Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cans for Comments - Thank You!

A grateful heart + a little idea + a lot of kind blog readers + a ton of awesome photographers + hundreds of comments + 221 cans piled up in our backyard + a trip to our local food bank + thousands more cans donated to food banks all across Canada & the US = a big fat WOO-HOO!! for cans for comments!

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." ~William James

Thanks blog readers for sharing the luv! Still wanna help? To donate online, go here to give to the Peace Arch Community Food Bank, here to donate online to Canada Food Bank, or here to donate to Feeding America.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


*** It's the last 24 hours for Cans for Comments (see below)! Give us some feedback and we'll give some cans! Here in Ocean Park, we'll be donating to our local Food Bank.

Our comment can count is at 142 cans now - wonder if we can surpass 200?! Thanks everyone who has commented & who is doing the same thing in their own community! Keep Sharing the luv!

It's always an honour when a fellow photographer chooses us to be there on the most important day in their lives! And especially when that photographer is the super-fun, super-dynamic, super-hilarious Sarah. She is a hurricane of energy & we had such a blast with her on her wedding!

She's super-hot too :)

Getting a smooch from the flower girl.

The flowers.

If Sarah's the hurricane, then Kevin is the eye of the storm - centered, cool & calm. I love this portrait of him.

He carried his grandfather's pocket watch.

Their portrait session started out nice and traditional...

...but then Sarah pulled out her rainboots.

And things got fun!

I love these two spreads from their album:

A little more fun in the billiards room at Vancouver Club, one of our favourite reception locations.

The candlelit room looked so romantic.

These two know how to tear up the dance floor!

Last shot of the night. Congrats Sarah & Kevin!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Cans for Comments Goes Cross-Continent!

Wow!The spirit of giving is truly awesome! Cans for comments has spread from coast to coast. The can count is rising rapidly & we are so stoked that so many others from Canada & the United States have joined in to help out their local food banks. Why not grab big coffee & a big cinnamon bun & spend some time browsing blogs, checking out great imagery & sharing the luv with some comments?!

In NYC, our gritty-on-the-outside, softie-on-the-inside, dear friend Jason Groupp, known for his edgy (and sexy!) I Heart NY Sessions.

In Connecticut, the inspiring Justin & Mary. These two are seriously fun; we just want to hang out and drink some venti peppermint lattes with them! They also happen to be the founders of an incredible organization Portrait House which raises funds for Habitat For Humanity - check them out!

Industry leader & founder of Modern Photographers, Mark Eric hails from down south in Louisiana. Post on his cans for comments entry at Rocktographers while you're checking out the most jaw-dropping ring shots you've ever seen!

The ultimate photographer lovecat & weddingbee blogger, Anne Ruthmann, in Massachusetts.

David & Kimi of Ohana in California - aloha spirit, oh-my-gosh-amazing images, and a killer style!

And the list of generous (and not-to-mention fabulously talented!) photographers keeps on growing (I can't keep up!)! Enjoy!

And of course, you gotta check out Rielly's Cans for Comments vid on his blog Jerk With a Camera!

**Added on Wednesday ~ More & more people doing this on their blogs - woo-hoo!

Vancouver journalist Loxy, luxury wedding planner Blue Orchid, Graphic designer Retropsective, & photographers from around the world: John Waire, Melanie Mansfield, Chantel Stone, MetroBluePhoto, R Peters, Curtis Moore, KampPhotography, Heather Garland, EveryLittleMoment, Nicole Hensley, Rob&Lauren, Lisette Price, RedPhotoCo, Catie Ronquillo, Melanie Driedger, Deb Thompson, Nick at The OtherAngle, Edison Photography, Susan B, Asim Soofi, Josh Solar, Misty Dawn, lorenw, Erica May, LivingProof, MKD, Smith Gallery, Amie Otto, Lynsey Peterson, Michelle Sidles, Ultimate Image Weddings and even Catherine Sparks from all the way out in Germany!

If you are doing this too- add a comment with a link to your blog so people can check it out!

Keep those comments for cans coming! I think we're going need a REALLY BIG shopping cart come Thursday!

"The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have."

Sunday, November 30, 2008


I think it was Lance Armstrong who said "If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you've got to go all the way." Well, that's exactly what Paulo did when he got the opportunity to meet up with Annie again - a girl he just couldn't get out of his head, even though they hadn't seen each other in ages & the timing wasn't quite right when they originally met.

But the second time around, they made it happen. And on their wedding, their timing was perfect!

Some of our favs from this great day with an amazing couple.

Manolo Blahniks and Christian Louboutins? Gotta love a bride with that kind of shoe devotion :)

Annie. Striking.

Getting ready for the big day involved some extra-special gifts for all the bridesmaids!

Paulo's no shoe slouch himself - check out his gift to all the groomsmen.

The guys rocking the cigars, the shades, and the Nikes.

A little attitude from the stylin' wedding party.

Paulo was so psyched to get to the church & marry his girl! Love this fun page from their album.

Some of our favs from ceremony (& just the cutest little ring-bearer you could ever ask for!).

A gorgeous blue-sky day for the happy husband & wife!

Loved the florals - the warms browns & greens were perfect for a fall wedding.

Under the boardwalk.

Last shoe shot, I promise!

Beautiful details at the Westwood Plateau, all coordinated by the very wonderful & helpful AlannaV at A Sweet Beginning. Always-fun-to-work-with Bruce from CloudNineCreative rounded out the team and of course, it would not be the same without the amazing Edmond (the most dedicated makeup artist ever!)

Almost forgot all the lovely print work! Which tied the colours and themes together so seamlessly - gorgeous design by Vincent of Medium Print.

What better way to make a grand entrance than to do your first dance? Love the drama of this image.

Congratulations, Annie + Paulo!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Personalities that fill up a room, warmth & laughter that that overflows it, and classic old-world beauty. Michelle and Daniel have so much energy together - they were practically bouncing with happiness the whole day. Suave and chivalrous matched with grace & style - a perfect couple!

Some of our favourites:

Getting ready.

I love how little Dani the flower girl is gazing up at the bride!

The beautiful Michelle - look at those eyes!

Daniel doing the Windsor.

And looking good before heading out to the church.

That moment of anticipation.

We've never seen this tradition of the groom greeting the bride & her father halfway down the aisle instead of at the alter before - it makes for such a nice vantage point. Love how the backlighting adds so much depth to this image.

One of my most favourite ceremony shots ever.

The wedding party was crazy-hot!

And crazy-fun! Bar-stops and shooters during the photo session - yup, we do have the best clients!

Oh yeah, bride and groom? Crazy-hot too :)

Simple & forever: Love.

Oh, 5o 1.2, how I love thee.

The Fairmount Waterfront was all decked out in rich tones of brown and gold. Melissa from the Ivory Room made sure everything ran smoothly. Laura, from Laura Ann Cinema captured the moments of the day.

Michelle and Daniel were in their own little world during their romantic First Dance.

Michelle & her father share a laugh.

Daniel literally swept his mom off her feet - I just love this sequence!

And of course, then things got crazy with the wedding party: dance-off!

Congratulations Michelle & Daniel - can't wait for you to see your gorgeous album design!