It's been amazing to shoot in places all over the world but deep down, my love will always be for Vancouver. Vancouverites already know, we get rain here..a lot of rain. Vancouver summers are often mild and warm, with beautiful blue skies and the Pacific ocean wind to cool things down. When it came to Laura and Bobby's outdoor summer wedding, mother nature decided to rain on a day where we had week long stretches of dry weather beforehand. Who knew it would actually be a blessing in disguise? Most photographers will tell you, we love cloudy weather. The clouds act as a large diffusion panel, blocking the hard light from the direct sunlight, giving our subjects perfect and even lighting. The rain stopped just as the ceremony began and the clouds kept the lighting even and the temperature cool. After the beautiful Stanley Park ceremony, we made our way to the Stanley Park Tea House, where guests mingled before a wonderful dinner was served. Energetic speeches entertained the guests as they enjoyed their dessert before the night ended with dancing and more laughter.
I was introduced to Alannah and Besim by my good friend Justin over at Justin Ho Photography to photograph their Wedding Celebration at the beautiful Gleneagles Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay. Am I ever glad Justin hooked us up! Alannah and Besim were simply amazing with BC's natural backdrop of mountains, trees and water. We only had about 10 minutes for couples photos but their natural attraction to each other made them look and feel great in front of the camera. Here are some of my favorites from the day!
What happens when you take 2 people in love on an afternoon hike on Vancouver's North Shore? Big smiles, burnt calories and a couple of mosquito bites. That didn't seem to bother Laura and Bobby as we hiked up the beautiful Quarry Rock Trail at Deep Cove. When Laura first told me about her plans for the engagement session, I was ecstatic to combine my passion for photography and my love for hiking. After stopping along the trail for some photos, we made our way to a Starbucks in Downtown Vancouver where Laura and Bobby first met. After hearing stories of their first encounter, we headed to English Bay to catch the sunset, and what a sunset it was. The sky was orange and the sun lit up the edge of the mountains we were hiking on just hours ago. We finished the evening with some very well deserved late night sushi. I cannot wait to photograph their Wedding this Summer. Here are some of my favorites from our session.
The Blog is back for 2017! I'm so glad Wedding season is back in full swing. The weather is warmer, the days are longer and the couples I've met and shot engagement sessions for are all getting ready for their big day! I met Natalie and Daniel last year summer at a Starbucks when they told me about their plans for a beautiful outdoor wedding at the Brock House at Jericho Beach. The day started with Natalie and Daniel getting ready at separate locations before coming together at Queen Elizabeth Park for the intimate First Look. The afternoon weather couldn't have been better with the beautiful blue sky providing the backdrop for a lovely outdoor ceremony at the Brock House. Lunch was followed by some lively and hilarious speeches before the wedding games started. It doesn't matter how many times I've seen it, the shoe game is the BEST wedding game.
There's fun weddings, and then there's Evelyn and Bernad's fantastic Wedding celebration. The day began with overcast skies at the Hilton Metrotown, where both Evelyn and Bernad started their day before a beautiful ceremony at the Our Lady of Mercy Parish Catholic Church. After a short limo ride to North Vancouver, we arrived to sunny skies at the stunning Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier. The gorgeous venue was a perfect location for one of the most fun grand entrances I've been part of. The fantastic dance party that followed set the tone for the night, which was full of laughter thanks to some awesome speeches by the bridal party. Fun and games continued throughout the night before the dancing took over to cap off what was one of the most memorable weddings of 2016. Here are some of my favorites from the day.