Thursday, July 31, 2008

Welcome Jin!!!

Jin is now Alana Couch Photography's official second photographer!!

Up until now he was doing the second shooting of about a quarter of my weddings (and a few other very talented photographers were doing the others), but I've recently decided that I would LOVE to have him for them all! So from now on, all weddings booked will receive coverage by both myself and Jin.

Here are just a few of my favourite images taken by Jin:

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Inspirational Video

This isn't at all related to weddings or photography, but it's just so heartwarming that I had to post it..

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dress Shopping!

Although we're planning a destination wedding, which takes a lot of the decisions out of my hands, 6 months is still not a ton of time to plan a wedding so I'm going to have to be very on top of things..

I really realized that today when I went dress shopping with a friend and all the stores mentioned it takes 4-6 months for the dress!! But I found some absolutely gorgeous dresses, and I actually fell in love with the very first dress I tried on, which was nothing how I had envisioned it would be, but wow was it stunning.. Then at the next store I fell in love with a new dress, also stunning (but completely different from the first and exactly how I'd imagined my dress would be), which I am pretty sure is going to be the one I go with in the end, although I've told myself I'll go look at at least another few stores just incase I find another favourite :)

I really wish I could post some photos but then Jin would find out and that would spoil the fun.. So everyone will just have to wait until February to see!!

I had envisioned that wedding-dress shopping would be very stressful and frustrating to find something I liked or that looked good on me but I had such a great time, I can't wait to go again!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Noa & Andrew - bring back the dress

I'd really love to start doing more of these because they are soooooo fun!! I was expecting the water to be a lot colder than it was but it turned out it was actually almost warm once you got in.. Thanks guys, I can't wait for you to see all the rest!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

I'm ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When a couple of Jin's friends contacted me a few weeks ago to photograph them in Tofino for their two year anniversary I didn't think anything of it, since I had also photographed them at their first anniversary and wedding..

It became my idea that Jin came along and that we go up a day early to get in a mini vacation before the shoot ( at first he insisted he would not be able to come, but I guess he knew I would try to talk him into it! ). It turned out afterwards that there wasn't an actual photo session planned, the couple wasn't even going to Tofino for the weekend, it had just been a ploy to get me up there without getting suspicious, so Jin could propose!!!! It was SUCH a wonderful surprise and I couldn't have had a bigger grin on my face when I said 'Yes'!!

We've been together almost four years, so it was great timing too. I'm soooo excited to start planning and already have a ton of ideas from things I've seen at weddings I've photographed or by speaking with brides about their weddings... We haven't decided yet when/where we'll have the ceremony but we're leaning towards February in Mexico! Something laid back but a ton of fun! I'll keep you all posted as we figure things out :)

Here's a few shots from the weekend, just on the point and shoot..

here I am the next morning.. I look very happy :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Laura & Brahm - Cecil Green

What a fun-oriented wedding! From serving ice-cream cones during cocktails, to games of croquet and bocce ball before dinner, to an entertainer for the children - everyone seemed to be having a blast!

The getting ready part of the day is without a doubt one of my most favourite parts of the wedding day... there's just always SO many great moments..

Florist: The Flower Factory
Hair: Missy
Make-up: Blair Petty
Pianist: Joyce Chen 604-274-9015
Cake: Anne's Gourmet Pantry 604.535.0933