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    Hi! I'm Marie :) I'm a photographer specializing in engagements, weddings and portraits and I love LOVE. I try to capture as many real, natural moments as possible. I truly enjoy getting to know my couples and clients and always try to create photos that embody their personalities as well.

    I am a photo-school graduate and have been running my own business since 2011. A little random fact about me: I hiccup at least once a day! I can almost guarantee you will hear at least one while I'm taking your photos haha.

    Photo by Danielle Dobson

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Michelle & Tyler | Engagement | Vancouver Wedding Photographer

Oh Michelle and Tyler, how wonderful these two are!!:)

Michelle and Tyler met on a missions trip in Vancouver, they were placed in the same outreach program and bonded over hard work. They worked together and interacted with the people of Vancouver, homeless and otherwise. I personally remember Michelle talking about having met this really cute guy from Alberta on the missions trip she was a part of, that was over 5 years ago. They started dating in the summer of 2009 and made it work long distance for a year and then when Michelle graduated high school in 2010 she moved out to Medicine Hat, Alberta to study nursing and be closer to Tyler.

Michelle says that her and Tyler enjoy playing sports together, except when Tyler gets in the zone, in which case it doesn’t matter if you are the love of his life, he’ll knock you over anyway! They are both competitive haha. Their favourite date together was hiking the Grouse Grind, they had hiked it 3 years prior (just before they started dating) and they felt that was when they first really connected – so lots of good memories to relive there! When asked to describe each other in 3 words, Michelle said Tyler is: charming, endearing and funny, Tyler said Michelle is: smarter than me haha and then after that he wrote kind, intelligent and patient.

Tyler loves how patient Michelle is and she cares about others, she has such a big heart. Michelle loves how funny and adorable Tyler is. He always makes her laugh no mater what her mood. She loves how in sync they are and how he can read her so well. Tyler proposed to Michelle on November 1, 2013 and it was so cute!! Men take note. Tyler took Michelle to a park in Medicine Hat where they had been to years before and carved their initials into a wooden fence. Michelle went to check if their initials were still there and beside the initials Tyler had carved “Will you marry me?” Of course Michelle said yes!  :)

michelle&tylerFor their engagement session, we wanted to incorporate their favourite date which was on Grouse Mountain – so up the mountain we went! It was such a fabulous day in late February, snow was on the ground, sunshine was shining and then near the end of the session it started snowing! So perfect. Enjoy the photos!

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Apologies on the poor quality of the gif, it’s cute though!

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So cute!M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-32MS-blog008M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-38MS-blog010M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-42M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-43M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-44M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-45M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-46

Love this! We took a quick hot chocolate break because it was very cold outside:MS-blog014M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-52MS-blog015M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-55

It started to snow…MS-blog016M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-58M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-59

This photo was featured in Real Weddings magazine last issue! To see more from the feature, click HERE.MS-blog018M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-64M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-66

Such a great way to end the session:M&T-Marie_Skerl_Photography-68Thank you SO much Michelle and Tyler! I am super excited to be photographing your wedding next week Saturday!!:D

And a thank you to the lovely Allissa Best for assisting me on this session!

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Haythem - August 15, 2014 - 5:01 pm

beautiful engagement photos! It’s so crazy seeing someone I went to school with getting engaged and married soon!

Maia & Mark | Whimsical Fort Langley Wedding

I absolutely LOVED Maia and Mark’s Langley wedding! It had so many elements that I adore plus Maia and Mark are just the best:) Their wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty last year, so some of you may have seen photos from this wedding already. Trust me, they are worth looking at again! Maia and Mark just recently celebrated their 1st year wedding anniversary on June 15, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY you two!!

Maia and Mark met at Bard on the Beach where they both went with a mutual friend (Megan, who was one of the bridesmaids!), they watched “The Merchant of Venice.” Pretty romantic way to meet your future spouse I’d say! If you would like to see how Mark proposed (it’s SO cute!!) check out their engagement blog post. Their rustic-inspired engagement session was SO wonderful, it got featured on Shop Ruche, Aisle Perfect and Paper Moon Weddings!

For Maia and Mark’s wedding, they continued with the rustic and whimsical theme! Here are Maia’s words: “Whimsical, romantic, meaningful and personal. Those are the words I would use to describe the way Mark and I wanted our wedding day to feel.”

More from the bride: “Mark and I got engaged on October 16, 2012 on the edge of the Fraser River in Fort Langley. While slow dancing, surrounded by flickering candles and photographs documenting our journey together, Mark dropped to one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. Nine months later we danced to that same song, on our wedding day.

After our dream-like engagement, we began the fury of wedding preparations and DIY projects. Mark and I LOVE to make things and I have always loved event planning – the little details are what make it so special! We wanted to incorporate Mark’s love of nature and wood (he has a passion for building guitars) and my love of all things romantic and sentimental! I had visions of beautiful fabric bunting and Edison light bulbs draped like a canopy over top of our guests to create an intimate and memorable atmosphere. I wanted our guests to feel like they were a part of our day not just spectators.

We drew on the amazing abilities of our friends wherever we could! Two gifted friends designed our wedding invitations and programs and one of our friends, Christina Willows, with a passion for flowers created our bouquets. Another friend who LOVES to bake, Melissa Suzuki, agreed to take on the task of creating a ‘sweet’ table including homemade cake pops, cookies and jam jar pies! We borrowed mason jars from friends, collected coupons to purchase burlap and, whenever the opportunity presented itself, made (sometimes dangerous) stops by the side of the road to pick up branches and stumps to add to our decor collection! I made the boutonnieres for the guys, Mark and I designed our very own “kissing wheel” and Mark’s mum helped us to sew the beautiful bunting that hung overhead.

The day before our wedding we began the set-up process. Mark, his brothers and his father built a GORGEOUS arch right in the church parking lot! It was an amazing focal point and has now found a home in his parents backyard. We lined the aisle with bunting (borrowed from another friends wedding) and carefully placed the stumps and mason jars filled with flowers from his Aunt’s garden along the stage. Seeing as Mark and I weren’t able to get into the reception venue until the morning of, we hired an INCREDIBLE design team (Alyssa Short Designs) who understood our vision and could make our dream come to life! A very close friend served as our wedding officiant (his first wedding EVER) and he did an amazing job!

We had an incredible team of friends and family who assisted in the planning, set-up and tear down of our wedding. Although a DIY wedding can often be more work, for us it was worth it. We included interactive games for our guests and, accompanied by a friend on the guitar and harmonica, I sang a song for my groom. The highest compliment that was paid to us was, time and time again, hearing “that wedding was SUCH a reflection of you both”. We wanted our love for one another, for life, for our friends and our faith to shine through our wedding.

PS – I could also mention that, with help, I created a mood board for our bridesmaids and groomsmen to help with their attire. I wanted my girls to have a concept of what to wear but to have freedom/flexibility to choose a dress that suited them. Proud moment: none of my girls spent over $40 on their dresses!”

Wedding Details:
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Ceremony Venue: Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church
Reception Venue: Fort Langley Hall
Shoes: Ardene
Food: Watershed Cafe
Make-up: Celina Seib
Decor: Alyssa Short Design
Men’s Outifts: H&M
Videographers: Kent & Holly Factora

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Loved their invites!MS-blog002MS-blog004MS-blog070M&M-wedding-blog-22MS-blog006MS-blog001M&M-wedding-blog-23MS-blog008MS-blog007MS-blog009
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Such a wonderful bridal party! You guys were awesome!!M&M-wedding-blog-120MS-blog033M&M-wedding-blog-121M&M-wedding-blog-122MS-blog034MS-blog035

Haha Maia and Mark, you two are hilarious.M&M-wedding-blog-128M&M-wedding-blog-129M&M-wedding-blog-132M&M-wedding-blog-133M&M-wedding-blog-134After the bridal party portraits, Maia and Mark headed to Menchies!

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“We make you smile”
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I absolutely adore this guest book sign in table!!MS-blog058M&M-wedding-blog-187MS-blog060M&M-wedding-blog-136M&M-wedding-blog-180MS-blog036M&M-wedding-blog-178MS-blog049MS-blog052M&M-wedding-blog-194M&M-wedding-blog-192M&M-wedding-blog-198

Sooooo cute.MS-blog064M&M-wedding-blog-140This is probably my favourite dessert table that I have ever photographed.M&M-wedding-blog-210MS-blog075MS-blog039MS-blog074M&M-wedding-blog-142MS-blog065

Such a great idea to put a little sign on the dessert table, guests always want to eat the dessert before they are supposed to:P
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They had a kissing jar and kissing wheel!M&M-wedding-blog-208M&M-wedding-blog-204MS-blog066

M&M’s for favours!M&M-wedding-blog-219M&M-wedding-blog-216

Thank you SO much for hiring me to be your wedding photographer Maia and Mark! I enjoyed every minute of it <3

And thank you to Danielle Dobson for second-shooting!!

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Melissa Mitchell - July 10, 2014 - 4:50 am

Beautiful photographs… Every single details was taken perfectly! Nice job.