I have so much love for my couples and I feel so blessed by them. Maybe that's just my sappy late night brain talking. But Steph & Lweh are so incredibly sweet. From the moment I first met with them, I felt at ease. They are so genuinely in love and their story makes me well up.
Word's from Stephanie: We picked the spot because my family built a cabin there when I was little and a good chunk of my childhood summers were spent up there. Aside from that, we also picked that location because on the weekend of my birthday, that's where Lweh proposed to me at the beach at sunset, so it holds a lot of meaning to us.
The most important outfits to us were the Karen (Kah-Ren) outfits because of his culture. Since we will be having a pretty traditional Canadian wedding, it was important to us to incorporate his culture somehow. I chose to wear my Karen white dress (Chay Mo Wah) because it is commonly what an unmarried woman wears, but also, it was a gift from one of my former students in the school where I met Lweh (I taught his little brother). Lweh wore a Karen shirt (Chay K'Nyaw) that was hand woven on a back-strap loom by one of our friends who just recently came to Canada from a Thai refugee camp with her family on refugee status and now weaves here in Manitoba.
Working with Keila felt very natural and we felt like we could be ourselves in front of the camera, which evidently led to some very silly pictures, but she made us feel comfortable and made us look good.