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Blogging and sharing this wedding is such a wonderful thing for me…not only was the wedding incredible but it was also like coming back to wonderful family. I got to know Daniel and Bree during their engagement session and it was so great because Bree’s mom was my babysitter growing up…cool, eh? They lived next door and was an amazing babysitter…I have knitting and clothes to prove it! Having the opportunity to photograph her daughter’s wedding was amazing.

Ok…back to the wedding. Their wedding took place in Abbotsford and was such a wonderful celebration and also a diy dream…so many beautiful details!! Flowers were diy, decorations, crocheted favours…it was all the most personal experience and spoke of the love and creativity of family. Bree also wore an amazing caramel coloured wedding dress…I know…AWESOME! It looked perfect on her and photographed like a dream.

Daniel, Bree…thank you for entrusting these memories to me. It was a wonderful day and I loved getting to spend the time with you both exploring the area and creating beautiful images to remember the day. May this year be incredibly blessed!! Love you, Damara

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  • danielle - November 2, 2016 - 4:09 pm

    How special! What a great wedding…love the details! Bree is as her mom.ReplyCancel

Extended family portraits are such a wonderfully special time when everyone is together, which does not often happen, and there are kids and grandkids and imports and the excitement of the entire clan being in the same place. The photo part is perhaps not always a joy for everyone:) ha! But it is such an important way to remember the time and to look back on in the months and years to come. I have old family photos on my walls…and love seeing the clothes and the people and I remember when those photos were taken and the memory of the fun we had together.

It was wonderful when Andrea contacted me to do their family portraits. We went to high school together and catching up was another perk of spending time together wandering Derby Reach. She has a wonderful family now and as you can see not only are they uber photogenic but they also love being together. Their laughter and ease with one another is lovely. Aylen’s…thank you for having me document your life now. I hope these photos bring back wonderful memories for years to come.

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This was a wedding that felt like I was coming home. The old neighbourhood. People I had known since first day of Kindergarten at Peterson Road Elementary. A backyard wedding that had sweetness and thoughtful details. A small group of dear family and friends. Fort Langley photos with the beach, a pub and some of the awesomest kids around. It was perfection and I felt so privileged to be there with Dave and Natalie. Not only was the wedding detailed to perfection in her parents yard…it was also planned from afar as the couple lives in Alberta…amazing, eh?!

Natalie planned the for a relaxing and fun day: getting ready with her girls, ceremony on the lawn, a nice sized photo time at the house (an ice cream truck showed up! AND NEVER NEVER NEVER did an ice cream truck come down our roads growing up…so this was childhood special too…fulfilling all the summer dreams), photos in Fort Langley that also included some alone time at the new pub in town…the Trading Post Brewery, a reception at the Little White House and dancing and evening desserts(cakes made by her sister) at her parents home after. It was so relaxing and I love that they carved out some time to sit and be together alone…enjoying a drink…before the reception.

Dave, Natalie…truly…such an honour to be able to spend this time with you. Everything was amazing and my heart is so full…spending this time editing and seeing your faces and loving on this day has been incredible. Thank you for entrusting your memories to me.

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This wedding is one that made me smile from the moment the day began. Not only are the couple GORGEOUS…wait till you see the dress!…but it was a beautiful day of family and friends celebrating in the best way possible: with great food, super fun dancing, personal details that brought so much to the day, wonderful guests and two people in love. There were many people dear to me at this wedding and getting to celebrate with these friends was amazing. A few highlights? A chocolate fondue fountain, the ring bearer “drove” down the aisle in his sportscar, signature drinks, flip flops for dancing, a wine boxing ceremony after the first kiss, amazing flowers, Hazelmere always has incredible food, date and advice jars, lace covered clothes pins (I know…such a small detail but it was so sweet, loved it), “live” music during the entire reception singing Megan’s favourite song, a breaking cake knife, 12 past students, 3 past basketball players, 2 past bride and grooms, one of my most favourite families ever…and Ryan and Megan. Megan and Ryan…thank you for having me a part of your wedding story…you are amazing.

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