What are family times? – A photograph of all of you together – even squirming with embarrassment – is better than no photograph at all. Enjoy it all!
Another inventive and wonderful way to celebrate the first year of your baby’s life.
It is hard to keep up with the changes in the first year – but if you have a good relationship with a photographer it is worth photographing the following stages: newborn, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year.
We were invited to take some portraits to celebrate the graduation of the Miller’s eldest daughter in the summer. Moments pass so quickly and therefore a photo session is always worthwhile. Thank you so much Talullah! They look incredible! Thank you again for this charming memory. Hugs Concha
WHY MARRY YOURSELF?
Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, an unmarried woman of a certain age was scorned, isolated, often impoverished and pushed to the fringes of society. Today, marriage is no longer the norm. In 2011, there were more single Canadians (never married, divorced, separated or widowed) over the age of 15 than were married (53.6 per cent to 46.4 per cent). It is only quite recently, in the last 50 years or so, that women have been free to create fulfilling lives for and by themselves.
The declining rate of marriage has, however, ushered in a new age sorely lacking in ceremony. Without weddings, there are few rituals marking the transition to adulthood.
“By marrying themselves, women can celebrate their independence and personal growth while making a sacred commitment to whatever responsibilities and promises nourish their uniquely singular lives,” says Tallulah, one of the original seven brides and co-founder of Marry Yourself Vancouver.
It’s also great fun, says co-founder Alexandra Gill. “Self-marriage gently pokes fun at a dying institution and the overwrought pretensions of modern bridal culture, while allowing women to indulge their childhood fantasies and be a princess for a day. Essentially, you can have your wedding cake and eat it too.”
WHO’S DOING IT?
Self-marriage is a Thing. Women all over the world — from Taiwan to Australia — are marrying themselves. There are self-help books, DIY kits, even a TED Talk on the subject. In popular culture, self-marriage has been featured in several television series (Glee, Jam, Sex and the City) and in the LifeOme TV movie, I Me Wed.
CAN WE HELP YOU GET HITCHED?
Whether you desire an intimate ceremony in the woods or a lavish reception with a live band, we at Marry Yourself Vancouver can fine-tune the details — or simply help you craft your vows and get you started. Our services include assistance with accommodations, personal styling, bouquets, officiants, musicians, photography, food and drink, to-die-for locations, and more. Consultations begin at $200.