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Summer Vancouver Island Engagement Session

This summer Vancouver Island engagement session is one of our favourites and in colder weather I have been daydreaming about warmer days. When couples come to us for engagement sessions they often have a list of what they think they may want from an online resource or a pinterest pin board of styled sessions. When we meet with wedding photography clients who would like to do an engagement session the first question I ask is “What do you like to do together?” This opens up so many interesting and personal possibilities for engagement sessions that will really reflect who the couple is. When we met with these two and they told us where they wanted to do their engagement session we knew we were kindred spirits – members of a somewhat secret club of those in the know for the best spot for a summer beach fire in Victoria. We have visited this same spot for years, brought there by friends who were brought by friends before them looking for this secluded piece of nature within the city.  For these two it was a spot they came often and a tradition they built together. It was the perfect spot to capture their engagement session with a paddle in a canoe, a secret beach, and supper cooked over the fire. This is as perfect a Vancouver Island engagement session could be not just because of the incredible location but also because of how special the place is to the two about to be married. We were so excited to shoot this engagement session with canoes, beach fires, sunset meadows, and calm summer sea. If you are getting married and are looking for a wedding photographer in Victoria BC or elsewhere to capture your wedding and a personal engagement session we would love to hear from you.

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Linda - April 12, 2016 - 4:09 pm

These are awesome photos. And this is a reminder that nothing beats the beauty of BC.

jennifer armstrong - February 16, 2016 - 9:50 pm

love everything about this session & your captures. Beautiful collaboration.

Best Vancouver Island Wedding Photographs of 2015

The best Vancouver Island wedding photographs of 2015 were hard to choose with so many great couples and moments. Each January I start going through the weddings and engagement sessions from the past year for our portfolio. It’s so great to look over everything at once and remember all of the moments that we got to be a part of through the year. We kicked the new year off in the best possible way bay capturing the turn of the clock into 2016 with Jess & Owen at Parkside Hotel. What followed was a great year with the best clients and so so much love. This year included some gorgeous private properties, teary heart felt vows, some wild weather, and incredible venues. We don’t create the day we are just there to capture it so huge hats off to the best wedding vendors and creative couples who constructed such incredible weddings. Special highlights were getting to work with Clare Day of Clare Day Flowers who made the gorgeous hanging wreaths for a gorgeous Starling Lane Vineyard wedding and finally getting to shoot the most lovely outdoor wedding and reception at Galiano Inn on Galiano Island. Some of our favourite dresses of the year came from White Peony Bridal Boutique in Victoria and we saw how a day really can go off without a hitch with French Kiss Weddings and Smitten Events. We were spoiled this year with some private properties that looked made for a wedding. You can see a list of some of the best wedding vendors from Victoria, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands at the end of the post. We still have a few dates left for 2016 so if you are planning your wedding and are looking for modern natural images that capture the story of your love and your big day with emotion we would love to hear from you. We are Victoria BC wedding photographers available locally and away who would love to tell your story. So here they are – the best Vancouver Island wedding photographs of 2015 with a few west coast engagement session images in there too!

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2015 Best Vancouver Island Wedding Photographs Vendors

Victoria BC Wedding Venues: Starling Lane Vineyard | Kildara Farms | Victoria Golf Club | Parkside Hotel & Spa | Pearson College | Old English Inn | The Ward Room | Craidelona Oceanedge Lodge

Galiano Island Wedding Venue: Galiano Inn & Spa

Vancouver & Victoria BC Wedding Hair and Makeup Stylists : Melanie Baird | Conscious Hair | Carla Hawksworth | Hailey Taylor | Jen Clarke Makeup Artistry

Vancouver & Victoria BC Wedding Planning: French Kiss Events | Fresh View Events | Smitten Events 

Victoria BC Wedding Decor: Simply Sunday Vintage Rentals | Bash Specialty

Galiano Island Wedding Florist Victoria BC Wedding Florist: Kenmar Flower Farm | Rook & Rose Floral Design | Le Bouquet Wedding Flowers | Clare Day Flowers | Chintz & Co.

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christina - February 7, 2016 - 1:37 pm

Wow. So many gorgeous photos from the last year. Reminds me about how good we have it on the island!

Conny Nordin - January 21, 2016 - 2:05 pm

Gorgeous photographs! The wedding you captured all the magic of that special, special day…the amazing couple, their wonderful family, the oceanfront setting for the reception and the magical evening of dancing. Thank you for sharing your favourites…they are ours, too!

Conny Nordin and Staff at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa

jennifer armstrong - January 20, 2016 - 5:33 pm

What a beautiful collection of love & creativity. Gorgeous work, you two. I look forward to seeing what you capture in 2016!