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Stunning Britannia Shipyard and UBC Boathouse Wedding

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We had the hardest time narrowing down the images to share from Erin and Steve’s incredible wedding day. From the moment we started working with this amazing couple on their engagement session, we knew their wedding would be something special.

Steve is an award-winning underwater photographer who has traveled the globe capturing breathtaking images of sea life (seriously – it’s mind-blowing!). So when a photographer of his caliber chose us to document one of the most important days of their lives together, we were beyond honored.

Getting Ready at River Rock Casino Resort

Erin and Steve both got ready at the stylish River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. Erin looked absolutely flawless thanks to the talented team at Mink Makeup and Hair who gave her a timeless, elegant look.

The couple opted to do a private first look followed by portraits before the ceremony, allowing them to be fully present with loved ones during the festivities. And we’re so glad they did!

Urban Wedding Portraits at Britannia Shipyard

For their engagement session, we photographed Erin and Steve in natural, scenic locales. To complement that, they envisioned a more urban vibe for their wedding portraits.

I (Will) have been dying to do a shoot at Britannia Shipyard and knew it would be perfect with the venue just down the road at UBC Boathouse. Erin and Steve loved the idea, especially since the spot holds sentimental value – it’s where Erin caught her first fish with Steve!

Let me tell you, this shipyard is a wedding photographer’s dream! Gorgeous natural light pours in from every angle, each corner has a unique, intriguing perspective. I could have stayed there shooting all day! It’s definitely one of our favorite portrait locations this year[5].

We made a quick stop at the Olympic Oval for a few bonus shots with the wedding party before heading to the ceremony.

Waterfront Ceremony & Reception at UBC Boathouse

Erin and Steve exchanged vows they wrote themselves in an emotional sunset ceremony on the dock, against the stunning backdrop of the North Shore mountains. There wasn’t a dry eye as they poured their hearts out to one another.

Officiant Rick Parks from Connekt did a wonderful job guiding the heartfelt ceremony. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the dock before heading inside UBC Boathouse for the reception.

The talented teams at Perfectly Flawless and Garden Party Flowers transformed the space with lush floral arrangements and decor. We loved the personal touch of childhood photos of the bride and groom on each table.

DJ Tall Music packed the dance floor all night long, with Erin and her mom tearing it up! The groom and his guys snuck out for celebratory cigars, giving us the opportunity to capture some fun final shots.

Erin and Steve, it was an absolute joy and privilege to photograph your love story. Thank you for trusting us to preserve these precious memories. We wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

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