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Old School Rap + Misty Beaches

There’s something about walking along a beach in the cold, bundled in a coat, scarf and boots. Mist hangs from a grey sky and threatening waves crash onto the shore and just off the beach is a lodge with the promise of a warm fireplace. I’d always wanted to stay somewhere like the Oregon Coast or, say, Tofino, in the winter (or fall would do). Photographing a wedding on the same trip, well that made it all the sweeter.

Shane and I had never spent so much time together in a car all at once. There was the drive to the ferry terminal, and after the two hour sail to Vancouver Island, several more hours down winding roads to the west coast. I decided that Autumn was by far my favourite season on that trip. We kept ourselves entertained by playing Shane’s iPhone on shuffle…every other ‘song’ was a chapter from a business book (only Shane) but we also did some car dancing and Shane kept his wife highly amused by singing to the likes of some old school rap and hip hop, while ‘backing it up’ in the driver’s seat. He pretends to be embarrassed as I laugh at with him; it seriously gets me every time.

Wedding photos to come soon. And until then…

Happy Monday!

  • Cassi Claire - November 7, 2011 - 11:28 am

    You guys are sooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - November 7, 2011 - 11:29 am

    Now those are some serious surf boarders!!! Whoa!ReplyCancel

  • lievebee - November 7, 2011 - 11:41 am

    What lens did you use for the ferry pictures? i love the quality of the shotReplyCancel

  • Lesley - November 7, 2011 - 11:49 am

    Aww one of my favourite places in the world!! :)ReplyCancel

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  • Amy - November 7, 2011 - 3:34 pm

    Great photos, I love Tofino, makes me want to go surfing, even in that cold weather.ReplyCancel

  • Sara F. - November 7, 2011 - 8:12 pm

    I just love your wardrobe. Point blank, the end. Love it. You always look SO CUTE! Where do you shop the most?ReplyCancel

  • Kim Spears - November 7, 2011 - 10:33 pm

    Let me guess, Middle Beach Lodge ?!! I love Tofino and can’t wait to get back there for a cabin get-a-way with my boys :)ReplyCancel

  • Carlee - November 7, 2011 - 11:16 pm

    Love the photos!! Takes me right back to all our summers up there!! Such a beautiful place.ReplyCancel

  • Shane (car dancin') Bradley - November 8, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    haha I look angry at my breakfast…or maybe I’m just strategizing my next bite. Such a fun trip/shoot! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - November 8, 2011 - 3:38 pm

    I love this post! You guys are too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa @ MMT - November 9, 2011 - 6:25 pm

    Looks like a beautiful place! You two are way too cute!!ReplyCancel

  • tardy - November 10, 2011 - 3:34 pm

    the light form that indoor breakfast shot is amazing.ReplyCancel

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