I’ve known Dominic since I was five years old and was best friends with his sister (and still am!) I love their family as though it were my own, and I’ve always considered Dominic like another younger brother (which means we used to terrorize one another when I would be at their house – we were always playing silly pranks on one another!) Since those days long ago, I’ve been able to see Dominic grow up to become a strapping young man! He and Samantha (his wonderful long time girlfriend, and now fiancee :) are so incredibly cute together! You can just tell when they are in the presence of one another that their energy’s compliment each other, and that they absolutely adore each other! Because I had moved away from Barriere right after graduation I didn’t get the chance to really get to know Sam until now – and what a delight she is! She’s one of those really kind people who enjoys her life, her friends and her family. She’s always smiling and has a calm demeanor, one that seems wise beyond her years! I see great things for their future because they share so many of the same values and it warms my heart to see how right they are for one another! Even though Dominic is a little bit more of a reserved, country boy, he was willing to do any of our cutesy ideas and went along with them like a true gentleman! I know I comment on guys stepping outside of their manly comfort zone for photo sessions a lot, but it’s because it shows such compromise and so much love for their lady. I think it is a true testament for a great relationship when a guy is confident enough to loosen up and be cheesy for something that will make the love of his life super happy! And it does! You can see that amazing, unbelievably happy glow on Sam’s face in every photo, they are just so wonderful together that it makes me happy just looking at them! Not to mention the amazing setting for the photos: the family’s farm is the most gorgeous place to be – sprawling fields, no houses for miles, idyllic streams, lush forests, horses and picturesque dirt roads. This couple, paired with this amazing setting, is a photographers dream come true, and I can’t wait to share in their love for one another next summer! Congratulations you two love birds!
When I first met Megan I was instantly impressed with how incredibly organized she was! She was in mega-wedding planning mode, and had ideas, color schemes, and great questions already all lined up! I absolutely LOVE working with couples to create a unique engagement session that really speaks to them both, because it will mean more to them in the years down the road. Not to say when couples don’t have ideas it’s not great (because then I get be super creative :) but Megan and Steve had the most amazing idea ever! They both love the movies (and of course movie popcorn and 3D movies!) and they were wanting to do their photos at the theater! They had already spoken with the manager (who was AWESOME!!! Carmen you were unbelievably amazing and I’m so grateful for how wonderful you were to us!) at the Paramount Landmark Cinemas in downtown Kamloops, who had agreed to let us use the theater before it opened for the photos! We had SO much fun goofing around, eating popcorn, watching fake movies and pulling some cheesy movie moves (like the old yawn, put your arm around the girl trick!) Carmen even went so far as to change the Marquee for these two to showcase their names and the date of their wedding! I love the energy between Megan & Steve and how they are together! It’s effortless and adorable. They always seem super relaxed, up for anything and so cute with one another, which makes capturing wonderful moments between them that much easier for me :) I had so much fun during your engagement session and I love that you were both up for anything!!! I cannot wait until your wedding day to have even more fun with you both and with your wedding party!!! xo
HUGE THANKS TO : Carmen at Paramount Landmark Cinemas
As I was looking through old hard drives the other night I found an old photo of Amy and Jeremy that I took from a party we all attended probably in Grade 11 or so, and it made me so happy to see how far they’ve come as a couple since then! I’ve known Jeremy almost as long as I’ve known Amy and it’s amazing how little they’ve changed as a couple since I first met them way back when. They both still have so much fun together – Jeremy has always been really easy going, relaxed and professional, and Amy is always the source of energy wherever she is! Her ability to make anyone laugh, to speak her mind and to be as spontaneous as she wants, are all gifts of someone who marches to the beat of her own drum! Of course they have changed a lot in some major ways – they are a lot more mature than we all were back then (let’s hope at least!) they have since gotten engaged, and are now married (see their big day here) Jeremy is a successful and unbelievably AMAZING realtor here in town (check him out, seriously he’ amazing! Jeremy Reid) and Amy is finishing her schooling to soon combine it with her incredible personality to do social work! Power couple on the loose for sure! What I love most about the two of them is how they continue to be the couple to look up to. They push one another to be the best that they can be, and they are always having fun together, looking at one another with as much love as they had for each other way back in high school. I love that I’ve been able to witness your continued support and love for one another after all of these years, and I am so thankful that you chose me to document your big day and to share in your love! I am so excited for your future together, and to watch your beautiful family, that I’m sure you will soon have together, grow! xoxo
Jordi & Tanner are one of the most adorable couples I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing! You can see how comfortable and how much fun they have around one another, and how undeniably amazing they are together! We managed to get one of the last really hot, muggy days of the summer for our shoot, which is maybe why you can feel the heat between them in their photos, or maybe why they were both so willing to go in the river when I suggested it! Jordi is a little ball of energy, and her beautiful spirit shines through her smile in every single photo! Tanner is a little more reserved but such a great sport, with such a kind demeanor – usually when I suggest doing really cutesy stuff the guys kind of groan, but Tanner was so great because he could see how happy and excited it made Jordi. These two are unfairly cute together which totally makes my job so much easier and so much more fun! We all laughed when I was like “how about you crawl under the baseball stands over there?” and they’d both look at me like, you’re serious? and then I’d say, “how about you two climb up on the rafters under the Red Bridge?” Without even talking about it, they’d look at one another and be like sure!!! These two were up for anything I suggested, which is a huge reason I’m so excited to photograph their wedding this fall, it’s going to be a good one :) xo
Makeup: Cherina Kennedy