• Welcome to my blog! Take a look around and enjoy! I am a wedding + lifestyle photographer based out of Vancouver, BC, however, I am available for travel worldwide! I love fashion, my family, photography, red wine and pretty much addicted to caffeine! I believe in fate + love. I wish on stars + dream big. I am a photographic artist and I love what I do...


Rob+Angie’s Wedding | 100 Mile House | The Hills Health Ranch | 100 Mile House Wedding Photographer | BC Interior Wedding Photography

when you know, you just know.

i would have thought rob+angie had been together for years, after all, their compatibility with each other would justify it. i found out later on they had met online just a short year and a half ago.  rob’s parents were kind of enough to share the story with me that when rob had came up to them one day, love struck, after meeting angie and said, “i am going to marry this girl”. he just knew she was going to be his.

when you know, you just know…

i’ve always wanted to shoot a wedding in 100 Mile House, after all it’s home to me, where i grew up and the bonus part was being lucky enough to capture rob+angie’s winter wonderland wedding. rob and i went to high school together so it was very special to be a part of it.  starting off at his parent’s home at ponderosa resort for the getting ready, first look and portraits, made for breathtaking views mixed with just the right amount of fresh morning snow.  for the ceremony and reception we headed to the lovely hills health ranch, a quiet piece of sanctuary, equipement with horses and sleigh rides of course.

i am very honored to have been chosen to capture your story…what a beautiful start to my wedding season, i am in serious love with these images!

wishing you love, laughter + forever…

xoxo

melissa

Vendors Include:

Getting Ready Location/Portraits: Ponderosa Resort

Venue Ceremony + Reception: The Hills Health Ranch

Bridal Gown: Alfred Sung Purchased: Icing Boutique

Bridal Party Attire: David’s Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss, Harry Rosen

Flowers: Silk Flowers by Jean

Bridal Shoes: Isik Tekin, Bosphorusshop

Makeup: DIY Ladies!! (Do-It-Yourself)

Bridal Hair: By mother of the bride!

Wedding song: “When you got a good thing” by Lady Antebellum

Caterer: The Hills Health Ranch

DJ Service: Rob Fry, New Age Entertainment

Marriage Commissioner: Angie Schwartz

Something Old: Grandma Gunneson’s necklace

Something Blue: blue toes

 

 

i love a first look! it allows the couple to ensure a private moment together before starting the “portraits” section of the day and allowing time to enjoy cocktail hour, or sleigh rides (lol) after the ceremony instead of having to jet off for photos. 

love this image below, laughter and love…

magazine bride! angie, your beauty is both inside and out…

i mean really? picture perfect right here…everyone should get married in the country and in the snow..lol (i never heard angie once complain she was cold, just all smiles)

it’s not a cariboo wedding without cherries…those should warm you up!

hey, it’s 100 Mile, in February…these things happen…lol (my favorite part is angie in the front seat crossing her fingers)

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be sure to view the slideshow below…wedding song choice, “When you got a good thing” by Lady Antebellum…

Rob+Angie’s Wedding from Melissa Montgomery on Vimeo.

Rob+Angie…Sneak Peek | 100 House Mile House B.C. | The Hills Health Ranch | 100 Mile House Wedding Photographer

last weekend i headed down to my home town of 100 mile house, bc to capture the beautiful winter wonderland wedding of rob+angie. it was a the perfect blend of romance in the snow, country setting and so much love. i can’t wait to finish up the editing on these! for now, here’s a glimpse of their spectacular day…

xoxo

melissa

 

angie, you are one gorgeous bride! so happy it was slightly snowing in the morning for us…

David+Dayna | Whistler Engagement | Whistler and Vancouver Wedding Photographer

celebrating their five year anniversary last may, david+dayna wanted to do something special. they headed to whistler, where david already had plans of his own. he took her to a beautiful restaurant where they proceeded to order a bottle of champagne. once the bottle was ready, the server took them down to the wine cellar. after whispering sweet nothings to her, he got down on one knee and asked her to be his forever…

for their engagement session, we spent the day back where it all started in beautiful whistler, bc. while we may have slightly froze, the pure heat of love kept them warm and starbucks of course…

so looking forward to capturing their love story this coming august at the stunning morgan creek golf course….

xoxo

melissa

 

the sun was perfectly hitting this spot to create beautiful backlight…

i mean seriously, these two are so stunning!

Randy+Rachel | Engagement | Langley Wedding Photographer | Vancouver Wedding Photographer

it all started with a “wink”, well a “wink” on match.com that is and two years later after their first date, randy+rachel will i say i do this coming may.  they got engaged in london, england while visiting on vacation. their comfortability and compassion for each other radiated during the shoot. i knew i loved their laid back attitudes the moment i found out she likes romantic chick flicks and they love visiting wineries! fort langley historical site was the perfect backdrop for them being that one day they hope to have a winter cabin getaway.

i am so looking forward to capturing your story, “winks” included…

xoxo

melissa

A Year In Review | Love Stories | Vancouver Wedding Photographer

what an amazing year this has been! i am so grateful for my clients, who have now become friends.  to the vendors that i have great relationships with, i thank you. to the venues who put on these magnificant weddings, it has been a privilege working with you. my heart is overjoyed with gratitude and love.

i am so passionate about what i do and can not wait to do it again.  i am ready to make more love stories and memories for you. bring it on 2014!

xoxo

melissa

Year In Review 2013 from Melissa Montgomery on Vimeo.