Living Room Series Vol I

When this lovely lady, Cassidy Waring, asked me to shoot her event, The Living Room Series, my heart leaped out of my chest! It was a beautiful evening of raw talent, cozy surroundings, and dope people. Nothing compares to being in a room full of mad, mad talent. 

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Until next time,

x J

Bocanegras in Vancouver

This reunion was years in the making! After almost a decade, our cousin, Mark, made the trip to Vancouver for some quality family time. He brought his beautiful family with him - his wife, Megumi, and daughter, Kate. The trip was short, but we all managed to fit in one fun family day! It started with some All-You-Can-Eat sushi followed by a trip to the Aquarium (the irony is jarring!). We squeezed in an ice cream run before a family dinner at the house. Watching Lucy interact with her cousin and new "best friend", Kate, was magical. 

Hopefully the next reunion is only a few years away!

xx J

A Day with the Caffreys

I am always looking for more firsts, and this fall, I was asked to photography my first baptism. Rosalie and Jake invited me littie Leah's christening in New Westminister. The event proved to be a mini family reunion as family flew in from out of Canada to attend. We quickly walked across the street snap a few family photos in the beautiful garden and ended off the day with a gathering with food, fun, and relaxation! 

Wedding Album: Ryan + Sonya

I hope I don't ever get over the honour of being chosen to photograph someone's wedding. As I start to plan my own wedding, I realize more and more the weight of this job and the true honour it is to capture such a day. No doubt, my family are my greatest supporters, so when Ryan and Sonya asked me to shoot their wedding, I was speechless. Every ounce of self-doubt seeped into my mind, but their faith in me was overwhelming. 

Their wedding day came near the end of a week-long adventure in Mexico. We got to know their friends and their wedding parties with their wedding being the pinnacle of all the fun and adventures! The day started with a sweet surprise for Sonya in the morning, and then we were off to the races!

The ceremony was beautifully intimate as the couple shared their vows in front of their family and friends with the bluest sky above. 

Ryan and Sonya were game for anything. My favourite moment of the portrait shoot was when we led them down the beach and we could see a major storm heading our way. We played our luck and got an epic shot them staring down the storm. but it won as we got drenched in the rain. 

Ryan and Sonya were game for anything. My favourite moment of the portrait shoot was when we led them down the beach and we could see a major storm heading our way. We played our luck and got an epic shot them staring down the storm. but it won as we got drenched in the rain. 

Much love to this beautiful couple, for taking a chance on me and believing in me before I really could. I credit their faith in my art as part of the genesis of my journey into freelance photography. That day solidified that I love capturing moments and that it fills me with a fulfillment that gives me life. 

I've booked a few weddings for the 2018 season already, and I feel the same incredible appreciation and honour as I did the day they asked me to photograph their wedding, but I believe in myself so much more because of their faith in me. 

x J