Gleneagles & Whytecliff Park Wedding | West Vancouver

Debra & Ryan’s Whytecliff Park wedding this past July was a great day. A perfect summer evening complete with good friends and a great party.

Debra & Ryan have been a couple for pretty much as long as I can remember. No wait, I can remember a time before that. A time when Debra and I were silly teenagers. Now we are silly adults, but those stories are for another time… Debra is very special to me. I think I had tears in my eyes pretty much the whole time I was editing this wedding. Happy tears for my beautiful friend. A good lump in the throat for two wonderful people celebrating their love. It was such a magical day!

What do you do when you are a wedding photographer and one of your favourite people in this world gets married? It’s a tough call. I wanted to capture the day and tell the story, but I also wanted to be able to be there for the party and turn off my work brain. For their wedding I was able to do just that. In the morning I hung out with Deb, her mom, and a few friends and casually snapped away as we sipped Champagne, I mean, got ready. Then Debra & I went to meet Ryan at Whytecliff Park for some pictures. Once we arrived at the Gleneagles Community Centre for their bow tie themed cocktail party, I put down my camera and became a guest. A ginormous thank you to my friend Tegan McMartin for helping me on this very special day. I cannot thank you enough for capturing so many amazing moments for my dear friends.

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Debra - Jen – thank you so much for perfectly capturing our amazing day. All the photos are stunning.January 8, 2015 – 10:53 am

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Priscilla & Tim’s Thompson Hotel Wedding in Downtown Toronto was a day filled with lots of love and laughter. Priscilla has one of those contagious smiles and she looked stunning in all 3 of her dresses. They exchanged vows on the rooftop overlooking the city and danced the night away with their nearest and dearest. A big thank you to my friend Sam Wong for second shooting with me. Always so much fun working together.

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Best of 2014 | Wedding Photographer

This year has been extraordinary for me. From a personal standpoint it has been full of exciting changes. It was my first year in New York City. It was also my first year as a married person, also quite fun! From a professional standpoint as a wedding photographer, 2014 was incredible. I was fortunate enough to be entrusted with documenting so many wonderful weddings. Most of my weddings were in Toronto which came with the added bonus of many trips back to a city I hold so dear. I’m excited that 2015 will send me to Toronto many times as well!

The other day I decided to total up the number of flights that I have taken so far this year. Right now I’m at 27 and I still have one more to go. I imagine 2015 will shape up similar with trips already in the works to Nicaragua, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and Vail for weddings, photography conferences, yoga trainings and of course, fun.

Summing up such a wonderful year is very hard. This, without a doubt, is my longest blog post ever. I have been working on whittling down this collection for days and it’s just impossible. So hold onto your hats and warm up your finger. Here are some of my favourite moments of 2014.
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To all of my amazing couples, thank you from the bottom of my heart! Your trust means the world! I love you all! xoxo

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Cat C. - Such an amazing collection of photos Jen!-what a year you’ve had! It’s been so inspiring to watch you build your business and grow as a photographer over the years. Kudos to you for following your dreams! xoxoDecember 10, 2014 – 10:53 am

Taylor - jenn cheers to 2014 great set and great year. :)December 10, 2014 – 9:14 pm

Janice Smith - Stunning! Congratulations on a wonderful 2014 and wishing all the best in 2015.December 11, 2014 – 1:13 pm

Happy Anniversary

One year ago today, Mike and I got married surrounded by our nearest & dearest on a rooftop in Costa Rica overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I can’t believe it has been a year. I’m so happy this day is still so fresh in my mind. Mike, thanks for being so awesome. For being my rock, my cheerleader, and also my friend. Happy 1st Anniversary! I look forward to growing old with you. But in the meantime, let’s groove it out to this party called life:)

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A massive, ginormous, gigantic thank you to our dear friend Fran Chelico for all of our stunning pictures.

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