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Thanks to all of you who came to see us at Lovestruck. We really enjoyed chatting with you and answering your questions. And if we didn’t get to meet you, we’d love to hear from you, just drop us a line. We’re booking up quickly for 2009 and are now booking for 2010, so get in touch soon if you’re thinking of having Justin and I photograph your wedding day!

Lovestruck was a super fun, cocktail party inspired event and all the brides had a great time having their hair and nails done, taking in the workshops, enjoying the fashion shows, eating tasty canapes and also meeting so many of the cities top notch vendors.

Despite being a really long day for us, we both had a lovely time meeting up with so many great people and hearing about lots of unique and exciting wedding day plans. We are really looking forward to being involved with Reflection Events for Lovestruck 2009! Congratulations to Angela Girard for putting on a super event this year.

steff + justin

It was a perfect weekend for attending the Vancouver Wedding Show at the Vancouver Convention Center this past weekend; it was drizzly outside and while the leaves were falling, many couples came out to the show who are planning their 2009/2010 wedding. We met many great people and would like to thank everyone who came to visit us at the show.

A nice little additional surprise for us was seeing our booth shown and an interview with Justin featured on CTV news on Sunday night. CTV was looking at the Wedding Show to see if current concerns about the economy are having any effect on the wedding industry.

http://watch.ctv.ca/news/clip108541#clip108541

Steff and I worked really hard to get our booth organized and ready for the show and we are glad that it was so well received. The only real downside was having to sacrifice Hallowe’en night this year to be down at the Convention centre setting up, fortunately we took full advantage of The Parade of Lost Souls the weekend before which is always an artful and scarrrrry night! 🙂

If you missed us at the Vancouver Wedding Show, not to worry we will be at the Vancouver Club on November 16th for the much anticipated Lovestruck Event. I believe that tickets are still available and it promises to be a fantastic event which is not to be missed!

steff + justin

Last weekend we had a super fun morning engagement session with the lovely Emily + Brian and their Oh-So-Cute puppy, Stella. She came along for the photo shoot as well- in fact she stole the show for as long as we would let her! The sweet, Autumn crisp air made for a romantic, yet playful photo session, which we all enjoyed.

We are really looking forward to what is bound to be a fun filled wedding next summer with Emily and Brian!

steff + justin

  • hobbs

    my parents just got one of those puppies! cute to have her along on the shoot!ReplyCancel

In the week leading up to Jandy and Chad’s wedding this summer, all it did was downpour with rain. While most people dream of having nice weather on their wedding day, things were not looking good. Despite the forecast, wedding-weather-dreams came to life as the skies cleared into a gorgeous blue that set the stage for a beautiful and sunny ocean side wedding. The wedding-weather fairies weren’t the only fairies busy that day, it turned out that the tooth fairies had to be called in as well! Jandy’s daughter, Asia, lost one of her front teeth just before the ceremony on the morning of the wedding! Being worried about how she would look, especially in the photographs, she made a quick adjustment and started smiling again- this time with her mouth closed:) The rest of the day went great, all the time and planning came together to produce a super summer wedding in Parksville at Tigh Na Mara Resort. Congratulations Jandy and Chad!


Pretty Filippa Scott wedding heals and wedding dress from Bisou Bridal.


Jandy looked gorgeous in her Parisian wedding dress and Chad looked fantastic in his well styled cream suit.

One of the unique details they had planned, was to have an extra special ring-bearer. They weren’t sure if she would walk straight down the aisle to meet Chad, but she did and with a great big smile and her tail wagging proudly! Sydney is Chad’s best friend and a beautiful Golden Retriever.


Best man, Chad’s brother, helping out.


Moments after their ceremony!!!


Kids being kids! 🙂


Such a beautiful bouquet!

When we first met up with Louise we were pleased to hear her Manchester accent. hyperfocus UK was set up in Manchester by us in 2004 and we were based there for almost three years shooting lots of amazing weddings in Northern England and Scotland. We really fell in love with Manchester and the people, so hearing Louise’s accent brought back all the warm friendly memories of being in the UK. We were off to a good start!

Louise was excited about her ‘surprise’ wedding to Dean, of course it was to be a surprise for the guests, not for Dean:) The plan was that the two of them were to travel through Italy for a couple of weeks before the wedding and they would tell their friends and family that they were going to Italy to get married, but that they would have a reception party in Vancouver when they got back.

A few days after they returned from Italy they had a party in the lovely reception space above the Stanley Park Chapel, hors d’oeuvres, Cupcakes, and drinks were being served and guests were chatting and mingling, suspecting nothing out of the ordinary. Dean was playing host while Louise was, unbeknownst to the guests, in the bridal suite downstairs getting ready. About half an hour after the party was underway Dean went onto the mezzanine of the reception area and announced that everyone should go downstairs. There were some confused looks, but people politely finished their drinks and made their way downstairs.

Once the group had moved downstairs they were taken into the Chapel and seated, and wow, were they confused now!! Dean stood at the front and made the surprise announcement; that he and Louise had actually not been married in Italy and that the real wedding was going to happen right there, right now! All the guests were shocked, surprised and excited!! It was a total surprise!!

A few minutes later Louise made her entry in a gorgeous dress that she designed herself and stunning Venetian shoes; the wedding was underway! It was a friendly and casual ceremony by Rev. Allan Burnett followed by a horse and carriage ride through Stanley Park (that we photographed using a Bicycle for transport, click here for details) and then a party back in the reception area of the Stanley Park Chapel. Everyone had a super evening and danced the night away while the fireworks went off over English bay.

Congratulations Dean and Louise and what a creative and fun ‘Surprise Wedding’ !!!