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The Elopement Experience With Julien Photography

November 18, 2020 - Intimate Weddings & Elopements with the Juliens There has never been a better time to consider having a small intima...
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Tigh-Na-Mara Weddings | Venue Spotlight

November 06, 2020 - Tigh-Na-Mara Weddings | Venue Spotlight A West Coast Wedding Retreat There are so many things that go into planning your...
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Dragons Lodge Wedding Venue Spotlight

August 18, 2020 - Dragons Lodge Wedding Venue Spotlight By Vancouver Island Photographers | Julien Photography If you're looking for...
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Three Reasons To Consider Eloping on Vancouver Island

June 16, 2020 - Three Reasons to Consider Eloping or Having an Intimate Wedding Whether it is due to size restrictions, timing or other...
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Our Top Wedding Posts

May 18, 2020 - Vancouver Island Wedding Photographers Julien Photography We combed through our most popular blog posts and put them in...
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Why Hire A Husband & Wife Wedding Photography Team

May 12, 2020 - Why Hire A Husband & Wife Wedding Photography Team? It is often said that "Teamwork Makes The Dream Work!" And it could...
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Vancouver Island Wedding Awards 2020

March 03, 2020 - Vancouver Island Wedding Awards 2020 This years VIWIA were the best yet! Not only because we (and by we I mean Courtney!...
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6 Tips if it Rains on Your Wedding Day!

March 01, 2020 - Rainy Day on Wedding Tips While planning your wedding, you may have had the unwanted thought..."What if it rains on my...
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I JUST GOT ENGAGED!! Top 10 To-Do's When There is a Ring On It!

January 15, 2020 - I JUST GOT ENGAGED!! Top 10 To-Do's When There is a Ring On It! First things first - CONGRATULATIONS!! To say it is an...
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Wedding Tips For Grooms

January 07, 2020 - Wedding Tips for the Groom There are so many blogs that have amazing tips for Bride's to Be, after all, it's a day most...
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5 Out of the Box Ideas to Celebrate Your Wedding Day

January 06, 2020 - 5 Out of the Box Ideas to Celebrate Your Wedding Day If you're looking for a few amazing ways to make your big day even...
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Wedding Day Emergency Kit

January 04, 2020 - Wedding Day Emergency Kit Your wedding day is full of unexpected things - tears, laughs, drink spills, dirt stains an...
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Our Exclusive Night Wedding Portraits

November 19, 2019 - Our Exclusive Night Wedding Portraits We love NIGHT PORTRAITS! Not only does the night time ambiance add a touch of roma...
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Ladysmith Wedding {Mark & Jann}

October 17, 2019 - Ladysmith Wedding {Mark & Jann} Mark & Jann were our first official Autumn wedding of the season and oh boy those rich...
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Bird's Eye Cove Wedding {Dana & Brett}

October 03, 2019 - Bird's Eye Cove Farm Wedding {Dana & Brett} Easily one of our favourite weddings from this year! This was our first tim...
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Tigh-Na-Mara Wedding {Chris & Brianna}

September 22, 2019 - Tigh-Na-Mara Wedding {Chris & Brianna} You know when someone has a late night hot dog snack for guests...you're winning...
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Tigh-Na-Mara Wedding {Ross & Nonee}

September 10, 2019 - Tigh-Na-Mara Wedding {Ross & Nonee} Nonee & Ross had so many beautiful, creative touches to their wedding day...and it...
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Crown Isle Wedding {Shaun & Melissa}

August 29, 2019 - Crown Isle Wedding {Shaun & Melissa} Shaun walked down the aisle to his stunning forever Melissa...to the Imperial Marc...
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Merridale Cidery Wedding {Dean & Amber}

April 30, 2019 - Merridale Cidery Wedding {Dean & Amber} If there was one thing we remember most about Dean & Amber's Merridale wedding...
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Shoot&Share Contest

March 22, 2019 - Shoot&Share Contest For the last couple of years, Steve & I have each submitted 50 of our favourite images from the sea...
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Why You Might Want an UNPLUGGED WEDDING

February 26, 2019 - Why You Might Want an UNPLUGGED WEDDING There are multiple reasons why we would both recommend & encourage an unplugged...
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Victoria Wedding at the Fireside Grill & Mt Doug {Darrin & Kayley}

February 02, 2019 - Victoria Wedding at the Fireside Grill & Mt Doug {Darrin & Kayley} We were so grateful to start off the New Year with s...
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The Empress: Golden Terrace Editorial

January 15, 2019 - The Empress: Golden Terrace Editorial We had the insane opportunity to work with some stellar vendors on an editorial sh...
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New Years Eve Wedding {Beau & Jessica)

January 12, 2019 - New Years Eve Wedding at Nanaimo Golf Club {Beau & Jessica} The #BESTwedding of 2018!! This was a wedding we have been...
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Merridale Cidery & Distillery Wedding {Neil & Sam}

January 05, 2019 - Merridale Cidery & Distillery Wedding Sam & Neil had a unique Vancouver Island winter wedding! They came up from Portlan...
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Black Rock Oceanfront Resort Wedding {Ryan & Chantal}

May 18, 2018 - Black Rock Oceanfront Resort Wedding {Ryan & Chantal} We had one of the most beautiful days with Ryan & Chantal! The wea...
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Qualicum Beach Wedding {Ron & Jackie}

April 13, 2018 - Qualicum Beach Wedding {Ron & Jackie} 6 Ingredients to making a fantastic wedding day: A Family Heirloom. Something lik...
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Nanaimo Wedding {Sarah & Mike}

March 27, 2018 - Nanaimo Wedding {Sarah & Mike} Sarah & Mike's day was our first official HOT SUMMER wedding! We all thought we would mel...
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Cottonwood Golf Course Wedding {Steve & Karina}

March 12, 2018 - Cottonwood Golf Course Wedding {Steve & Karina} My brothers wedding was a pretty big deal...HUGE. I don't think I've eve...
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Qualicum Engagement {Steve & Karina}

March 09, 2018 - Qualicum Engagement {Steve & Karina} I have known Stephen my entire life (he's my big brother) - and I have never seen h...
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Tigh-Na-Mara Wedding {Mark & Charlie)

March 05, 2018 - Tigh-Na-Mara Wedding {Mark & Charlie} If it weren't for Mark & Charlie...probably mostly Charlie - we would never have e...
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Why Do a First Look?

February 27, 2018 - Why Do a First Look? There are so many amazing reasons to do a first look on your wedding day! But we'll get to that...l...
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Nanaimo Golf Club Wedding {Scott & Katie}

February 21, 2018 - Nanaimo Golf Club Wedding {Scott & Katie} Scott & Katie are one of the happiest couples we have ever had the pleasure of...
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Cuckoo Trattoria Wedding {Graham & Carly}

February 07, 2018 - Cuckoo Trattoria Wedding {Graham & Carly} Carly & Graham's wedding day was the perfect winter day! Just cold enough, wit...
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Vancouver Island Engagement Photos Mark & Charlie

November 11, 2017 - Vancouver Island Engagement {Mark & Charlie} For Mark & Charlie's Epic Engagement Session we did a few things...everyone...
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Tigh-Na-Mara Wedding {Mark & Lisa}

September 01, 2017 - Tigh-Na-Mara Wedding {Mark & Lisa} And the award for cutest couple goes to...MARK & LISA!! Yes...we give out those kinds...
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Campbell River Wedding {Cody & Alissa}

August 28, 2017 - Campbell River Wedding {Cody & Alissa} This was bar none, one of the rainiest weddings of all times! The rain was relent...
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Nanoose Bay Wedding {Braden & Nichola}

August 22, 2017 - Nanoose Bay Wedding {Braden & Nichola} We're going to circle back to "Backyard" weddings here...they literally just keep...
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Transfer Beach Wedding in Ladysmith {Keith & Eden}

August 18, 2017 - Transfer Beach Wedding {Keith & Eden} There were a lot of dreams that came true for us on this wedding... but lets cut t...
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The Westin Bear Mountain Resort Wedding {Tyler & Taylor}

August 15, 2017 - The Westin Bear Mountain Wedding {Tyler & Taylor} T&T (they're dynamite together;D) had one of the HOTTEST wedding days...
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Lantzville Wedding {Matt & Katelyn}

August 14, 2017 - Vancouver Island Backyard Wedding {Matt & Katelyn} Over the years...we have become huge fans of backyard weddings!! The...
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Whitley House Wedding {Chris & Rebecca}

August 11, 2017 - Whitley House Wedding {Chris & Rebecca} There were so so many things we absolutely loved about this wedding! The bold co...
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Beach Club Wedding {Kevin & Lyndsay}

August 02, 2017 - Beach Club Wedding {Kevin & Lyndsay} You might remember these two from their ridiculously cute Black Creek Engagement...
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Tigh-Na-Mara Wedding {Jacques & Tanya}

June 08, 2017 - Tigh-Na-Mara Wedding {Jacques & Tanya} Jacques & Tanya's day was absolutely gorgeous! Tanya put many hours into designin...
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Tigh-Na-Mara Wedding {Billy & Jillian}

May 04, 2017 - Tigh-Na-Mara Wedding {Billy & Jillian} Billy & Jillian...or Billian as we affectionately call them - had an insanely awe...
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Arbutus Ridge Wedding {Don & Amanda}

April 19, 2017 - Arbutus Ridge Wedding {Don & Amanda} We're hard pressed to find a better way to spend a hot sunny afternoon, then in a l...
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Pipers Lagoon Wedding {Garrett & Kaitlyn}

April 12, 2017 - Pipers Lagoon Wedding {Kaitlyn & Garrett} With only their parents, siblings & close friends to witness their vows - Gar...
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Tigh-Na-Mara & Cuckoo's Wedding {Olson & Ethel}

April 05, 2017 - We couldn't have had more fun and more laughs at Olson & Ethel's wedding if we tried...I mean in the middle of their sig...
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Nanaimo Wedding {Kara & Owen}

March 22, 2017 - CORGIS - CORGIS - CORGIS!!!!!!! Probably one of the cutest dogs ever...so why wouldn't we open a blog with that sweet li...
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Madrona Beach Resort Wedding {Ed & Bobbie}

March 16, 2017 - One of the things we love most about weddings, is that we sometimes get to spend a couple weddings with some amazing fam...
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Booking with Purpose: BC Children's Hospital Fundraiser

March 04, 2017 - We are 75% booked for the upcoming 2017 Wedding Season... And it's pretty exciting!! But we would love to book our last...
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Mount Washington Wedding {Ryan & Chelsea}

February 26, 2017 - Its pretty safe to say Ryan & Chelsea had one of the coldest & snowiest weddings of the year! October was amazingly whit...
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Mount Washington Wedding {Kevin & Emily}

February 26, 2017 - Kevin & Emily had an absolutely gorgeous July wedding at Mount Washington! Honestly...I don't know which season I love m...
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Slow Motion Photo Booth

February 15, 2017 - We always have more fun than a person should when going to a conference...WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers Inter...
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Merridale Wedding {Jared & Carly}

January 18, 2017 - This was one of the funner (yes - "funner") weddings we've photographed! I've (Court) known Jared since high school, as...
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Las Vegas Destination Wedding {Kyle & Cecilia}

January 10, 2017 - VIVA LAS VEGAS!! If there is one thing we love...its the city that is bigger than BIG! If you've ever been to Las Vegas,...
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For the Love of 2016...

January 02, 2017 - 2016 was a record year for the Julien's...it was filled with incredible couples, fun new places, experiences and some re...
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Nanaimo Wedding {Tricia & John}

May 02, 2016 - Tricia is my soul sister...but the slightly introverted version! John reminds me of my big brother, he's secretly a soft...
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Phil & Daylene {Dragon's Lodge Wedding}

January 18, 2016 - ​Phil & Daylene's wedding will go down as the single most colourful wedding we have ever attended! It was AMAZING! From...
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Courtney's Top Wedding Images of 2015

January 08, 2016 - I know I've hit the right chord in life when I can safely say...I love what I do. I've always loved to create. I love co...
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Steve's Top 15 wedding photos of 2015

January 06, 2016 - I know, I know another top whatever post for 2015, but we are going to do something a little different this year! Every...
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Greg & Kelbree {Married}

December 10, 2015 - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your wedding in a forest? Fluffy balls of Babies Breath hanging fro...
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Snowy Wedding on the Huff Post!

December 08, 2015 - Its December...usually that means snow! Sometimes even here on the island:D We're honoured to share with everyone the Hu...
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Richard & Breanne {Married}

November 24, 2015 - First off...don't you love the jewelry below? I DO!! One of our favourite parts of Richard & Breanne's day is the fact t...
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Troy & Mindy {Married}

November 20, 2015 - Mindy & Troy tied the knot at the stunning Milner Gardens! (If you've never visited this Woodland garden...you MUST!) Mi...
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Kevin & Lyndsay {Engaged}

October 12, 2015 - When I thought of Black Creek, it used to be I only remembered the some of the best camping trips at Miracle Beach (espe...
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Ryan & Chelsea {Wild Play Engagement}

September 21, 2015 - We always love getting outside of the box for shoots, and Ryan & Chelsea's was no exception! When they suggested the Wil...
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Ian & Kirsty {Engaged}

August 07, 2015 - There were rogue chickens, old trucks, books & magic for Ian & Kirsty's engagement session! We spent a couple hours with...
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Cameron & Michelle {Engaged}

July 24, 2015 - Garry Oaks. Purple flowers. Old buildings. Michelle & Cameron's engagement session was rad. Thats right...RAD. Beyond th...
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Gareth & Regan {California Love}

July 07, 2015 - Gareth & Regan are awesome. They love Disneyland (there's a framed map of it on their wall) and they enjoy a good, ice c...
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Megan & Mike {Married}

June 30, 2015 - We're pretty sure that Megan & Mike brought the summer heat wave with them when they arrived on the island for their wed...
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Bryce & Hillory {Engaged}

June 15, 2015 - There are a few amazing spots on the island, and for Bryce & Hillory's engagement session we took them to two of them!!...
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Bryce & Melanie {Married}

April 24, 2015 - Bryce & Melanie are an absolutely delightful couple and we had a great time on their big day! If we could spend the day...
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Matt & Jenn {It's A Boy!}

March 20, 2015 - We were so excited when Matt & Jenn told us they were expecting!! We photographed their engagement, wedding, Matts broth...
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John & Trish {Engaged}

January 08, 2015 - Of all the colours to love on camera...fall colours are the best! Throw in a cute new puppy (thanks Toby!), Trish & John...
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2014 Portfolio in Review...

January 03, 2015 - We had a whirlwind year! Lots of delicious buffets, desserts, & parties! Gorgeous gowns, handsome grooms, glittery acces...
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David & Amanda at the Black Rock in Ucluelet {Married}

December 30, 2014 - We anticipated a lot of things for David & Amanda's wedding day. Awesome couple. Check. Phenomenal venue. UBER CHECK. Gr...
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Peter & Andrea {Planes & Love}

December 15, 2014 - We have always wanted to shoot on or by an airstrip, near planes, with planes, in planes. Its neat. While I was dreaming...
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Bryan & Lauren {Married}

December 05, 2014 - These sweet lovebirds tied the knot in September! What a day! You might remember seeing Bryan & Lauren's cute engagement...
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Patrick & Alyssia {Married}

November 25, 2014 - We don't get on the the 5:30am ferry across to the mainland for just anybody, but we were first in the ferry line-up for...
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Drew & Leah {Married}

November 10, 2014 - There is nothing quite like a backyard wedding! We've had a few this past summer and they've been incredible! Leah & Dre...
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James & Samantha {Married}

November 03, 2014 - We travelled up island to Campbell River for Samantha & James' down to earth, rustic wedding day! Boy was it worth it. B...
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Tom & Ashley {Maternity}

September 30, 2014 - Ashely and I have known each other for eons! We used to play baseball together, went to high school together, and have b...
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Kevin & Karina {Married}

September 23, 2014 - Kevin & Karina are delightful in every way. Karina is a genuinely beautiful woman, her smile lights up the room! Kevin i...
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Phil & Daylene {Engaged}

September 09, 2014 - We had the pleasure of shooting Phil & Daylene's engagement session at the Heather Marina (in Vancouver) & on the water!...
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David & Amanda {Engaged}

September 01, 2014 - We have always thought Shack Island was neat. The colours, the history, the privacy. So we pitched a canoe, campfire & s...
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Dylan & Alyx {Married}

August 26, 2014 - You'll probably remember this gorgeous couple, Dylan & Alyx, from their engagement session. We loved every photo from th...
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Bryan & Lauren {Engaged}

August 18, 2014 - Cute. Adorable. Cozy...just a few of the words that come to mind when we think about Bryan & Lauren. We spent the evenin...
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Matt & Jenn {Married}

August 14, 2014 - Matt & Jenn's backyard nuptials kicked off an incredible summer of Love! But we didn't kick it off in the usual way, it...
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Kyle & Cecilia {Engaged}

August 11, 2014 - Yaletown engagement? Brix? Roundhouse? YES PLEASE! We were so excited when Kyle & Cecilia contacted us to book their wed...
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Francois & Ilene {Married}

July 31, 2014 - When we met Francois & Ilene - we knew it was a match made in heaven! Ilene & I (Courtney) shared so many of the same qu...
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Kyle & Katie {Elopement}

July 23, 2014 - Kyle & Katie are absolutely adorable! They were incredibly natural on camera and so much fun to spend the day with! They...
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Coastal Cake Company {Wedding Cakes & Sweet Confections}

July 16, 2014 - Did someone say cake? There are so many things we look forward to when shooting wedding days...one of them happens to be...
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Kevin & Karina {Engaged}

June 20, 2014 - We took these two to a historic landmark for part of their session and the lake for the rest! Nanaimo has a history of m...
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Dylan & Alyx {Engaged}

May 29, 2014 - Its getting to be that time of year when the light shines late into the evening, the breeze smells sweeter, and our isla...
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Matt & Jen {Engaged}

May 08, 2014 - There's a few places we have yet to discover in Nanaimo, thanks to Matt & Jen...there is one less! We shot their engagem...
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The Importance of an Engagement Session

May 06, 2014 - Here's a question: Would you rather dip one toe in at a time over the course of three hours and be shocked every time w...
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Lance & Dee {Organic}

April 23, 2014 - I had the very special honour of photographing a long time friend, and fellow professional photographer in town, Lance S...
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Drew & Leah {Engaged}

April 15, 2014 - Drew & Leah's big day is this August, and we're pretty excited to be shooting a wedding not only with a rad couple, but...
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Francois & Ilene {Engaged}

April 01, 2014 - We've got Ilene & Francois' wedding next month, and we are so looking forward to it! Francois is big into the history of...
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Richie & Kimberly {Winter Nuptials}

March 25, 2014 - Experience the Kim & Richie's story by clicking the "PLAY" button below, you'll love it! It's been many years since K...
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Kim & Richie {Engaged}

March 11, 2014 - We hit the jackpot on the day we shot Kim & Richie's session! The previous weekend we had to cancel due to monsoon rain,...
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Alex & Kristi {Maternity}

March 05, 2014 - I first met Kristi last year when I was shooting photos for her best friend Vanessa. She was one of the most helpful fri...
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Good Knight Part II {A Wedding Video}

February 27, 2014 - One of the newest additions to Julien Photography's services is Videography, and it's Steve's new love. Photos are forev...
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Good Knight {A New Years Eve Wedding}

February 25, 2014 - Its been a few years since Steve & I celebrated a low key New Years Eve. And we're more than okay with it. In fact, we c...
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Ian & Nadia {Fall in Love}

February 05, 2014 - October was beautiful this past year. Crisp, colourful & full of love. It was even more thrilling for Ian & Nadia who we...
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What's in a video...

January 18, 2014 - Your wedding day is a blissful & busy day. It fly's by, you try to make sure you don't miss a moment, and suddenly you'r...
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Xia & Vivan {Neck Point}

January 01, 2014 - Xia & Vivian are spending this coming year preparing for their big wedding in China! They're already officially married,...
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Bryan & Lauren {Qualicum}

December 23, 2013 - Lauren's grandparents live on a breathtaking property in Qualicum. In fact, Lauren's grandparents built the house that h...
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John & Hannah {Quality Resort Bayside}

December 19, 2013 - John & Hannah's day was unforgettable. They were surrounded by endless love of family & friends, a ton of laughter, and...
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Brad & Alicia {Bowen Park}

December 17, 2013 - Brad & Alicia were formerly our neighbours across the hall, and they are now our neighbours across the province! Before...
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Todd & Tonya at MGM Bed and Breakfast

November 20, 2013 - We loved this romantic elopement for Todd & Tonya! Set at the MGM Bed & Breakfast just off Hammond Bay, it was the perfe...
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Chris & Jen at Neck Point Park

November 15, 2013 - There was so much love in the air on Chris & Jen's fairytale day! We first met these two at another friends' wedding jus...
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Curtis & Stacey at Pacific Shores

November 12, 2013 - We met Curtis & Stacey little over a year ago at a bridal fair, and knew we had to be part of their day! Not only were t...
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On a Hot Winter's Night

March 22, 2013 - It may well have been freezing out the Saturday night we took Andy & Camilla downtown...but did it ever get HOT! These t...
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