We’re heading up to Pemberton for an intimate & adventurous full weekend wedding, and couldn’t be more excited to run around in the mountains with these babes as they become husband and wife!! 😍🙏🏻
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One of my favourite things about shooting in the mountains is the way the light pours in over the peaks as the sun sets 😍☀️⛰
10 29216 May, 2019
So you’re torn between eloping or having a wedding surrounded by your family + closest friends - did you know you can have both?! SERIOUSLY. If you’ve never heard of bridal sessions, Imma bout to blow your mind. 🤯 .
A bridal session is an adventurous couples session where you get to dress up in your wedding attire + go exploring with us on a totally separate day either before or after your wedding.
We can document you getting ready, and (if we’re doing the shoot BEFORE your wedding date) we’ll shoot your first look the same as we would on your wedding day, getting his reaction when he see’s you for the first time! (+ if it’s AFTER your wedding date then EVEN BETTER because you can get your dress all dirty + not have to worry about getting it dry cleaned before the wedding!)
A HUGE reason to have a bridal session: on your wedding day there’s rarely enough time to go adventuring far from the venue, but most of our couples really want those adventurous shots with a gorgeous view, in a place thats special to them personally. If we plan a bridal session, then we can fly, drive, hike, crawl, jump, splash anywhere you guys want to go, and then you don’t have to spend time away from your guests on your wedding day since your couples portraits are being done on a separate day! .
More + more of our couples are opting to do this so they get to say their handwritten vows to each other in a location that’s deeply meaningful to them, (without 100 eyes on them during that intimate moment) and THEN they still get to have the huge celebration on another day (and another ceremony - without the intimate vows) surrounded their family + friends!
If we could get married all over again, we’d do this in a heartbeat!!! What about you?! Would you ever consider doing a bridal session?? (And have you ever heard of them before? They’re huge in the states but I’m shocked I’ve hardly met anyone else doing them in Canada yet!)
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Mat + Alex chose to have their full weekend camp-style wedding filled with campfire stories, morning swims in the ocean, and exploring in the fern-filled forests on a secluded little island, surrounded by their closest family and friends. We feel so blessed to have witnessed their love + connection, in a place that holds so much meaning for them. Full weekend weddings will forever be our favourite, as they bring families together & create the space for everyone to connect on a whole other level as they bunk together + eat at long tables together + what was once separate circles of friends become joined into one. There’s this overwhelming love + positivity + an outpouring of full hearts throughout the whole weekend as everyone’s there with the same purpose - to celebrate your LOVE and have a kick-ass party.
Thank you mat + Alex for inviting us to be your guests as we documented the weekend!! It’s a weekend we’ll never forget!! 💕 (Head on over to our stories & swipe up to watch Mat & Alex’s full length film on our website!! 😍 it’s one of our allllltime favourites!!)
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electric feels ⚡️ - that sensation when you're not even touching but you can feel the electric charge between you, that quickly turns to butterflies in your stomach. It makes me so giddy to see couples who’ve been together for years, and still have that spark!!
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It’s been a long time dream of mine to travel to Morocco. The culture, the architecture, the history and the rolling hills of sand, all have me mesmerized. One day it’ll happen, and we’ll travel there and document a sweet adventurous, wildly in love couple running around in the Sahara desert, shopping in the local markets & honeymooning in the cutest little Airbnb, but in the meantime, running around the Oregon dunes with the sand between my toes and the wind in our hair made my heart so stinking overwhelmed with happiness + dreaming of how surreal it will be to see the Sahara in person one day! If you could travel ANYWHERE tomorrow, where would it be?? 🌎 ✈️
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Hey - it’s us!! We don’t take selfies very often, but this one makes me smile every time I see it because this was on a recent date night where we drove up the mountain on a dirt road, built a bonfire, drank craft beer straight outta the growler and danced around the fire to 90s grunge music from our childhood. It was one of those dates where you really feel like you’re newly dating again, even though we’ve been together for 13 years! - Definitely a dream date in my books!! 🙏🏻⛰💕
Your turn! What’s one of your favourite dates you’ve ever been on?? 💥 Give me allll the deets!! (And I may just have to take inspiration from some of your ideas for our next date night!!) #themclachlans#ourlovelegacy
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12 years, two children, moving states, switching careers, homeschooling, home renos, + long distance, these two have been through it all and come out even stronger on the other side of it all. Marriage is H A R D - F R E A K I N - W O R K friends, to not just love each other but to also stay wildly IN LOVE with each other, it takes intentional effort! but it's couples like Simon and Devon that prove it’s all worth it. That you can have history + ups + downs + highs + lows + so much growth together, and be happier then you ever thought possible.
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I don't often do family sessions, but when I do - you better believe I'm putting on music + getting them dancing together!! 💃 Initially mom + dad were dancing with the kids when one of the boys shouted "OK, MOM AND DADS TURN TO DANCE TOGETHER!!" and everybody smiled + kept on boogie-ing.
To me - this shot sums up parenthood, embracing the chaos, and finding romance in the in-between moments. (Fun Fact: These two were high school sweethearts + had their high school grad party up at this lake years ago - so it felt fitting to bring their littles back up to a place they loved together back when their love was young + new, and to return to it after years of growth + building this beautiful life together.
Love you 6 + your adorable family @katelaurenhall, thank you for braving the hour long pot-hole filled ride up the mountain so we could adventure in the alpine together as the sun went down. ⛰
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The in-between moments will always be my favourite. It made my heart giddy to watch the little inside jokes between them, the way Valerie throws her head back when she laughs and the way Jackson looks at her smile with so much love in his eyes - and how miraculously all three came together in a single moment. The photo right before + right after this were more "technically correct" but lately I'm almost never drawn to those overly perfect or obvious shots. THIS moment - the unplanned, imperfect, wild hair + tangled fingers + genuine laughter + love is what my heart beats hardest for.
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Getting Off The Beaten Path is about more then just literally exploring somewhere wild - it's about getting out of your own way and doing things DIFFERENTLY, carving your own path, and doing what's true to YOU. It's about rooting your business in your HEART, so you can attract the clients that love + appreciate and value YOU and what you have to offer them. It's about making their experience with you unique to THEM, so they leave feeling even more in love then when they arrived, and like they just had the BEST DATE NIGHT EVER (while your incredible photos are the bonus!) .
With so many incredible photography workshops out there to choose from, we know it can be daunting trying to find the one thats right for you, and it's so important to choose one that resonates with you deeply + fits the style that you want to shoot! ❤️ If you're drawn to candid connection + genuine emotion, but struggle with directing your couples in a way that brings that out: @offthebeatenpathworkshop is PERFECT for you.
❤️ If you're struggling to get inquiries, or getting ghosted by inquiries you DO get, WE GOT 'CHU FRIEND! ❤️ If you're looking to take your photography business to the next level, but are overwhelmed with what to do first + don't know where to start, we wanna give you all the tools + set you up with a recipe for success. ❤️ If you are craving a COMMUNITY of likeminded creatives - a safe space filled with friends cheering you on, THIS. IS. IT. 🙌🏻
If that speaks to your heart + resonates with you, we would freaking LOVE to have you join us at our next @offthebeatenpathworkshop in August!!! 🙏🏻💕 (we’re nearly sold out - with only two spots left!!!) Our goal with our workshops is to inspire you + re-ignite your passion for photography, while simultaneously giving you all of the little tips and tools to propel your business forward, and help you fill your portfolio with BOMB ASS photos from the styled shoots that you CANT WAIT to share. We're your number one cheerleaders and want to see you THRIVE in this industry. 👊🏻
What's one thing you're currently struggling with that you wish you had more support or help with?! We wanna know!! 💕
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We’re currently on our way up to Squamish to get ready for our first ever Off The Beaten Path Workshop tomorrow and we could not be MORE FLIPPING STOKED to meet the 11 incredible ladies joining us for a day of learning & growing in the BC mountains. It’s been a long-time dream of ours to bring this community of creatives together in an intimate group setting to inspire each other, explore together, grow alongside one another, and make friendships that will last long after the workshop ends, and we can’t believe it’s happening!! This truly is our dream job and we can’t wait to show these 11 badass babes how they can make their dream job their real job too!!! Follow along on our stories for some fun BTS throughout the weekend 🙌🏻😘 .
📷 photo of us by our good friend @jaleesamatteazziphotography