Marilynne & Henri's Downtown Engagement Dinner

Often times the beauty of celebrating the engagement can be overlooked. I loved how Marilynne and Henri put together an intimate dinner for their friends and family with little details that spoke to the care they have for their closest and dearest. Every element lent to creating a warm atmosphere to enjoy good conversation over a delicious meal. Here is some inspiration for you, if you are planning to mark your engagement season with a commemorative evening. 

 I would love to photograph your unique engagement dinner- feel free to send me a note about your event! 

Vendors: Amanda watson workshop | Amanda Watson Workshops | Venue: Savor Gastropub | Design: Lindsey Zamora | Florals: Poppy Lane Design | Paper Details & Calligraphy | Fig & Flourish | Tabletop: Posh Couture Rentals | Bride’s attire: BHLDN | Groom’s attire: The Black Tux | Hair & MU | Beauty & The Blush | Bride’s Ring | Amulette Jewelry | Film Lab: Photovision

Whytecliff West Vancouver Elopement

I've always dreamed of photographing an elopement. There is something so powerful about the minimalism. Putting aside a big party to curate a day for just two people in love vowing to be together forever. I was so blessed to be able to work with some of the finest vendors in Vancouver for this shoot- Maurelle Calligraphy penned in gold the most gorgeous vows on handmade paper, she was so lovely to meet in person with the warmest personality. Amanda wore a gown from Truvelle bridal- a local store where everything is designed in house for beautiful quality dresses. Quince fine florals put together a naturally loose garden style bouquet bound with raw silk ribbon from Stella Wolfe. Denise Elliott + team gave Amanda's hair loose textured waves and enhanced her gorgeous features with subtle fresh make-up. 

I met Amanda and Matt in the city while everyone was preparing for a typhoon storm. It had been forecasting torrential downpour all day but I was confident that the weather would hold until our session was over. We went out to Whytecliff and talked about adventures they had been on together and Matt's love for exploring the outdoors. Amanda and Matt find joy together in what seems to be anything; they are quick to smile and laugh together. When we packed up ready to drive back, the rain came. I was so grateful for the timing of it all. 

The stone steps of the cliffside were my favourite part about the location Matt had chosen. With an old world charm it was comforting to be standing in view of our Canadian coast. The giant swaying trees creaked cordially. The sound of waves lapping the rocks and the wind filled with mists of salty water are things I crave when I got back to my prairie home. 

If you are planning a beautiful intimate get-away for your wedding please ask me for my elopement session packages! I'm so excited to be incorporating more of these sessions into my work as they speak dearly to my heart. 

Sunrise Session

Well we have one more day left to pray for the snow to come before Christmas. In the meantime I feel it is still fitting to share this beautiful fall sunrise session from October. Our lovely Model Maja looked so graceful in one of the most amazing Leanne Marshall gowns. The colour perfectly complemented the fall scenery and the warm sun as is flooded light over the horizon. Everything came to completion with one of Ponderosa and Thymes brilliant floral creations using vibrant tones juxtaposed with dried foraged neutrals. 

Shot on Pentax645nii with Portra 400 film

Creative direction | Magnolia Rouge Shoot led by | Brumley & Wells Styling | The Wells Makery Florals | Ponderosa & Thyme Hair & make-up | Jess Wilcox Wedding gowns | Leanne Marshall  Model | Maja Rohling Sponsor | The Find Lab Venue | Bodega Ridge