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  • Ammonite Falls Engagement Session ~ Heat Wave in BC? Let’s Go Swimming ~ Parksville Wedding Photography ~
    During a BC Heatwave, Let’s Go Swimming For Our Engagement Photos! Paulo and Torill were scheduled to have their adventurous engagement session during one of BC’s 2021 summer heat waves. It was a HOT day. Very hot. These two were visiting Vancouver Island from the big city on the mainland and we couldn’t reschedule the engagement shoot. They wanted an adventurous, nature-rich setting and we had decided on Ammonite Falls […]
  • A Snowy Christmas Eve Elopement at Tigh Na Mara Resort ~ Parksville Weddings ~ Natalie & Steve’s Tigh na Mara Elopement
    Eloped on Christmas Eve, a Tigh Na Mara Wedding Natalie and Steve eloped on Christmas Eve at one of Parksville’s most popular wedding venues, Tigh Na Mara. They had originally planned on marrying at Tigh Na Mara in the summer, with a large guest list that involved their family and friends from across Canada and even Scotland, where Natalie is from. But as they began to plan and juggle the […]
  • Smoky Sky Wedding~a Rathtrevor Beach Elopement ~ Parksville Elopement Photographer
    On a smoky summer day, Cayley and Riley eloped at the beautiful Rathtrevor beach in Parksville. They eloped barefoot on the beach among their closest family members, a couple of friends and their two-year old son. They had been engaged for one year and suddenly decided that they didn’t want to wait any longer to become married. So in just two weeks’ time, they planned a destination elopement in Parksville, BC, at the beautiful Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.
  • Hiking Century Sam Lake, Strathcona Park ~ Turquoise Blue Waters and an Ice Cave ~ Strathcona Park Elopement Photographer
    Hiking Century Sam Lake, Strathcona Park The turquoise blue waters of Century Sam Lake in Strathcona Park lure the hikers and the wanderlusters to its mesmerizing sights. Hiking to this beautiful place has become quite popular due a “social media wildfire,” and its relatively easy access. By easy I mean that it doesn’t require multiple days to get to, however you definitely don’t just park your car beside the lake. […]
  • Sabrina & Ian ~ Little Mountain Would-Have-Been-Married-If-Not-For-COVID Photos ~ Parksville Wedding Photographer
    Little Mountain Would-Have-Been-Married-If-Not-For-COVID Photos :) Sabrina and Ian would have been married this year, however COVID-19 would postpone their wedding plans to the following year. I offered to photograph them on their original wedding date on top of the local Parksville gem, Little Mountain. They said yes! We spent the evenings golden hour on top of the scenic mountaintop enjoying the views while capturing playful portraits of them happy, in […]
  • Puerto Vallarta Empowering Beach Session ~ Puerto Vallarta Destination Wedding Photographer
    Sunset Beach Photos, Portraits in Puerto Vallarta I was elated that my very good friend Jen could join me while photographing a destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta in February 2020 just before the COVID pandemic made world travel complicated. I have known Jen since middle school, and we’ve been friends ever since. It was lovely spending a week with her in Mexico, drinking blue margaritas and boogie boarding every day. […]
  • Tofino and Ucluelet Elopement Locations ~Camping Meares Island and Hiking Lone Cone Mountain~ | Tofino Elopement Photography
    Tofino and Ucluelet Elopement Locations~ Camping Meares Island and Hiking Lone Cone Mountain There are so many incredible Tofino and Ucluelet elopement locations, and I want to describe Meares Island. This place definitely makes the list for an incredible location for a Tofino elopement! It is accessible only by boat, giving it a truly remote and small island feel. The sandy beaches give amazing views to the other nearby islands, […]
  • Nourish Kitchen & Cafe Wedding- Unique Victoria Wedding Venue
    Nourish Kitchen & Cafe, a Unique Victoria Wedding Venue Artemis and Tim married in the small garden at Nourish Kitchen and Cafe, downtown Victoria, BC. This is a unique wedding venue in Victoria that focuses on providing nourishing food as a cafe and restaurant, and is available to rent for events. The 1888 heritage house was converted into a restaurant and is absolutely stunning inside. Artemis is a major food […]
  • Tofino Elopement Location ~Virgin Falls~ | Tofino Elopement Photography
    Virgin Falls, an Adventurous Tofino Elopement Location ~ Tofino Elopement Photography Virgin Falls is a beautiful Tofino elopement location for the more adventurous souls. The stunning waterfall, bubbling creek and West Coast forest make an amazing setting for your Tofino elopement. It is accessed by 110km of logging roads (round trip) and is best suited for AWD vehicles with high-clearance. Once you’re parked, the trail leading to the waterfall is […]
  • Tofino Elopement Locations ~Master List~ | Tofino Elopement Photography
    Tofino Elopement Locations Here is a list of popular Tofino elopement locations, including Ucluelet- Vancouver Island’s most popular West Coast communities. Thousands of people visit Tofino and Ucluelet every year for their beaches, wild natural beauty, surfing and hiking, and excellent dining experiences. More and more people are choosing to elope here, where they can combine both their elopement wedding and honeymoon in one stay. Tofino Elopement Locations; Where to […]
  • Camping and Hiking Landslide Lake, Strathcona Park ~ Strathcona Park Hiking and Backpacking
    Backpacking to Landslide Lake in Strathcona Park Me and a few new friends spent a warm summer weekend backpacking to Landslide Lake in Strathcona Park a couple of summers ago. This is definitely one of the most beautiful lakes I’ve visited yet within the Strathcona Park boundary. I am so excited to tell you that it was this very trip that I touched my first glacier and saw my first […]
  • Atluck Lake Camping, Zeballos Road Trip ~ Another Northern Vancouver Island Camping Road Trip
    Atluck Lake Camping and Exploring Zeballos ~ Road Tripping Northern Vancouver Island I will never get enough northern Vancouver Island road tripping; there are dozens of communities to check out and thousands of lakes, recreation sites, beaches, and other natural wonders to explore. Every time I go, I see so many new things and the feeling like I want to go home just never happens. Exploring remote communities like Zeballos […]
  • Camping with Kids, a North Island Road Trip, August 2019 ~ Vancouver Island Road Trip Ideas ~ Camping Vancouver Island
    Road Tripping Northern Vancouver Island with my BFF and Her Two Kids- Camping Style Last August my BFF and I loaded up my Subaru to the absolute fullest and then added two kids in car seats to top it off. We would be road tripping northern Vancouver Island and camping each night so we did need a lot of equipment, particularly the equipment needed for kids! Jaxson was three and […]
  • A Valentines Day Wedding Wearing a Green Wedding Dress ~Nanaimo, Vancouver Island Weddings~
    Celeste & Kit’s Intimate Valentines Day Wedding at the Bowen Park Duck Pond Celeste and Kit celebrated Valentines Day with an intimate wedding at the Bowen Park duck pond. These two were legally marrying in Canada among a small group of family and friends and then celebrating with a larger and more symbolic destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta later that month on the February 29th leap day. It’s complicated to […]
  • Alert Bay Road Trip, Another North Vancouver Island Adventure ~ an Autumn Exploration
    Exploring Alert Bay, a Northern Vancouver Island Road Trip Adventure In November, myself, my two great friends and their young daughters loaded up the Subaru and hit the road for a Northern Vancouver Island road trip adventure. Our destination was specifically Alert Bay, where beach combing and exploring are plentiful. We could only squeeze in this trip over a weekend, so we spent just one night in the little town […]
  • Kimberly & David’s Romantic Sunset Portraits ~ Puerto Vallarta Destination Wedding Photography
    Romantic Sunset Portraits While Vacationing in Puerto Vallarta I met David and Kimberly while photographing a destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico this winter on the February 29th leap year. They were also attending a leap year wedding at the all inclusive vacation resort Royal Decameron near the small town of Bucerias. We met over a game of UNO and connected. I really really wanted to photograph a couple at […]
  • Bamfield Day Trip via the Lady Rose ~ Port Alberni Things to Do
    Day Tripping to Bamfield via the Frances Barkley, Lady Rose Marine Services, Port Alberni Day tripping to Bamfield is usually done via 90 km of logging roads from Port Alberni- or even further if starting from Victoria and travelling through Lake Cowichan. A less-common but well-loved way to get to Bamfield is via boat. The Frances Barkley, operated by Lady Rose Marine Services of Port Alberni, travels to remote West […]
  • A Puerto Vallarta Destination Wedding ~ Marrying on the Leap Day!
    A Puerto Vallarta Destination Wedding at the Royal Decameron Complex, Bucerias, Mexico Celeste and Kit held their destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta at the Royal Decameron Complex in the little town of Bucerias, Mexico. They married on the beach on the leap day (February 29th) among 50 family and friends. It was a HOT, beautiful-blue-skies kind of day. Daytime margaritas, good music, happy and laughing people EVERYWHERE, taco dinner and […]
  • Power Outage Snowstorm Party 2019 ~ Majestic Elk, Beautiful West Coast Beaches, Candles and Spaghetti ~ Our Annual Girls Weekend Getaway in Port Renfrew
    Our Annual Weekend Getaway Girls Trip; Power Outages, Snow Storms and Majestic Elk in Port Renfrew, BC I am SO fortunate to have two incredible circles of close girl friends. Every year, I enjoy an annual girls trip with each group. That means two trips a year for me- I am so effing blessed! In 2019, we decided to rent a fully-equipped cabin in Port Renfrew in early February. We […]
  • Class of 2009 BSS Grad Reunion ~ Parksville Grad Reunion at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks!
    Class of 2009 BSS Grad Reunion at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks 2019 rolled around which meant that the BSS (Ballenas Secondary School) grad class of 2009 was hitting their ten year milestone. We celebrated at the beautiful Little Qualicum Cheeseworks on a sunny but slightly chilly late September day. We had the Knockananna Grill food truck and a toonie bar to keep us going. The venue at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks is […]
  • Rathtrevor Beach Family Photos ~ Blossoming Cherry Trees in Parksville, BC ~ Parksville Family Photographer
    Family Photos in the Cherry Blossoms, Rathtrevor Beach, Parksville A local Springtime favorite in Parksville and all across Vancouver Island are when the cherry blossoms bloom! In March, April and May you can see the white and pink flowers in the parks and city landscaping. I was lucky to have photographed this family in March at Rathtrevor Beach shortly before COVID-19 pandemic restrictions became the norm in 2020. The white […]
  • West Coast Portrait, Nanoose Bay Beaches
    West Coast Portrait in Nanoose Bay Michaela and I got together to photograph her West Coast portrait at Moorecroft Park in Nanoose Bay. Michaela grew up in Nanoose and was raised by the ocean. She is an Instagram influencer, promoting the body-positive movement and self love. Check out her work here; Michaela Marie. She is 6’1″ tall and loves every inch of her body. It wasn’t an easy accomplishment to […]
  • Surprise Family Reunion Birthday Gift ~ Family Photography, Milner Gardens, Vancouver Island
    Family Photos at Milner Gardens, Capturing a Surprise Family Reunion Birthday Gift ~ Qualicum Beach, BC Great Grandma is having a birthday! Her daughter was going to take her out for brunch at the lovely Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach to celebrate, bringing along the grandchildren too. What Great Grandma didn’t know, was that family from Vancouver and Alberta had traveled to Vancouver Island to be there for her birthday […]
  • Art Warz, Parksville, BC ~ Oceanside Paint Party Event ~ Vancouver Island
    Art Warz Event, Parksville, BC ~ An Oceanside Paint Party Event Jenny Hughes of Oceanside Paint Party put on an Art Warz painting competition event at the Parksville Community Center on Friday, March 6th, 2020. This was a three hour event where five selected artists created a West Coast Landscape themed painting within a certain time frame. Guests could wander around the room watching the artists color their canvas and […]
  • Kitties in Cherry Blossom Trees ~ Parksville, BC, Cherry Blossoms ~ Photographing Cats During a Pandemic
    Photographing My Cats in a Cherry Blossom Tree, Parksville, BC ~ When I Can’t Photograph People During a Pandemic, I Can Still Photograph my Cats It’s April, 2020. The cherry blossom trees are in full bloom here in Parksville, and I can’t photograph people in their beautiful bloom due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Fortunately, I have one incredible cherry blossom tree on the property I live on, and I […]
  • Taleah & Sean’s Beach House Wedding ~ Cordova Bay, Victoria, BC Wedding Photography
    Taleah and Sean’s Beach House Wedding in Cordova Bay, Victoria, BC Taleah and Sean held their wedding at the Beach House in Cordova Bay, Victoria, BC. With their family and friends seated in chairs facing the ocean, they married each other with a cool summer breeze in their hair while smelling the scent of salty west coast waves. With just over 100 guests and around a dozen children attending, their […]
  • Three Generations of Women ~ Parksville Family Photographer ~ Rathtrevor Beach, Vancouver Island
    Three Generations Family Photoshoot, Parksville, BC Aili and her daughter were visiting Parksville from Merritt, BC, and wanted to capture all three generations of women in a family photoshoot. Grandma came down from Port Hardy to spend some time with her daughter and granddaughter, and joined us for family photos at Rathtrevor Beach. Aili brought her energetic Blue Heeler, and grandma also brought her dog along. I always encourage clients […]

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