Like most of us, I read the books and watched the movies throughout the years but few of us can claim to be bigger "Potterheads" than Katrina and Jonathan. When we first met at a local coffee shop in Richmond, they told me about their plans for a Harry Potter themed wedding. I was extremely excited as we started bouncing ideas back and forth and soon thereafter, we went to their Alma mater at UBC for their engagement session. After stopping by Jericho beach to catch the sunset, we ended the night with some light painting in the darkness of their backyard. Fast forward to the day of their wedding, Katrina looked stunning in her dress while Jonathan looked great in his suit. The ceremony was at the beautiful St. Andrew's Wesley United Church where Joey, their adorable dog was able to join as part of the wedding party. After group photos outside the church, we moved to the Sutton Place Hotel where the theme started to take place. Guests were greeted with a Harry Potter inspired candy bar and were served up Butter Beer and other delicious appetizers. The festivities started as guests shouted spells with wands in hand, only to be treated to an amazing slide show made by Jonathan's brother. We ended the night with more games and dancing, but not before we snuck outside to capture some end of the night photos. What a way to end off my year of weddings in 2017. I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store! Here are some of my favorites from the day.
After meeting Amy and Alan at a Starbucks in Vancouver, I left thinking to myself what an awesome couple they were. You could imagine how excited I was when they told me they wanted me to capture the moments of their Wedding at the Salmon House in the Hill in West Vancouver. On the day of their Wedding, I could see their family and friends all shared my same sentiments. There was so much love from the guests and the entire bridal party, a point clearly seen from a massive 41 person photo during the group photo session after the ceremony. Even with the heavy rain during the morning, it was an absolutely beautiful Wedding from start to finish. Here are some of my favorites from the day!
Venue: Salmon House on the Hill
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.