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I'm Patricia Lyons and welcome to my blogsite. I am an international lifestyle photographer based in Virginia.
I shoot, well, everything, but you'll find I mainly photograph editorial for select magazines, as well as beautiful weddings in Virginia and around the world. Some photo slideshows are stacked below to the right, and you can even watch them all if you have a whole lot of time and a jug of coffee (and I've been told a box of tissues). You can also 'search' the blog if you are looking for something specific.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Whistler Wedding




I recently had the pleasure of meeting and working with TJ and Samara in Whistler, British Columbia. Yep, a wintery wedding with snow, mountains, Uggs, and even a one-horse open sleigh.

TJ and Sam are, in a word, incredible. Both combat medical officers in the U.S. Army they met under the most insane conditions overseas and became the very best of friends. In the brief time I got to know them I was humbled and deeply impressed by their compassion and selflessness, and couldn't help but feel deep gratitude for their service and sacrifice. I don't pretend to understand what they went through during their tours, or what combat is like, or how it feels to witness what they have seen, but I do know this. They belong together and there isn't a person in their presence who could tell you otherwise.

But they were also light-hearted, snowboard-loving, a ton of fun, and up for anything as you can see from their photos. I think they would have put on the snowboards had we asked, but the martini luge was calling for them. It was veeery tempting though. The intimate dinner was spectacular, the sleigh rides cold but thrilling, and their wedding song, the acoustic version of Rob Thomas' "Ever the Same", just could not have been more perfect.

The icing on the cake (forgive the pun) was shooting it with one of my best buddies and favorite photographers, Lori of Sweet Pea Photography. I could tell you lots of great things about Lori and our long and treasured friendship, but that's a post for another day.

Thank you Sam and TJ, for everything. Keep safe and be well.













3 comments:

Jasmine said...

Ummm, these are AMAZING!! You are incredibly talented and I hope I can shoot a wedding in the snow one day soon! ;)

Lindsay said...

Where was the reception held? Lovely!!

Patricia Lyons said...

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, which is divine!!