Vancouver Wedding in Gastown
So I may have taken a while to blog about this Vancouver Wedding…..so a touch too long…..I don’t know why, because it is definitely one of my favourite wedding days to date and Dionne and Ryan were magic to work with.
I first met them in a sweet little cafe in North Van, where we chatted about their upcoming nuptials and their little guy Buzz, shared his chocolate chip cookie with me. (cutest dude ever). I felt connected to this couple right away and super excited to photograph their big day in downtown Vancouver. We decided to do their engagement shoot at Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver; a gorgeous, gorgeous place to photograph a couple in love.
Captured in the picture below, having a sweet, intimate moment; standing on top of the little island at the park.
Their wedding took place downtown at Steamworks in Gastown, Vancouver. It was a perfect setting with 20′ floor to ceiling windows behind them as they said their vows. So beautiful, intimate and unique. The reception was in the restaurant on a private floor that felt cosy and luxurious. Every detail was thought of and every guest felt the love and care into the day. Dinner & speeches had everyone feeling good with the wine & happy tears flowing.
Steamworks is right in Gastown, so we were able to troop around and grab some gorgeous images in neat settings. So much fun. Dionne and Ryan were keen to try out anything for a great shot, and it totally paid in dividends. From images with perfect light and reflections, to pictures including the spectacular background of the city. Most importantly, it was easy to capture their connection and their love for each other. It was a dream to photograph a couple like these two; so sweet and easy with each other, so in love and so aware of the other.
Such an honour to photograph weddings for wonderful couples like these. Check some of my favourite images from the day.
Squamish Valley Wedding
R & C got married on a gorgeous winter day last December. The wedding took place in beautiful Squamish, BC. The bride and groom found a perfect spot along the river for bridal party pictures, with a stunning backdrop of snow capped mountains and a pastel sky. It was a the perfect day and the weather cooperated wonderfully to create special images of this special day.
The nuptials and reception took place at the Brackendale Art Gallery, a cosy, rustic venue. This small intimate spot, with a log cabin feel, is perfect to host a small wedding with your closest of family and friends. R & C transformed it into a magical, romantic space for their day, complete with twinkly lights and soft candlelight. The stage where they said their vows was decorated with rustic pallets behind them, interspersed with glowing bulbs to create a warm, romantic atmosphere. It felt like being in a fairy tale and was amazing to document. There is a perfect balcony at the Art Gallery to capture a unique view of the event. Looking down on the stage and dance floor and shooting from there, really highlighted the incredible scene that R & C created.
There were may incredible and heartfelt moments during their wedding, from teary speeches at dinner, to the first dance, to their favourite band, The Paperboys, playing their favourite songs.
Thanks for having me be a part of your big day and capturing your love for each other!
Lets chat about your upcoming wedding! Please check out my portfolio 🙂
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M O T H E R S
I had the pleasure to shoot this gorgeous mother-daughter duo at Queen Elizabeth Park. It was the perfect setting and they were dressed to match! I love shooting at this time of day, the warm sunlight filtering through bright green trees on a spring afternoon. Finding the perfect location sets the mood for the shoot, and did we ever have it. The mother daughter bond, the sweet dresses, the quiet location, it all worked together so well!
T H E B O N D
The mother-child connection is something you can’t just expect or ask for, it is a natural phenomenon that we are so blessed to be apart of. That bond is so rare and special, and these two depicted it perfectly! They were so comfortable with each other, and clearly the best of friends. It was such a playful experience to photograph their relationship – the games, the handholding, kisses & cuddles.
Moms are a child’s FIRST best friend. How lucky are we?!
ALL ABOUT Y O U
It’s all too often that the moms get stuck behind the camera, capturing all of the special moments and not be able to partake in the fun. I love sharing this time with moms, to allow them to be the ones on the other side of the camera for once. Not even to just be in the pictures, but to dedicate a time when it is JUST about the mothers and the kids. No expectations, no pressure, no “reason” for a photo, just a kid and their mom “doing their thing”!
Mothers Day is just around the corner, so please contact me if you want to arrange something special with your little ones!
X O X O
To all of my past and my future families, THANK YOU.
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