Archive for June, 2010

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT SUMMER?

Friday, June 18th, 2010

It’s a gorgeous, sunny day today in Vancouver… and even though it’s been “June-uary” (January+June) here on the West Coast as usual, I’m just about ready for summer and I know it must be around the corner somewhere!

Next Friday we’ll be leaving for our annual surf trip to Tofino for 11 days and we could not be more excited. 11 days of surfing, beach, camping, camp stove cooking, crabbing and exploring. Wohooo!

I’m starting to get in the mood for summer so here are a couple things I love about summer… What do you love about summer?

Surfing in Costa Rica

Surfing.. (Minus the bikini and adding a 5 mm wetsuit in Tofino)

Tent City!

Camping!

Allan flying our trainer kite

Playing on the beach…

Skimboarding

Skimboarding!

Hornby Island at Midnight

A trip to Hornby Island…

Party Pics

Making mojitos and summer drinks… not to mention the availability of our favourite rums at the liquor store!

Driver

Golfing!

Downhill Mtn Biking at Mount Fromme

Continuing to learn how to downhill mountain bike…

Meat on the new BBQ

Mmmm.. summer BBQs…

Tray of Tequila

Hosting patio parties….

Enjoying the sun in Kelowna

Wearing sunglasses!

A sunny day in Fall when you can sun your feet

The sun on my feet…

What do you love about summer?

WE BOOKED OUR DREAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS: JONETSU!

Monday, June 14th, 2010

I am absolutely THRILLED to finally announce that we have selected our dream wedding photographers… Jonetsu Photography!

The past few weeks, Allan and I have been on a thorough search for the best possible photographers to photograph our special day. We weren’t able to find the level of quality we were looking for in Tofino, so we decided to look for Vancouver wedding photographers. We looked through about 60 different wedding photographers in Vancouver, and narrowed it down to just a couple choices.

Jonetsu Vancouver Wedding Photography
Photo Credit: JONETSU Studios

After a couple in-depth meetings, I am proud to say we were able to secure Jonetsu! We really clicked with Camille and Chadwick. Not only are they beautiful, authentic people… but they have great energy and you can tell they are really in love with each other. They really have a connection with nature and I honestly can’t imagine anyone else shooting our day. We love their epic “dreamscapes” and attention to detail with telling a story in their albums. Not to mention they are so similar to us in so many ways. They are extremely accessible too since they are based here in Vancouver and they get back to us with e-mails faster than any other photographer we have dealt with — this is actually a very important part of the selection.

Jonetsu Vancouver Wedding Photography
Photo Credit: JONETSU Studios

Thanks to everyone who recommended us to them on Twitter. I can’t believe how many of our favourite couples have been photographed by them, and the reviews they have all given me of Jonetsu have been beyond glowing. I think we will be good friends with Camille and Chadwick for a long, long time :)

Yesterday we signed the contract and I am just giddy with excitement that we were able to get them! I can’t believe it! WOOOOHOOOOOOOO!

Jonetsu Vancouver Wedding Photography
Photo Credit: JONETSU Studios

Camille and Chadwick will be shooting our wedding in Tofino, as well as our engagement shoot in Vancouver and a boudoir/saucy cat session that will be my wedding present to Allan! Can’t wait. We will of course be posting some of the photos on the blog here. Thanks to everyone for all your advice and help with planning this wedding so far… I couldn’t do it without you!

Jonetsu Vancouver Wedding Photography
Photo Credit: JONETSU Studios

You can follow Jonetsu on their website here, their Twitter or their awesome blog!

Here’s a question for you… can you recommend any cool places in Vancouver for Allan and I to do our engagement shoot? Any ideas for cool shots that we could do that involve surfboards/snowboards/bikes/golf etc? :) What do you think of Jonetsu’s photos?

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