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Darragh and Maddie were married this past Saturday, marking the first wedding of 2016, my sixth wedding season! I had been looking forward to this day for some time, having had worked with this family on a couple occasions in the past. Most recently was when Darragh and Maddie welcomed their sweet boy Declan, last Spring.

Their wedding happened upon the one beautiful day in a string of stormy weather. It began at Maddie’s parents’ gorgeous condo overlooking the water as the girls were made up and dressed up in gold sequins and layers of white, champagne flutes in hand. Then it was off to the church for an intimate and traditional Catholic ceremony, surrounded by mostly family and a few close friends. Declan was so handsome in his tux and so well behaved as he watched his beautiful mama and daddy become husband and wife.

Portraits were taken at the Roundhouse Community Center and along the seawall in Yaletown. I think we all will agree that this wedding party was seriously stylish! So classy. We wrapped things up and whisked the bride and groom back for the reception at La Terrazza, where the wine flowed, dances were had, stories were shared and love was celebrated.

Many thanks to Darragh and Maddie and their families! May you two be thoroughly enjoying your time – and each other – on the sunny beaches of Cabo.


Bride’s Dress: Bisou Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Asos
Florals: Divine Vines
Hair & Makeup: Makeup in Session & Jessica Bradley
Reception: La Terrazza
DJ: Luv Lyf

Today I’m excited to share new promotional images of a girl I’m proud to call a friend, Jamie Delaine.  She’s smart, she’s successful, and she’s been beautifully photographing weddings since she was in high school!  Jamie has since grown her business beyond just shooting, and always seems to have more than one project on the go.

Jamie and her husband Randy are also the founders of The School Sessions, a non-profit where photographers photograph a session in the month of April, with the entire session fee going toward building a school in Haiti.  If you’re a photographer or a potential client, it’s not too late to get involved!  Please check out the website for more information.

For all of Jamie’s business endeavours, new head shots were needed and we had so much fun working on these together…


  • Lisa Provencal - March 1, 2016 - 5:31 pm

    So beautiful and professional! Love them allReplyCancel

  • Gail - March 8, 2016 - 8:15 am

    Jamie is SUCH a class act! These turned out BEAUTIFULLY! (love the yellow dress shots especially!) You do beautiful work!ReplyCancel

My beautiful friend Julie and her husband welcomed another little boy into their family recently! It was such a treat to meet him and document them as a family of four, at home. And as though I wasn’t already excited to meet my next baby…seeing Nash snuggle into his mama’s chest, in all of his new baby scent and sweetness, I just about melted.

Julie, Sean, and Jude, we’re so happy for you and the arrival of Nash! He’s pretty perfect.


  • jamie delaine - February 24, 2016 - 10:20 am

    Julie! What a beautiful home and what a beautiful family of 4 you guys are!!! :)ReplyCancel