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Langley Elopement Photographer

Langley Elopement Photographer

Wedding elopements are so much fun. It is such an intimate way to get married and can be a lot less stressful too! As a wedding photographer, I just love getting inquiries for elopements. We tend to have more time to do couple portraits which is one of my most favourite times during a wedding day. The Fraser Valley has some of the best photography locations where we can make stunning portraits for you to show your family and your friends who couldn't be there. Another amazing factor about having an elopement wedding is being able to have more control over what time of the day we do the bride and groom photos. Photographing a bride and groom at golden hour is hands down the best time for these types of portraits. The photo above showcases a couple eloping at sunset in Langley.

Pitt Lake Couple Photo Session at Sunset
Best Engagement Photographers in Langley

Best Engagement Photographers in Langley

If you value photography and want to invest in a high quality Langley based engagement photographer, I might be the answer! Couple photography is definitely my expertise. Whether it be at a wedding or at an engagement session, I feel completely comfortable directing my clients and showcasing their love in an authentic, candid way. I have worked with over 150 different couples and have continuously delivered images that my clients love. We work hard at choosing the right wardrobe and location that will represent who they are.

Some tips I have when choosing your outfit include:

  • Stay away from black and white
  • Don't over accessorize as accessories tend to go out of style
  • Try to match but not too much! (if you all show up wearing white shirts and jeans I will probably send you back to your closet)
  • Wear something you're comfortable in
  • Bring two outfits in case one isn't working out like we thought it would

Below you'll see just how much influence what you choose to wear on your engagement session has over the overall look of the photographs.

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Location: 27240 8 Ave, Aldergrove, BC V4W 2P8.

Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club Wedding Photographer

Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club Wedding Photographer

To live near such epic wedding locations like the Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club makes me feel so fortunate. The fact that it's not even an hours drive from Langley makes travelling to this venue a breeze. With 3 ceremony sites to choose from, this location really has something to fit everyones needs.

Location: 16651 Rannie Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 1Z1.

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Your engagement session or couple session doesn't have to be outside you know. It can be indoors creating pottery like this one! There really is no right or wrong way of doing your session. I like to photograph my couples in environments that they have fun in and they feel most like themselves in. Meagan and Connor had their first date at a pottery class so how appropriate was it to relive this date?! 100% appropriate.

Pay attention to what the couple decided to wear for their photo session. The colours are earthy and neutral, which is bang on what pottery is. Their clothing doesn't distract the viewer, it actually adds to the overall feeling of this photo. Most of the photos I took of them were very flirty. It reminds me of how we tend to act on a first date.

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Weddings at Burnaby Mountain Rose Garden

Weddings at Burnaby Mountain Rose Garden

Burnaby Mountain Centennial Rose Garden is such a lovely wedding venue. It is a gorgeous place to take portrait photos of the bride, groom, bridal party and family formals. They do a really nice ceremony set up with the roses in the background. To make things easy on the wedding guests, a reception can be held at the SFU Diamond Alumni Centre.

This particular wedding of Erin and Matt was on a rainy Vancouver day. The bride and groom were prepared and brought clear umbrellas for themselves and their bridal party. I always suggest to my clients to do this because clear umbrellas don't take away from the colours of the rest of the scene and they allow light to shine through, which is a big deal for a wedding photographer! You can see the rain didn't stop the happily married couple from laughing.

After their rose garden ceremony in Burnaby, we all headed to the Golden Eagle Golf Club in Pitt Meadows for dinner, speeches and dancing. The Golden Eagle Golf Club provided a spectacular meal, with fresh ingredients and lots of flavour. The venue had a gorgeous indoor reception space with a ton of windows and light. The outdoor reception option is also stunning, featuring a lovely platform overlooking a mountainous backdrop.

The Golden Eagle Golf Club is located in Pitt Meadows. Phone #(604) 460-1111 Website

Location: 21770 Ladner Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 1Z1.

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Estate 248 Venue Weddings

Estate 248 Venue Weddings

As a wedding photographer based in Langley it's a bonus when work is just around the corner! The Estate 248 Venue is located in Aldergrove, set amongst some beautiful views of the Poppy Estate Golf Course. The ceremony site features giant old trees and a rustic setting with barns to use as a photo backdrop. Receptions take place under a tent so you'll be kept dry in the rain and cool in the sun!

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Wedding Photographers in Langley

Wedding Photographers in Langley

I absolutely love living in Langley. It makes it easy to photograph weddings in Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Vancouver, Surrey and White Rock. It is also very painless to hop on the ferry and shoot weddings on Vancouver Island, Bowen Island and the Sunshine Coast. Langley is such a convenient location because it is so central and as a bonus, it's absolutely beautiful here! What more can a wedding photographer ask for?!

What sets me apart from the wedding photographers in Langley is that I like to use dramatic lighting which makes my images really pop and become 3-dimensional. My photography style can often be described as vivid, candid and compelling. My goal at every wedding is to tell a story in the most genuine way. I want my couples to look at their wedding album and remember these moments as raw. My clients always put full trust in me and are confident that I will document their day to my best ability. The wedding pictures on my website reflect what you will receive in your wedding gallery.

I've been photographing weddings all over British Columbia for 6 years and counting. I've worked with close to 100 brides and grooms and still get excited about every single love story. What's your story? Shoot me a message, I'd love to hear all about it!

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Location: 728 Humboldt St, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z5.

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Langley Golf Club Wedding Photographer

Langley Golf Club Wedding Photographer

There is a great chance of rain on your wedding if you choose to get married in Langley, Aldergrove, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows or anywhere on the west coast. This can be an awesome opportunity to create some creative photographs. Langley and the rest of the Fraser Valley offers some beautiful golf courses to get married at, including the Red Woods Golf Course in Langley City, Swaneset Bay Resort and Country Club in Pitt Meadows and the Golden Eagle Golf Club in Pitt Meadows.

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English Bay Couple Session

English Bay Couple Session

Tips on Photographing a Beach Session

  1. Begin shooting 15 mins before the sun is rising or if it's a sunset shoot, start about 30 mins before setting.
  2. Once the sunshine gets too bright, head to somewhere that has a few trees that can cut some of the strong sun away, still leaving you with that golden light.
  3. Get sandy! Don't be afraid to get a little dirty. Encourage your couple or family to roll around in the sand. It'll add to the story of the family session or couple session and will give the photos a realistic look rather than staged and perfect.
  4. When facing your subjects into the sun (when it gets to be a little too bright), have them wear sunglasses. This will hide unwanted shadows in eye-sockets and prevent squinting.
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Getting Ready Photo Locations

Getting Ready Photo Locations

Choosing a great getting ready location can almost be as important as choosing a ceremony location. Clean,minimal and spacious rooms are recommended. Just imagine a bunch of girls getting ready in a small space together.. things can get pretty crowded, hot and messy! I also don't require the room to be brightly lit, I just ask that there is at least one large window. It might be hard to do, but try your best to select a room for the groom and groomsmen that meet these requirements as well.

The first thing I do before taking any photos of the bride and groom getting ready is I take away any sort of clutter that will be distracting. I want to keep the focus on the people and not so much the hair straighteners, food platters or beer bottles. The second thing I do is make sure hair and makeup is set up in an ideal spot with some quality window light.

This photograph was taken at an ideal getting ready location. The light was gorgeous, the room had space to move around and the decor wasn't overwhelming.

Location: 5881 Genoa Bay Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 5Y6.

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Hi! I'm Kristen-the girl behind all of these pretty photos! I am a Langley wedding photographer along with a Langley family, maternity, newborn and couple photographer, but will take photos of anyone anywhere who is in love. In love with a girl, in love with a boy, in love with their family, in love with their baby bump. Anyone who is in love with love. My photographs are often described as emotional, dramatic and timeless. I believe photographs are one of the best ways of reflecting on our lives. I've always valued photography... more than name brand clothing or jewellery. My ideal client is a person that will grab their photos out from their home if it was burning down.

Anyone who knows me knows I am super passionate about my job as a photographer. I feel blessed everyday that my job allows me to be creative, meet seriously the most awesome people and work some of my days at home, in my pj's with my children.

Langley Wedding Photographer & Langley Engagement Photographer

For me, weddings was where the magic all begun. It was actually at my wedding when I decided I needed to become a wedding photographer. Now I am close to 100 weddings deep and I love my job even more than I did when I started. I want nothing else but to make you laugh and cry while reliving your wedding day through your photos. I want you to look back at your wedding images 30 years from now and love them just as much as you did when you saw them for the first time.

I have been fortunate enough to meet some really great friends through them finding and hiring me to photograph their wedding. I strive to connect with my clients on a deeper level. I want to know how they fell in love, what their families are like and try to crack into their spontaneous side. I want my brides and grooms to feel comfortable around me and my lens. I focus on placing my clients in a beautiful scene, with gorgeous light and letting the moments unravel naturally. When direction is needed, whether it be during family/bridal portraits or wrangling up a rowdy bridal party, I'm your girl. Documenting your special day in a candid approach is very important to me because I want you to remember your wedding and all of the authentic moments as they were. I also want you to look and feel your best, so I do put a lot of thought and energy into creating stunning portraits that will find a place on your wall.

Wedding Photographers in Langley

Serving Langley, the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Bowen Island, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam and Chilliwack. I was born and raised in Ontario but fell in love with a west coast hunk and have now lived in this beautiful part of Canada for over 6 years now. BC and all of the awesome people who live here have stolen my heart. I miss my family who are back east, but can't get myself to ever leave this mountainous & picturesque place.

If you are searching for a wedding photographer in Langley, Maple Ridge or the surrounding area, I really think you should shoot me an inquiry. I might just be your match to what you are looking for in a wedding photographer. You can also head over to Meet Kristen and see whether or not you think our personalities would work well together. If you find yourself enjoying my photographs, I think it's safe to say you are attracted to my photographic style.

I am always up to personally meeting with my potential clients to discuss their wedding vision and to learn about who they are as a couple. Whether it's over a drink or a round of mini putt, I love hearing about how they met, what's important to them, what their wedding day plans are and answer any questions they have regarding wedding photography or wedding timelines. I do work with out of town brides and grooms quite often so if meeting in person doesn't work logistically or because of timing, we can always meet virtually over a video chat! Regardless of how we meet, I think you'll find I am very easy to talk to and am experienced at shooting weddings in British Columbia.

Langley Family Photographer

My newest love has been family photography. This includes newborn sessions, fresh 48 sessions and maternity sessions too! Becoming a family photographer is one of the most rewarding decisions I've made. My clients have treasured their family photos as much (if not more!) than their wedding photos.

Langley Couple Photographer

Photographing the love between a couple is top on my list of favourites. I love when my couples aren't afraid to get sandy, jump into the ocean and not hold back their "live life to the fullest" side. I photograph couples who are engaged along with couples who just want to update their photo collection and get a new print for their living room. You don't have to be engaged to set up a couples photo session... you just gotta love each other.

Serving Langley, maple Ridge, the Fraser Valley & Beyond

I am a Langley based wedding photographer and family photographer but happily serve all of British Columbia -Maple Ridge, Aldergrove, Chilliwack, Vancouver, Burnaby, Pitt Meadows, Kelowna, the Sunshine Coast, Bowen Island, Abbotsford and any other destination you have in mind!