Friday, June 29, 2007

Sonia+Lee=Love!



What a day! Probably the wettest Saturday yet! But the verging-on-torrential rains didn't stop Sonia and Lee from loving every second of their wedding day! And these two are so in love - their speeches to each other were some of the sweetest we're heard.

Sonia had a gorgeous gown & shoes...



And she looked utterly fabulous.


Arriving in style at the church.



Love the look of her bouquet on the red leather seats of Adrian's classic Rolls Royce.




Sonia and Lee's and Sonia's adorable son Austin gets pulled up the aisle by the flower girl to a crowd of cameras.

A stolen moment during the ceremony...



And after...



When it rains, we find shelter!



The boys looking fine.


Terminal City Club all decked out for the reception thanks to the decor & design of Colin Upright.



And of course, club coordinator extrodinaire & sister-in-law to the bride, Claudia, helped with all sorts of details like moving this beautifully monogrammed cake in just the right spot!



The reception was filled with lots of laughter.



Not too many dry eyes during Lee's eloquent speech.



We had to be quick to snag this shot of Austin - he's one fast toddler!



Austin & Sonia's parents look on in the background while the couple enjoys their first dance.





Congratulations, Sonia & Lee! Thanks for dodging the raindrops with us!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Leah+Spencer=Buoyant!


A traditional shot... in an untraditional spot!

It's always fun to shoot a wedding at a new location! We were excited to be photographing Leah and Spencer's wedding at the UBC Boathouse - the first wedding ever held there!



This location is incredible - great architecture and stunning views of the city beyond the Fraser River. It's also a very meaningful place for Spencer & Leah. Spencer's there regularly at 5:00am(!) to coach the St George's rowing team. And he and Leah are both avid rowers - they first met through the sport. They wanted to select a spot that had personal meaning to them - to "come full circle" as Leah put it.

Here are a few quick favourites from their day!

The beautiful Leah gets ready...





While Spencer waits for her arrival at the church (with his new watch - a rehearsal dinner gift from Leah)



The lovely ceremony at the lovely heritage church the Minoru Chapel.





A warm welcome from the rowing team!



Okay, these are actually dragon boats...but they still look pretty cool! Love the leading lines in these shots.





We snuck outside when it was dark to get some cool shots with the lights of the venue and the city...




...before Leah & Spencer had their first dance as husband and wife.



Congratulations guys! have a wonderful time sailing in Greece!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

ME! Session: Erin




Add a Betsey Johnson dress, some killer shoes, and a little rain to Erin's bubbly personality and you get one fabulous Me! Session!

Despite the clouds and rain, we had a blast photographing Erin and her friend Jamie (her Me! Session to be posted soon). Erin's graduating in just a few days and is all set to bring her energy & passion to her study of fashion - look out, Betsey! Here are some of our favourites from her session.


Dreamy...


Contemplative...


Sassy.

And beautiful.


I think this one is my favourite of the favourites!


Happy graduation, Erin!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Jasmine+Kenny=REAL WEDDINGS Cover Story!

Congrats to one of our September 06 couples Jasmine & Kenny! Their playful beach wedding is featured in the current issue of Real Weddings Magazine. And our photograph of their gorgeous cake, created by the fabulous Heather & Lori of Cupcakes, is the cover image.



Inside their 8-page spread, you can see that this amazing cake is the top layer of six layers of cupcakes! Jasmine had to climb up on a chair to slice it, and she did so with characteristic style: with a giant Chinese meat cleaver! These guys were so much fun to photograph - their energy and excitement made our job easy!

If you need some great ideas for your upcoming wedding, be sure to pick up this issue - Mike Alexander and his fabulous staff outdid themselves with this issue, their tenth (and biggest!) to date!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

On father's day, a portrait of my dad, Steve. He just celebrated a whopper of a birthday, but you'd never guess his age. His nights out on the town ballroom dancing, boating adventures, and his endless construction projects around our house keep him young at heart. And if there are any ladies out there looking for a charming European gentleman who can make a mean goulash, he's single!



Thanks dad for giving me my first camera (a Canon AE-1)and building me a darkroom in the basement when I was a kid. Without your encouragement I never would have become a photographer, and that would have really sucked!

And a big fat happy fathers day to Lynn's dad also. Lionel's on a multi-day kayak adventure in the Broken Islands with my sister-in-law Laura (sorry we couldn't come, not-so-sorry we missed out on the past three days of rain-soaked paddling!) He's always been there for us too & we're so glad he and Lynn's mom Anne moved out west to BC. Without him, I wouldn't have Lynn .... and that would REALLY suck! You're up next for a portrait when we head over to the island for our next visit.

Happy Father's Day to both of you and lots of love.

Chris

Monday, June 11, 2007

Karen+Bryan=Classic



Karen & Bryan had some gorgeous Vancouver weather for their wedding. And everything about their day was simply classic. Here are some of our favs!


Accessories, accessories! Love those Jimmy Choo shoes!
Getting ready...




A classic beauty.






I just love when couples share a "First Look". The idea of the groom offering flowers to his bride when he sees her for the very first time is so romantic.

Bryan surprised Karen with a red Gerbera daisy just like the one he offered her on their first date together. He enjoyed the mountain view as he waited patiently for her on the pier (check out the chill lining on his jacket).

Happy day!


I love the simplicity of this image.


What gorgeous vibrant colours for Karen's bouquet (yes, it's true ~I'm partial to it since it's the same colour combo as our new website!).


The couple headed to the ceremony in a 1935 Rolls Royce chauffeured by the always charming and helpful Adrian.


Karen and Bryan exchanged their vows in the early evening when the light was just perfect at Cecil Green. A tender moment during the ceremony.


More red gerberas on the funky cake!


A beautiful dance to start their lives together.


And a quiet moment to end the evening...

Congratulations, K+B!