Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Chris + Ashley - Married!

Chris and Ashley were married on Saturday at the Liuna Gardens in Stoney Creek. The day didn't start out very promising with rain in the forecast, but after a stormy morning and ceremony, the clouds broke and we had some fabulous weather to take pictures in :) Ashley and Chris have been through a lot together. The maturity and sincerity of their love shone through their personalized vows and the tender way they treat one another. It was such a pleasure to photograph these love birds. Waiting for his beautiful bride... I love Ashley's emotion as she makes her way to Chris... Lots of laughs during the ceremony! Their first dance.. It was very emotional when Ashley called up all the family and close friends for a special dance to remember Chris's younger sister who passed away a couple years ago. This is a family who has suffered great loss and it was beautiful to see them remember together while supporting and comforting one another. There wasn't a dry eye in the building. I'll end this post with a picture of Chris and Ashley under a bright sky with the storm receding in the background... That is my wish for you... you've weathered some storms in this life and I wish you some blue skies now.... Congratulations Chris and Ashley, thanks for allowing me to capture your beautiful day!

Monday, July 16, 2012


A couple months ago I documented Lisa's pregnancy. Last week I had the privilege of photographing Ryan and Lisa's brand new twin boys :) Welcome Nathan and Carter...

Congratulations Ryan and Lisa! Your boys are absolutely adorable, I'm so happy for you!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

DeRuiter Family

It was a pleasure to photograph the DeRuiter family last night. My friend, Laura, has been featured on my blog a number of times now: when I photographed the staff of the Gay Blade (a hair salon in Port Dover where Laura and I met and used to work together), and more recently when I captured her belly and then baby pictures... I also documented Melissa's family when they had baby Asher in February... so it was fun to get to capture the rest of the family. This family has a lot of fun when they are together...
Pat and Emily were so sweet and natural in front of the camera...

Josh and his beautiful girlfriend, Victoria.

Ray and Melissa with their 3 handsome boys: Isaiah, Noah, and Asher.

Adam and Laura with adorable little Isla.

I'll end this post with a picture of the boys hunting for critters in the creek.... what a perfect night for pictures!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Michael + Nicole

This is my first attempt at wedding videography. I thought it might be something I'd like to get into, so I told my sisters (who have their own photography businesses) to let me know if any of their brides would be interested in having me come and experiment with video at their weddings. I'm so glad Angie hooked me up with Nicole for this experience. It was the perfect wedding for me to learn at, and she and Michael were the perfect couple to make a great video. It was a high energy, fun-filled day. I hope I captured it well and did their day the justice it deserves. There is a big learning curve for me going from photography to video, and I really appreciate Michael and Nicole for letting me practise on them :)

The quality is better if you watch the video right on my vimeo account - you can do this by clicking the title "Michael & Nicole" under the video.

Michael & Nicole from Beth Vanderwier on Vimeo.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Jason + Ashley

Here are a few of my favourite pictures from Jason and Ashley's picture perfect day on Saturday...
It was so sweet when Ashley's dad helped her with her jewelry, it was easy to see the close bond between father and daughter.
Ashley, you are stunning!
I love Jason's face as Ashley comes up the aisle...
And then I love Ashley's face when Jason comes to take her to the front of the church, these two are so sweet together!
We took a few pictures of Jason and Ashley hanging out in their new home together, Jason carried Ashley over the threshold, then they snuggled on the couch...
Can you say "gorgeous"?
I had to post this picture, I had no idea what the crazy wedding party was up to behind me while I shot some pictures of just the bride and groom, I had a good laugh when I saw the pictures Mark took from the other angle... What a fun bunch!
Thank you Jason and Ashley for allowing us to capture your special day!