Sweet kisses+wishes…Family Sesssion | New Westminster and South Surrey Family Photographer

i’ve had the pleasure of photographing my dear friend stephanie and her babies since they were born.  from documenting birth to watching them grow, i feel very lucky to have captured them growing up.  we headed to the historic stewart farmhouse in white rock to update her pics, such a nice location! stephanie, you are an amazing mom, friend and woman, may this year be your year to shine bright, you deserve all the happiness in the world…

xoxo

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my favorite below! making wishes…

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love the whole series below…so cute!

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Chris+Mayra | Engagement | Puerto Vallarta Mexico | Destination Weddings | Vancouver Wedding Photographer

sometimes being somewhere at the right time and the right place leads you to meet the right people.  last week while celebrating my mom’s 65th birthday in the beautiful sunny puerto vallarta mexico, i met the nicest couple sippin’ margaritas at the pool.  chris+mayra, from california, will be getting married this coming november at the same resort, the sheraton buganvillias resort.  we got to chatting and turns out they wanted photos this time for a save the date card, just so happens i brought my camera!  i only brought one lens with me, but i am so thrilled at the results! rock what you got!

thank you for allowing me to capture this special time for you, in such an incredible place, i will never forget it.  wishing you both the most amazing wedding and beautiful life together and big hugs to your ever-so-kind family…

have a margarita, or two for me…:)

xoxo

melissa

 

 


love, love, love!

love the romance in the below image…

seriously gorgeous couple!

one of my favorites below…

Don + Lindsay’s Wedding | Britannia Shipyard Richmond | Richmond and Vancouver Wedding Photographer

with soft, spring like colors and golden light, don+lindsay’s intimate wedding day was pure perfection.  despite the forecast of rain, rain and more rain all week, the weather gods were most definitely on our side.  i love small, intimate weddings where the focus is entirely on the couple and surrounded by loved ones.  we started the getting ready photos at the sandman signature  vancouver airport, witnessed a beautiful ceremony at the steveston united church and then headed to britannia shipyard in richmond for our portraits.  with delicious golden light and a natural ability to put each other at ease, i had the best start to my weddings this year.

i absolutely loved getting to know you both over the past year and you both are just the most down-to-earth couple, it was such a pleasure capturing your forever…

wishing you both a lifetime of love, happiness + health…

xoxo

 

 

 

Vendors Include:

Ceremony: Steveston United Church

Portrait Venue: Britannia Shipyard Steveston

Bridal Gown: Champagne & Lace

Bridal Makeup: Ericka Stenstrom

Bridal Hair: Sarah Banks (family friend)

Flowers: Budget Blooms

Shoes: Champagne & Lace by Touch Ups

Cake: Kat’s Cakes

Caterer: CHOP (Richmond)

Favors: Homemade chocolate chip cookies

Guest Book: Hand made by Birdman the Welder

Minister: Rev. Rick Taylor

 

the board underneath all the items was actually their guest book! unlike anything i’ve seen. it is hand made by birdman the welder and all the guests get to sign the board, a perfect keepsake!

love her something old, her grandpa’s hanker chief that he carried in the navy…

one of my favs! lindsay you looked so beautiful and happy…

 

The “W” Family | New Westminster | New Westminster and Vancouver Family Photographer

i am so excited now that spring is in the air and i have begun my family sessions! the weather could not have been more perfect for the “w” family last saturday!  what a beautiful family! we ended up shooting the session almost in our backyards, new westminster has some great locations.  i am also very excited to announce that this april only, i will be focussing on families before weddings kick in for the summer.  all family sessions booked in april will be reduced by $75.00 so email me to inquire for details! this is the first time i have offered a mini session for families and can’t wait to get going!

thank you “w” family, i am delighted with the results from your session, great color choices mom!

xoxo

 

Don+Lindsay’s Wedding…Sneak Peek | Britannia Heritage Shipyard | Richmond and Vancouver Wedding Photographer

it feels sooooo good to be back!! i could not be more thrilled to start off my season with don+lindsay’s special day.  they are just simply the nicest couple and i have been so lucky to get to know them over the past year.  the weather cooperated, the sun was shinning, no rain in sight (despite the forecast) and love was in the spring air! richmond was the perfect backdrop…so looking forward to sharing more images, for now here is a glimpse into their beautiful wedding…

xoxo

 

 

 

lindsay…your are gorgeous! 

 

stay tuned….