A YEAR IN REVIEW

Holy, 2018!

First & Foremost

First and foremost, we are eternally grateful to all of our couples that have put their trust in us to capture such a special time in their lives. We feel lucky to get to work together while working alongside such unique, amazing & like-minded couples. In all honesty, it turns more into a double date with tons of great food and amazing people, and this alone reminds us of how blessed we are to do what we do.
Secondly, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine here. There are long, dark days where my closest friend is my computer. It can be a lonely place, but I am lucky enough to have such a strong & supportive community that not only encourages healthy competition but strives for authenticity & transparency in this industry.

And last but not least, thank you to Brandon for joining me on this adventure. The best part of it all is sharing the memories with him. Yes, we do give up our weekends to do the job we do, but we also get to come home and relive so many fun and awesome moments together. And to me, that’s worth it. Life with this guy is the best thing in the world and I am SO pumped he joined the crew. There would be no Bows without the Lavender, and I believe the 2016 random business name change wasn’t so random after all.


 

THE STATS:

TOTAL PHOTO SHOOTS: 60

WEDDINGS PHOTOGRAPHED: 29

ROLLS OF FILM DEVELOPED/SCANNED: 40

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS CAPTURED: Too Many

DESSERTS BRANDON CONSUMED AT WEDDINGS: 73

BOTTLES OF WINE CONSUMED IN SEPTEMBER: Not Enough

AMOUNT OF TIMES JESSY WATCHED LOTR WHILE EDITING: 19

TOTAL NUMBER OF EMAILS ANSWERED: <1 billion

EXCITEMENT FOR THE FUTURE: Infinity


 

A snapshot of some of our fave moments


 

WE WON ONE BEST OF THE BEST ENGAGEMENT PHOTO 2018

FEATURED BY JUNEBUG WEDDINGS


AND WE WERE JUST AS STOKED TO FIND THAT TWO OF OUR IMAGES AMONG THE HONOURABLE MENTIONS LIST! 

A special thank you to these two couples that were totally fearless and open.


 

We Won Best of the Best Wedding Photos for 2018

& Are totally stoked


Number 1. Creating this image was the best part, and not only did we have a blast with this whole group, but we created a memory that we’ll never forget. Brandon & I are eternally grateful that Mel & Kyle (& their crew) were open to creating this image. They had zero information or vision, however totally trusted in us and for this we are grateful.

Number 2. Thank you to Junebug Weddings and the judges for going through over 10,000 images and narrowing down such a solid selection of photographs. We are in such incredible company among the winners, and stoked to be apart of the crew.

This image is inspired by the work of Stavros Kastrinakis

Click here to see the whole collection!



 

WE WERE INTERVIEWED BY

PHOTOBUG COMMUNITY


 

bows and lavender airship37 wedding

Interviewed by Berkeley Events

Alexandra & Thomas hosted their wedding at Airship 37 in Toronto. They worked with an insanely talented group of vendors who helped them bring their vision to life. Shout out to Blush & Bowties and Patchouli Designs who created a jungle in this empty hangar space. It was inspiring and such a vision, and we are stoked to share about our process capturing A & T’s wedding. Check out their photos here, and read the full interview on Berkeley Events right here! Ps. It was one of the most thoughtful interview in our career and hope you enjoy!

bows and lavender shotkit

Featured on Shotkit

We totally geek out about film and share about our gear on Shotkit! We were SUPER excited to be featured, as their website hosts a variety of photographer from all over the world, and has been a website we frequent. It’s also the first article/interview that Brandon & I wrote together as a team, since joining forces as Bows & Lavender duo! Read the article here, and let us know what you think 🙂

Thanks for the love &

Happy New Year!


We will leave you with one final message..

Chase the life you love,

find out what gives you purpose and never give up on it,

don’t ever be afraid to say no,

and always have the courage to say yes,

life is short, make many goals, fail & succeed,

do it as you are because,

you are enough!

Thanks for reading!






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