It all started normally enough - playing in the light in the park, checking out the view of the ocean, hanging out by the seawall.
But then Laurie and Warren's stroll along the beach turned into a roll in the beach. And in the waves! Now we love photographing couples playing in the surf, but that kind of engagement action is normally limited to our destination sessions in tropical climates, not the chilly Pacific Northwest!
Ahh...what a perfect day. One of the first sunny Saturdays in Vancouver for Robin & Jerome's big day - and it was a beautiful one! These two are so devoted each other - and their deep and true love for each other shines through in all their images.
First some of Robin's bling bling.
Getting ready. And beautiful.
Finishing touches for Robin.
A private moment between Robin and her father before they walk down the aisle.
The ring bearer approaches - what a cutie!
"We did it!!"
I love Robin's expression in this one. And that Vancouver backdrop is pretty nice too - no matter where we get to travel, we always love coming home to the mountains.
Robin's brother affectionatley described the bride as "a dorky nerd." Pretty darn hot nerd, I say :).
And Jerome's pretty easy on the eyes too.
Love the pink and purple colour scheme.
Robin's brother delivering a heartfelt, hilarious (and most daring!) speech ever.
Traditional Chinese shenanigans.
Bride and groom cakes - and an eager photographer (hey, I think I recognize that fabulous couple!)
Jerome putting on the moves during the couple's first dance.
Congratulations you two - hope you're enjoying Bali!!
Wow! What a wedding! Kris and Lauren's grand affair at Turnberry Islein Aventura, Florida was an incredible production - literally! It was also the perfect first wedding for our new venture (a collaboration of Chris+Lynn & TimCo - more about that later!).
But with all the media, 600+ guests, and surprises (mid-ceremony thunderstorm, Cirque de Soleil performers, and end-of-the-night fireworks), this day was really about two incredible people and their intense, genuine love for each other.
Kris and Lauren met in high school and quickly become best friends. When Lauren was the victim of a crime, Kris was her confidant and biggest supporter. He was there for her as she overcame a family tragedy to become the vibrant, strong, passionate person & activist she is today. In turn, she is his most bubbly cheerleader as he pursues his career as a professional golfer. Together, their enthusiasm for life is utterly contagious to everyone around them!
When Lauren & I talked about photography, she told me that moments - real moments - were most important to her. Here are some of our favourites.
Getting ready for the big day.
Kris receives his groom's gift.
Some of Lauren's stunning details.
Lauren's walk down the aisle with her father was emotional for everyone.
I got a little dewy-eyed when I saw this sequence Tim captured.