Family

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More familiar faces on the blog tonight with this sweet family maternity session in Burnaby from back in the fall! If these two look familiar to you, it’s because I had the privilege of capturing B&M’s engagement photos and wedding at Manning Park over 6 years ago now! I love these two. We had so much fun during their wedding day with portraits! I’ve been lucky to bump into them over the years at friends’ weddings that I ended up photographing. Fast forward 6 years from 2016 to this last summer at another wedding, we were all brought together once again. I was elated to hear that their family was growing from 3 to 4 soon and we quickly arranged for a session for them.

After I delivered the gallery for their family maternity session to these two, B was kind enough to leave an awesome review on Google for our business page. As a small business owner being primarily referral based, it means the WORLD when clients leave us a positive review. I couldn’t help but share his kind words here:

Family Maternity Session Gallery:

Here are some of my favourite images from the W’s family maternity session at Barnet Marine Park a few months ago…

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All Photos here by Meg Kristina Photography.

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Click here to view this sweet summer sunset maternity session.

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Family Maternity Session | Barnet Marine Park, Burnaby, BC

Family

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We have two familiar faces on The Blog today! If you are in any way familiar with us here at MKP, Hannah & Tyler will look like old friends to you by now! For those of you who aren’t caught up, Hannah & I have worked together in the photography industry for over 7 years now. We both take turns shooting for each other under our own business names, and is someone I’m so grateful to have in my life.

Over the years, I’ve witnessed the start of H&T’s relationship, to capturing their engagement session, wedding, and now their maternity session!! EEEEE! I am so excited for these two on this next stage in life. Hannah has always been great with kids (to say the least, she is truly SOO good with the little ones) so I am so happy to see her in this chapter. Ironically enough, their little one made their arrival into the world on the same September day that I delivered this gallery to them. Talk about cutting it close!

Mud Bay Maternity Session Gallery:

Here are some of my favourite moments from H&T’s sunset Mud Bay maternity session from last summer…

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All Photos here by Meg Kristina Photography.

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Click here to see this sweet in-home lifestyle newborn session.

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Mud Bay Maternity Session | Langley Lifestyle Photographer

Weddings

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I can’t believe the day is here that I get to share Sam & Dan’s beautiful Bragg Creek wedding day with you. I love these two – both as a couple and as dear friends to me now. They are the best kind of people and I am so grateful I was able to be there for their special day.

The day prior I had flown into Calgary, picked up my car rental, checked in with S&D and got settled into the hotel. I excitedly prepped my gear for the following day. We had been planning and anticipating this weekend for what felt like years (it was!)! The following morning was wedding day. I excitedly awoke and ran to look out the window to see wildfire smoke I thought I had left behind in BC. What was a clear forecast just hours ago was now covered in a layer of thick smoke. While I was a little disappointed for S&D as it would limit mountain views on their day, it also creates some beautiful warm hues for the day so we couldn’t be mad!

I quickly loaded up the car to head out from Calgary to their getting ready location at Folk Tree Lodge. It was such a perfect intimate warm venue for them to stay at in the days surrounding the wedding. After getting ready was complete, we went straight into their first look. We snuck some quick portraits on the grounds before we headed back to a familiar spot for more photos. Returning to stop #1 from their engagement session in September the year prior, it felt so good to be back. It was so interesting to see how much of a difference some smoke & autumn colours can make! If you haven’t already, you really should check out their epic Rocky Mountain engagement session from last year!

After we were done, we headed over to Easter Seals Alberta’s Camp Horizon which was the venue of choice to host the wedding day festivities. Sam has meticulously planned, DIY’d and decorated their entire wedding day. Her creativity and attention to detail showed through and absolutely paid off! I loved seeing her touches in everything throughout their whole day.

After their wedding ceremony, they hosted a cocktail hour for their guests while family photos were taken prior to their reception starting. Their reception felt so intimate and you could feel the love from everyone there for these two! Sam & Dan are so similar to me – we’re all kindred spirits. We love the same things and that rings true especially when we’re talking about our dogs and our love of food. Both of these aspects were strongly incorporated into their wedding day. The food was in the form of an amazing cocktail hour and incredible dinner buffet from their caterers. And their pups were on hand all day, decked out in fashionable attire, apart of the bridal party and roaming the grounds of the reception. Just another reason why I love these guys so much.

I’m so grateful I was able to fly out to Calgary and be a part of their celebration. It meant the world to me getting to hug these two congratulations on their wedding day and I wish them an absolutely amazing future together! I can’t wait to see them again soon. ♥️

Bragg Creek Wedding Photography Gallery:

Here’s a curated selection of my favourite moments from S&D’s September long weekend Bragg Creek Wedding at Camp Horizon outside of Calgary, Alberta…

Getting Ready:

First Look:

Portraits:

Ceremony:

Reception:

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Loved this summer wedding? You’re absolutely going to love this wedding at the Secret Garden at Ripples Winery.

See this sweet Tulip festival engagement gallery here

We’re crazy about this Okanagan backyard wedding

Vendor Love for this Bragg Creek Wedding:

Venue: Easter Seals’ Camp Horizon

Bride’s Dress: The Bridal Centre – Calgary

Groom’s Suit: Thomas Jeffery

Dog Outfits: DogDog Goose

Florals: Primrose Lane Farm Florist

Caterer: Fork + Farm Catered Events

HMUA: Artistry by Bobi | French Braiding

Dog Sitter/Wedding Attendant: Suns out Paws Out YYC

Bragg Creek Wedding | Camp Horizon

Weddings

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This was my first time attending an event at the Eco-Dairy in Abbotsford BC for S&J’s Bakerview Farm wedding. Bakerview Farms is the wedding & event venue rental services provided by Eco-Dairy’s operators and I was really impressed by the team working the venue as well as the setting & options that this spot provides. Sharing it’s grounds with the Eco-Dairy itself, it has lots of room for guests to roam, kids to play & meet the animals, and to take in the beauty of Mt Baker in the background. There’s lots of options on-site for photos and nearby parks provide an alternative spot – both of which we absolutely decided to take advantage of.

J&S opted for a First Look to start their day, helping us start their wedding day off with portraits so they could relax and enjoy the party later on after the ceremony. We tucked away to a quiet and shady area in the park as it was bright & blinding in the midday sun before heading for their venue. While they didn’t have a full day photography package for coverage, I could’ve easily stayed the whole day with these two. They are so sweet and kind-hearted and it radiated from them more than ever on this day. J looked absolutely stunning in her dress, angelic even with the fluttering shoulder/sleeve details on her dress and her perfectly curled hair sweeping across her face. S was equally striking, looking suave in his suit and a classy boutonnière completing his look.

I couldn’t say more about these two. They are just genuine and kind souls & I wish them absolutely nothing but the best in building their future together! I can’t thank them enough for having me capture their beautiful Bakerview Farm wedding for them.

Bakerview Farm Wedding Photography Gallery:

Here’s a curated look at my favourite moments from S&J’s summer Bakerview Farm Wedding in Abbotsford, BC…

First Look & Bridal Portraits:

Wedding Ceremony:

Portraits continued…

Reception & Candids:

Sunset Portraits at Bakerview Farms:

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All Photos here by Meg Kristina Photography 

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Vendor Love:

Venue: Bakerview Farm | EcoDairy

Decor & Co-ordinating: Valley Weddings

HMUA: SIUGO Makeup l Hairstyle

Bride’s Dress: Champagne & Lace

Florals: Dogwood Designs

Catering: Sugar Mountain Catering

Cake: TracyCakes

DJ: Steel Productions DJ and MC Workshops

Bartending: Roaming Spirits Mobile Bartending

Loved this summer wedding? You’re absolutely going to love this wedding at the Secret Garden at Ripples Winery.

See this sweet Tulip festival engagement gallery here

We’re crazy about this Okanagan backyard wedding

Bakerview Farm Wedding | Eco-Dairy, Abbotsford BC