On a lovely sunny day I met Sapna and her cute family at Redwood Park in Surrey for a family photo session. Redwood Park is one my favourite spots for a family shoot. Not only do you get the beauty of the trees but there is also a lovely treehouse, a playground and an enchanted fairy land that's perfect for kids.
The little six month old was so charming and he smiled the WHOLE TIME! He was so easy to photography and as you can see that made for a really fun photo session ❤
It was rainy and wet at Granville Island but that didn't stop us from having a great time with this lovely couple who didn't have the chance to do an engagement shoot before their wedding so they did it after. We had the pleasure of photographing B & I's wedding back in June and were delighted to see them again in December ❤
From a beautiful Mehndi ceremony & a playful Pithi evening to an elegant Nikkah ceremony, Benish & Imran's wedding was full of great moments and lovely surprises.
We had the pleasure of spending two days with the lovely couple and their family, some of whom travelled from as far as Minnesota, Florida, Los Angeles, Wisconsin, Toronto, and India, so it was very important for them that we capture as many moments as possible.
The first day began at Elk's Lodge in Port Coquitlam where the bride was adorned with beautiful Henna on both her hands and feet. The rest of the family followed and it was a wonderful opportunity for us to get to know everyone.
Later in the evening was the Pithi ceremony which entails rubbing the bride and the groom with a paste made of chickpea flour, turmeric and other ingredients. It's a celebration of love and happiness for the couple involved. The night ended with several great dance performances from family members.
The next day was the day of the Nikkah ceremony which was held at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby. The bride and groom prepared themselves at two different locations but the groom picked the bride up after he negotiated with her bridesmaids (there were lots of negotiations throughout both days, most of which are very playful in nature.. pretty fun tradition for sure).
Our journey with the couple ended at the Ismaili centre where the marriage ceremony took place. The couple & their families glowed with happiness and there were a few other traditions that were performed at the centre, including a fun competition between the bride and groom all of which contributed to a wonderful wedding that we'll never forget. Congrats to you Benish and Imran and thanks so much for sharing your day with us ❤
Meeting someone as sweet as miss N. is always a treat and it makes for a wonderful photo session. No rain or wind were gonna stop us, especially with all the beautiful views in White Rock Beach. Sometimes it's actually easier to work with overcast conditions when it comes to lighting and the results were fantastic! Thanks so much miss N. for the lovely time :)
Do you find it hard to get a unique gift for your significant other on Valentine's day? Well, how about a romantic photo shoot? On Sunday Feb. 16th we'll be running a full day mini session photo event where you'll get to spend some one on one time with your loved one posing for my camera. These mini sessions are great because they're not too long, they're only 25 minutes, they're only $90, and you'll come out of the session with 20 edited hi res images. Few spaces are available so book now by emailing us at love2media(a)gmail.com ❤
This lovely mom-to-be was a pleasure to work with. It was a rainy day outside so we couldn't go out but she welcomed me to her home and we got some awesome shots. She had some great white walls that worked well as a clean backdrop and she was glowing so it wasn't so hard to get these lovely photos of her. Congrats Nicole and can't wait to meet your little one! :)
Fall is my favorite time to photograph. The colors of the leaves and the beautiful sun make for a great combo and I really had a blast with the Cooper family as we hung out at Redwood Park in Surrey. A beautiful park with a cute little treehouse and a nice little playground for the young ones. Marnie, Coop and the girls were so much fun, even though little S. wanted to enjoy the park more than be in photos, but we did manage to get several cute snapshots of this munchkin and her photogenic older sister :)
It was a pleasure meeting the J. family today. They had a lovely backdrop that was used at the wedding of their daughter back in July and they wanted to take photos with it before they tear it down. We had a great time hanging out with this family and we shared lots of laughs. Here is a little preview :)