Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lola+Cam=Happiness | Vancouver Wedding Photographers

Vancouver Wedding Photographers

Isn't it funny how life works out? Lola and Cam's families had been connected for years - their grandmothers sat beside each other at church - but the couple themselves had never actually connected. It took a large family gathering neither Lola or Cam really wanted to attend for their paths to finally cross. And Lola almost didn't go! But she did. And they met. And it was the beginning of forever.

Their happiness with each other on their wedding day was almost surpassed by the happiness of their families - their small intimate wedding was simply overflowing with love. Here are some of our favs from their day at the Opus Hotel and Brix.

Love this spread of details in their album - check out their custom Adidas & shoelace ring shot :)

Lola was serene & beautiful.

Cam getting ready (little-known fact - Cam is officially the fastest tie-tier we've ever met!).

This sequence of Cam & his mom just makes me smile.

First Look.

Another one of my favourite spreads from their album.

Low-rider bike +super-fun wedding party= good times!

The grey & orange colour combo was unique & a little sassy! Love it!

Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar is in a 1912 heritage building & its centre patio has the romantic feel of European courtyard - the perfect spot to exchange vows.

A bit of a different perspective.

These two were so excited to be getting married!

Husband & wife!

Some of their beautifully simple & natural reception details included pebble stones for napkin rings, orange blossoms, and candles. I loved the display of photographs from the weddings of the couples' parents and grandparents. Photographs connect us.

First Dance.

It's always fun to shoot at night & I can't wait to see these two images full page & side by side in their album.

A little more night romance...

Congratulations, Lola + Cam - it was such a pleasure to be part of your day!

And yes, it is funny how life works out - like, for example, last week, life - with all its ups and downs and rounds and rounds -got in the way of all my well-intentioned blogging plans! But, we're still on the cans for comments bandwagon & we'd love to hear from you! In case you didn't read about it last year here and here, for each of your comments, we're donating one can to our local food bank. So, to all you blog readers who happen by here, drop by this week & give up some luv, and we will too :)

While you're at it, why not check out the blogs of tons of generous & talented photogs who are participating too from all around the country & beyond! Enjoy some gorgeous images, and give them some comment luv! Helping out has never been so easy, or so fun!

From the US of A...our fav Cali family of rockstar artists OHANA, the amazing Stacey Reeves of Dallas, Texas, Zeidler Photography in Minneapolis, Caroline Ghetes in North Carolina, Mike Murrow of Santa Cruz, and Erica May in Kansas City to name just a few!

And in beautiful BC...Van Photog leader Tracey Heppner, Erin Wallis (whoa - check out all those cans - way to go, Erin!), Blue Olive, Palaez Photography, Kristel Wyman, KP Photography, Michael Wachniak, Studio Jeanie, Andrea Blair, John Heil, d'Soleil Studio, McKinnon Photography , Laureen Carruthers, The Other Angle, and more!

And elsewhere in Canada... David Redding, Rowell Photography , Shandro Photo, and Lemon Fresh Designs

It was hard to keep track of all the people joining in (my list above is far from complete!), until the inspiring (and talented and hilarious!) Scooooooooty of Louisville's THINK PHOTOGRAPHICS started a site of everyone who is participating . Thanks for keeping the canwagon chugging along!

And I can't forget a shout-out to our 2010 bride who is spreading cans for comments throughout other realms of the blogger world - check out Karen's shopping trip for her canned goods on her blog To Be the Whole Package

So go on, leave a comment here or anywhere above and make a difference :) Thanks!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tracey+Rob=Bliss! | Vancouver Wedding Photographers

Vancouver Wedding Photographers

Shangri-La means a place of peace, delight, and bliss - a paradise. It's also the location of Tracey & Rob's wedding and the perfect description of them as a couple! When they are together, they are completely connected, passionate, and as one - entire conversations seem to happen between them when they gaze at each other without a word being spoken. Being around them made us fall in love with falling in love all over again :)

Here are some glimpses into their beautiful day at St Andrews Wesley Church & Shangri-La Hotel.

Jimmy Choos + extra-sparkle + Vancouver mountainscape = one of my favourite spreads from their album!

Tracey gets ready.

Rob gets ready.

I just like the mood of this shot. Like something big is about to happen.

Like getting married to your favourite person in the whole world!

Love this church (St. Andrews Wesley). And always love this moment.

And this one too!

Nothing like true real emotion. My fav from the day.


Talk about bridesmaids with style & attitude - another of my fav pages from their album.

A little sexy.

A little silly.

And a little edgy.

Hot urban couple alert - right here! These guys made it easy for us & shooting around the new Shangri-La Hotel was like a creative booster shot! We love to photograph in new places :)

Tracey & Rob's reception had the vibe of a laid-back elegant cocktail party. Candlelight, creamy florals, and ghost chairs - check out their decor.

Mouthwatering menu & signature drinks - yum.

We always love to create some moody nighttime images. We sneaked out with T+R for a couple of quick & sexy portrait sessions in between the eating, drinking, and dancing.

Congrats, Tracey + Rob!

Starting Monday, we'll be blogging every day for a week for Cans for Comments! Yes, it's that time of year again!

Last year, Cans for Comments (click & scroll down to read all about it plus check out other togs who rocked the holiday spirit and joined in!) spread from coast to coast, and photographers from cities all over Canada &; the US and beyond donated hundreds and hundreds of cans to their local food banks.

It's easy, you comment on our blog, and we donate a can! So come on back every day next week, check out some photography, and make a difference!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kyle+LeLoni=Soaring! | Okanagan Wedding Photography

Okanagan Wedding Photography

Some weddings remind you of what it's all really about: love, love, and more love! Throw a lot of fun in there too and a little attitude, and you have the very cool combo that is Kyle & LeLoni.

As a wedding photographer himself (and a finalist for Most Creative Canadian!), Kyle added his personal sense of style to everything - starting with the colour red!

Red-shirted groomsmen & Kyle's cool kicks.

Getting ready for some fun.


More jumping as best man Josh shows off his signature move. (Like Kyle, Josh is also a wedding photographer - yup, no pressure or anything!)

The beautiful LeLoni gets ready.

Love this moment with her mom.

Leloni & Kyle chose a simple, and simply beautiful setting for their ceremony. Only blue skies ahead!

So much love & blessings surrounding them.


Knowing Kyle, we knew we needed to do something different for his bride & groom session.  We had a pretty great time capturing their love for each other here:

Leloni making scrap metal look sexy.

My fav.

Red shoes, red nails, and shades - love it :)

Leloni's gift to her husband & their gifts to each other:

Congratulations guys - it was an amazing day & we can't wait to see where your love & talent takes you next!