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Winter, Wine Tastings, Wisdom Teeth and Weddings!

March has arrived! Hard to believe. I haven’t written a personal blog post in such a long time. It’s been mostly been weddings, engagements and a few other shoots in between.  Writing personal blog posts was a goal of mine this winter….and it slipped through the cracks:(So this is me playing catch up! Statistics seem to show that people enjoy reading more about what is going on in my personal life, rather than just looking at photos. I get it… I read a lot of blogs just to find out more about the write. With that said I think there would only be so many blogs I could write about enjoying my time at home and my everyday life. Hopefully you will find this blog somewhat interesting or use it as a means to pass time while you clock watch.

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How weird has the weather been in Vancouver lately?! Not much snow all winter and then the past two weekends the snow just came out of nowhere. I managed to do an impromptu shoot with Sarah Mulder Jewelry and a couple friends earlier last week. Sarah always has the most amazing pieces and I love working with her. The snow really created an amazing photo backdrop. We only had less than a 1/2 hour before we ran out of light and the snow was way too wet. But we managed to get a few good shots. Pictured above is the lovely Amanda. Pictured below is the beautiful Jess! They were such amazing sports in the freezing wet weather and I can’t thank them enough. We took these at Burnaby Lake. That place always impresses me. The last blog post I did was from Burnaby Lake and the looks between both posts are so different.

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Last Saturday night I hosted a french ladies wine tasting party with a few girlfriends. There were 8 bottles of fabulous french wine to be tasted. As many of you may know the Vancouver International Wine Festival took place between February 24 & March 2nd. I really wanted to celebrate it in my own way. I opted to keep the theme french in tune with the Vancouver Festival. Everyone did such a great job choosing a tasty bottle to bring along. I picked out 2 bottles for my party as I like red & white wine. For my red I chose Longue Dog. There were a couple reasons why I chose this wine. 1 the bottle had a dog on it so it was an obvious choice;)… and I had a feeling that I might have tried it before. My second choice was Le Vignes De Bila-Haut. I loved this french wine because it was refreshing, slightly sweet and even left a little bubbly on the tounge. I would definitely purchase these 2 again. A huge thanks to all my lady friends that came out on Saturday! Definitely one of the funnest nights I’ve had in a long time:)

Here is an iphone snapshot of all the wine we tasted:

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Wisdom teeth- does anyone still have theirs? I don’t. As of yesterday the got pulled. The top 2 I should say. The bottom two really had to be dug out. Just awful. I wasn’t even put under. I took the freezing and when the dentist came into the room I was wearing my scarf over my head. He said to me” Oh I didn’t know you changed religions?” I laughed and said I hadn’t, and that I was planning to pull my scarf over my face before they started so I wouldn’t have to witness any of the horror that was about to take place. He managed to get me a real eye mask and ear plugs at my request. He said I was the first patient he’s ever had to request that. Here I am thinking okay maybe I am borderline high maintenance, but whatever it worked well for me. I only cried when they jabbed the freezing needle in the roof of my mouth. I have to say that was not a nice feeling. In this space right below I thought it would be a good idea to post 1 or 2 photos. Perhaps of my X-ray pre wisdom teeth removal. When I had a look at the X-ray I decided against it – I HAVE WAY TOO many fillings. Not gonna show that. Right now my face is also looking very chipmunky so, you don’t get to see that either;)Here is a bare faced iphone selfie from right after I got home yesterday. My face still looked somewhat normal at that point. Since then it’s ballooned haha.

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Let’s talk about 2014 Weddings- One of my most favourite topics! I feel so luck to have so many lovely brides and grooms to photograph this upcoming season. I have serveral weddings that are taking place outside of Vancouver this summer. That gets me really excited because I love traveling and a chance of scenery is always nice. My first big wedding of the upcoming season will be Jess & John’s Wedding in Tulum Mexico. Less than 2 months to go!

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Photo Credit: Trip Advisor (Grand Bahia Principe, Tulum)

I just wanted to end on a note that cherry blossom season will be fast approaching. I cannot even explain the magic that takes place during this season. It is one of my favourite times of year to shoot weddings, engagements, couples photos and personal beauty portraits. If you are interested please email me: kim@kim-james.com to chat about booking your session. This photo below is from Jaymee & Sean’s Engagement last April http://www.kim-james.com/2013/04/02/jaymee-sean-vancouver-cherry-blossom-engagement/

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I think that’s enough for blogging today. I’m going to lay down and ice my face! Then perhaps catchup on some emails and think about the long list of things I need to work on. Enjoy your afternoon everyone:)

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Jan Scheuerman - Kim, sooo fun to read your blog!But not fun about your wisdom teeth, hope you are soon feeling better! You still look beautiful even after that!!

Johanna & Rafael- Hart House Wedding Portraits

There is that old saying “rain on your wedding day is good luck”. I think it’s safe to say Johanna & Rafael have a lot of good luck in their future! This past Saturday I met up with this adorable couple at the Hart House Restaurant in Burnaby. The rain was coming down in buckets and the wind wasn’t shy. Johanna & Rafael were troopers and were not afraid to brave that cold rainy day. We grabbed a few shots in the lobby and then headed outdoors with Umbrellas. This was the first time I ever asked my husband Matt to come along to a shoot. His sole purpose was to hold an umbrella over my head to keep me and my gear dry. I am sooooo thankful that he helped out.

Johanna & Rafael are incredibly sweet, thoughtful and fun loving. I only had a chance to spend 1 hour with this cute couple, but I could tell how much they loved each other just from the look in their eyes. There were so many smiles and lots of laughter that afternoon. I hope you can take a moment to check out their gorgeous outfits! Johanna pretty flower crown was created by Greenstems in Vancouver. Johanna is studying Fashion Merchandising in L.A right now (just had to mention that because I think that is one of the coolest careers ever!). I could tell this couple has great taste and a fabulous style sense. Johanna & Rafael has planning a civil ceremony later that evening and followed by a small dinner with 8 of their family members and friends (have I mentioned how much I love intimate weddings?! Well I do.).  Johanna & Rafael are originally from Venezuela and will be traveling back there next year to have a much larger wedding celebration with family and friends. Johanna & Rafael- Thank you for having me take your wedding portraits! If you need a photographer for your second wedding in Venezuela call me  ;)

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Yenny Villalba - Rafa, las fotos están ESPECTACULARES.
Muchas felicidades y un gran abrazo :)

admin - Totally agree Jen about the fashion merchandising. So much fun! Thank you <3

Natacha Alvarez - Wowww!! que fotos tan espectacularessss!! FELICIDADES!!

Mónica Figueira - La palabra para describir estas fotos es simplemente HERMOSAS! Les deseo toda la felicidad del mundo y mas, siempre acompañados de salud y de todas las bendiciones que papa Dios quiera regalarles. Que se cumplan todos los deseos de sus corazones siempre llenos de amor, respeto y comprensión. Bienvenido a la familia Rafael. Prima, que esa alegria, esas sonrisas y esas miradas cómplices no se pierdan nunca. Estar casados es muy rico y celebrar con la persona que amas cada día, es mejor. Dios los guarde. Nuevamente, mil felicidades en este nuevo camino juntos. Besos…♥

Johanna Figueira - :) I LOVE IT <3

Jen - Beautiful photos regardless of the less than ideal weather Kim! I absolutely love her floral crown and that necklace is stunning! Fashion Merchandising sounds like too much fun to actually be a job!

Stephanie & Spencer- Stanley Park Engagement

On Valentine’s Day I had the special honour of capturing Stephanie & Spencer’s Engagement photos:) How fun right?!We spent our time together at Stanley Park in Vancouver. We drove to many of the scenic spots throughout the park. I was so lucky to spend an afternoon with two incredibly sweet and adorable people. They brought along their german shepherd puppy Fitz. He was so playful and made an appearance for a couple photos. These two had a few cute outfit changes along the way. I was so in love with Stephanie’s creme coloured dress and her boots!

Stephanie & Spencer got engaged at the end of 2013 and wedding planning is now in full swing. This summer Stephanie and Spencer will be heading to Alberta to celebrate their wedding with family & friends.  Wishing you both an amazing wedding and a wonderful married life together.

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admin - Thank you Tanja <3

Joy Kuehn - Very nice Spencer and Stephanie.

Tanja - So sweet! And I adore your ringshot. Way to go, Kim! :)

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