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Ashley and Chris’s Nanaimo Wedding | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Ashley and Chris’s Nanaimo Wedding Their love story began… At work! I can’t tell you who liked who first, but maybe the boss can? ;) They became friends and then became life partners. With mutual hobbies and a passion for gaming, reading comic & fantasy books and travelling Japan, similar life goals and same friend circles, they decided to adopt a Bullmastiff together. After handing the big guy together for […]

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Engaged! Camping with your wedding photographer on a Vancouver Island beach | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Engaged and In Love; Camping in Pachena Bay for your Engagement Photos When Jack and Charlotte first inquired with me about wedding photography, they mentioned that having their engagement session at Pachena Bay Campground would be their ideal location. Pachena Bay is located very near Bamfield and requires a lengthy travel on gravel roads to reach. From Victoria, for them, it would take just over 200km, much of it on […]

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Puppy and Mum | Parksville& Vancouver Island Family Photographer

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Puppy Portrait, and some Cuddles Too Cathy has been mom to a few dogs over the years, and she has gotten proffessional portraits taken of each of them to hang one on her wall. We decided to visit their daily walking spot; Nanaimo’s Mordem Coillery Dam to capture her puppy portraits this year. Abby is a beautiful Lab rescue, who really showed her quirky personality over the walk with her […]

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Adventurous Vancouver Island Outdoor Portrait | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Adventurous Little Qualicum River Photo Session An adventurous Vancouver Island outdoor couples portrait session, set against the incredible Little Qualicum River that has carved its way through hard rock over centuries. It’s a spectacular river that flows cold and strong, especially during our winter months. This is a popular tourist destination, but us locals know where to go for the quiet, off-the-beaten-track locations. These two asked me to photograph their […]

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Sombrio Beach Camping Trip | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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West Coast Portrait Sombrio Beach is hands down my favorite easier-accessed beach on Vancouver Island. It might even be my favorite beach, and trust me, there are a lot of incredible ones on the Island. This is a popular surf, camping, beach combing, and hiking destination in Port Renfrew along Vancouver Islands West Coast. It truly epitomizes that rugged, raw beauty when envisioning West Coast. Those that visit are washed […]

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Erin & Jake’s Nanaimo Wedding | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Erin and Jake’s Picturesque Backyard Nanaimo Wedding Their love story began… At a weekly group sport event playing various sports for fun, she noticed this cute guy playing on the team. She couldn’t remember his name, but her sister remembered! Soon enough, they were hanging out beyond the weekly sport meetup, and fell pretty hard for each other, and fast. She was an artist, studying to be a nurse, and […]

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Dara & Darnell’s Rain~Moss~Maple Adventure Engagement Session | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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A Vancouver Island Adventure Engagement Session Fossli Park, Port Alberni Vancouver Island Adventure and Elopement Wedding Photographer These two recently moved back to Vancouver Island from Alberta, and were quite happy to take up my suggestion of photographing their engagement session in one of our beautiful Vancouver Island parks. I asked them if they’d like a more adventurous engagement session, taking them to a beautiful maple forest in Port Alberni […]

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Should I invite my wedding photographer to my wedding rehearsal? | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Should I invite my wedding photographer to my wedding rehearsal? Yes. It is a great idea to invite your wedding photographer to your wedding rehearsal. Rehearsals are usually held the day before, at the same time and place as your ceremony location. It’s very likely that your photographer will be there at that time anyways checking out the light, so you may as well extend the invite to have them […]

Stephanie and Timothy’s Wedding | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Stephanie and Tim’s Beautiful Neck Point Park Wedding Their love story began… In the VIU cafeteria, where they met, mingled, dined and completely hit it off. She was taking the nursing program, he was learning electricity. With an intense mutual passion for sports and for coffee, and strong family values, they sparked. A couple years of dating later, their families were already as one but decided to make it official […]

Tipping. Is it customary to tip your wedding photographer? | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Is it customary to tip your wedding photographer? Tipping is a very kind gesture to show that you were satisfied with a service. It is customary in the food industry to tip your waitress because their wage often reflects and relies on additional tipping from guests. In the wedding photography industry, it is not customary to tip your wedding photographer with money. It’s not unheard of to do tip, but […]