2015 is done! Where did it go? I feel like last year in particular went by so fast. We had an amazing year of really great moments. I want to say a HUGE thank you to all of our 2015 clients that entrusted us with their wedding and engagement photos last year! You were all so awesome to work with and we had an amazing year getting to know you and have new and fun adventures with each and every one of you! We moved into our condo over a year ago, and last year was our first full year to enjoy it. Will and I have our own connecting offices, which is nice to have some space since our equipment was starting to squeeze us out of of our last place, and Will and I were literally touching elbows. This place is a dream. We love Port Moody, with the chill atmosphere, nature at our doorstep, friendly neighbours, and the wildlife. It's a place where we can feel at home and relaxed, which I think in a way affects the way we work as well. We have a meeting room for consultations in our building too, so it’s been nice to have our own space and grow as a company. We photographed at a lot of new venues last year, and some old favourites. No wedding is the same, which is why we love photographing them so much. Every event we enjoy meeting new people, we experience all different types of cultures. We have so many multicultural weddings, that they fuse both of their family's traditions into one day, which makes for a wild time! It's a fun job, and we can't imagine our life going in any other way. Thank you to client’s new and old, family and friends for the massive support you send our way. It certainly doesn’t go unnoticed and gets us really excited to continue the adventure of being wedding photographers! Enjoy some of our best wedding photos of 2015! - LaurenSee our favourite photos from our previous years Best Wedding Photos of 2014 Best Wedding Photos of 2013
We love Rockwater Secret Cove Resort for weddings. Andrea and Tyler had a gorgeous DIY Sunshine Coast wedding, where Will got to take photos in a rowboat of the ceremony, and managed to get a completely different perspective from the water. This was one of our favourite moments from the day, while the couple just finished their ceremony and Andrea's veil flew off and landed in the ocean. Her officiant saved the day with his quick reaction, grabbed an oar from a rowboat and fished the veil out of the water before it sunk! All of their guests cheered from the mainland for the officiant that went above and beyond the call of duty!
We've had a few celebrity encounters, usually from hockey players during a wedding. But never have we got a photo of a celebrity with our wedding couples until this year during Angelica and Bryan's Vancouver Club Wedding. We are huge Breaking Bad fans, and when all of a sudden in the middle of taking photos at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver, Aaron Paul, who just happened to be having lunch in the same restaurant, jumped in and got a photo with Bryan and Angelica. When I realized who it was, I almost freaked out, Bryan's (groom) reaction is priceless in this photo! Will didn't even realize who it was when he was taking photos of them together, it was only after he took the photos, did he realize who it was. It was a fun celebrity encounter, and I think made Bryan's (and my) day even more awesome!
Starr and Kevin's wedding wins as the most different wedding we have photographed to date! They wanted to put on a spin on their wedding and bring in some of their personality into their big day. They wanted a Vegas themed wedding, and they found a fun way to execute it. They picked the perfect venue at The Metro Banquet Hall in New Westminster, which had an intimate lounge feel, with a stage which was perfect for Elvis to perform during their ceremony. This was one of our favourite moments of when Starr was just about to walk down the aisle while Elvis was on stage. It was one of the most different wedding's we have ever seen in the history of our career, and are so happy that we got to be a part of this entertaining event!
Whistler is one of the most picturesque places in BC, and is one of the main reasons we made the move from Ontario almost 8 years ago. We spend a lot of time there during the winter skiing. We have done a lot of engagements in Whistler, but never a wedding. So when Jenny and Josh asked us to photograph their Whistler wedding, we were over the top excited for the opportunity. They had a beautiful ceremony in June, and right in the middle of it, the sky clouded over and there was a mini snowstorm, then minutes after the sun came out again. That's mountain weather for you! It was such a cool day with an amazing couple, and stands out as one of our favourite locations for wedding photos. You can't beat those mountain ranges.
This was a particularly touching moment between Lindsay and her grandmother. Lindsay and Joseph are both living full time in England, and planned to have their wedding in Vancouver because her grandmother could not travel. It was a beautiful, intimate wedding at Brix, where all of their guests flew in from England and other parts of Canada to be there. The only person who lived in Vancouver was her grandmother, and it meant more to Lindsay than anything to have her be there for their special day.
We work with a lot of cultures and traditions, which keeps us constantly excited about each and every wedding we do. This was a portrait of Ann from their wedding at Burnaby Village last May. We love the traditions from the changing of the outfits, to the tea ceremonies and Chinese door games and more. It always makes for a fun filled day. This was a quiet moment before the tea ceremony. I love the simplicity of the pose and background combined with the intricate detailing of her dress.
Leanne and Kevin dated for about 3 months before Kevin proposed. They never have kissed during their short courtship, and decided to wait until the wedding day. They had their outdoor wedding on Cypress Mountain and had to basically create their venue from scratch. Their plan for their wedding was to have an outdoor ceremony overlooking the Lower Mainland, however the forest fires around the area, created a dense fog around the Lower Mainland, and the 3 month drought just happened to end that weekend, create a constant downpour all day. That didn't let them down, and everyone at the wedding acted quickly and changed their outdoor ceremony to inside of the tent to have a covered ceremony. It was beautiful, Kevin did his own lighting, and it created a beautiful ambience to the ceremony. They had their first epic kiss ever, and the fog and rain just gave the ceremony a dreamy feel to the photos.
A Vancouver wedding season isn't complete without at least one rain photo! This one happened to be a rainy night photo which Will has become a master at creating every time. Reiko and Troy were our last 2015 wedding of the season, and they had their Granville Island wedding at Bridges Restaurant. These guys were so much fun, relaxed and up for the adventure. This photo happened at the end of the night as we were wrapping up a full day. They really loved the Christmas lights at night on Granville Island, and asked to get a quick photo down this street. For most of the day, the rain held out, especially on the portrait session. Then as soon as we arrived to the restaurant it was a downpour for the rest of the night. This is one busy little island with constant car and foot traffic, but for this one moment, it looks like they were the only ones in site.
We love where we live in Port Moody, because it has so much nature and parks all around us. During Kim and Pat's Port Moody wedding, we decided on a location that meant a lot to them since they bring their dog here all the time and love the area. This spot in particular looks crazy with the tree's spidery limbs all covered in moss. It looks like something out of Jurassic Park. This park has one of the most west coast landscape in the area, and is so beautiful whether you are in the surrounding mossy forests, or on the beach overlooking the lake and mountains.
Jenny and Michael had a different type of idea for their wedding. They wanted an intimate house party wedding to celebrate their marriage. They rented a house in Tsawwassan, had all of their guests present. They were going to have their ceremony at the beach, but it started to rain, so they opened up the big sliding doors to the back of the house, creating a big open space into the backyard, and had a beautiful ceremony. They had a lot of great moments including a flash mob, flip cup, a lip sync battle along with all of the traditional moments of the first dance and speeches. It ended up being a crazy house party...wedding, and one of the most different type of venues we've photographed in yet. This moment was at the end of the night, where we wanted an epic photo of the couple upstairs in the window, while the party was getting crazy downstairs.I know it's a lot of photos, but we had a hard time cutting them down to the best wedding photos of 2015, as there were so many amazing moments from last year. I hope you enjoyed the photos, and we're excited to keep showing you more amazing moments in 2016!