Kat + Matt, the wedding

There is something profound about the way these two see others. It's as though they see straight into their hearts and nothing distracts them from who others are.  We were reminded moment after moment that these two truly see the gold in those around them, and they pull it out.  It's such an honour to capture the love of two people who are not only outwardly beautiful, but also who carry such deep beauty within.  Together they honoured each person who contributed to their day.  Whole-heartedly they poured out their love.  They are the kind of people that remind us why we do what we do.  It's about loving like Jesus loves.  At the end of the day, it's not just the photographs and the moments shared for us - it's so much more.  Thank you Matt + Kat for reminding us why we do this.  Thank you for being such bright and beautiful lights in this world.  And thank you for inviting us into the beautiful love that you've created together - it was such an honour!  

Emily + Jeff | Elk Ridge Resort Wedding

THIS WEDDING!!  Where do we even start?!  The love was immense in so many ways.  I've always felt that how someone is loved and received by others tells a lot about who they are.  This is absolutely true of this couple, especially Emily, the beautiful bride.  Her family and friends lavished love on her the whole day through, evidence of a life lived out of love.  The dance of love between Jeff and Emily stirred our hearts and left us breathless and in awe over and over again.  We could go on and on about how incredible these two are, but we think the photos speak for themselves.  A story of deep love woven through each image. 

Emily has incredible parents, and she has walked in such incredible honour toward them.  It's not something we had to ask her parents, it was simply the evidence that so clearly proved this truth that day.  After her mom helped her into her gorgeous gown, and her father saw her in all her beauty while tears running, it was time for Jeff to see his beautiful bride.  

Joy and excitement filled the air,  and peace rushed in as the moment finally came.  Every bit of this beautiful day, planned out with intention and purpose.  A great longing was being fulfilled as they made their way to the tiny chapel, where they gave each other their forever's. 

It was time to celebrate all that had just taken place, and celebrate they did!  To say we were honoured to capture their beautiful wedding day would be an understatement.  The day left us full, inspired and truly grateful for the work that we are so blessed to do!

THANK YOU, Jeff and Emily for choosing us to capture your remarkable love story!  You guys are all kinds of amazing!!  Xoxo. 

Documentary wedding - Jonathon and Miranda

"For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you."  - unknown

It's always such an honour to witness some of life's most special days and capture them for our clients.  A wedding day is so much more then a celebration, it is a beginning to forever.  We are always so moved by the stories of our clients, and these two were no different.  Their deep love ebbed and flowed through them, back and forth, and between them and those who came to celebrate their new forever that day. 

Love is a dance - an exchange of giving and receiving.  These two danced the dance of love so naturally. Generosity and kindness flowed from them.  It's all those significant, important and beautiful parts of your stories that we long to capture - not just an event, but the souls of two becoming one.  

Thank you, thank you Jonathon and Miranda for inviting us to witness your dance of love and capture the beauty of your story.  We were so honoured to be a part of your wedding day. 

CONNECTION Looks Different For Everyone

I was having a conversation with a good friend last week, talking about Meraki + Light, and what Tammy and I do.  As we were discussing mine and Tammy’s vision, “pursuers of connection”, he mentioned that he noticed that in a lot of our work our clients seem very “touchy”, and asked if this is something we expect for our sessions.  A very good question, I thought, which led me to write this post. 

The thing is, connection looks different for everyone.  We don’t all connect over snuggles by the fire, or by gazing into one another's eyes.  It’s true, each family, each couple is unique in how they connect.  Being the word junkie that I am, I went ahead and looked up the definition of “connection”.  It means:  how we relate to or become one with someone.  So most simply, we are really passionate about capturing how you relate with your spouse, your kids, your loved ones.  The big question here is, “what makes you feel ONE with your spouse?  What makes you feel ONE with your kids?  You know those moments when all you can think about is the very moment you are in, and how good the unity or “oneness” you feel with that person feels in that moment?  What gets you there?  Is it a good conversation?   Is it a long walk by the river?  Or is it being tickled until you laugh, until you cry?  

It’s these things, that we truly long to capture, and preserve for you - because aren’t these the moments we want to remember for all our days?

So if you’ve ever looked at our work and thought, “we’re not touchy-feely enough for this” - great, we don’t want you to be!  We want to capture what connection looks like for you, for your family.  We aren’t looking for you to pretend you’re that touchy-feely family when you’re not.  If you connect by getting out into the great outdoors, then we want to explore with you!  If you connect by telling funny jokes and stories, then great - we want to hear your best ones!  If you connect by sharing a good conversation with the one you love, then great, we want to give you the space and the freedom to be FULLY yourselves.

Our whole heart and passion behind being “pursuers of connection” is that these are the places that healthy, whole families are built.  When we learn to love well, and foster our connection, our relationships flourish.  Sometimes this means pushing for the connection that makes your husband feel loved, or vice versa.  You see, for us, this is so much more then just photographs.  We really care about your families being healthy, whole and full of connection.  We really care about telling your story in it’s truest form.  We want to create something with you that is authentic, something that you’re proud to pass down to your children and your children’s children.  

In the end, our stories are all about how we connected with those we loved.