Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays from Baja!

Ahhh, Christmas -must be time for my annual blog post ;-).

Two photographers on holiday

minus all of their camera gear

+ one Fuji F30 point-and-shoot

+ the Baja coastline

+ one private villa

+ one infinity pool (a la my hero Gary Fong)

+ lots of barefoot beach walks with my hot senorita

+ Dos Equis + mas Dos Equis (ps - no habla espanol, lol)

+ three wonderful parents

+ lots of lazy sun-filled days

+ my Undomestic Goddess going all Rachel Ray in the kitchen (Lynn cooks like I blog, lol .....but, Dios mio, Christmas brunch was mucho delicioso)

+ one gorgeous infinity pool sunset after another

= a very, very happy C+L Christmas

We are so fortunate to be here celebrating the holidays in the sunshine with our families. Peace, love and fish tacos to all our family and friends!


P.S. Have received a lot of emails about this villa - and yes, it is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous views & totally private ~ http://www.villaveranovacations.com/

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Faithful blog readers may remember Dennis and Lilian from their hot engagement session. Well, their wedding was just as memorable! The Seattle couple returned to Lilian's hometown of Vancouver for their very elegant affair, and their day, despite the rain, was absolutely perfect.

Beautiful details.

"She's got diamonds on the soles of her shoes..."

Lilian is such a classic beauty ~ I just love her Grace Kelly updo.

Lilian's girls guide her up the church stairs...

...to meet her husband.


So happy! There's nothing like a genuine smile.

Another portrait of the gorgeous Lilian.

Some moments from the couple's first dance at Terminal City Club.

Congratulations D+L!

Saturday, December 08, 2007


A fun, urban couple, Nicole and Brian were a joy to photograph! Running around downtown with them, we felt like we were hanging out with good friends.

Brian waits to see Nicole for the first time...

...ready to give his bride her bouquet.

Love and laughter (in a bananalicious yellow parkade(!)).

Love the lines here - will be a BIG beautiful art canvas (750 pixels on the computer screen doesn't relate the drama quite as much as a 30x40!).

I think this is one of those images that we as photographers love, but mom and dad may be thinking, well, it's interesting, but I can't really see their faces!

Which is why we have this one too :).

The guys.

And the gals.

Brian and his best bud.

Is that little tux not just the cutest?!

The ceremony took place at UBC Boathouse.

Father daughter moment as they walk down the aisle.

Ceremony view from above - they were blessed with a perfect blue-sky day.

Nicole, a designer herself (www.kitandkaboodle.ca), had a clear vision of how she wanted her day to look, from her Japanese-inspired custom gown to the simplicity of the decor. I just loved all the details of her day ~ silky smoothly planned by the team of by Nicole & Natalie of Frog Prince Planners.

This image just makes me smile.



Saturday, December 01, 2007


From the moment I met Louise, I knew her wedding would be nothing short of fabulous!She is vivacious, fun, uber-organized, and, as Chris said after we did a whirlwind engagement session with her and Ben, one of the few people he's met who has more energy than me!

Moreover, Louise has impeccable style - she introduced us to our new fav restaurant Vij's and I am now addicted to the Jaqua Buttercream Frosting Sinfully Rich Body Butter she gave me!

So it was no surprise when she arrived for her bridal portrait session looking perfectly perfect in a stunning Romona Keveza gown & veil from I Do Bridal Salon.

Love these images of her at Hycroft

I remember during one of our conversations, Louise told me the most important thing to her on her wedding was to forget about all the million little details that went into planning it and just fully, completely, absolutely enjoy her day.

From her images at her celebration at Westwood Plateau , she and Ben did just that!

The ceremony.

The {Tiffany} blue details.

And lots and lots of love.

Chris just pointed out that I hardly wrote anything about Ben. What can I say? Genuinely kind, always calm, and pretty darn hot too:

We're looking forward to sharing some quality scotch with you guys when you get back from Cuba!