Campbell Valley Engagement | Natasha & Ben

Campbell Valley Engagement

Natasha & Ben

The Couple

This sun-drenched joyful Campbell Valley engagement session is truly one of my favourites of the year. Natasha & Ben are such a fun couple but there’s so much more to them than that. These two are both Chiropractors and met in school preparing for their careers. They share a zest for life, passion for helping others, competitive but caring spirits, and a crazy awesome love & admiration for each other.

The Engagement

These two have a passion for a healthy & fit lifestyle. It’s one of the many things they bonded over and both admire in the other and as a result from the start of their relationship they often found themselves visiting the gym together to work out. It couldn’t have been a more perfect fit for these two that on one of these outings to the gym the normal expected outing would become the unexpected. They had talked of their dreams of the future before. With Ben from the US and Natasha from Canada, they knew they’d have logistics to work out, but a little commute never scared anyone. With them settling into their careers, the next step forward was just one gym visit away. And so one day on the way to their old university gym where they first met, Ben dropped to one knee and asked his other half to marry him. Spoiler: she said yes!

The Session

I met these two for their Campbell Valley Engagement Session late on a Saturday afternoon in October. We have been so fortunate this fall with a beautiful warm mild & NOT rainy season. This session was no exception and we took full advantage. We had so much fun running around Campbell Valley Park, dancing in one field, and practicing the lift scene from dirty dancing in the next haha.

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I can’t wait for their wedding next July and will be spamming my Instagram & Facebook with ALL the Sneak Peeks.

Here’s a curated look at some of my favourites from their Campbell Valley engagement session.

Engagement

 

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Fort Langley Fall Wedding | Cemetery Bridal Portraits

Fort Langley Fall Wedding

The Story

With Halloween being upon us, this moody beautiful Fort Langley Fall wedding couldn’t be a more perfect fit to share. These two were so sweet with each other. Every touch & little kiss was so tender and gentle between them. We took full advantage of the dark clouds, stormy weather, changing leaves & our Fort Langley location for these two to complete their dream portraits. Specifically requested by the bride was a cemetery. Their wedding took place with Halloween right around the corner. That timing combined with Jess’s stunning fiery red hair and dramatic floral arrangements (oh-my-goodness-GORGEOUS!!) made Cemetery Bridal Portraits sound entirely enticing. (PSA: if anyone is up for exploring/modelling for me in a cemetery THIS winter, message me on the Contact page or over on FB/IG, I have some sweet ideas!!).

Fort Langley Fall Wedding Gallery:

In all honesty, I’m a sucker for any Fort Langley Fall Wedding. I love where I live, and it is SO beautiful (albeit a little rainy) in the fall months to photograph!! Once you add in the potential of capturing authentic moments in a super adventurous spot (believe it or not, cemetery bridal portraits AREN’T the norm for me 😉 ), it makes for another dream come true. I loved getting to know Jessica & Jamie on their wedding day last year.

Here’s a curated look at a few of my favourites from their Fort Langley Fall Wedding Gallery…

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Bridal Party // Bride & Groom Portraits: Cemetery Bridal Portraits: Reception:

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All Photos here shot & edited by Meg Kristina Photography.

 

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Baseball Wedding – Chilliwack Golf Club | Ashley & Jason

Baseball Theme Wedding – Chilliwack Golf Club

Ashley & Jason

These two met on the field, so it’s NOT hard to believe they chose to seal the deal in their own Baseball Theme Wedding. What IS hard to believe is that it’s been over 4 years since this beautiful family came into my life. It was this time of year in 2014 when Ashley first got in touch with me. At that time, she was expecting the latest addition to complete their family, Linden. I’ll never forget Ashley expressing to me how she wanted to find a photographer to grow with them as a family over the years. At that time I was just starting out and her faith in me & my creativity has meant the world to me from the start. You can check out my most recent family session with them last fall by clicking here. Since then, life has changed drastically for all of us but these guys have stood by me through everything as I’ve been there to witness pregnancy & births, family, love, engagement & now a wedding. That’s what being a part of the Meg Kristina Photography family is all about.

You can read more about their love story as well as see my favourites from their engagement session here.

Wedding Day Story

As I’ve mentioned, in both their engagement story (click the link just above to read it), as well as above that these two came together to plan their dream Baseball Theme Wedding. These two met & fell in love playing ball, so it couldn’t have been a more perfect location to exchange vows at. If there’s anything I’ve learnt about Jason & Ashley over the years, it’s that there’s two things that are extremely important to them – ball & their children/family. These two cherish their children and have worked hard to create a loving environment for them to grow through life together. These things resonated throughout their day, to no surprise but to many tears. From including the children in their marriage vows during the ceremony to having their First Dance become a Family Dance, there was no hesitation that these children knew they are a valued integral piece of the family. Their ceremony was held right at the heart of the ball field with their reception being hosted by Chilliwack Golf Club. You guys.. Chilliwack Golf Club may be my new favourite venue in the area! They have a brand new reception building to serve you and I absolutely love how great the entire venue is – portrait locations, catering, staff, & more, it’s awesome!

Ashley & Jason’s day was perfect in every way. The details couldn’t have been more perfect. The sun was shining in true reflection of the happiness that radiates from the life these two have created together. Their friends, family, children, teammates & more gathered around them to lift them up in celebration over this next stage in building their lives together. AND we even got to sneak away for Sunset Portraits – my favourite!

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I am so lucky to have clients like Ashley & Jason who care just as much about not just photography but also about supporting the growth of my business as I do. I cherish all of my clients and truly fall in love with each and every one of your love stories. I have absolutely loved getting to know these two & their family over the years.

I truly could write about these two, their family, and all the little moments that made their day absolutely unforgettable but we would be here forever. To be honest, sometimes the photos just speak for themselves. I can’t wait for you to check out all the details from their Baseball Theme Wedding.

Here’s a curated selection of some of my favourites from their Baseball Theme Wedding in Chilliwack…

Getting Ready

Ceremony Bridal Party Portraits Bride & Groom Portraits Reception Sunset Portraits vancouver wedding blog meg kristina

 

 

 

 

 

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Vendor Love:

Photography: Meg Kristina Photography

Second Shooter: Hannah Cummins

Officiant: Joanna Sheppard

Caterer: Chilliwack Golf Club

DJ/MC: Wailin Dalen

 

Maple Ridge Backyard Wedding | Katie & John

Maple Ridge Backyard Wedding

Katie & John

This sweet Maple Ridge backyard wedding & gallery really speak for itself – taking place on a perfect summer day a short wander away from Whonnock Lake. But how did we get here?

My journey with Katie & John started 2 years ago at Manning Park Resort. I was there to photograph Maria & Brad’s wedding day, Katie was a bridesmaid and she caught my eye right away. I could see, both in getting ready & throughout the day, how loyal caring & dedicated of a friend Katie was. Her genuine smile & joy for her friend was evident in every moment of the day. Naturally when Katie reached out to me me a little over a year later to say she was engaged, I was thrilled for her! I had such an amazing time with Katie & the entire  bridal party that day in Manning Park – I knew that the man who stole Katie’s heart had to be just as amazing as well.

We met for coffee shortly after Katie’s message and right away I could see the strong connection between her and John. These two compliment each other SO well. I loved watching their interactions – the little glances at each other that said everything without a single word ever being said, and hearing their story of how they met & got engaged had me over the moon for them.

Their Love Story

Their love story begins just over three years ago. After being introduced by a mutual friend (one of the groomsmen, naturally!) these two hit it off right away, sending Katie home after their first meeting swooning over John.

Fast forward to a year ago. It was one of the last long weekends of the summer, and John had made plans to steal Katie away on an adventure up the Sunshine Coast. As the weekend came to an end, they found themselves sitting on a bench overlooking the ocean when John suggested they play the childhood game where one person writes on the other’s back while the person blindly guesses what was written. As John’s turns came, he began to write “I love you”, followed by “you’re pretty”, both of which Katie guessed. On his last turn, he slowly but surely drew the words “will you marry me?” on Katie’s back.. The rest, as they say, is history.

Wedding Story

Having grown up on her family’s gorgeous property in the area close to Whonnock Lake, a Maple Ridge backyard wedding was practically a foregone conclusion. Whether it seemed like the obvious choice or not, it could not have been a more perfect choice. From the first moment I walked into the getting ready room, Katie was beaming with joy. I’m hard-pressed to remember a bride who has been more joyful, radiant and excited to marry her man. It made the day that much better to be a part of. The joy was undeniable and shared amongst everyone present. You could tell the strong connection these two have with those around them and how much they value those close to them. Katie’s mom served as her maid of honour and, being very close to my mother as well, I loved watching these two together throughout the day! Family was a very important part of the entire day. From adorable nieces being a part of the bridal party & day to Katie arriving to the ceremony in the same classic car that had been in her family for years.

I honestly could write forever about their day. Their vows were beyond touching – I don’t think I’ve ever had so many people tear up during a ceremony (including this photographer over here – yup, me! And I am NOT a crier). Hearing Katie say how John isn’t everything she ever wanted; he’s so much more than that, and all the sweet moments in between left everyone reaching for kleenex. After that, their day was filled with contagious giggles, unending smiles, & an amazing outdoor reception that had.. wait for it.. a BREAKFAST-themed buffet (can ALL my couples do breakfast for dinner? YUM), the best yard games around, a too-good-to-be-true cookie table (ok, I’m sensing a theme.. food is the way to my heart), a killer dance party, and an epic Jenga battle.

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I am so lucky to have met Katie at Brad & Maria’s mountain-top wedding a couple of summers ago. I have absolutely loved getting to know her & John more as well as their loved ones. (You can catch up on their engagement session by clicking here.)

Here’s a curated selection of some of my favourites from their Maple Ridge backyard wedding…

Getting Ready

Ceremony

Bridal Party Portraits

Bride & Groom Portraits

Reception

Sunset Portraits

 

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photographer for the joyful, authentic & adventurous

www.megkristina.com

All Photos here by Meg Kristina Photography.

 

Loved this sweet Maple Ridge Backyard Wedding Story & Gallery? Click here to discover more Love on The Blog!

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Vendor Love:

Photography: Meg Kristina Photography

Second Shooter: Marvin Herrera 

Florist: Westgate Florist

Bride’s Dress: Champagne & Lace

Officiant: Christina Stanley

Caterer: Design by Desire Catering

DJ/MC: Deejay Absolute

Bakery: TracyCakes

Wedding Planner: Tiffany Carrie/La Vista Events

Washroom Rentals: Full Moon Rentals

Bartender: Shelley’s Bartending

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