Hatley Castle Wedding

with Sara and Bryan’s intimate group of 24 guests all the way from Iran and the US. Sara a lover birds and all living things, hired both a hawk an owl for a short visit at the castle. The hawk delivered the rings. For those who know the Castle are aware of the numerous Peacocks and various birds to provoke an interested predator. I admire their acute eyesight, actually a tad envious too. I very much enjoyed you both immensely and your invite to Iran did not go into a deaf ear!

Event planner by Rad Occasions, falcon and owl came from Raptors in Duncan, Videographer Faganello Prouctions, Hair and Makeup Aristry by Alexa Team, Flowers by Platinum Floral Design, Cake by Ruth and Dean and Catered by Truffles.

New Zealand's North Island

and my sweet visit with Félix, Abbey and Holly.

There are countless beautiful places in the world. Some have untouched beaches, others luscious forests, some places have more mystery and culture. I can not by any means claim to have seen it all. However from what I've seen in my short month stay in the subtropical North Island of New Zealand, this country appears to have it all! I hear spectacular things about the South too which I hope to visit one day soon.

What I'll miss the most about NZ... my son Félix of course, Abbey and Holly. Riddled with life force and bountiful energies. They don’t ever stop exploring! I will miss the majestic waterfalls, the long walks on hard packed sand and endless white beaches, the sweet color of the water, the rolling hills, small winding roads, exotic looking plants, the endless calls of cicadas and crickets, the beauty of the Māori people, massive ferns and trees, free roaming sheep and livestock, the eloquent sounds from a Tui bird, the massive and majestic Kauri tree, the sudden fall of soft rain followed by hard rain then back to soft, the salutations from peaceful strangers, and walking bare feet just about anywhere.

I won't miss the stress of crossing the street as a pedestrian (note to self, look right first, then left, then right. And lastly I won't miss pretending I will achieve an award winning image of sheep with my 35mm lens. These free roaming grazing sheep see you coming miles away! And lastly, I won’t miss my slow traveling laptop.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Félix, Abbey and Holly for welcoming me into your home and graciously share your part of your corner of the world, tolerating my lens and making my holiday incredibly special! I’m forever grateful, xox

Intimate Vancouver Wedding

with Janice and Simon who’s sense of humor and ease made for a very relaxed and heartfelt wedding! Only their immediate family and two best friends shared their sweet outdoor wedding in the melting snow. The blanket of snow and warm sunlight reminded me of Spring out East. I was in heaven with two loving people who made everyone around them glow:)!