Sometimeas its random shots that help tell the story of the day
In the forest
Veils can sometimes be complicated.
When you have all your best friends on top of a mountain!
Love this moments with the brides sister during the ceremony.
The perfect photobomb!!! www.willpursell.com
Holy Cross Church Wedding
These highschool sweethearts decided to tie the knot this year, and celebrated it with a big Italian wedding at Holy Cross Church and Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver BC! Elyse and Gerry’s ceremony was at Holy Cross Church in Vancouver. It was a packed church with a...
We love taking what mother nature gives us during all our photo sessions! We drove up to Whistler on a rainy fall day and got some of our favorite photos of the year during G+V's engagement!
Super excited for J+V's wedding in Whistler!
Busy Vancouver streets with our photos on the billboards!
Lighting is essential on these dark winter days.
West coast weddings!
found some cool light in the train wreck!
When you cross a suspension bridge you quickly learn when people are afraid of hights 🙂
Dad's sometimes have the best emotions during the wedding day!
Fun light at night
We got to take some super cool photos at the Whistler train wreck!
Warm summer forest evenings
So much excitement on the way down the aisle.
Love @ Brix, Yaletown
First look At Home
S+C had all of their wedding events on Burnaby Mountain with the ceremony at Centennial Rose Garden and reception at SFU Diamond Alumni Centre. But first, the day started off with them getting ready in separate rooms in their new home in Burnaby, and had their first look in...
We managed to hit the beach, forest, mountains and city in one day!
Ending off the day with some city views!
Very cool lighting for the first dance
In the forest.
Perfect fall days on the west coast!
Happy Halloween! From a commercial shoot we did a few years ago with @capturethemomentmedia
Nice light in the forest
Playing with light
Couldn't resist doing the titanic thing!
Autumn in the city
The dance floor
Adventure Engagement Session
I think at this point it comes to no surprise how much we are in love with nature and mountains! For this adventure session for G+J’s engagement, we took them to Bridal Veil Falls and Jones Lake. This was a longer session than our normal engagements due to the l...
Some times you just need a nap!
Congrats to J+R who had an amazing wedding last weekend.
Cool lighting during C+B first dance!
When awesome rainy covered spots save the day
M+P ride their motorcycles around this field with a little broken down house on it. They thought it would make for a cool spot for their wedding photos!
Love the black wedding dress!
Late night rain photo at the Diamond Alumni Centre
Catching those last few late sunsets on a yacht
Off the standard path
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Sneaking in a quick moment at the church
In the rainy forest
Sea to Sky Gondola Wedding
Deanna and Shayne both grew up around North Shore mountains, so it was no surprise they wanted mountains and a view for their wedding. They chose Sea to Sky Gondola as their wedding venue, which is quickly gaining popularity. It puts you on top of a mountain in...
Into the mountains
Getting ready for those rainy engagement sessions!
Congrats to M+P on their wedding last week!
On the peak of Vancouver
Congrats to C+B who were married last week!
Playing in sunflower feilds
Love in Vancouver
Getting some perfect days in September
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Checking the dresses
Ready to head to the ceremony.
Great reaction for the first look!
Catching the wind during a boat wedding
Walking above everything
Late night in the fog
Dance with the parents.
Getting some Nintendo in During a break
Late night rain photos.
An amazing ender! Watched the festival of lights from a boat during A+R's wedding!
The final touches before the ceremony.
Quick portrait at Salt Spring Island on their way to the honeymoon!
When you can't find a table
Picture perfect first kiss during the ceremony.
Best friends singing Bohemian Rhapsody during K+A's intimate Oakanagan wedding!
Huge congrats to K+A who were married at Grouse Mountain last week!
When the light is perfect!
I just love the all the green in the PNW!
Couple: "We are going to have fog during our first dance" Me: "YES PLEASE"
Congrats to C+D!
Congrats to S+C who had their wedding in Burnaby!
BC has some real beauty!
The wind making great candid moments
You know its going to be a great portrait shoot when this is the first photo!
Catching some great natural light
Getting high up on top of the world
Ever been on a suspention bridge at night?
Last photos of the night are always great! www.willpursell.com
We escaped the rain last weekend and took a sea plane to Saltspring Island where A+K were having their honeymoon right after their wedding!
Got a perfect sunset on the boat!
When the light is right!
We found a pretty cool treehouse in the forest during S+Z's wedding!
Captured this beautiful candid during a recent wedding on a boat!
Congrats to C+D for tying the knot!!!
How about this for a wedding photoshoot location!?
Piggybacks on top of mountains.
All these forest fires suck but the smoke does sometimes make for some cool photos!
For a self proclaimed Chandler smile he really warms up to the camera!
Grandma couldn't make it to the wedding, but still made an appearance in the photos.
Woodbridge Ponds Wedding
Meaghan and Kyle had their wedding at Woodbridge Ponds in Abbotsford (aka Secret Garden). This venue is a greenhouse in the middle of the country with big open fields in all directions. It’s a great option for those that are looking for a country wedding in British C...
Congrats to C+L who had an awesome wedding at the Waterfall building! www.willpursell.com
We think moments like this are what makes for great wedding photography. What do you think?
Congrats to M+C who had their wedding at the Sea to Sky Gondola last weekend!
It's so awesome when a client says "we just want to go where ever you want for our engagement." I think it worked out well! Pretty stoked for C+T's wedding next year!
One of the best first looks ever? 🙂
Hanging with cows!
Epic first dance at G+J's Barn wedding!
First dance with the parents makes for some great moments!
Congrats to G+J on their wedding last weekend! We took some super cool photos in an old tool shed and barn!
The morning getting ready brings great moments between loved ones!
Love this spot!
When you both have pockets 🙂 Congrats to S+Z on their wedding last weekend!
An amazing way to end off a boat wedding! celebration of lights!
Congrats to A+R on their wedding last Saturday!
Summer lake vibes
"lick her ear"
I love taking couples to places that are rarely photographed!
Thats an interesting move
Some great times during the reception!
My favourite location
When you get asked embarrassing questions in front of a 150 people.
Classic spot with some cool light
The dance floor is one of our favourite times of the wedding day!
Congrats to the newleyweds S+D
Hard to beat a perfect sunset.
When we aren't allowed to peek!
Forest is always a great place for wedding photos!
When the party is too much.
These guys all REALLY wanted the garter!
Proud father during father daughter dance.
Last photo of the night during C+M's wedding!
First Look Photos
You are getting married, and now in the planning stages of your wedding, and you are hearing the words “first look”, so what do you do now? There are two ways you can do a first look with your partner: either the traditional down the aisle, or an intimate...
Congrats to C+M who had their amazing wedding at the Terminal City Club!
Classic cake cut
Throwback to one of the first portrait sessions we ever did! I still love this session!
Some Whistler love. Yes thats a Pink veil!
When you are on a family shoot and nail the weather
During weddings sometimes you just need to take a moment to relax
Picture perfect first dance
When grandma rips it up on the dance floor
On a wedding day all eyes are on you.
Huge congrats to E + G that had an awesome wedding last weekend at the Itialian Cultural Centre in Vancouver!
First dance in the fanciest greenhouse in BC.
Epic first look at the top of Whistler!
Almost had a third helper
Playing around with the fisheye lens on the dance floor
Another angle of the cool fairytail looking spot while its raining.
Speeches are some of our favorite times during the day. We love the emotion!
Romantic rainy engagements
Stefani + Stephen celebrated their wedding ceremony at Immaculate Heart of Mary Croatian Parish and Westwood Plateau. They wanted to go the more traditional route by having their first look down the aisle at the church. Sometimes people laugh, others cry, but the both of these ...
Our kind of detail shot
*not our photo* - But one from our OWN wedding! One of the best days of our lives in Mexico! @Moore Photography
Intimate weddings on top of moutains are the best.
Pacific Northwest Engagement Session
There are a lot of beautiful areas to explore around BC, and our backyard is full of endless, epic locations. Sometimes, you just need to drive a bit further to find some of the best ones. For Soly and Dan’s engagement session, they left it up to us to choose ...
Night photos in the mountains
Something special about having the mountains all to yourself
Staying warm by the fire.
Cake | www.willpursell.com
Some fun light
Dream rustic wedding
They boys and their socks
Another billboard spotting just off Granville street!
Walk with me
Grandmas first look
I think almost everyone had a tear during this father daughter dance.
Moms first look
When you can feel the anticipation.
Shangri-La Wedding Venue
The Shangri-La is a luxurious hotel in downtown Vancouver, and the perfect wedding venue for Diani and Adrian. They have been in a long distance relationship for years with Adrian living in the UK, and Diani living in Vancouver, and now they are ready to put their long ...
I think one of my favourite things about photographing at night is you can't really see all the colour and detail in the scene until you use the lights!
Spending time in the forest!
People ask us our favourite part about weddings. Its moments like this you just can't fake. | www.willpursell.com
Our good friend Chris painting in his super successful tattoo studio in Elora Ontario. So proud of everything you have accomplished!
Our own wedding night 🙂 🙂 🙂 | More > www.willpursell.com
Fun with night photos!
Dads first look
Happy fathers day! love this first look from DAD!
Another one from some of the bus shelters and billboards around Vancouver!
Playing with colour and light in the morning | www.willpursell.com
Wedding + jellyfish!
This guy knows how to party!
Playing with light!
Party on top Whistler at Roundhouse lodge!
We are part of a pretty big marketing campaign for London Drugs. There are huge billboards, banners and bus ads all over Vancouver! If you spot one let us know!
Super excited for G+J's wedding this year! www.willpursell.com
We have won a Fearless photographers award! This was selected from over 8,000+ entries. The Fearless photographers are considered "THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE WORLD" See award here > tinyurl.com/y9t4xoxh | When your officiant goes above and beyond for your wedding 🙂
Finding little areas of the city | www.willpursell.com
Just 3 people having fun. | www.willpursell.com
The exact spot where he proposed 🙂
Nailed the sunset in the mountains!
Lighting was magical at the falls | www.willpursell.com
Love the pop of red in lush green bamboo. | www.willpursell.com
The family going for a stroll | www.willpursell.com
Another one from Paul Joseph Denim's studio. Its amazing to see how much passion he puts into his custom denim. We can relate on how passionate we each are about our crafts.
Outdoor Winter Wedding
You never really hear, “I want an outdoor wedding in the winter”, and few of our wedding couples have been brave enough to try in Vancouver. Ren had the umbrellas ready for the worst that day, but she was lucky to not need them because the clouds parted and the sunshine cam...
Father of the bride about to walk his daughter down the isle. | www.willpursell.com
You could feel some amazing emotions during this tea ceremony.
An emotional moment with bride and her mother
We took some logging roads up to an alpine lake for a great adventure! Super excited for G+J's rustic barn wedding this summer!
Serenading his future bride | www.willpursell.com
When one of your best friends makes really amazing custom jeans an you hang out with him for an afternoon. > www.willpursell.com/vancouver-commercial-photographer
D+A's First dance at the Shangri La Vancouver | www.willpursell.com
Whats your favourite wedding game? | www.willpursell.com
So amazing having adventurous couples that want to go to unique places.
Make light of every situation.
Who's excited for Summer? | www.willpursell.com
New Westminster Pier Park Engagement
When planning Joy and Rob’s engagement session, they wanted an urban location that was close to where they lived, and we recommended New Westminster Pier Park. New West recently vamped up their pier on the water and added in some fun new features that we were ...
When you have to bring bear spray to your wedding.
When the kids get in on the action | www.willpursell.com
For all you Vancouverites: that little orange thing through the trees is called the sun. We had a recent spotting of it with C+S even though it has not been seen in the last 6 months.
Perfect days. | www.willpursell.com
Some country love | www.willpursell.com
Greek music always gets the party started | www.willpursell.com
Another day of exploring
Taking a moment to reflect | www.willpursell.com
Another rainy Vancouver day. I love shooting during them 🙂
Great week for a walk in the forest! | www.willpursell.com
Something special about night photos | www.willpursell.com
Sing along | www.willpursell.com
Final touches | www.willpursell.com
What a view! | www.willpursell.com
We are glad the weather is getting nice but we still love times like this | www.willpursell.com
Good times | www.willpursell.com
The spot where he proposed. | www.willpursell.com
Taking a moment in nature | www.willpursell.com
What adventures did you get up to this weekend? | www.willpursell.com
When guests really want us to party with them | www.willpursell.com
I love the chance to get creative on lighting. | www.willpursell.com
Fraser Valley Engagement Photos
This is a first for us to photograph a Harrison Lake engagement session, and we couldn’t have been more excited! After 10 years in the business, Will and I have spent our time scouting and exploring almost every square inch up to the Fraser Valley, and now...
I'm not sure what they call this game but it looked fun. | www.willpursell.com
Would you go out during gross BC days for rain photos? | www.willpursell.com
Pretty cool covered area!. | www.willpursell.com
First look! | www.willpursell.com
Starting to feel like summer! | www.willpursell.com
Country style engagements | www.willpursell.com
We love shooting rain or shine! | www.willpursell.com
This amazing couple decided on an intimate winter wedding at UBC. They had their ceremony in a little room at the Sage Bistro building, where it had big windows that looked out onto a little courtyard. In Will Pursell fashion, during the ceremony, he jumped outside in the rain to get...
On the way to the wedding | www.willpursell.com
Pure BC nature | www.willpursell.com
Last photo of the night! | www.willpursell.com
Cool perspectives | www.willpursell.com
Fun light in barns | www.willpursell.com
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Cool lighting on the beach | www.willpursell.com
Hand in hand | www.willpursell.com
Dan loves nature, Soly loves architecture they met in the middle for this spot 🙂 | www.willpursell.com
Loved working with such a happy couple! | www.willpursell.com
So much green! | www.willpursell.com
Perfect spring days | www.willpursell.com
Exploring | www.willpursell.com
Turning a car into a dry photo location. | www.willpursell.com
When your backyard is an awesome photo spot | www.willpursell.com
When you are looking for a decent covered area and find this. | www.willpursell.com
Shout out to @ruffledrose for that awesome floral archway at C+J's #wedding
Out of the city walls | www.willpursell.com
When you drive 3 hours into the middle of nowhere for this epic shot. Thanks for trusting me to capture you adventure session S+D 🙂 | www.willpursell.com
Another one of those rainy days where you just go for it and it turns out epic | www.willpursell.com
#Sunsets on the #ocean | www.willpursell.com
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. - Walt Disney | www.willpursell.com
We love shooting day or night | www.willpursell.com
When your venue has an awesome view. | www.willpursell.com
Last shot in a beautiful church | www.willpursell.com
One of our favourite parts of a wedding is when everyone lets loose on the dance floor | www.willpursell.com
Old photo at sunset beach. | www.willpursell.com
When your wedding looks like a dream | www.willpursell.com | @fraserriverlodge_weddings
Love the soft spring light
Rainy Day Wedding
Well lets face it, the west coast is a rainy place, and even on months where it’s practically a drought, rain can surprise us at any moment. So what do you do? Embrace it! Kathryn and Chris had their wedding at Fraser River Lodge, a rustic wedding venue surrounded by mountains a...
Selfie: when you don't shave, have makeup on or wear presentable clothes = Silhouette
Having fun with a simple location
Love at the Lighthouse | www.willpursell.com
When you party on top of a mountain @SeaToSkyGondola | www.willpursell.com
Some #church #love @standrewswesley | www.willpursell.com
A nice simple night photo
Having fun in abandoned structures. | www.willpursell.com
A stroll in the Cove
Reflection from their venue. What a view of #englishbay #vacouver | www.willpursell.com
#firstdance at the #vancouverclub | www.willpursell.com
A quiet moment before the ceremony @standrewswesley | www.willpursell.com
N+A had a beautiful Luxury style wedding at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. It’s crazy to believe this is the first wedding we had photographed at this venue with our 10 years of shooting in the city. I guess there’s a lot of options to choose from
Chinese door games
The morning started wi...
Just let your hair out
Get your party on!
When you see her for the first time. Full wedding www.willpursell.com/blog/ontario-wedding-fenelon-falls
theres something special about the first time she walks down the isle.
Different wedding party photo. www.willpursell.com
Morning fog wedding at #burnabylake
We have some fearless couples. @fearlessphotographerscom
S+G contacted us for a pre wedding portrait photo shoot since their full wedding is going to be in India. They wanted to have some really dramatic photos with their luxury car, a Rolls Royce.
Stanley park wedding photos
Cityscapes and rainforest were what they pictured in their photo shoot, and...
Dreamy close ups
Some winter love
Those rare days it snows in Vancouver
City vibes. www.willpursell.com
Hit the #vancouver #stanleypark #seawall at the right time!
Classic photo with a twist
Whats your happy place?
Just a nice black and white closeup > www.willpursell.com
Sunny days. www.willpursell.com
Could you brave the cold for a snowy engagement session?
Two dresses are better then one. www.willpursell.com
Intimate mountain top weddings
Whats your favourite spot to hang out at night time? Theirs was Lonsdale Quay
One of those rare sunny days in #Vancouver
The road to #adventure
When your groomsmen are extreme and get ready like this in the morning. Will (the photographer) may be jumping in there as well 🙂 Full post www.willpursell.com/blog/ontario-wedding-fenelon-falls
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For all the brick wall lovers. www.willpursell.com
That time you wished it rains on your wedding day.
Nothing better then hanging out in coastal rainforests!
A little #vancouver city love.
Warm or cool that is the question.
Some magical light at the #vancouverartgallery. More at www.willpursell.com
This feels like a movie don't you think?
Hycroft Manor Wedding
One venue from start to finish for a wedding is not as common as you think, but Lucia and Kurtis found Hycroft Manor to be the perfect fit. We did it all from getting ready photos inside, then portraits in and around the grounds, the outdoor ceremony under the pavilion and...
How about this for a wedding ceremony spot? full post > www.willpursell.com/blog/intimate-wedding
Whats your dream reception venue? www.willpursell.com
The couple wanted their wedding colours brought into their session. What do you think? www.willpursell.com/blog/othello-tunnels-hope-bc-engageme...
Clients: "I hope its a nice sunny day" Me: "I hope not :-)"
Some great light in the green room at #hycroft more > www.willpursell.com
A pic from our selfie engagement session. I guess the #d850 has awesome focus tracking. www.willpursell.com
Ask about our hotlist of locations. Full post > www.willpursell.com/blog/othello-tunnels-hope-bc-engageme...
How about this for a backup location? Glad T+G trusted me with selecting locations. www.willpursell.com/blog/favourite-moments-2017
Its a great way to light up dark places. www.willpursell.com
I would like to even just have one of these 🙂
Hold my hand and I'll take you there, somehow, someday, somewhere. - West Side Story full post > www.willpursell.com/blog/whytecliff-park-intimate-elopeme....
Hanging in mountaintop forests. www.willpursell.com/blog/intimate-wedding
Whats your favourite place to watch the sunset? www.willpursell.com
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. - Roger Miller www.willpursell.com
What a view to get ready to. Reflection off the balcony window. www.willpursell.com.....
*NEW BLOG POST* > www.willpursell.com/blog/intimate-wedding
Who's loving the moody light winter gives in the Pacific Northwest? .....
This photo is from one of the first times we shot in the rain almost 10 years ago. Pretty excited how it worked out.
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Othello Tunnels Photo Location
We are so excited to show these Othello Tunnels, Hope BC engagement photos! It’s a really awesome photo location in the Coquihalla Provincial Park. It’s a series of tunnels and bridges that used to be an old railway track, beside a raging turquoise river. W...
Stanley Park Pavilion Garden Ceremony
Winica and Dave had a beautiful Stanley Park Pavilion wedding. They had a garden ceremony on a sunny day in August surrounded by manicured gardens, so they went with a simple layout with white chairs overlooking Stanley Park Pavilion venue. They decided to...
We are excited to show these wedding photos at Canadian Memorial United Church and Riverway Clubhouse.
I’m a sucker for Disney movies, so if you are too, you will have to agree this was a pretty darn romantic proposal. Caroline wrote, “John took me to Disney World and surprised me wi...
Intimate Teahouse Wedding
Kally and Ryan have been together for over 10 years! For their wedding, they decided to go a little different. They wanted an intimate wedding during mid day at The Teahouse in Stanley Park. Their family and friends came from all over the world, so they wanted a venue...
Vancouver Destination wedding
Vancouver is a beautiful city which we are finding is becoming more popular as a destination wedding location! We have photographed couples from all over Canada, US and even as far as the UK who come to BC to get married. When the Canadian dollar dipped, we noticed...
Westwood Plateau wedding
Hayley and Devin had a vision for their rustic wedding at Westwood Plateau. They wanted it all at one venue, have a rustic west coast vibe, and something that is intimate and relaxed, and Westwood Plateau fit the bill. With planning our own wedding, it has brought on a...
It’s been fun putting together some of our favourite wedding lighting ideas. Lighting can completely transform a wedding. We know we are terrible at posting lots of wedding details on our blog, since we usually prefer to focus on our awesome couples and emotions. However, we do take LOTS...
We had the opportunity to meet Elaine and Peter last year when we photographed Elaine’s son’s wedding. When Elaine contacted us late last year to photograph her wedding in February of this year, we were excited to see the family again!
Second chance at love
When we heard Elaine and Peter’s...
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I’m super excited to share Lindsay and Ted’s Fall wedding at the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley park. A fearless couple that were up for anything for their wedding day!
Rainy fall wedding in Stanley Park
The wedding plan was set rain or shine! Outdoor first look, portraits and ceremony in Stanley...
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Swaneset Golf Course wedding
Swaneset has quite a different look for a golf course wedding venue. It’s a beautiful chateau style clubhouse with a huge grand staircase, beautiful, big chandeliers and massive windows which gives the venue a look of luxury. Those were some of the features that...
There are some world class Wedding Reception Venues in Vancouver. In this post we wanted to share some of our favourite luxury banquet halls and ballrooms that Vancouver has to offer. Most of these locations are conveniently located in downtown Vancouver. Most of the venues offer multiple...
From country chic barns to high end West Coast inspired venues, we have been to some of the best rustic wedding venues around Vancouver. It just so happens most of these venues have epic views of the amazing mountains that the West Coast is so well known for.
We wanted to put together a list of...
Wedding at the waterfall building in Vancouver Bc Canada
Love using wedding details for portraits of the couple © www.willpursell.com
Fly to the top of a mountain in British Columbia for your wedding! © www.willpursell.com
Wedding at the Stanley park lighthouse
weddings in the winter
Bride shooting guns! © www.willpursell.com
Trash the Dress! © www.willpursell.com
Photo of groomsmen smoking! © www.willpursell.com
wedding in a loft in Gastown, Vancouver Bc © www.willpursell.com
Whistler wedding photographer
Destination wedding in Mexico © www.willpursell.com
Snowboarding on your wedding in whistler BC! © www.willpursell.com
Love how rustic the couple made their venue, Near Vancouver BC © www.willpursell.com
Vandusen gardens wedding
Nerd nintendo wedding! © www.willpursell.com
weddings on the sunshine coast BC © www.willpursell.com
Whistler wedding photography © www.willpursell.com
Groom shaving! © www.willpursell.com
Mountain wedding photos near Vancouver Bc
Hycroft wedding photos
Wedding at the Hycroft Manor
Rain in Vancouver BC
garden wedding © www.willpursell.com
Wedding in the rain! Granville island Vancouver bc, © www.willpursell.com
Wedding at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver © www.willpursell.com
Wedding at the Italian Cultural club Vancouver Bc © www.willpursell.com
Bride in front of a mountain in Golden Ears park near Vancouver BC © www.willpursell.com