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Miss Lily

The first time I met Lily she was selling lemon tarts at her mom’s table of christmas floral arrangements at a very trendy Christmas market.  She was such a confident little thing and I instantly liked her.  Lily loves black and white stripes, her snazzy black hat that she got in New York, her two lovey dogs, adding push pins on a map of the world that remind her of all the places her dad has travelled, and she loves to paint. Llly attends the 4Cats Art Studio and as a result I am pretty sure she has a deeper knowledge of art history than I do – I mean not only does she know who Frida Kahlo is but she made a clay sculpture of her with the eyebrows and everything! Each month they study a different artist and learn about their story and their art. In our sessions with children we have been trying to really reflect who they are and what they love to do at that moment in life.  After a visit with Lily at her home and hearing all about the artists she had learned about I knew I wanted to incporporate that into our shoot.  So we headed to a patch of Gary Oaks, in a park she knows well, with an easel and brushes in tow and just let her be herself.  Her talented mom Vanessa, of Verbena Foral Design, came along and brought us a bunch of pink peonies – and well, I think peonies go well with everything. So here are the images from my afternoon with Lily – we had such a good time together camped out in that oak field. I love that all around her were trees and flowers and she painted something from her own imagination.  Thank you so much Miss Lily ~ xox Emmy

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Chelsea Kanstrup - February 11, 2013 - 1:50 pm

I have to ask, if you don’t mind telling – where is this park?! Looks like such a serene place – would love to take a cup of tea and just sit!!

Kate - August 10, 2011 - 10:02 am

I absolutely LOVE this session!!! Adorable little girl and you have captured her beautifully!!!

jennifer armstrong - August 2, 2011 - 5:19 pm

sweet, lovely, creative session, emmy! A wonderful blend of you & miss lily, by the looks of it all.

Jen Bertoch - August 1, 2011 - 8:45 pm

i love these! they are just happy! as in warm the soul happy :)

Jaidean - July 30, 2011 - 6:19 am

These are awesome! Love the black and whites!

emmy - July 29, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Anne – The push pin map is up on Lily’s wall in her room – she puts a pin in each place her dad visits. It is pretty cool as he has been a lot of places.

Adrienne Jopp - July 29, 2011 - 4:51 pm

These pictures are amazing! I love, love, love them!

Anne (Nana) - July 29, 2011 - 3:29 pm

They are absolutely beautiful and soooo Lily; her painting is remarkably simple and says a lot about Lily’s eye for beauty. I don’t seem to be seeing the push-pin one …
Thanks Vanessa for sending and Emma for taking
with love

emmy - July 29, 2011 - 5:25 am

Oh Vanessa – so happy you love them! I think the push pin map is such a sweet tradition.

Vanessa Watters - July 29, 2011 - 5:06 am

I love, I love, I love, I love, I love!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. You had my tearing up at the push pins part!

Karen McNeil - July 29, 2011 - 5:06 am

First off, when V sees these she is going to die! These are adorable & beautiful images of miss Lilly! Love the series alot!

Stephan & Ursula’s Deep Cove Wedding

Living here we get really spoiled with beautiful and unique locations.  Stephan and Ursula came from Edmonton to have their wedding in the gorgeous garden that his mother has grown at their home in Deep Cove.  This garden is incredible with terraced rock gardens weaving all the way down to the water.  I have to admit that I (Emmy of course) was more than a little afraid of tripping and falling on my face navigating the stone pathway and the many levels in this garden.  When you are looking through your lens you are not always looking at your feet.  Luckily we both made it through unscathed! This has to be the most stunning garden we have ever photographed a wedding in.  I think our favourite part was how simple it was and we loved all of the interesting angles in such a unique place.  The day was a bit grey but it managed not to rain on us which was great for the lunch and garden party held at Deep Cove Chalet after the ceremony. In the evening everyone headed into Victoria for a little downtown session with us and the real party began in a penthouse suite overlooking the Victoria harbour at the Victoria Regent Hotel.  Stephan and Ursula has timed their entire evening around having their first dance during the late May sunset.  The day was quite cloudy but managed to open just enough at just the right time for them.  Their good friends serenaded them as they had their first dance and it was a perfect way to end the day.  We also have to mention what great style these two had – from the men’s fuschia socks and custom made vintage typewriter key cuff links – which made each of their initials – to Ursula’s grogeous Bonzie bolero, this was a good looking group! Thanks so much Stephan and Ursula for choosing us for your day.


Vendors: Dress – Matina Liana | Bride’s Shoes – Bloch | Bride’s Bolero – Bonzie Designs | Makeup – Melanie Baird | Jewelry – Links of London | Flowers and Coordinating – Details Event and Wedding Planning

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Jen Bertoch - August 1, 2011 - 8:42 pm

oh my goodness- how amazing, stunning and just WOW!! Such a beautiful wedding! (and I totally see how shooting there would be a challenge! glad you guys – and your gear- made it through safely!) i just adore all the attention to detail- the old typewriter key cufflinks, the purple socks… and just how you captured how happy they are. lovely!!

Courtney - July 29, 2011 - 5:27 am

WOW! Gorgeous images! And lovvvve her bolero!

Jaidean - July 27, 2011 - 3:36 pm

What a cool location! Gorgeous wedding and love the colors they chose!

Nicole Brown - July 26, 2011 - 9:16 am

What a lovely wedding + beautiful couple. Really nice details. The socks and cufflinks were such a nice addition too. Such a great job!

Yvonne - July 25, 2011 - 11:28 pm

Wow! Amazing. What a wonderful wedding. Looks like a lot of fun. You captured it beautifully as usual. Love the new blog and website too BTW! :)

Rose Dykstra - July 25, 2011 - 5:02 pm

What a lovely wedding! Love the wide shot of the men’s socks, great pop of colour!