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Aaron & Alicia - Mystic Beach Engagement

Everything came together in this one. The three of us were out to have a good time and create something magical. At a location called Mystic Beach, how can you go wrong? You can't. Not with Aaron and Alicia. Nothing would get in the way of a good time. Not even the rain, which picked up as we got closer and closer to the Juan De Fuca Trail. "My gear is weather proof," I thought.

What I never thought about was how perfect the rain was for this shoot. It was the cherry on top, if you will.

I cannot thank Aaron and Alicia enough for being 150% into any crazy idea that came into my head. That, coupled with the fact that these too so openly radiate how the feel about eachother, made this shoot one to remember. 

At the end of it, when my 5D Mark III started flashing Error 20 at me and ceased to work, I wasn't sad or frustrated. I knew we got what we came for, 3 times over. I was happy, beyond measure, with choosing my path as a photographer. 

There wedding is in August. I wish it could come sooner. 

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Suzy & Graham - Engagement

We went to the beach to enjoy some hot chocolate and relax for a while. Arbutus Cove is where Graham popped the question to Suzy, and was perfect for these two. We did some exploring after warming up to the hot chocolate, and I must say, it's a rather gorgeous location. More on Suzy and Graham after I shoot their wedding in a few weeks. Here are the pictures from our little adventure morning adventure for now:

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Marc & Vanessa - Engagement

I just love engagement shoots that don't feel like a strict photo session, but more like a really great hang-out and stellar way to spend an afternoon. That's just what happened with Marc and Vanessa. We walked their dog, Addy, around Summit Park and later went canoeing on Elk Lake. Addy is one fine specimen of a Labradoodle and was a great companion to have a long the first part of the shoot. The second part of the shoot was me standing in a canoe in the middle of a lake with thousands of dollars of equipment strapped around me. Besides the nerves, it was as much fun for me as it was for Vanessa and Marc, I'm sure. We got the pictures, and I never fell in. These two will be getting married in just over two weeks, and I can't wait to get to know them better. Caeli and Jordan will also be at the wedding (Caeli is in the wedding party), and vice versa for Marc and Vanessa being at their wedding in Kelowna in September. Both weddings will be really good times. I couldn't be happier working with such great couples this year.

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Matt & Emma - Engaged

Matt and Emma had their engagement shoot in the week of Victoria's most unpredictable weather conditions. Remember that week where we had 6 different types of conditions outside in a day? So, we arranged to meet at Market Square, to avoid what we thought would be rain. In the end, I happened upon them in the square, in what was the first sun I've shot in this year. I could not have been happier. We explored what turned out to be a square filled with hidden walkways and interesting locations. I'm thrilled to be shooting their intimate, afternoon wedding at the end of May, in the glorious summer sun.

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Robert&Amanda - Engagement

It's an incredible thing when a couple arrives at a shoot very relaxed and ready to have a good time. This is exactly the feeling Robert and Amanda presented me with when I met them in Bastion Square. No matter how many shoots I do, I am always nervous to start with; not because I think I am incapable, but because I really want to do a stellar job with every shoot I do. Robert and Amanda put me at ease immediately. They are a very fun, trusting and adventurous pair. On that note, we went exploring through the downtown core, a location mecca for photographers. It's always a great shoot when I end up in a location I never knew existed in Victoria with two people radiating pre-wedding affection to take photographs of. We stumbled upon two such locations, and we may or may not have spent quite some time soaking in the glory of a good find. With that, I will leave you with what you came here for:
To all the people who come to my blog to see my work, thank you. The interest you show brings me so much joy, even in its anonymity. These pictures are the prelude to what is surely going to be a fantastic wedding. Make sure you "like" my facebook page to keep in touch with when I release the story.

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Caeli and Jordan

As I try to recollect our adventure at Galey's Farm a few days ago, I get lost somewhere in all the fun moments we had. A few days before the shoot, Caeli came up with the idea heading to the Corn Maze. I hadn't yet met Jordan, but figured that if he was any bit a reflection of Caeli's personality, this would be the perfect place to spend some time with the two of them.

It was.

They left the shoot with a smile on their face and a giant pumpkin in their car. Best part of all: the good times don't stop here. Next year I get to travel up to Kelowna where they plan on having an absolute blast of a wedding. I couldn't be more excited. 

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