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Welcome to the Simply Rose blog! I am so glad that you have found your way here. This is where you will find my latest work and musings, anything from weddings to what my son has been doing lately.  There is lots to look at, so grab a cup of something warm and yummy and maybe a blueberry scone to go with it and stay a while. And don't be shy ~ leave a note ~ I'd love to hear from you!  

Averi Turns One // Vancouver Family Photographer

This session was the second in a series of four with a lovely family in Vancouver. I first met the family back in March in their home and we spent an afternoon hanging out, Averi having a bath in the kitchen sink and then going outside for some fresh spring air. You can see the images from the first session here. For the second session, Amy wanted to capture Averi’s first birthday party and the day could not have been more perfect. The sun was hot and shinning, the parents came out with their tots, and Averi was surrounded by family and friends ~ what a better way to celebrate!

This super fun sweet vintage themed first birthday party was thought out to the nines by Mom, Amy. I loved all the little details she had created, nothing was forgotten right down to the water bottle labels! It was great to work with Jessica of Trove Vintage Rentals again. Amy had used a number of vintage toys from Trove as well as accessories for decorating the tables for that vintage-feel. For the party itself, Katie Bee provided delightful and fun entertainment with her guitar and had tons of musical instruments on hand for those busy little hands to play with. The birthday cake and colourfully wrapped truffle pops were created by Sweet E’s Pastries and Sweets in Kerrisdale ~ and I don’t think I have ever had a lighter tasting cake, it was delish! The cute sliders were from White Spot and Averi’s adorable little yellow birthday dress was from Redfish Kid’s Clothing.

Thanks to Amy, Alfred and Averi for making the day so enjoyable and for having me document such a big milestone in Averi’s life! Enjoy!


  • Leanne H.: The last picture is my favorite, how cute is that! (July 29, 2023 8:14 am)
  • Vintage Alphabet Birthday Party: [...] very talented wedding and family photographer working in B.C. I just love this little girl’s vintage alphabet birthday party that she shot recently! Beautiful, cheerful pictures of all the lovely details that little [...] (July 29, 2023 11:52 am)

Dickson and Frances // Vancouver Engagement

Today’s blog posting is all about Dickson and Frances (and you can see the preview here). I am so excited to share these because I got to shoot this session while in Vancouver a short while ago and it was my first time to the UBC Farm (which also makes for a great reception location). What a wonderful piece of urban farming right in our own backyards!

I met Frances back in January when I was planning my Eco Wedding shoot. I needed a baker to make some goodies for my table scene and since she was a part of the Grassroots Wedding Fair, I approached her to see if she would be interested in coming on board. I was so grateful she said yes because her desserts are not only beautiful works of art, they are also so yummy to eat (especially those cake pops!). To see what kinds of things Frances made for my creative shoot, you can go here to take a look or check out her own website for other delectable goodies at Sweet Naturally.

So naturally, I was thrilled when she asked if I was available to shoot the Engagement photos for herself and her beau, Dickson. We decided to meet at the UBC Farm on a slightly overcast Friday morning and they brought one of their two Chow pups along. We had fun exploring the farm and there is lots of ground to cover from the fields to the children’s demonstration vegetable garden.

Without further ado, here are some shots from our session. Enjoy!

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Sage Wedding Pros

This posting is geared more for photographers and those starting out take note as well.

I found Sage Wedding Pros while searching around for something last year and have been following it ever since. There are a ton of resources out there for photographers but I have found this one to be invaluable and I actually subscribe to the daily newsletter. The folks that run the business, Michelle Loretta and Kelly Simants, have been in the wedding industry for quite some time and are sharing their knowledge with the masses. They will often talk to others in the industry (and not just photographers) in order to get a well-rounded view of running a business….and that means anything from branding to pricing. So if you are a photographer running your own business, I highly suggest you check this out. You won’t be disappointed!

I’ve poured over their site (there are lots of great resources here) and I continue to get daily tips, which means that #87 on my 101 in 1001 list is also complete!



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Lee and Jennifer // Smithers Wedding Preview

Yesterday was the union between Jennifer and Lee and what a spectacular day it was. The overcast day made for some beautiful light, the light wind was refreshing and the threat of rain stayed at bay, save for a few brief moments before the ceremony. Shooting at the Driftwood Lodge in Smithers was a new one for me and I loved every moment of it.

There will be more but for now, here are a few to tide you over.

Happy Sunday!

  • Lisa Novakowski: This looks like a lovely wedding! Beautiful work too, Rose! (July 24, 2023 6:04 pm)
  • lyndsay london: Looking good Rose!!! (July 24, 2023 6:54 pm)

Cullen Family // Preview

Love, love lovin’ this sweet family.


Because of this and this and now this.

More to come…..

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