I’ve been asking myself lately (among the bazillion other things always swirling through my mind) if my blog is dead.
I don’t know.
I guess I haven’t decided how or if I’ll try resurrecting it. I’ve considered many times deleting it and/or starting a new one. I’ve tried and pressured myself many times to restart or keeping going from where I left off. I’ve realized that that would be impossible because in the five years since I started blogging I’ve almost become a completely different person. In five years not only have I gotten married, I’ve become a mother, and my hubby and I have build a house (well, almost…it isn’t finished yet haha.) Going through all of those life events changes you. Part of me wishes I could have kept up with the blog for my own sake to be able to look back at the memories.
This blog is special though because it’s a little piece of my personal history that will always be there. The pictures and the memories tied to it are priceless especially as I see how much my family has changed as well and how my little siblings have grown up into beautiful teenagers.
I still love creating…and maybe this will grow into a new and different creative outlet.
The possibilities are endless…and maybe that’s the best part?
It’s been a little while coming…but here’s a peek at Isaac and Amanda’s lovely wedding day! I was trying to decide what to write for this post and words just didn’t come and won’t do justice to what I want to say. My sister, my best friend, is married and now lives far away. It’s been fun editing these pictures because I always get to see her beautiful face!
I was honoured to not only photograph but also be a bridesmaid for this wedding… I’m very thankful for the help of Jess from Jess and Andy Photography for making that possible! So, I’ll leave the words now and let the pictures do the talking!
Above: PC: Jessica Schlamp
With their wedding being in March, we knew from the start that weather would be unpredictable (at best!) We were so blessed to be able to use the upstairs of one of our favourite coffee shops for our formal pictures…! The staff were so accommodating! The atmosphere was awesome!
Below: PC of bridal party: Jessica Schlamp
Following are a few pictures from the ceremony, since I was a bridesmaid all ceremony photos are credited to Jessica Schlamp as well as the above picture.
Getting to photograph women on such an eventful day of their life is always an honour….but to be able to do that for my sister…the honour was that much more special!
A wedding blog post wouldn’t be complete without a few more icluding the bridesmaids and groomsmen…right? Photo credit of the bridal party: Jessica Schlamp
Picture below: PC: Jessica Schlamp
Taylor and Krista’s wedding was an honour to photograph. They’re super fun and chill…and their wedding party was pretty cool too 😉
That moment when a groom first sees his bride is always priceless
Krista is a farrier, so when we were choosing a location and the option of a barn with horses came up…I knew it would be fantastic! It was! The horses seemed to enjoy the bride and groom too.
In Canada, you can’t really have a summer wedding without a stop for ice capps from Tim Horton’s
Romantic paths with dappled light are always a plus!
I loved the exquisite details of buttons and lace on Krista’s dress
I wish them only the best as they begin the exciting adventure called marriage!
Seriously, these kids just get more adorable every year (not that I’m biased! 😉 )
Can’t get enough of these
eyelashes eyes and that closed mouth grin!
Full of giggles and overflowing with spunkiness (I think I made that word up!) I get a kick out of this kid.
I could probably do a whole blog post just on her expressions and personality (maybe I will!)
Brotherly love (Can’t you just see the older-brother-pride in his eyes?)
That same closed mouth grin just melts my heart.
Look who’s all grown up?
I love how they love each other…. the love of a sister is such a special gift!
Till next time…
Last June, I had the honour of photographing Arienne and Jeff’s rustic country wedding.
Arienne was an absolutely gorgeous bride. She was cool enough to wear cowboy boots and a jean jacket…and to have her horse join in some of the pictures.
It was a perfectly bright June morning…Arienne and Jeff were so easy. They’re laid back and relaxed, we had such a great time.
Their love was so beautiful because it’s real, it’s genuine.
They were so fun…I just loved how much they loved each other.
Jeff is a wheat farmer so we couldn’t bypass the opportunity to use the endless rolling wheat fields as a back drop.
This was only a few weeks before my own wedding, and it was truly a blessing to be at Arienne and Jeff’s. They inspired me to enjoy every part of my own wedding. To take it easy and have fun!
Arienne and Jeff, it was a privilege to be part of your day. I wish you only the best in the future!
To sum up my life since February in a few sentences…
I went to Hawaii and fell in love with the ocean, the colours, the sounds, the mysteries.
I came home and got engaged a few days later.
I did some super awesome photo sessions including a beautiful wedding down in the States.
I stressed (fact: every bride stresses at some point even if she doesn’t want to).
I (tried to!) enjoy it!
(As in most similar situations, there were parts of it I loved and parts of it I detested…but that’s typical.)
…and then I got married!
^photo credit: Daniel Hayduck
Looking forward to catching up on the last seven months…I have some awesome photo sessions to share! Come back soon!
It was super cold out…and getting late in the day…
There wasn’t any sunlight out or much daylight left…but, we were running out of time because one of the sisters was moving away and it was the only chance our three schedules fit. So, we went for it!
It was worth all the cold, and the dark, and the mud, for the laughs and the fun and the pictures! Diane and Loreen were a hoot; but most sisters are. 😉 The inside jokes and how they can make each other laugh with a look or a word…sisters are just like that, and it’s always fun to experience it in real life. 🙂
But best of all, I was blessed to capture a moment, some memories… 🙂
Thanks for a great time Diane and Loreen! Love you girls! ❤
Last weekend some of us hit the slopes up in Revelstoke, it was worth it for lots of reasons… One of which is that we got a day with some amazing scenery. (A piece of me wished I’d taken one of my “nice” cameras with…and the other piece is glad I didn’t because it’s hard to snowboard with a camera, especially because this season I’m rediscovering the sport of snowboarding).
This was taken on the last run of the day. As we came down the hill we had to board through a patch of fog…which had created this quiet winter wonderland. I was struck by the beauty of the snow clinging to the branches…a stark contrast to the bright sunlight up at the top.
Today is a reminder that there’s different types of beauty everywhere – we just have to stop for a moment to see it.
Somehow…since the last time I blogged; not only has Christmas pasted but also New Years, and all the fun, joy, love, celebrating and craziness and general chaos that surrounds them… it’s hard to believe we’ve passed the halfway mark through January! :-S
Anyways, just a little note to say that I’m back around (hopefully! 😉 ) and am super excited to be sharing some recent-ish photo sessions on here very soon!
So for today enjoy the adorable smile, the twinkling eyes, and sprays of freckles…I can’t help but smile when I see that face 😀