Hey, I am Maylies!
My friends call me vivacious, confident, caring and silly. I believe being open is refreshing. I think kindness and connection are more important than anything else. When I’m not behind the lens or working at my desk, you can find me hanging out with my lovebug Daniel (he's lovely), my little one Bruno and soon to arrive the latest addition to our family, who knows what their name will be! Other times I will be skiing, swimming in the river/ lake, gardening, dreaming of summer hikes, or working on some sort of project. When I’m not outside, I love sewing, cooking for my friends and playing board games.
Maybe the most important thing for you to know about me is that I want to create timeless, true to self and raw memories for you to remember over the years.
fun and relaxed
capturing Jaw - Dropping (and hilarious) photos of our guests
"We couldn't recommend Maylies highly enough. She was such a pleasure to work with and we were over the moon about how our wedding photos turned out. She is a rare combination: she's so fun and relaxed, she's excellent with communication, she's phenomenally organized, and she has an unbelievable ability to capture unique and special moments.
From the moment we first started working on our plan for our wedding day, Maylies was collaborative and thoughtful in her approach by asking what our hopes and dreams were for the photography. She pushed us on things where she felt like she had the experience to do so, and she was absolutely right on each thing. As we got closer to the wedding day, we dialed in the plan and she continued to be collaborative as we finalized details. On the day, she blew us away with how well she organized our wedding party and families. And then she put in a heroic shift on the dance floor capturing some jaw-dropping (and hilarious) photos of our guests. Her energy is remarkable!
After we shared our photos with friends and family, so many of them asked things like "how did your photographers capture so many of these incredible shots of the ceremony and of the dance floor? We had 3 photographers at our wedding and they didn't come close to this!" We loved seeing the reaction on their faces when we told them we only had ONE photographer and she did them all herself.
Maylies is the best - work with her for your wedding and it will make the day even more special and the photos will be incredible."
Missy + Alex | Shawnigan Lake School | Shawnigan Lake B.C.
FOR ME, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FEELS
Let’s get real. It’s not the hype that gets me excited about weddings – what I get inspired about is how everyone comes together to celebrate the two of you. The energy, the community, hearing stories about you and making a connection with your guests. I am always in awe how two people can bring their loved ones together and be so vulnerable in front of them. It makes me feel lucky to be able to capture your shared moments of nervous giggles, hugs, or embarrassing speeches. During the process of working with me I get a feel of who you two are and what you are wanting for your day. The vibe you put out there, I feed off of, and that’s how I create so many of my raw documentary photos. Your gallery is a story from your day that I am trying to tell.These emotions I am talking about, I go through them with you, documenting the memories that are being created celebrating the two of you. It’s important to me that you have memories to reminisce about this adventurous day in a year or in 20 + years.
AS IT IS
Stories through photos
Shylynn Ranch Wedding
West Vancouver Sailboat Elopement
The Harvest Golf Club Wedding
An intimate ceremony on a sailboat on the Salish Sea Channel.
Rustic and elegant coming together for a memorable camping wedding in Salmon Arm B.C.
Okanagan Lake views meet golfing.
Kind words from wonderful folks