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Chelsea Dawn  For the wild hearts. Photographer of love amongst the untamed wild of Vancouver Island • Clean Beauty MUA • Gardening, chai lattes + orcas = happiness

A new favourite place stumbled upon while exploring before a wedding... ❤️ A steep 30 minute hike up a mountain (or you can opt for the longer switchback route) will get you to the top for any of you adventurous couples out there that could envision yourself exchanging vows with this view as a backdrop... :) Throw your gown in a backpack and let's go! ❤️

Fingers crossed! I've been wanting to go to Greece! ❤️💓😍 @bohemeworkshops @weddingsparrow #bohemeworkshops

Been working hard on this wedding all day long and so close to being able to send it off to the couple! ❤️
*happy dance happy dance*
Can't wait to share these images with you Krissy + Drew xo

Yesterday was one for the books.
It was a beauty + the beast inspired celebration with a real-life castle as the backdrop. There were gardens full of gorgeous blooms and an indoor reception space full of enchanting decor like floral candelabras + delicate gold cutlery. But most importantly, the space was filled with a whole bunch of people that know how to laugh, love and party hard.
Nikki + David... Mr + Mrs Owen... Congratulations ❤️

As I gear up for a wedding in Victoria tomorrow, I wanted to get a sneak peek up for these two lovebirds from last weekend! ❤️ Congratulations Rachel + Carter! It was such a fabulous day! xo

This little man stole the heart of all the ladies... myself included. He is so sweet! ❤️ And little boys in suspenders should obviously be a regular thing, am I right?! Too cute.

Adventures on Quadra Island with the new Mr + Mrs ❤️ What a lovely day it was. Congratulations you two! xo

Today may be a little bit more grey but the raindrops have been so welcomed. Cozying up to edit and play catch up without feeling like I am missing out on dearly loved adventures in the sunshine has been so needed. I know my photographer friends can relate... A slower pace. Some acoustic tunes. Some pretty images to send off to clients. A drizzly day for the win.
Happy Friday lovelies!

This wedding was full of them.
My jaw dropped when I saw these flowers and their perfect assortment of romantic blooms. I knew I had to photograph the brides ring amongst them.

Then again, when I got to the ceremony site. I was in awe.
The love that had been poured into the venue with the help of an incredible team of solely family and friends... just wow. For me, the hard work of creating meaningful details never goes unnoticed + I love to photograph them for my couples ❤️ So excited to share more from this celebration.
In the meantime, I am off to Courtenay this morning to do makeup for a lovely group of gals! xo Happy Saturday!

Oh summer evenings...they are so lovely ❤️
The way the setting sun shines through the trees, illuminating the delicate fern leaves and casting that warm, dreamy light over everything in it's path. I adore moments like these.

When your neice is graduating high school, you switch it up from photographing couples and weddings and go out adventuring to capture portraits of her and her bestie! ❤️ So proud of these girlies!!!

Tears streamed down my face as I captured her youngest son so emotional while reading the following poem to his mom and now "official" step-dad during their wedding ceremony on Sunday. It was such a sweet moment, and the following words are pure perfection ❤️ Handcrafted ceremonies are worth every bit of time that they take to create. They will have your guests laughing, crying, celebrating, partaking... and will be forever memorable.

Enjoy ❤️ “He’s not perfect.
You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect.
But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can.
He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break.

Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give.
Don’t analyze.
Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there.
Love hard when there is love to be had.
Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.” --Bob Marley

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