Look what Santa brought me today!

OOOh – it came. Well the first part came today. I know im getting more packages but they will be arriving just in time for Christmas. Today’s packages were ordered for Just-in-Time for a party this Saturday. We are attending a friend’s Holiday Gala and I hate to show up...

Magna Vita & other Mushrooms

If you didnt spend 4 years learning Latin at High School then my company name, Magna Vita Photography, may have you confused and assuming it is my name (I do know a Magna), or its something to do with Japanese cartoons (Manga).   Magna Vita by its literal translation could...

Looking for Llamas

Its like sqeezing out that last bit of toothpaste, or shaking one more drop of ketchup from the bottle – we have a sense of completeness unfulfilled. And thats how the three of us happened to be standing by a tree, poking our heads into the  branches and making strange...

Sugar Skulls are Not Actually Candy

When Christina asked me to photograph her sugar skull – I just kept thinking about candy.  Maybe it was all the halloween candy in the stores that had sugar on the brain. But the sugar skull is actually a specific style of makeup. So we planned for a Creative Photoshoot….Kyla...

An inebriated man, a 100 ft tow cable, and a frigid Fraser River | Chilliwack | Photo Journalism

When we left Peg Leg in Chilliwack BC, an inebriated man was being tied to a 100ft tow cable and sent out to walk across the Fraser River with waters rising up past his chest level to rescue a pickup truck stuck for the 3rd day. Friday We arrived on...

Love will Keep us Warm | Langley, BC | Wedding

January 7th 2012 | Surrey & Langley, BC | Wedding   When love resonates across the pews – its more than just the singing of the congregation –  its more than just words and musical notes – there is passion and depth and timelessness.   Karenann & Nils were wed...

J&N Wedding | Straight of Georgia

J&N met me on the corner of Davie & Denman (an old haunt of mine from the early 90’s) and we laughed about family and wedding and expectations. As a gay couple, they struggled with some of the notions about wedding traditions, but in the end their day was just...

Michelle & Philip Engaged! | Mt Seymour

There is a Chance of Snow this weekend and it reminds  me of the fun engagement photo session I had with Michelle & Philip up on Mount Seymour just before Christmas. Whilst there was a fresh layer of snow  on everything – just before Xmas, the weather was all over...

The 12 Models of Xmas

My friend & MUA/HairStylist, Nikki, was looking to update her portfolio and spent considerable hours organizing and planning a model photoshoot mid December. With 12 models arriving at my home-studio, the lounge area was full of makeup, hairspray, jewlery and outfits. We had pre-determined the light setup for portraits but...

A&R | Morgan Creek Golf Club, Surrey BC

August 2013 Details coming soon!

G&V | Temple, Surrey BC | Wedding Photographer

Gurdeep & Vijay’s love crossed an ocean so we started their new life together by crossing a beach, running through the tidal pools, leaping over crabs, and dancing under the same sky. With Indian Weddings, I get the pleasure of seeing the bride & groom across many days, in many...

This is not a weight-loss bootcamp!

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of taking some time off work, family, house, and taxes – BUT – I wasnt relaxing on a beach somewhere (besides thats just not me!) – I was taking Christopher Morris’ Small Strobes BootCamp at Vancouver Photo Workshops.   Chris’ teaching style is...

Fields of Love | Abbotsford, BC | Wedding

July 14th 2012 | Abbotsford, BC | Wedding   more images & details to follow soon!  

Leanne & Alex | Newlands Golf Club, Langley BC

January 2013 Details coming!

Magical Moments | Port Moody, BC | Wedding

May 25th & 26th 2012 | Port Moody & Richmond, BC | Wedding   More details & photos coming soon…..  

Samantha’s Family | North Surrey

One of my favourite parks in North Surrey, BC is Hawthorne Park. The designers were brilliant – at least from a photographers point of view. This tiny  park was chock-full of gorgeous flowering trees, shrubs and flowers, and rolling grassy hills, rock gardens, art, and a reasonable amount of open...

Meaghan’s Family | South Burnaby

Ive had the pleasure of photographing Meaghan and her family for a few years and was pleased when my recent trip from Prince George to Vancouver for a wedding allowed me the chance to do our annual fall family photo session. Meaghan is so full of energy and curiosity but...

Sam & Shane Wedding | Fort Langley

I first met Shane at his sister’s wedding. And since then Ive had the pleasure of photographing his sister’s first born son. Now it was time for Shane to celebrate his wedding to his love, Samantha, in the Secret Garden. Of course with a handful of young boys and one...

Spring Engagement Sessions

This Spring I met alot of couples for mini-engagement sessions. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon, let couples experiment with poses before the BIG DAY,  and deliver a great set of photos for their personal collection. Sadly I wasnt able to photograph most of their weddings as...

J&N Wedding | Straight of Georgia

J&N met me on the corner of Davie & Denman (an old haunt of mine from the early 90’s) and we laughed about family and wedding and expectations. As a gay couple, they struggled with some of the notions about wedding traditions, but in the end their day was just...

Tiffany & Scott Engagement | Ft Langley

One of the hottest days of late spring descended on the  lower mainland – but it was a welcome relief as our vintage themed engagement session with classic cars was already booked with not alot of alternatives given the style of the shoot. Tiffany & Scott arrived, with an entourage...

Tiffany & Scott | Wedding | New Westminster

Tiffany  & Scott had the most amazing combination engagement & wedding theme planned and I was super excited when I first met with them back  in 2013 to discuss their plans for their summer 2014 wedding. Their Wedding took place in August at The Metro in New Westminster – a...

Stacey & Stuart Wedding | Vancouver

Stacey & Stuart chose Vancouver as their Destination Wedding and all week it was the perfect weather for their dream wedding. Now – I like to let every couple know that its not just our wedding vows which make us accept “for better or worse” – but also the weather....

Stacey & Stuart Portraits | Vancouver

When Stacey & Stuart celebrated their vows – they had all the luck of a rainy day that the old superstitions and traditions can bear. So – with their plane taking them back down South that week – we hooked up 2 days after their wedding whilst the weather was...

Jen & Clay Engagement | New Westminster

I remember feeling like the weather was hit-n-miss when Jen & Clay & I were planning the date for their Engagement Portrait Session. I remember being super excited that we hit some sunny weather as the location for the shoot was suited to big sky views, warm summer grass, and...

Samantha & Ryan Engagement | Ft Langley

I know Vancouver likes to surprise us – but still – it can be a challenge to always have a bright side to a very rainy day and over the February Valentines Day Weekend we did see sooo much rain that at one point – one of our sessions was...

Rayna & Lee Engagement | Gastown

Im so excited to share these engagement photos we took of Rayna & Lee in Gastown last week. I really had no idea where the weather was  going to go that day – as it is the personality of Vancouver – but it ended up being a cloudy and fair...

Nicole & Luke Engagement | Ft Langley

The weather lately has been all over the place. Days are warm and sunny like today, but the ground is covered in fresh snow and any day  Im sure it will pour down rain like nobody’s business. Thats how we started off Valentines Day Weekend! Friday was glorious so I...

Michelle & Philip Engaged! | Mt Seymour

There is a Chance of Snow this weekend and it reminds  me of the fun engagement photo session I had with Michelle & Philip up on Mount Seymour just before Christmas. Whilst there was a fresh layer of snow  on everything – just before Xmas, the weather was all over...
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