There are people you meet in life that are infectious; their laughter, stories, and personality invite you in and you leave feeling as if you have met your newest best-friend. From our first dinner consultation Christina and I had a blast, and when their engagement session arrived the same beauty and pure joy shone through when Kyle held her in his arms.
They floated effortlessly around the engagement session; an honest giggle turned into a warm embrace, and moved into a tender kiss that was like a delicate dance between two intertwined souls.
Their Spring wedding is going to be amazing, and I am so excited to document it for them, they may just be my favorite!
The sun was high in the city of the midnight sun. Yellowknife was a buzz as the weekend was fast approaching the Folk on the Rocks music festival, but the Thursday evening rendered some spectacular light and an equally amazing family.
Mellisa and her troop of boys came to the session in matching blues and matching smiles. I remembered the trail well and we talked and laughed from each spot we stopped to photograph at. I adored this session for the amazing connection between a mother and her sons.
Thank you Mellisa for inviting me to photograph your family photos!
I wanted to officially announce that my photography business is operating out of Chilliwack again, for past and future clients I wanted to let you know I am here to photograph your biggest and smallest moments again. I know a lot of people are still asking if I am in town, and YES I am!
So to say hello again Fraser Valley I am doubling up my portrait sessions. More time, more photos, and half the price!
If you would like to book please feel free to contact me at 604.378.4678 email@example.com
The Morris family is a family full of laughter and joy and their family session yesterday was so much fun to photograph. Stuart had contacted me before mothers day and wanted to book a session to honor his amazing wife, well she did hint it quite heavily to him! I am so delighted to share their family session as it is full of vibrancy that shines through each family member’s individual personalities.
Diane you are truly a wife and mother of character and I think the world of you as a role model, how fun it is to spend an evening in the warm summer rain surrounded by the jewels that are your children.
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How stunning is Diane, what a beautiful soul and exceptional beauty.
Over 3 and a half years ago I had the honor of photographing Kenny and Lisa’s Manning Resort Wedding. IT was a weekend celebration that submersed me right into the family activities as well as staying with the entire family in a lodge. I remember how much I enjoyed photographing their wedding and was overjoyed when I got a phone call a week before Mothers Day.
Lisa’s mom contacted me about a Family Session for her daughter as a birthday gift which was perfectly nestled close to mothers day. I count it a blessing and an honor to be asked to photograph previous clients in the new seasons of their life, for Lisa that meant becoming a Mommy.
Emery I am told is a burst of sunshine with smiles to spare, and boy did mom and dad try to get her to smile. Between their laughter and mine Emery was confused, but with a little tickle on the tummy from her daddy she lit up!
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Dawn and Ryan are the perfect combination of joy and strength. I was honoured when they asked me to photograph their maternity photos. These two have so much history and beautiful memories that I have yet to discover, getting to know them a little more during our evening together at Stave Falls was the highlight of the session.
We started at the spot they said their vows to one another and as we went along they showed their beauty and joy throughout each photo.
I fell instantly in love with these portraits of Dawn, true and deep beauty glowed from her face and treasured bump.
Ian and I went on a getaway to the Island where we met the Vage family out of perfect happenstance. Heidi and her family live at a Christian Camp called Esperanza, nestled along the inlet. Our first introduction was when we stopped at their dock to fuel up our boat.
As Heidi said “It was the Lords timing” that I was in their small town to photograph her family, and after a week of rain the sun came out for their session, it was truly blessed.
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Have you ever met someone you fell madly in love with instantly. Sarah Sovereign is my twin, my only regret is that we didn’t meet decades ago!
Sarah is a Uber talented lifestyle photographer and a truly sincere human being! Her wicked sense of humor is effortless and our witty dialogue would carry on without pause if we weren’t busy heading to our booked photo sessions.
In the last month of our newly blossomed friendship we have laughed lots, shared or dreams and goals, and encouraged eachother with handmade letters and mail art.
I am so blessed by Sarah and as they say “this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
I can’t wait to see where our creativity takes us!
Yes its official, I am now living in Chilliwack again, and as a “hello home” and “thank you for your years of support” I am offering Fall Mini Sessions for a great discount on my original package price.
As a part of the package I will be offering 30 minute sessions at a location provided upon booking, and 15 high resolution digital images as well as a gallery for private download and sharing features to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and so on. Add On’s such as Holiday Cards and Prints will be available at an additional cost.
If you need a family portrait, photos with you and the one you love, or are expecting; I am booking mini sessions for this upcoming weekend, October 25th and 26th as well as November 1st (and now offering Sunday November the 2nd as well).
If you are wanting to book your session drop me a line, send me a text or give me a call. Spaces are first come, first serve and are LIMITED.
The flight to Chilliwack felt different this time for me; for the first time since moving to Yellowknife in January of this year, I had a sense of misplacement. I had three previous wedding photography engagements in BC that needed to be fulfilled between January and August, and each time I travelled back I’d say: “I’m coming home”.
This time however, something had shifted. As I sat in the terminal waiting for my flight out of the smoke-filled city of Yellowknife, I felt I was leaving home. I had finally settled into my new life in the North and was excited about the new season that is about to start for Stephanie Lauren Photography. Change of home aside, I was as excited as ever to make the trip to my true original home town to spend time with family and photograph my last summer wedding.
Back in January when Sheila and I spoke before my wedding we talked about her son’s upcoming marriage to his high school sweetheart, and in the end we were honoured to photograph unforgettable moments in each other’s lives.
Now, a little about the Bride and Groom:
Cody and Paige met in the seventh grade. Cody was smitten immediately, and eventually their friendship would blossom into a great love story that would produce the greatest addition to their life, baby Hunter.
Not even three months prior to the wedding Cody and Paige welcomed their beautiful baby boy into the world. Paige said to Cody during her vows, “you have already gave me the greatest gift of my life”. The sincerity of their love is humbling and the immense joy they share is infectious to those that surround them.
Thank you for sharing your story with me Cody and Paige!
The girls all gathered at Paige’s grandparents home, a beautiful and rustic loft-style home. I couldn’t have asked for a better backdrop to photograph the bridal preparations.
Cody and his groomsmen got ready at his parents’ new farm property, where the ceremony was to take place in the open field out back. Their shared moments of laughter and morning golf had them mischievous and playful for pictures.
You know these men are a group of confident athletes by their request to have a GQ shirtless group shot.
Cody’s mom Sheila was busy finishing all the last details of the decorations and food, but took some quality time to help her son get ready. If ever you could see the overwhelming love of a mother, it is surely in the embrace of her son on his wedding day.
Paige stood gazing at her dress, the moment was finally here, her forever was about to start.
Once they saw each other for the first time…
After their first look, Cody surprised Paige with a beautiful eternity bracelet; she held back happy tears and was beyond elated with his gift.
After Cody and Paige’s first look and bridal portraits, we headed back inside to cool down. Hunter was happily cradled in his grandma’s arms and everyone was excited for the group pictures.
The Ceremony and Reception were held at Cody’s parents’ farm, a beautiful property looking out on Mt. Cheam. Rustic hay bale seating made for a true country wedding in the warm community of Rosedale.
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