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Rachel Ludwig Photography | Abbotsford Family and Child Portrait Photographer bio picture

Welcome to Rachel Ludwig Photography!

Come on in, grab a cup of coffee (or in my case, that would be a non-fat, sugar-free vanilla, earl grey tea misto) and take a browse through my site. This is where I share images from recent sessions, post updates about Rachel Ludwig Photography, and sometimes I even sneak in a few pictures of my own family.

Want to know a little bit more about me? I've been married to my husband Tim for 11 years, and we have three loud, crazy and fun kids: Ethan (7), Arden (3) and Hudson (1). I also love to take pictures. I'm a lifestyle portrait and wedding photographer based in Abbotsford, BC and I photograph a little bit of everything, including babies, bellies, families, engagements, boudoir and weddings.

Oh....and don't be shy! You can leave a comment, pop me an email or use the contact form at any time. I promise I don't bite. :) I'd love to hear from you!

(Photo byTraci at Real Photography.)

Harrison Wedding | Tricia & Bryan

When I woke up the morning of Tricia and Bryan’s wedding to the pitter-pattering of rain on my roof, I immediately though of Tricia and hoped she wasn’t stressing out about the minor torrential downpour happening outside! But you know what they say, rain on your wedding day is good luck! Not that Tricia and Bryan needed it, rain or shine, they were so excited that nothing could dampen their spirits or ruin their special day. As luck would have it, after moving the ceremony inside and completing family portraits indoors, the rain stopped and we were able to go outside for bridal portraits. It all worked out perfectly.

I’ve known Tricia for quite a few years through work, but I loved having the chance to get to know Bryan better, and to meet their kids. It was so neat to see this blended family together, and seeing just how much fun they were! They all had me cracking up on more than a few occasions (and you’ll see a few reasons below).

Here are a few sneak peeks from their wedding, which was held in beautiful Harrison at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort. Tracey at Cinderella Chair, not only arranged all the decor, she also coordinated the entire wedding. Everything ran so smoothly and without a glitch.

I was playing around with a bit of vintage processing…and I love the feel it gives to these images. Just so soft and pretty:

While I was busy getting some shots of the kids, Bryan was busy carving their names and date into the bridge. A big thanks to Carmen, my second shooter, for this amazing shot!

Doesn’t Tricia look stunning? She made such a beautiful bride that we had people stopping her to tell her so everywhere we went! I know Bryan fully agreed. :)

And of course the handsome groom, who definitely added his own touches to the wedding, which I thought was so cool. He had some great suggestions for portraits, and the music they chose reflected their love for some great classic rock and played a big part in their day. Such a fun addition to their wedding that truly made it special for them.

They played Bon Jovi as Bryan and his two sons walked in for the ceremony, and they all had their sun glasses on. It was so fun! I love how these two images of Bryan and Tricia with their kids totally captures a special part of their relationships:

And the wedding party…I loved that Bryan’s sons and Tricia’s daughter played such a special role in their day. Dana, a long time friend of Tricia and the maid of honor was a total trooper. She’s pregnant (due close to the same time as me I think, and she looked fabulous!) and wore high heels all day! That deserves a gold star in the maid of honor awards I think. :)

Even though by the time we took the pictures, it wasn’t actually raining, I was sure glad to have this big umbrella along, and the resulting image was definitely worth it!

Because I love feet shots, and particularly Tricia’s adorably painted toenails!

I loved the beautiful necklace Tricia wore, and for the record I’m totally envious of her freckles (I think I’ve always wanted freckles. That, and red hair too while I’m wishing.)

Did I mention how fun their kids were? They were the best posers ever I think. And this was even with me calling Bryan’s sons #1 and #2 and confusing which one was the older brother and which was the younger (I am usually pretty good with names, but during pregnancy that all flies out the window. Hence the #1 and #2, and I could barely keep that straight! LOL). I think this storyboard totally sums them up:

And I just have to post this shot larger, because it has me giggling every time I see it. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil:

One last storyboard to end off this post, I wanted to share some of the amazing details and decor of the wedding. I loved the gems in the center of each gerbera daisy in Tricia’s bouquet, the perfect amount of bling! And of course, the fabulous modern cake ,and some of the beautiful details in the ceremony put together by Tracey:

Tricia and Bryan…thank you so much for allowing me to play a part in your big day. It was truly an honor for me to witness your love and devotion to each other and your family. I hope you had a wonderful time in Greece on your honeymoon!

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karin - Rachel... apparently I need to catch up on your blogging :) Wow! These are awesome. Love them. Off to stalk your other posts.

Traci - These are all gorgeous, Rachel!!! I love the creative composition with the umbrella--way to rock it!

melissa - absolutely gorgeous!

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