Nargess Tabrizy Shokrani - Fleur de Lis Events - Vancouver Family Photo Shoot

  What a fun day I had recently photographing the beautiful Nargess of Fleur de Lis Events and her fabulous family!  She and her husband have been blessed with two awesome boys.  They were full of energy and we had a lot of laughs watching them run around and do what little boys love to do!

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Nargess and her hubby are such beautiful people, both on the inside as well as out.  I missed out on photographing their wedding years ago, so I was happy to finally have a chance to photograph them together!

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I simply LOVE this next series of shots.  It was my idea to capture a few images of the boys with no shirts on when they were in between changing shirts... I thought they looked like such cute young men when they are standing with their hands in their pockets.  Or not... boys will be boys, of course!

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Would you look at this gorgeous woman?  Vavoom...

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Such a gorgeous smile.

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Thank you, Nargess for sharing your wonderful family with me!  It was such a pleasure and I'm glad you guys had fun.

xoxo

Lori

Vancouver Engagement Shoot - Jenny and Riley

I love my job.  Every once in awhile, I meet a couple who are so relaxed together and have such amazing chemistry... well, they make my job very easy.  Jenny and Riley were one of those couples.  These two are the definition of young and in love.  As evidenced by the following photos...

Needless to say, I am seriously looking forward to photographing their wedding next year!  They have chosen one very cool location as well, the Jasper Park Lodge.  Stay tuned for some equally amazing wedding photos as they have LOTS of fun things in store for their very unique and fun wedding.

Looking forward to it!

xoxo

Lori

Ashley and Ryan Vancouver Engagement Photo Shoot

There is a wonderful bridal salon in West Vancouver called Blush Bridal and I have had the pleasure of photographing many Blush brides over the years... I recall a conversation I had quite awhile back with Lorna, the owner of Blush who told me her daughter, Ashley had seen her friend's wedding photos I had taken and told her Mom, "that is who I want to photograph my wedding when I get married!". Here we are, many years later and guess who is engaged to be married? I was very excited to finally meet Ashley and her handsome fiance, Ryan a few weeks ago. They were in town for a visit from Washington, D.C. where they currently live and work. We had a lot of fun getting to know each other and hanging out at Lorna's beautiful home and photographing Ashley and Ryan together in the garden... before heading down to the beach for some more photos, and even a little champagne to celebrate!

 

Ashley, you and Ryan are adorable together and I can't WAIT to photograph your wedding next year!

xoxo

Lori

Cassia and Gil - Vancouver Engagement Shoot - Richmond Tea House

Wedding season is upon us!  I'm very excited for all of my beautiful weddings this year, one of which will be Cassia and Gil's wedding later this summer.  I spent the afternoon with them this week for their engagement shoot.  April may have given us a warm and sunny taste of summer, but so far the month of May has given us plenty of rain.  When you live in Vancouver, you don't have to love the rain, but you do have to get used to it.  As a result, Cassia and Gil's engagement shoot went slightly different than we had planned, but we still had a lovely time documenting a typical day in their lives together. We started at one of their favourite restaurants in their neighbourhood in Richmond, the Leisure Tea House.  It was my first visit to a Tea House and I have to say, I loved it!  The incredible fresh fruit teas and homemade scones and even the tuna on a waffle was delicious... I'm getting hungry just remembering how yummy it was.

From there, we changed our plans of an outdoor shoot and had fun improvising under cover at their condo!  It just shows that shooting in the rain can be fun... we refused to let it ruin our day and definitely made the most of it.

Then, we moved indoors and Cassia and Gil got cozy and comfortable on the couch, snuggling together with their dogs while the rain continued outside...

Thank you, Cassia and Gil for being such good sports and having fun shooting with me on a typical, rainy Vancouver day!  You two are beautiful together and a pleasure to photograph... looking forward to your big day in August.

xoxo

Lori