Sunday, May 25, 2008

Kim and Vinny

What a colourful wedding!

We started in the morning outside with Vinny while Kim waited inside the Temple with her girlfriends and family. On this gorgeous warm Vancouver day, I photographed their ceremony in the morning. In the evening, Kim and Vinny joined me for a 2 hour cruise of Gastown and later for a stunning sunset at English Bay.

Saturday was the last day of many ceremonies for Kim and Vinny. Even though you can't tell in the pictures, I know they were just zonked as they drove back to the Four Seasons to start their first official night of wedded bliss. Congratulations to both of you!


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Rebecca and Tommy

What a wonderful couple... they obviously love each other and were so easy and fun to work with!

We just did a short portrait session together in Stanley Park yesterday in the middle of a very busy day for me. Rebecca and Tommy got married later in a brief ceremony at Ferguson Point after I finished taking pictures. My assistant and I had to get going, but I actually watched from a distance for a bit. ;-D

The fresh ocean air was breezing in on this gorgeous early summer day. Thanks for inviting me for this, R+T, you are awesome... I wish you a long and love-filled life together!


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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sunshine Coast

For the May long weekend, Regina, Saphira decided to make an impromptu trip up the Sunshine Coast for some R&R. Little Saphira really enjoyed the ferry ride. It was a wonderful feeling being in the sun, with the wind in our faces. The open ocean makes life feel full of hope and adventure!

We brought our camping gear and decided to give it a try with our still-not-a-year-old daughter. Our nervousness proved to be ungrounded; Saphi really enjoyed the tent and most definitely, playing in the ocean at the beach at
Porpoise Bay!

On the second night, we had a great dinner of inspired cuisine at a cool joint called Marcia's on Gower Point Road in Gibson's. There was some sweet live jazzy blues going on, featuring singer/musician Rolf Kempf. Our daughter loves music, and we even danced a bit, with her on my shoulders. Would highly recommend this bistro... Marcia, the owner, is such a class-act sweetheart! Also, for more casual, but yummy and filling plates, try out the Old Boot Eatery
in Sechelt. They serve hearty Italian and fusion food.

We spent two lovely days camping at Sechelt and then headed north to Egmont, where we hiked in to see the awesome power of the changing tides, at
Skookumchuck Narrows.

Regina didn't feel like camping another night, so we ended up stopping at Rock Water Resort at Secret Cove, that I first heard about from our ├╝ber-photographer friend, Erin Gilmore.

They took great care of us at the resort! We had a nice room with a view and spent some time at the pool surrounded by Arbutus trees the next day before heading home. Definitely check out this resort for its beautiful view and ambiance. They have rooms and a good restaurant in the lodge and also private cabins and unique tent homes dramatically perched on the bluffs.


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