The “Y” Family | Queen Elizabeth Park | Vancouver Family Photographer

it was such a pleasure to capture the “Y” family last week at queen elizabeth park!  while i have also had the pleasure of documenting their wedding back in 2012, the family of two is now a family of three! i was so happy to see you both and meet your sweet, smiley adorable little girl…

xoxo

 

12.12.12…such a beautiful wedding!

The “H” Family | Deer Lake Park | Burnaby and Vancouver Family Photographer

one of the best parts about taking photos is seeing past clients and getting to know them through their journey. i’ve had the pleasure now of capturing the “h” family from engagement, wedding and now a maternity and family session! i am so grateful for them choosing me to document their most precious memories. little miss “j” is such a sweet little girl and i just know she will be the best big sister.

we headed to deer lake park in burnaby and it just so happened to be mamma’s birthday! the weather could not have been more perfect.

congratulations on your newest addition! you have one beautiful family…

xoxo

 

 

 

 engagement (may 2011), view the full set here

wedding (july 2011), view the full set here

one gorgeous mamma here!

seriously love her! too cute…

definitely one of my favs!

Jamie + Jen’s Wedding | North Vancouver | North Vancouver and Vancouver Wedding Photographer

i’ve talked about fate before, you all know i am big believer! this story just gets me, i mean they first met when they were in the same grade 2 class!

jamie+jen spent lots of time together throughout high school, always having that special bond. after high school, they drifted apart…skipping ahead about 15 years, jen noticed that he had changed his facebook status to “single” and she jumped on the chance to revisit was had begun so long ago…

i loved the intimacy of this wedding. how often is it that both their parents live about 10 minutes apart!  being that they both grew up in north vancouver, it was only fitting to start their journey together in the comfort of both their parents home.  starting off with the ceremony at jen’s parents house to finishing the reception at jamie’s parents house, you could just feel the love and connection the whole day. with a rustic, vintage, casual backyard wedding and colors of pink, blush, champaign and cream, i’ll always remember your beautiful day!

wishing you a lifetime of happiness, family connection and love…

xoxo

 

 

 

Vendors Include:

Bridal Gown: La Sposa Wedding World

Bridal Hair: Kirsten Donald (kdonald03@gmail.com) (Heritage Hair Salon)

Bridal Makeup: Candy Lefrancois (candyl04@hotmail.com) (Tofino Beauty Lounge & Spa)

Bridal Shoes: Lord’s Shoes

Groom’s Attire: Bow ties from Mrs. Bowtie

Flowers: Niki Trading (arranged by family and friends)

Caterer: Served Catering

Wedding song: Flapper Girl, by The Lumineers

Wedding Favors: Rogers Chocolates

Marriage Commissioner:Joanie Mitchell (joaniemitchell@shaw.ca)

Rental Companies: Salmon’s Rentals, Apex Tents

Song walking down the aisle: slide guitar, played by their talented brother-in-law Darcy

 

 

the engagement ring diamond is a family heirloom from the groom…

love me a first look! big cates park in north van was amazing!

pure gorgeousness! jen is one stunning bride!

the ceremony was held at the bride’s parents home. loved their simple and elegant decor, emotional vows and beginning their journey where she grew up…

not a dry eye in the crowd when jen was speaking…

love the wine box incorporated into the ceremony! this is sealed and to be opened on their 10th year anniversary!

onto the reception which was held in the backyard of the groom’s parents, so romantic and intimate!

check out the slideshow for more love,

Jamie+Jen’s Wedding from Melissa Montgomery on Vimeo.

Brad+Carly’s Wedding | Tulameen BC | Tulameen and Vancouver Wedding Photographer

i can relate to them. when you know you’ve found “it”, you just know and you jump in with both feet, heart and soul, no matter how long you’ve known them.

having met on plenty of fish just over a year ago, brad+carly had their dream wedding in tulameen, bc this past august.  while i’ve never been to this quiet little sanctuary of a town, i was instantly engulfed by the serenity of it all. from the views, to the lakes to the “no cell service”, it truly is a little escape.  being that they love camping, hiking and the great outdoors, they picked the perfect location to start their journey together.  surrounded by friends, family and nature, their wedding was truly beautiful.

wishing you a lifetime of jumping in, no cell service, happiness and love…

thank you for choosing me to document your story…

xoxo

 

 

 

Vendors Include:

Venue: Tulameen BC (Otter Lake Lodge)

Bridal Gown Designer: Romantic Bridals, Purchased: Bliss Bridal

Bridal Hair and Makeup: Amanda DenBraber, Fraser Valley Makeup

Bridal Shoes: Target (Faded Glory)

Bridal Party Attire: all picked out by bridesmaids, navy blue

Groom’s Attire: Le Chateau

Flowers: Sweet Sensations (Princeton), reception florals provided by Bride’s family

Cake: Sweet Sensations (Princeton), Desserts: Provided by Blayney Family

Wedding song: Safe and Sound by Capital Cities

Caterer: Bride’s mom and family members

Wedding Favors: Matchbox and sparklers  from the The Knot

Minister: Eric Goodfellow (Father married Carly’s grandparents)

Rental Companies: Lori’s Catering

Song walking down the isle and slideshow song: “A thousand years” by Christina Perri

Something Old: Brides mom’s veil

Something Borrowed: Grandmother’s necklace and earrings

Birch Tree decor used in ceremony: made by brides’ father

Engagement Ring: Groom’s grandmothers

they opted for a first look. this gives the bride and groom a chance to see each other before the ceremony, i loved that everyone was watching on the deck…

now that’s a spot to get married! the gorgeous birch tree archway and other decor was made by the bride’s father…the perfect finishing touches!

carly you look so beautiful and absolutely love the veil!

definitely one of my favorites below, so romantic!

the perfect blend of nature to fit in with the decor…

be sure to view the slideshow, song choice, “a thousand years” by christina perri…

Brad+Carly’s Wedding from Melissa Montgomery on Vimeo.

The “K” Family | Granville Island | Vancouver Family Photographer

time flies when your having fun!  it was such a pleasure to capture the “k” family again this year. i’ve been so lucky to get to know this beautiful family over the past three years!  i love looking back at the photos and the differences of how the girls have changed, much like when i look at the photos of my boys. it is so important to have family photos done on a regular basis, they certainly can change fast.

having photographed the “k” family for the past three years, i wanted to gift them with a beautiful slideshow put together from their first session! i always keep my images on file and i am certainly thankful i can deliver something like this for them. be sure to view the slideshow at the end of the post!

“k” family, thank you again for choosing me to document your most precious times.

here is a look at our granville island family session from last week! oh the light could not have been more perfect.

xoxo

A collaboration of the past three years! xo

The Kong Family 2014 from Melissa Montgomery on Vimeo.