Vicki & John: engaged!

Who is getting married this weekend?  John and Vicki are!  On the coldest day in November, they heated things up with an all-about-town engagement shoot.  Add a little magic from Lux Events, who co-ordinated the shoot for us and a bit of puppy-love thanks to their beautiful pitbull, Vegas, and we had ourselves a dream shoot!

vj1vj2vj3vg4vj5vj6vj7vj8vj9vj11vj10vj12vj13

Michael & Kelly: engaged with style!

Mike’s an accountant…you probably think he’s stodgy because he’s an accountant.  Want to know what makes an accountant NOT stodgy?…falling in love with a REALLY GREAT GIRL!  The stories of romance involving vintage teapots and proposals would make any girl rush out to find herself her own accountant-fiance!

Creative Kelly’s engagement photo visions were brought to life by the exquisite handling of Lux Events.  Lux Events worked with Kelly and Mike from the inception of their ideas and were on site all day long (in fact, they were setting up the tea party in -32 degree Celsius long before I even started shooting that day!)

Such a fun and loving couple (scroll all the way to the end to see them in their toques!), I can’t wait for the wedding day!

mk1mk2mk3mk4mk5mk6mk7mk8mk9mk11mk15mk14mk10mk13mk12mk17mk16

Robillard Family and Company!

I’ve worked with different branches of this cool family before and always have a great time with their gorgeous kiddos.  I like the idea of posting a shoot full of cousins just as I’m off to my grandma’s 90th birthday this weekend.  I can’t wait to hang out with a bunch of my cousins too!rob33rob23rob30rob31rob29rob32rob23rob5rob4rob18rob6rob27rob22rob20rob14rob8rob11rob17rob1rob3rob7

Dan and Rae Lynn got married!

I didn’t actually get to meet Dan and Rae Lynn before their wedding day.  It happens sometimes but it always works out just fine.  In fact, it worked out just great on Dan & Rae Lynn’s big day.  The bride, the groom, their friends and family were really what made the day perfect.  The fact that the venues were stunning, the flowers and details were flawless and the bride was exquisite was just icing on the cake.  dr7dr20dr5dr19dr33dr1.1dr35dr34dr25dr2dr37dr1.2dr4dr17dr26dr11dr8dr1.3dr1.8dr1.7dr1.6dr1.5dr1.4dr10dr16dr18dr23dr12dr32dr36dr31dr30dr22dr14dr27dr28dr2.1dr1.9dr9dr2.2dr29

My “Up” Experience, SIGA Hot-air Ballon

So this post has been sitting in my draft file for awhile…I’m not sure why, I guess I like getting the PEOPLE photos out to you as soon as possible (don’t laugh, I know it takes awhile sometimes).  This was an exciting experience that I had never really planned on happening.  (I have been sky-diving twice, why would I need to go up in a hot-air balloon?)  But when the Director of Marketing for SIGA asked me to document their slot-machine balloon in the air, I was suddenly enthralled.   I got to photograph it from the inside-out.  The ride itself was both more exhilarating and relaxing than I could have imagined.  0017heatherfritz

Untitled-1

Untitled-2

0106heatherfritz

0251heatherfritzUntitled-4


0113heatherfritz

Untitled-3


0128heatherfritz


0158heatherfritz


Untitled-5


0237heatherfritz


Untitled-6


0785heatherfritz

0465heatherfritz

0282heatherfritz

Lux Extended Family

I love being the fly-on-the-wall when families get together.  It’s even more fun when I adore the family I am working with.  Meet the extended family of Molly Lux of Lux Events based in Saskatoon and Sarah Lux of  Uforia Studios in San Francisco.  It was an honour to be a part of their limited family time together and I had such a hoot capturing cousins Nora and Mila together!luxlux1lux14lux12lux6lux8lux10lux28lux9lux27lux11lux25lux7lux29lux20lux26lux15lux13lux21lux5lux23

Holly & Tavish, Vancouver B.C.

Did you see/read my last post?  (I’ll wait here while you do.)  In that post, I told you that Jenn and I photographed two weddings back-to back in Vancouver, so here’s the second one.  As we do for every wedding, in preparation for Holly & Tavish’s big day, Jenn and I scouted out all of the locations ahead of time.  We may have over-estimated the size of the VanDusen Botanical Gardens and we may have hopped some very large fences so as to save our feet for our up-coming back-to-back weddings (thank goodness for our get-away driver).  Holly and Tavish’s day was just such a great time (I mean I legally got to follow a fireman around all day).  Great couple, beautiful locations, super fun family and the who day spent doing what I love with one of my favorite people in the world.  Big thanks to Jennifer Kirk Photography for giving me such an amazing first “second-shooter” experience!

ht9ht2ht7ht15 ht14ht18ht27ht28ht5ht3ht8ht24ht30ht6ht36ht21ht22ht4ht26ht25ht12ht31ht13ht29ht11ht1ht20ht19ht32ht34ht37ht17ht10

Adrianna & Rohan, Vancouver B.C.

This wedding was a BIG BIG BIG first for me.  For the first time in 11 years of running a full-time photography business I WAS THE SECOND SHOOTER!  I was so excited that for the first time ever, my greatest friend Jenn Kirk of Jennifer Kirk Photography and I were able to line up our schedules so that I could fly out and work with her on a few of her weddings!  This was the first of two back-to-back weddings we shot that weekend (we rested and drank ate a lot on the third day).  It was such an amazing experience for me.  It’s the first wedding I’ve ever photographed where I’ve been able to sit back and really appreciate the way another photographer works a wedding.  I learned so much from watching her.  This post may feel a bit lopsided but Jenn and I split the duties at the beginning of the day: she photographed the girls, I photographed the guys and we met up for the first look.  Because these Adrianna and Rohan are Jenn’s clients (thanks everyone for letting me re-share), I’m only posting images that I actually shot…lots of fun with the groom’s family at the beginning of the day!  If you wants to see more of the girl’s getting ready, check out Jenn’s post here! (take a peak and see if you can spot my favourite ring shot EVER!)ar1ar7 ar3ar6ar17ar46 ar2 ar5ar9ar10ar39ar30ar8ar43ar29ar48ar42ar41ar40ar34ar33ar44ar27ar31ar26ar28ar38ar35ar37ar32ar14ar11ar13ar12ar15ar47ar45

The Debusschere Family

I feel all kinds of wonderful when I think about Laura, Mark, their twins Eva and Lily and their wee pup, Zoie.  I picked them up met them in line waiting for Santa one year.  (I actually recognized the girls’ faces from another clients’ FB page (yeah, that WASN’T creepy…weird stalker photographer lady).  I’ve photographed them a few times now and its everything that happens between the camera clicks that fills me with happiness: the texts from Laura after a shoot asking me if I’m in my pajamas already too; the never-ending little-girl talks that Mark has with his girls, the picnics they share with me and the personal struggles this family has endured but doesn’t wear on their sleeves.  I just really like them, really look forward to Laura’s intragram posts and can never wait until our next shoot!d17d1d2d5 d4 d3d18d16d7d8d6d9 d10d15d13 d12d11d14d20 d19