Hilary is one of my favorite adventure buddies (you may recognize her from my trip to Mayne Island!). As much as I'd like to hog her to myself, I'm pretty excited that she has found such an incredible life partner in Greg. Last summer, on the day they were moving into their new home, Greg got down on one knee in the doorway and asked Hilary to marry him. I've been eagerly anticipating their wedding and engagement photos ever since!
I've always been a fan of treehouses. I don't know if it started when I started watching Star Wars and fell in love with Ewoks and Endor, but there is just something about a home amongst the trees that makes me happy. A few years ago, I heard about a place called Treehouse Point in Washington, which is a Bed & Breakfast in Issaquah, just outside of Seattle, where you can actually stay in these beauties!
Mayne Island is full of treasures and beauty around every corner. They say the deer population outnumbers the residents on this island, and after spotting numerous deer around each and every bend in the road, I would say this is a fair assumption!
Stormy skies loomed in the forecast the entire week before this engagement session. Olivia and I messaged back and forth, nervous about the forecasted rain for their "sunrise" session at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.
Last night, I grabbed my dear friend Jessica and drove out to Chilliwack to frolic amongst some incredible tulips. We had bought our tickets a week earlier, and the weather came through with some gorgeous sunny rays for our time at the fields. Tulips of the Valley might not be the most well-known tulip festival in the valley, but it is the largest festival currently in the lower mainland!
BC is overflowing with beauty, and sometimes, it's hard to know where to start. I've collected my 25 favourite locations and hikes throughout the Lower Mainland and compiled it into an easy guide for newbies and locals to enjoy.
In March I launched my brand new website, and to celebrate, I ran a series of awesome giveaways on my Instagram account. I teamed up with the amazing Sky Helicopters to give away a mountain top photo session to one lucky couple. We luckily had a break in the weather this past weekend, so we flew our winners, Tas and Jack out to a peak in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park and created some beautiful images of the two of them!
Anna and Jeff are a pure riot. I think my cheeks are still recovering from our time together a few days ago! The three of us were instantly at home with one another and spent the night cracking jokes and unveiling our silly sides (and Anna has the best and biggest silly side I have ever seen).
Last August, we hopped in our SUV and headed down the Washington Coast towards Oregon. We've been dreaming of this road trip for years, so it wasn't difficult to plan out all the spots we wanted to visit. I pulled together this entire itinerary only 3 days before we left!
Jenny and Daniel are two super sweet and adventurous souls. We had originally planned an epic overnight hike for their engagement session (Yes, I will GLADLY hike for your session!), but a stress fracture ended up cancelling our plans. I opted to give them the next best thing, and we took a helicopter ride with Sky Helicopters to a snowy mountain peak after shooting the first part of their session at sunrise. We were treated to some epic winter fog along the dikes at Pitt Lake, which made for some gorgeous and moody images that I am completely over the moon with! Then, we climbed into our helicopter and frolicked in foot-deep snow on a mountaintop in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park.