One of the things I love most about working with couples is to see their plans some to fruition from the day we meet to the day they get married. I met Sara and Kelvin just a few days shy of a year to their Wedding day and during the year, we discussed their wedding plans over email and met up a few times at different locations for their Engagement session. As you can expect, I was super exited to photograph them come the day of their Wedding! The morning started off at Sara's parents house where she was getting ready. Kelvin and his guys arrived shortly afterwards before we made our way to the beautiful Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver. After a beautiful ceremony, we made our way to the Gardens to capture some amazing photos while trying to avoid the hot summer sun. The reception was at Fortune House Restaurant in Metrotown Center where some truly tasty dishes were served while guests enjoyed the speeches and games. Here are some of my favorites from the day!
Planning and Decoration: Imagine That Events
Ceremony: Van Dusen Botanical Gardens
Reception: Fortune House Restaurant
After such a long summer, I'm so excited to update the blog with all the wonderful work my clients and I have made together. I met Ronita and Sanj at a coffee shop one night and we immediately hit it off, having learned about their plans to go up to Whistler for their wedding photos. We bounced around some ideas on what/where to go and made plans to fit everything in. After an intimate ceremony at their church in Surrey, we headed to Ambleside Park in West Vancouver before making the drive up to the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish. Upon arriving in Whistler, we made our way to Lost Lake to catch the sunset. We then walked around the Village while many onlookers offered their congratulations before grabbing dinner at the end of the night. Here are some of my favorites from the day!
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.