Today I'm starting a challenge called the 31 Days. I haven't been particularly good at blogging for a long time, and this year I've used my adorable baby boy Isaac as quite the scapegoat for being even worse at it. So there's nothing like a good challenge to get me going.
So for this first day, I'd like to show an image from Sarah and Blake's downtown Vancouver wedding which was earlier this year. One of my favorite times with my wedding clients is when I suggest we head away from the reception during golden hour. Usually this takes no more than 10-15 minutes, and we often walk away with some of my favorite images of the day. I like to think my clients love it too - a quiet few minutes away from the chaos of the reception; they've usually had a drink or two and their nerves have come down from the ceremony, and it's just the two of them (well, and me tagging along) alone as a newly married couple. Passersby congratulate them, and their faces still have that gorgeous post-wedding glow.
And during the summer, when the Pacific Northwest is in all its sunny glory, it's an essential for one more reason: I just can't get enough lens flare. I love the dreaminess, the magic, the romanticism of it. Some days are just so sunny and beautiful that I can't even be bothered to rein it in. So here you go. One of my favorite images from their day.