Home from Nepal for the last 2 nights + jet lag has wiped me right out. It's not that I've been having trouble sleeping--it's that I've been sleeping non-stop! (I went to bed at midnight last night, thinking, Surely, this will help me adjust. And I WOKE UP AT NOON.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm embarrassed at this week's to-do list, I planned the workweek and wrote the list for myself before our trip. I'll be lucky if I accomplish a quarter of it! 😂Grace upon grace. Hahaha.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All this being said, hello Instagram! In Nepal we volunteered at an amazing organization for girls who have been rescued from human trafficking, the streets or were otherwise at-risk. During our time there, our team trained in hair styling + makeup artistry to eventually help open a bridal salon as a for-profit venture for the non-profit org.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Near the end of our trip, I photographed two beautiful brides-to-be with their fiances as marketing material for the salon! How gorgeous is this couple? 😍 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #jamiedelainephotography #vancouverphotographer #vancouverweddingphotographer #realcouplesofBC #huffpostido #vancouverwedding #vancouverweddings #vancouverweddingphotography #lowermainland #pnwwedding #theknot #weddingbellsmag #bcweddingphotographer #nepalwedding #nepalweddingphotographer #nepaliwedding #nepaliweddingphotography
A gift to be in Nepal for a couple weeks with an amazing ministry. We have a team of hairdressers + makeup artists from @thisisvillage training young adult girls in the ministry to run their own salon. . Many of these girls were rescued from trafficking or from the streets and have been given a hope, a future + restoration in their hearts + minds. . Our access to wifi isn’t consistent, but if you’d like to see a few more photos, visit my instastory right now!
Ridiculously amazing vendor team this weekend at Sarah + Brandon's UBC Alumni Centre wedding! Click over to my blog to learn how this couple was in the same school for 12 years but barely talked. 😂Loved taking these portraits! A bright, winter wonderland. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ---------⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hair & Makeup Stylist: @deniseelliottbeautyco⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dress Designer: @kwhbridal⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dress Store: @everlyfinebridal⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bridesmaids Dresses: @davidsbridal + @hudsonsbay⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Groom's Attire & Groomsmen Attire: @topman⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Florist: @celsiafloral⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ceremony & Reception Venue: @roberthleealumnicentre⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Planner/Coordinator: @emanate.events⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Event Rentals: @boldeventcreative⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ DJ/Entertainment: @girlonwax⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cake: @sweetlysifted⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Catering: @peakeofcatering⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photobooth: @danggoodbooths⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #jamiedelainephotography #vancouverphotographer #vancouverweddingphotographer #realcouplesofBC #huffpostido #vancouverwedding #vancouverweddings #vancouverweddingphotography #lowermainland #pnwwedding #theknot #weddingbellsmag #bcweddingphotographer #deniseelliotmakeup #karenwillisholmes #kwhbridal #everlyfinebridal #celsiafloral #ubcalumnicentre #roberthleealumnicentre
Small acts transform the world. 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Leaving tonight on a jet plane to the other side of the world - to Nepal! We'll be visiting an amazing non-profit that rehabilitates girls rescued out of sex trafficking. I have heard amazing things from Randy about the work they do - I can't wait to see it with my own eyes!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also - I'm gonna be real happy to see my husband soon. It's been 11 days apart as he's been traveling in India/Nepal. I'm coming for ya!
Another Saturday, another wedding, another day doing what I love. 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Excited to be photographing Sarah + Brandon's wedding day today with a fabulous vendor team!
Hey-o! It's me! Jamie! If you're new here, there's a few things you should know: I'm obsessed with Myers-Briggs personality theory. I LOVE colour + @essiepolish + puppers + green tea + my husband of nearly-4-years @randylswatson. 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm a wedding photographer of 10+ years, founder of a YouTube channel for photographers, creator of 2 online photography courses--which basically means I'm juggling a gazillion roles throughout my workweeks.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Recently, I hired on an AMAZING assistant @grace_cee who's making *much* of my behind-the-scenes YouTube + blog work happen. 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I decided 2018 was my year for pursuing one big goal -- so I'm throwing my heart into making it happen! Now tell me about YOU--what do you do for work!?
Do you know about my YOUTUBE channel? 💕 Every week (every single week!) I share new videos on Wednesday, teaching photographers how to market their work well.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This may be the week I reach 2000+ subscribers on the platform (yay!) -- would you join me over there?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in my profile to catch up on all the videos! P.S. Today, I'm sharing a collaboration with @nadiameli you won't wanna miss! WHAT I WISH I KNEW When I Started My Photography Business! 😍
Mondays are for puppy throwback pics. 💕 🐶⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How CUTE is this little #thelabradoodleharley face?! 🐶 Can't get over how sweet he was (and is) -- so glad we added this little guy to our family the year we got married. (Fun fact: we got Harley on our 1 year engage-aversary!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dog people are MY people. I also prefer to call them doggos and puppers and we regularly call Harley by one of his 10+ nicknames. Where my dog people at? Share a dog emoji in the comments below! 🐶
I thought winter was over, but I wasn't about to complain about the 2 inches of snow on Valentine's Day morning. 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Snow will never stop being magical for me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Although, Canadians who live in other parts of the country tell me eventually, yes, snow would stop being magical when you have it around for months. Hahaha.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #jamiedelainephotography #vancouverphotographer #vancouverportraitphotographer #vancouverweddingphotographer #huffpostido #engagementphotos #vancouverengagementphotographer #engagementsession #bcweddingphotographer #realcouplesofBC #snowengagement #winterengagement #goldenhourlight
It's no secret, I love to read! 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Both of these books were 'off the shelf' reads at my library--I hadn't heard of the titles before I saw them, but the covers caught my eye! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Weekend Effect by @katrina.onstad was a thorough book into the history of the workweek & the weekend & how we've 'undone' much of our progress around the weekend in the last 40 years! It was fascinating & inspired me to continue on in my journey of work/life balance & using my time well.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How to Be a Bawse is by Lilly Singh @iisuperwomanii, YouTube sensation. (But I had never heard of her!) I loved this comedic memoir/book of life lessons. She kept me laughing all the way through and I admired her #girlboss drive. 💕 Plus it's crazy colorful + you know I'm ALL about that colour. (And now that I've checked out her YouTube channel, you definitely should too!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've read a few more books since these... & I'm going to try my best to share lots of book reviews in 2018 here! 💕#jamiedelainereads