WEDDING Photography, east and west
There is no doubt in my mind that I have been incredibly blessed; I have the most wonderful and supportive parents, sisters that I am lucky enough to call my best friends, and a husband I adore who gave me the three most amazing babies. My life has been a series of magical moments, and to be able to do what I love is the cherry on top.
It was while I lived in Barcelona that I really fell in love with photography. The people were all so passionate and the colours so vibrant, it made me want to freeze those moments in time. For months I carted around my parents old Pentax and snapped as many shots as I could. I realize now while looking back on those photos, that that time in my life was the spark that would eventually ignite the fire.
To be able to capture a moment is like magic, and to be able to call myself a photographer is a dream.
“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham
For me, it has always been the cinema. For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with “these amazing shadows” up there on the big screen and I have spent WAY too much time obsessing over the most minute details of the films I love. Photography has been a way of harnessing my passion for film and creating something with story and meaning.
Being a photographer has been such an incredible journey and I am so grateful for the opportunities that it creates for meeting new people and seeing new places. Weddings, in particular, are such a fun and positive experience that I can’t imagine ever giving this job up!
I met my own wife one summer when we were both camp counsellors at a summer camp for kids with disabilities. Together we live in British Columbia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast with the three hilarious characters we call our kids.
“The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be.” - Alain de Botton