Monday, June 30, 2008

Michelle & Darren - St. Joseph's Parish

Michelle and Darren are such a perfect match! Their wedding was a unique blend of their Filipine and Chinese cultures, and elements from each were throughout the day which made it a wonderful wedding to photograph.

This little guy was chilling out at the back of the church with his dad..

Videographer: Estrella Productions
Limo: Ritz Limousines
DJ and Emcee: Ed Lee Music
Florist: Budget Blooms
Cake: Kam's Bakery - 604-874-4041

Monday, June 23, 2008

Mel (caramel)

My mom got a new puppy the other week, and he and Dekker have become the best of buddies! It's sooo cute watching them play together, Dekker will run around with one of the toys while Mel chases after him trying to steal it.. after a while Dekker will just patiently stand there and let Mel try to pry it away (which never happens) it's too funny!

here's a couple shots from Mel's last visit...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Be a fan!

I resisted joining facebook for ages, but finally joined a few months ago and found it to be so great to keep in touch with people I meet, and it's also put me back in contact with people I haven't spoken to in years!..

So I decided it was time for Alana Couch Photography to be on facebook too!!

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

April & Kevin

April and Kevin were so great to photograph, I have a feeling this will be a fun wedding to photograph later in the summer :)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Larissa & Matt

I was glad that Larissa and Matt were up for some fun, urban locations - those are always my favourites!! They were up for anything, too, which was great :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Top 10 WPJA Photographer!!!!!!

One of my images placed #1 in the 'details' category and #10 overall of the latest WPJA contest!!!!

I am just SO honoured! I don't enter contests very often and actually didn't even realize I had placed until I received an email from a friend saying congratulations! lol..

The WPJA contests are incredibly competitive because professional photographers from all over the world enter.. They're a great association because they only accept photographers who are true photojournalists.

Here's their mission statement:

"The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), an International, membership-based organization, represents professional photographers skilled in the documentation of weddings and events in a candid, unobtrusive style. The WPJA was founded to uphold excellence in the area of wedding photojournalism."

Anyway here's the image, I loved the judges comments :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Charleen & Robin - Minter Gardens

There were so many fantastic details to photograph throughout the day and Charleen looked just gorgeous in her dress!

I think this was one of the sweetest flower girls ever.. such a little chatterbox :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Joe Buissink Workshop

All I can say is WOW! I was so amazed by Joe, both by his incredible photography and just by his down-to-earth, super friendly and open personality.. For the photographers out there, if ever you have a chance to take one of his workshops don't hesitate!! He's all about recognizing and capturing the moment and I left the workshop feeling SO inspired.

I also met a ton of other great photographers from all over the US, Canada and the UK who I had a ton of fun with, and who I would definitely love to keep in touch with. We were also incredibly well fed with the tastiest organic meals...mmm!

Here are some photos from the week..