. When we lie on our backs and watch the clouds go by and we run through the sunflowers fields. When your eyes sparkle in the sunshine and you kiss my suntanned cheek.

I love you on stormy days. When things feel dark and the thunder scares me. When you hold me tight and swear to never let me go. When you promise to stay until the storm passes.

I love you on snowy days. When you laugh as I dance around in the snowfall and kiss me in the blizzard. When you notice how my eyes gleam when everything is covered in white. When we cuddle on the couch, desperately trying to stay warm.

I love you through all the seasons, through the sunshine and rain and storm and snow and change.”

I haven’t know Kaihla & Mark for a very long time but I instantly saw how DEEPLY they loved & how deeply they loved each other. They are kind, caring people who constantly welcome people into their life & into their home. I have learnt so much from them in the past two months; about the true meaning of community & what really makes a successful business. I am so thankful for their hearts & for allowing me to capture the beauty that their love is. Kaihla & Mark feel secure & safe in their dwelling place so we wanted to do this shoot in their home. The place that they would be able to feel comfortable & completely themselves. Thank you Kaihla & Mark for allowing me to watch your beautiful story unfold. I love being a part of it! xo.

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Shelley & Carter // Bridal Shoot

A cold winter day filled with love & hugs.

Shelley & Carter were willing to model for me for a bridal photoshoot & I am so very thankful they did!  They spent the afternoon giggling, cuddling & showing each other how much they care. Thank you Shelley & Carter for being extremely beautiful, for looking at each other with love, & for allowing me to capture this chapter of your story for you.

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