An evening with Cassie

I've been spending time with some amazing young folks lately, shooting unique GRAD portraits for their memory books.

Cassie's graduation outfit is bound with love and tradition. Her red button blanket was made by teenager Takeri Charlie of Chehalis, BC, who makes one blanket for each grad every year as her mother did before her.

Cassie's black gown is 65 years old and belonged to her grandmother who danced in it at the Commodore Ballroom. We had fun getting Cassie to twirl in that gown!!!

The exquisite white swan feather was beaded by Cassie, as well, she wore a cedar head piece she wove herself for her graduation ceremony.

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Pro-development

I recently got to play with the big lights during a portraiture course taught by one of my favorite Bodhissatva Photographer's Adam Blasberg.

This is Lindsey. Isn't he the most Dapper ever?!!

This is Lindsey. Isn't he the most Dapper ever?!!

This is Lindsey. Isn't he the most Dapper ever?!!

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Angela helped me with this Game of Thrones recreation. I'm happy with the result especially since we only had about 45 minutes to get the lights and coloured gels right.

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The ever so lovely Ava Vanderstarren.

African Queen

Emma was married on January 7th in Ghana, Africa to her childhood sweetheart. Tradition requires that a portrait of the bride be displayed at the reception. I was deeply honoured to work with Emma to create that portrait. The regal image below is one that we created together and that she ultimately chose to display at her wedding reception.

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I would like to thank photographer's Ronnie Lee Hill and Robin Toma for assisting on this portrait session and being part of creating a beautiful memory for Emma.

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My summer with Marlis

I haven't had a new job in about 9 years and this spring I started TWO!!

Marlis Funk is a local wedding photographer who graciously hired this fresh out of school, late bloomer photographer as her assistant. I had such a blast this summer working with Marlis. I was what is known in the industry as a V.A.L. (a voice activated light stand). I also carried gear, occasionally took a photograph and most importantly, made sure Marlis did not fall off one of the high vantage points she likes to climb to get that perfect shot.

One of my favorite weddings this summer was Katherine & Benoit's beautiful wedding at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Their sweet 15 month old daughter Marlo was part of the ceremony and she added a playful element to the day.

Below are a few of my favorite images I took from Katherine & Benoit's wedding day. 

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Thank you to Marlis Funk of 'imaging by marlis' for a wonderful summer as her assistant.