Fort Langley Wedding // Steve & Cory

This wedding in Fort Langley was a new adventure for me. First off…it was in the Fort Langley National Historic Site…fun!! I love photographing weddings in Fort Langley and so this was just so great. Not only is the venue interesting with lots to see for guests when they are milling around before and after…but the food was amazing! What a neat thing to do for your guests.

Secondly…and most importantly…this was a culturally new wedding for me. I have photographed a German wedding, a French wedding but this was my first deaf wedding. When meeting with Steve and Cory prior to the wedding they filled me in on some of the cultural differences and it was so interesting. For instance, at the reception you need round tables as rectangular are hard to see people. If you want the couple to kiss you wave a napkin in the air. For the dance speakers are put on the ground so that the beat it felt. So interesting and such an amazing experience.

Steve and Cory are this beautiful couple completely in love. He first saw her through friends but when meeting a while later it was Cory who approached him. It has been love since. Their wedding day was filled with amazing friends and family who were so excited to celebrate with them…and I was happy to be one of them. As well…a big thank you to Teryn for coming along for the day!! You are amazing:)

Cory started by getting ready at the Essential Day Spa & Salon in Cloverdale. Her maid-of-honour, Vicki, joined her there…and I fell in love with Vicki! As you will see she radiates joy.

The ceremony took place behind the Big House in the Fort…Cory being walked down the aisle by her father.

LOVED this wedding party. They love their friends so much.

Gary and Janice from the Fort took care of all the food and beverages…yum!!! Pasta salad was incredible!

Let’s get the couple to kiss!!

Steve and Cory left the reception to a bubble exit…so fun! It made for a great goodbye and we went and did their couples portraits after that! I love that they decided to do portraits after their lunch wedding…the light was better and they also didn’t have a big time gap in between the ceremony and reception.

This moment touched me…as they were leaving Steve’s father Jack came running up to say goodbye to his son and daughter-in-law. OH man…these are the moments that make me tear up at a wedding.

Kimi MacMillan - July 31, 2014 - 10:35 am

I love the way the photographer shot those pictures. She’s excellent doing that. The wedding is so beautiful and I enjoyed browsing them and now I have tears of joy.. oh dear…ha!

Carla Y - July 31, 2014 - 10:22 am

Wow A beautiful Wedding pictures. Congratulation on your wedding day. Lucky it is a very lovely sunshine outside. Love it see . Be proud of it. the Photography doing a great job. Big Hand Waves….

Mark - July 30, 2014 - 11:58 pm

Loves that photo of her creative so stunning! and so amazing!
SS and Coreena was very lucky to have an amazing photographer and her assistance.
They are very nice and friendly and tireless of their time do the shootings from the beginning till the end!
Really amazing! Thumbs up
Cheers
Mark T

Leonor J - July 30, 2014 - 11:43 pm

Wow .. these are really lovely wedding pictures!

Birgit - July 30, 2014 - 10:41 pm

Wow! Amazing pictures!!!

Vicki Backs - July 30, 2014 - 9:08 pm

WOW !! Absolutely beautiful pictures ! I love it – Great job !

Nathalie - July 30, 2014 - 8:51 pm

FABULOUS!!!

Sarah - July 29, 2014 - 10:38 pm

These are all so beautiful. Great job Damara. This couple will be thrilled!!

A little new one // Ava // Langley Family Portraits

Adorable.

Two great friends had the most precious little one. She is sweet, soft skinned, smells like baby and has the best timing in the world!!! A few images down you will see what I mean…the cute daddy holding baby on arms turned into daddy getting…well…look for yourself!!

Kevin, Maureen…congratulations!!!

Careen - July 25, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Absolutely the best photos of the Kilcullen family
I have ever seen. LOVE them!
Their love and affection for each other and baby Ava is evident in every photo. would love an album of all of these photos.

Donnalin - July 24, 2014 - 10:20 am

Delightfully delicious! The joy is so evident in their faces. Truly precious…

Kelowna Family Session // Shalley Family // Gellatly Nut Farm Photos

I LOVE this family…I think it might be the…7th time I’ve photographed them. That’s a lot! I think they have transitioned from clients to friends to family. Enjoy:)

OH…AND! Their video is at the end! I am having SO MUCH FUN making these…let me know what you think!

Shalley’s…love you.

UBC Golf Course Wedding // Jeremy & Katrina

Not rain. Not cloudy skies. Not even an ankle so badly hurt that it had to be taped to the shape of the shoe and crutches used all evening. Not even THAT could stop this day from being absolutely fabulous.

My heart was just so happy all day getting to celebrate this couples Vancouver Wedding. I was so happy to photograph them again (engagement session here) but I was also thrilled to be able to photograph around my old UBC stomping grounds. After their ceremony at the Dunbar Evangelical Lutheran Church we worked our way around UBC and then the couple took a little break at the Wolf & Hound Pub…to share a pint before the ceremony. I LOVED this!! So relaxing and such a fabulous way to unwind for 30 minutes, take some alone time and then head into the reception. I want this to happen every time!

Their University Golf Club reception was beautiful. Katrina’s mother’s friend helped organize the reception decorations…amazing! Her mother made all the favours…those adorable macaroons…yep! ALL HAND MADE and DELICIOUS. The flower girl baskets were made by the moms as well. So many hands worked to make this wedding incredible and it was such a beautiful day.

A big thank you to Rose for coming out and working with me today too!!

Jeremy, Katrina…thank you for having me a part of your day. I love love loved it all and am in AWE that you made it through with that ankle!!!!! You are amazing.

Big hugs,
damara

Crescent Beach Engagement Photos // Ryan & Susanne

He’s her Fabio. She’s his peanut poodle. She has a sweet way of leaning her head into him; he holds in her in just the right ways. They laugh and love so easily. The comfort between them is like soup on a warm night. I even wanted to snuggle in too:) ha!

Our time spent together with the engagement session at Crescent Beach was so wonderful. We planned it to have time to explore, play and relax during the sunset. The light was incredible and I love the warmth in the photos that was captured.

Susanne, Ryan…thank you so much for taking the time to hang out. I loved getting to see how YOU LOVE and our time together on the wedding day is going to be amazing. Big hugs! damara

Susanne - July 4, 2014 - 6:21 pm

Thank you, thank you for these amazing pictures! We are so HAPPY! You are so great and so much fun to work with!