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Nina & Darren Part 1

We are so so excited to share this wedding with you.  This fall we were so lucky to get to shoot at our new favourite wedding location twice in the same month! Nina and Darren were married at Craidelonna Lodge, just a little past Sooke overlooking the ocean from a gorgeous lodge with a trail to a stunning beach.  These two had a really complete vision for their day – so much so that the decor and details were simply amazing!!  Darren made so much of their decor by hand and Nina made the appetizers all herself using as many local ingrediants, especially from their garden, as possible.  So all of this deatail has resulted in way too many photos for just one post.  So this first post will focus on their preparationsa and portraits and the next post will share all of their lovely details, ceremony and candids.  Nina and Darren received some really special gifts on their day.  Nina’s best friend  – who really could give up her day job as a scientist and take up illustrations – made them a really meaningful illustrated book of the story of their lives together.  Nina is pretty sentimental and loves photographs and so she made Darren a photo album from images of their lives together.  It was really moving to see them so happy and with so much love between and around them.  We split their portrait session into two sections – one session before the wedding, with a little break in between when Nina gave Darren his album, and the rest on the beach after the ceremony.  They are both really into living life outside and do a lot of camping and so we used this inspiration for a little themed shoot.  I got to be creative and built them a little tent to share a few quiet moments.  We loved this wedding and this couple so here is part one and stay tuned next week for part 2!


Venue: Craidelonna Oceanedge Lodging | The Dress: Alma Novia from Bliss Gowns & Events | Groom’s Suit: Moores | Shoes: Nina | Flowers: Thrifty Foods | Shoot Styling: EA Photography

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shawna - November 21, 2011 - 7:38 am

I think that this is one my most favourite weddings that you have done to date….looks like both you and the couple out did yourselves!!!
…and I must say that I love the extra step that you took to build the special tent for the beach shots….they must be SUPER STOKED about such incredible photos!!!!

DIY Inspiration | EA Photography - November 6, 2011 - 4:28 pm

[…] and Darren’s gorgeous wedding at Craidelonna Lodge near Sooke BC.  You can find part one here.  When we met with Nina and Darren before their wedding we knew that their day was going to have […]

Yvonne - November 6, 2011 - 12:32 pm

GORGEOUS! I saw these on Facebook and fell in love with the images instantly. Great job!

jennifer armstrong - November 4, 2011 - 8:56 pm

LOVE that shoe shot in the tent. And the water shot with them all out of focus. Beautifully captured.

Kirstin Roethel - November 4, 2011 - 3:54 pm

absolutely stunning! Love the green

.d. - November 1, 2011 - 10:19 pm

Love the first blog glimpse! especially the tent shots. Can’t wait to see what’s next…..

Jonda Spurbeck - October 31, 2011 - 5:07 pm

amazing!!! love every frame!

Jaidean - October 31, 2011 - 2:22 pm

So so gorgeous! Love the green! Beautiful images!

Rita - October 30, 2011 - 7:09 am

These are so beautiful.

Andrea & Tim ~ Engaged

Andrea and Tim will be married next June but first they wanted to catch a summer evening look for their engagement session. We did this little mini session with them in mid September when it was still warm and managed to catch the last minutes of sun before it sunk into the trees. We had asked these two to bring to the shoot anything that was meaningful to them and their relationship – they arrived with a bag full of very cool music on vinyl. The first gift Tim gave to Andrea was a record and music is a love that they share. This past wedding season has barely ended and we are already excited for next year.

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[…] seen – Andrea you have some friends who should become bakers! You may remember from their engagement session that music is a big part of their lives so they had some albums meaningful to them arranged near […]

[…] of Andrea and Tim. You might remember these two music lovers from their very sweet music inspired engagement session from last fall. Music is a big part of their lives and as you will see in the reception they tied […]

Yvonne - November 6, 2011 - 12:33 pm

Beautiful images and fun session. You are so good at capturing who couples really are.