Tag: Vancouver

Sneak Peek: Ben and Olive’s Wedding

Camp Fircom on Gambier Island was the perfect wedding location for Ben and Olive’s September celebration.

When Ben and Olive met, Ben was living in Seattle and Olive lived in Vancouver. If their goal was to join both of their families and communities together, this location provided a very intimate place to connect and celebrate their relationship.

During their ceremony, Olive described Ben as one of the nicest people she’s ever met. And it’s true, he just can’t stop smiling! Meanwhile, Ben described Olive’s desire to create a better world. And it’s apparent in all of the work she does.

The ceremony took place outdoors on the lawn of the campground surrounded by tiny houses where the guests slept in bunks with a view of the ocean and mountains. We were blessed with food and drink in an intimate hall and then moved back outside for the dancing.


Ben and Olive walked down the isle to all of the guests singing the Beatles ‘All You Need Is Love.’

“All you need is love, all you need is love,

All you need is love, love, love, is all you need.”

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Ladies Rock Camp Vancouver

For the past two years I’ve worked with a small group of ladies to organize Ladies Rock Camp Vancouver. The weekend-long camp held in May is fundraiser for Girls Rock Camp Vancouver.

One of the reasons I got involved in putting on the camp is because I really wish that I’d had access to a camp like this when I was younger. As I experienced last year as a camper, it’s incredibly fun and empowering to work with other women in a creative space.

Sixteen ladies, age 19 and older, of all skill levels, participate in the ladies camp which starts with band formation on Friday and ends in a live performance on Sunday. All of their songs can be heard online here: http://www.youtube.com/user/LadiesRockCamp

This year I took the photos for the four bands.
Let me introduce you to our new stars:

The Babes
Nasty Newbies
Murmur Murders
Broken Cat Dreams