Melissa and Kevin | Squamish, BC Wedding | Intimate Family Wedding

I am so pleased to finally be able to share this lovely destination wedding from Squamish, BC on the blog today! I loved being a part of this intimate, backyard wedding for a few reasons. Mel (the bride) and I have been friends for a number of years, and I was thrilled to be a part of her special day. Two, Kevin (the groom) is an amazing man! These two have been together for many years and have created quite a life for themselves in a beautiful little corner, close to the spit in Squamish. I've always loved their home, and was super excited to photograph a backyard wedding for them. And three, I love to travel for weddings! It was so exciting boarding a plane and flying to a brand new area to photograph an intimate wedding. It was a pleasure joining them for their wedding weekend, photographing their rehearsal dinner and full wedding day.

 Here are my favourite images from my time with them. I had a really hard time narrowing it down. I could have shared their whole collection. These two are surrounded by incredible family and friends. All of them sharing in the common delight of finally seeing these two marry each other. 

Mel and Kevin, I hope you two look back and smile at your day with fond memories. Memories of hilarious mishaps during the ceremony ;), the beautiful sunny day you two were blessed with, the amazing food and ice cream truck (seriously, it was the best!) and the overwhelming feelings of love and support your community, close friends and family. To say it was an honour capturing your day, merely scratches the surface. It was a privilege. I wish you both the absolute best life can send your way! xo

They imparted some truly lovely words from their time with me. Thank you for the kind testimonial, Mel and Kevin!

"Working with Jody was fantastic! She put Kevin and I at ease and made our experience in front of the camera both comfortable and super fun! Her knowledge of the process was extremely helpful, being that this was our first time getting married . We trusted Jody to guide us and relied heavily on her when making key decisions regarding the timing of our day. Jody's ability to direct us, our wedding party and our guests was exceptional. 

She blended into our wedding perfectly and captured every element of our day from the perspective of a guest, rather than as an onlooker or outsider. This created the intimate perspective we were hoping to capture. Some of our favourite moments are found in the candids and is testament to Jody's amazing eye. 

We are extremely impressed with the photo collection we received and have had so much fun sharing them with our friends and families. ~ 
Melissa and Kevin"

Here are the amazing vendors who played a role in their lovely Squamish BC Wedding:

Grooms suit: Garrison Bespoke
Brides dress: BDHL
Brides shoes: John Fluevog
Hair and Make up Artists: Natasha Trottier
Flowers: Alexis Kraig and Jen Rolufs
Salads: Kinley Aitken
Pig Roast: Russel Dechaine
DJ: Julian Hine
Ice Cream Truck: Alice and Brohm

A land of possibilities in Portland, Oregon | A photography workshop and road trip.

This past spring, I went to portland to attend an amazing photography workshop called Possible. I went with 2 fellow, and very talented, photographers from my hometown in Golden, BC, Lois and Noa of Lolo and Noa Photography. We decided to drive and enjoy a couple days of road tripping on our way to Portland before joining the workshop. There were lots of giggles, beautiful scenery, long hours in the car, and stories that were shared on route to Portland.

The workshop was hosted by a trio of talented photographers: Gabe McClintock, Ed Peers and Jesh De Rox. A good portion of the workshop focused on great discussion with each of our hosts, learning how they approach their craft within their chosen genre of photography. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience, and felt like I walked away with a better connection to the both the couples, and the work, I was hoping to bring forward in the coming wedding season. I am very pleased with what was created this year with my clients, and know a huge part of that came from my time at the Possible workshop. One of my highlight moments from the workshop, came when we were taken to a beautiful waterfall to put our learning to practice, photographing a beautiful couple just outside of Portland. I loved getting to photograph this couple, in the setting they provided, with lots of fellow enthusiastic photographers joyfully shooting their little hearts out. It was an awesome experience to say the least! Thank for being such incredible models for us, Narsete Photography!

My second highlight moment from the whole trip, was exploring Cannon Beach with a wonderful gaggle of excellent photographers, extremely keen to put our new skills to work on each other and practice what was learned during the workshop. I adored this day so much. I have always had a desire to do more one on one photography work with women. Tiara Brouse, of Tiara Brouse Photography was the lovely soul who allowed me to photographer her, and navigate one of my first experiences doing this. I couldn't have asked for a better subject to flex my creative muscles with, I absolutely love the photos we made together. Between her, the setting, the amazing photographers who joined for the evening, all of it was a memorable experience. 

Lois, Noa and I began our travels back to BC, driving along the Oregon coastline, photographing each other along the way. We played with unicorn heads on the beach, cigarette smoke, and visiting adorable antique shops on the route back home. All in all it was an amazing trip! I am so grateful for the new perspectives gained, a head and heart that were full of fresh inspiration, and for the great company I got to share it with.

I really enjoyed taking these photos, so I thought I would share some here to show more of my personal photography work. I look forward to doing more of this in the future as I make plans to set out for Italy this coming spring to explore as much of this beautiful country as I can. It will be my first trip to Europe, and I am beyond thrilled to spend a month exploring Italy. I can't wait to photograph my through the country. 

Thank you for taking the time to look at my personal photos! I hope your day is a bright one.

Warm wishes,

Jody, xo