Hello and welcome to my blog!!! Life is about telling stories and I want to tell yours. I have been blessed to work with so many couples and families, and this is the place I give you a glimpse of what a session with me is like. I want to get to know you and share my passion and love for photography, capturing the moments that make your relationships unique. Check back often to see my latest updates on weddings, photography tips, advice and adventures!!!

This is one of my toughest blog posts that I’ve written and one of the most emotional weddings I have ever photographed.

Tears and heartbreak hit me hard when a message popped up in Facebook from Lindsey who would be marrying her long time love Jade, in a few short months… she told me that she had lost her father, an amazing man who wouldn’t be there to walk her down the aisle and give her away.  Such grief in a time when everyone should be celebrating and now such sadness.  These two and their whole family had been through so much and I knew the wedding was going to be especially emotional.

Even though her dad wasn’t there he was present in so many ways, white roses sat in the chair where he would have sat, his name pin on Lindsey’s bouquet, and a second pin she attached to her dress.

This wedding was filled with many beautiful moments. Lindsey and Jade have two gorgeous little girls and I recently had the honour of photographing little Zoey as a new baby.   It was special now, seeing both Zoey and her big sister Alyssa all dressed up, I know Lindsey had said how Alyssa was so excited about her dress!!   I’m so excited to share these images with them as I know how special they will be to them.

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Jade made Lindsey this incredible clock for their home!!  Such a great gift!
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Her daddy’s pin.  ♥
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First time seeing mommy!
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If you are considering a first look then do it!!!  Its so emotional and intimate, he was stunned with how gorgeous she is!
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Another tribute to her dad.
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Looking good boys… 😉
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Lovely flowers from Fiorire Custom Florals!!  Check her out!
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These horses just would leave…LOL…
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A friend of the bride Cherie helped coordinate and decorate the wedding and she did an awesome job!
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I love how these two trust me to play with flashes in the dark, in the cold and maybe some rain…. 😉
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I will say some of the best dancing I’ve seen….  LOL…
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Yup and flips…
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Thank you again for everything!!  I was SO honoured to be apart of this day. AND a big thanks to my hubby for second shooting!

Venue: Vancouver Golf Club

Florist: Fiorire Custom Florals

Makeup & Hair: Shelby Neufeldt & Amanada Matthews

Coordinator and Decorator: Cherie Duggin

DJ: James Proulx from Absolute Entertainment

Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses: Champagne and Lace

 

Baby Noelle is so sweet, she was awake the whole time but it didn’t even matter because with an in home lifestyle newborn session we just had fun and keep it natural.  I just loved their home too, it was bright and even had a vintage touch.   Nicole has great taste in decorating.  🙂 This little doll sure looked like she was giving me smiles, and was as happy as can be!  I’m so excited for my next in home shoot!
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In less then two weeks Alan and Michelle are getting married!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can’t wait to celebrate with you both!
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I love the details that Samantha and Martin had in their wedding, the hand crafted flower was one of my favourite parts of their decor.  The whole wedding party was awesome and had a ton of fun!  We avoided the rain for the most part so it was great that their ceremony was inside and I do think this is one of the most gorgeous set ups I’ve seen!  Take a peek at their stunning wedding.
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I love winter and a December wedding was pretty amazing!!  Yes, it was cold and there might have been some rain… but we rocked it and had a ton of fun.  Everyone looked awesome and Kimmy was gorgeous, her veil was so pretty.  I’m excited to share this wedding with you!
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I love all the bare trees!
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AH! Her flowers were lovely, perfect for a Christmas wedding.
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This veil!!!!  Stunning!
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Just before we started shooting there were so many ducks that flew into the water… it was incredible.
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Such a wonderful day, thank you for having me a part of capturing it!  😀

These two are beautiful people, they love one another and are not afraid to show it.  They had waited a life time to find each other and to finally said I do, I feel so blessed to have been a part of their day and shared in this occasion.
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I just love this couple, they are truly the perfect match!  Three things you need to know about them is this!  One… they have two amazing, beautiful little girls.  Two…  they are the sweetest couple. And three… JADE & LINDSEY ARE GETTING MARRIED in TWO weeks!!!!!
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I’m excited to post some of the weddings that I never had a chance to blog this last season…. over the last couple years I have had the privilege of shooting for Newlands Golf and Country Club and this was one of them.  If you shoot for Newlands Golf and Country Club you know that going to Sendall Gardens is our spot and it never disappoints… 😉 Candice and Ryan were so awesome, they had fun and she was gorgeous!  My favourite shots from the day were right in the morning… getting photos are amazing and so worth it… they really start the day off right and look awesome in an album.  Take a peek at their lovely wedding!
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I love her details!
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The bracelet was my favourite….
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It was smokin hot!
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The bow tie should be a must for weddings.
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My best shot of the day… love this one.
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Looking sharpe guys….  😉
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All those details…
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I loved her wedding band! It was gorgeous!

WOW!!!  2015 was an amazing year for weddings!!  I am so blessed to have to photograph all these incredible weddings. Getting to know all the moms, dads, siblings and grandparents… and watching how proud they all are of these couples and getting to celebrate with them.  I’m excited to share all my favourite images from 2015 and I know you’ll love them too!

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I love all the sparkly details!
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This might have been the best necklace I have ever seen! You know she’s his…
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Her mom and dad… held near and dear to her heart.
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I love lashes…
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I’m so in love with black and whites.
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So much emotion in one day, I couldn’t help but cry too. ♥
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“For I am yours and you are mine”
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Laughter is love…
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“I want to grow old with you”
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These guys made me laugh…  😉
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These two waited a life time for each other…
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Red hair is my favourite!
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“Live long and prosper” ~Spock
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These two, true love and the reason I love this job SO much!
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Yes, that sail boat pulled in just for the shot… and I didn’t even ask!
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Generational photo… love their rings.
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Veils are my fav part of the whole outfit…
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Pinky promise to love unconditionally….
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Award for funniest couple I have ever photographed goes to…. NICK & JESS!! Can you see where he is???  LOL
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I love this shot… hahaha
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This one makes me laugh every time…
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This group was a party the whole time… LOL we even had music! Curtsey of the grooms men… 😉
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Hi I’m Ashley Martens, and I’m a Abbotsford High School Senior Photographer.

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