I photographed my first wedding when I was just 19 years old, totally naive to what it meant to be engaged and prepare for marriage all while planning a wedding. I just showed up to shoot pretty pictures!

But it didn’t take long for me to start connecting with my brides on a deeper level, learning about love and commitment and sacrifice from their example. Being surrounded by Catholic couples trying their darndest to outdo each other in love has absolutely shaped who I am and how I view the Sacrament of Marriage.

ABOUT LAURA-anne

Now I’m 11+ years into this business adventure and married myself! After walking hundreds of people through that in-between season of being engaged and going through it with my own fiance-now-husband, I know it’s not all fun and games. This is a significant period of growth and refinement and it can be lonely figuring it out on your own.

That’s where I come in. On top of documenting beautiful and joyful wedding days, I guide Catholic brides through the highs and lows of engagement. There’s lots of fun stuff to think about (the dress! The color palette! The tablescape!) and there’s lots of not-so-fun stuff to deal with (managing family expectations, figuring out chastity together, narrowing down the guestlist). I love helping brides navigate ALL THE THINGS so they’re present and prepared for their wedding day! 

But there’s more to me than my love for beautiful photos and guiding women through engagement, so let’s get to it!

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I'm a wedding photographer, wife,
& guide for Catholic brides.

The Never Ending Stoo-oory

let's appease suzy, shall we?

Took the photography class that started it all. Also the year I really encountered Jesus in a personal way ♥️



My first wedding! Spent waaaaay too much time scrolling wedding blogs while in class, woops 😅



Went full-time with photography within a year of graduating university! I have a BA in Media & Communication 🎉



Moved from Langley, BC to Calgary, AB as a better hub for all the criss-crossing of the country I was doing for weddings! ✈️



Moved back to Langley for a job working with my brother and met my now husband, Brandon. 🥰



Got married (!!!) and went back to photography full-time. Also the year I struggled with depression. 🌹



Launched the Wedding Guide! Photographed weddings in the midst of a pandemic, wow those couples are amazing. ✨



Launched the Wedding Program Template! Planning our next adventure but *shh* it's not quite ready to announce just yet.

Took the photography class that started it all. Also the year I really encountered Jesus in a personal way ♥️

My first wedding! Spent waaaaay too much time scrolling wedding blogs while in class, woops 😅

Went full-time with photography within a year of graduating university! I have a BA in Media & Communication 🎉

Moved from Langley, BC to Calgary, AB as a better hub for all the criss-crossing of the country I was doing for weddings! ✈️

Moved back to Langley for a job working with my brother and met my now husband, Brandon. 🥰

Got married (!!!) and went back to photography full-time. Also the year I struggled with depression. 🌹

Launched the Wedding Guide! Photographed weddings in the midst of a pandemic, wow those couples are amazing. ✨

Launched the Wedding Program Template! Planning our next adventure but *shh* it's not quite ready to announce just yet.

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We met in a beer garden in 2010, but I don’t remember it… and not because I was drunk! I was working to put on the fair the beer garden was part of, and he was with a mutual friend we had. Seven years — and because of Brandon’s conversion to Catholicism — later, we met after Mass at the parish I’d recently returned home to after almost a year away. He pursued me simply and straightforwardly. Our first date was seven hours long wandering the streets of my neighborhood. He knew that night he wanted me in his life forever. It took me a couple weeks ;) Less than a year later, on Brandon’s birthday, we got married!

Our engagement wasn’t without heartache, though, as we navigated our commitment to chastity, my first-time experience with depression, and tender family dynamics. I’m so thankful we were surrounded by people who could lift us up when things felt hard and my heart is with those who are trying their best in the same kind of situation. I’m here for you, girl!

Meet Brandon

my husband

Getting to laugh AND have a deep conversation, no matter where we are. In the summer it's usually on our deck, warding off the mosquitoes.




Either whatever cover was most visually appealing or whatever my husband got, usually a series from a Navy SEAL-turned-author.




Praise you Jesus, thank you Jesus, love you Jesus.




William Augusto soundtracks for work, the Abiding Together Podcast, and Taylor Swift.




Honey garlic salmon every Friday forever and ever amen.




Tall iced Americano in a grande cup, light ice, with a splash of cream and white chocolate mocha sauce. Confession: I only ever use the app to order that run-on sentence of a drink!




Keep it simple! It helps with literally *everything* in life. Does not apply to Starbucks orders, apparently ;)

Took the photography class that started it all. Also the year I really encountered Jesus in a personal way ♥️

My first wedding! Spent waaaaay too much time scrolling wedding blogs while in class, woops 😅

Went full-time with photography within a year of graduating university! I have a BA in Media & Communication 🎉

Moved from Langley, BC to Calgary, AB as a better hub for all the criss-crossing of the country I was doing for weddings! ✈️

Moved back to Langley for a job working with my brother and met my now husband, Brandon. 🥰

Got married (!!!) and went back to photography full-time. Also the year I struggled with depression. 🌹

Launched the Wedding Guide! Photographed weddings in the midst of a pandemic, wow those couples are amazing. ✨

Launched the Wedding Program Template! Planning our next adventure but *shh* it's not quite ready to announce just yet.

the gold standard for date night:

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currently checked out of the library:

a prayer that i go to most often:

spotify top streams:

weekly dinner rotation:

go-to starbucks order:

best piece of advice:

The gold standard for date night:

Getting to laugh AND have a deep conversation, no matter where we are. In the summer it's usually on our deck, warding off the mosquitoes.

currently checked out of the library:

Either whatever cover was most visually appealing or whatever my husband got, usually a Navy SEAL turned author series.

a prayer that i go to most often:

Praise you Jesus, thank you Jesus, love you Jesus.

spotify top streams:

William Augusto soundtracks for work, the Abiding Together Podcast, and Taylor Swift.

weekly dinner rotation:

Honey garlic salmon every Friday forever and ever amen.

go-to starbucks order:

Tall iced Americano in a grande cup, light ice, with a splash of cream and white chocolate mocha sauce. Confession: I only ever use the app to order that run-on sentence of a drink!

best piece of advice:

Keep it simple! helps with literally *everything* in life. Does not apply to my Starbucks order, apparently ;)

Some of these are marriage specific while others are simply focused on growing in intimacy with God, yourself, and your spouse — an ongoing process for the rest of your life together!

  • Three to Get Married — Fulton Sheen
  • Be Healed — Dr. Bob Schuchts
  • The 5 Love Languages — Gary Chapman
  • The World's First Love — Fulton Sheen
  • Holy Sex — Greg Popcak
  • Abide — Heather Khym
  • Life of the Beloved — Henri Nouwen
  • 21 Undeniable Secrets of Marriage — Dr. Allen Hunt
  • Love Does — Bob Goff
  • Daring Greatly — Dr Brene Brown
  • By Love Refined — Alice von Hildebrand
  • Article 7: The Sacrament of Matrimony — found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Must-Reads for Engagement & Marriage

my recommendations

Must-Reads for Engagement
& Marriage

Josh & Rachel

Looking at them now, we still feel that way. It was a gift to have you as
part of our day, reminding us to focus on the now while capturing
moments we wanted to hold forever.

the first time we saw our photos,
it was like reliving the day over again.

Josh & Rachel

Looking at them now, we still feel that way. It was a gift to have you as
part of our day, reminding us to focus on the now while capturing
moments we wanted to hold forever.

the first time we saw our photos, it was like reliving the day over again.

Let's talk.

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