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Whitney + Brian had an incredible wedding day- two days in one really! They wanted to honour both their family backgrounds by having both a Sikh and Western wedding, but instead of having it over multiple days, they chose to have it all in one day! This meant a big, long, awesome day and their family and friends were up for it with heaps of energy! We started the day off with Whitney, her girlfriends and Mom getting ready in their saris along with Whitney’s little Chihuahua- Bear, looking on. At his family home with his parents, sister and two best friends, Brian got ready for the Sikh ceremony and traditions of the day. We planned a quiet, secluded area for their First Look and it was one of those happy tears, full of soooo much love moments that we’ll always remember. Their Sikh wedding ceremony was held at the Alan Emmott Centre in Burnaby. We then all headed over to Richmond to relax a bit, change it all up and prepare for their Western wedding ceremony. We had yet again another 2nd First Look 🙂 which then started off the next portion of their wedding day with their wedding ceremony on the docks at the UBC Boathouse. They had the perfect sunny day with an amazing sunset and these two deserve it. Whitney + Brian are a kind, fun and thoughtful couple and we look forward to capturing the next stage in their lives -they are expecting- later this year. 🙂

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vancouver_wedding_photographer_UBC_Boathouse_46To infuse the evening with an extra special treat, these lively Bangra dancers provided some exciting Indian entertainment!
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Congratulations to you both! When we first met with you we got along so great and chatted for hours and really looked forward to your unique approach to your wedding day. Thank you to Whitney + Brian for choosing us to be a part of your day and capture it for you! It truly was our pleasure and have enjoyed getting to know you two along the way!

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We meant to post this lovely photo session of Rebecca + Curtis and their doggie, Brooklyn, ages ago and here it is now, albeit a little late (yes, that’s snow you see!)

Their engagement photo session was at the UBC Endowment Lands and in a very specific location, the area where Curtis proposed! We like to choose locations that have meaning for our couples and this spot certainly hit the mark! I’d like to thank Curtis for taking us here, as Justin and I both felt really privileged to be welcomed into a very special and meaningful, life changing location for them. It was simply a spot in the forest, but for them it will always be a memorable place and now for us too! We’ll never walk past there again without thinking of these two! Of course, their dog Brooklyn came along on the shoot and was easily a star of the session, when she wasn’t off socializing with other dogs that came along the path or being an adventure dog, exploring the forest.

We truly enjoyed our photo session with Rebecca + Curtis (and Brooklyn too!) and look forward to their wedding in May.

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  • Lynn DeSalvo

    Wonderful pictures Curtis and Rebecca! Can hardly wait for May to arrive,more beautiful pictures and all the family together to enjoy your wedding with you. Love you guys. Mom and DadReplyCancel

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I still remember a lovely Spring day when we first met with Anita and Raymond and they told us about the Whistler winter wonderland wedding they were planning. They were so excited about their snowy wedding, that even I, who couldn’t wait for the warm, sunny, summer to start, got caught up in their beautiful, snowy wedding ideas. Their excitement was infectious! I have to admit, I was concerned that there would be enough snow in the Whistler village to help create this magical wonderland, but somehow the clouds and right amount of precipitation aligned, along with the freezing temperatures to bring snow only 2 days before their wedding! They were so lucky and got their Whistler winter wonderland wedding after all! Their dream of getting married at Nita Lake Lodge outdoors in the cold winter air came true!

It was our pleasure to photograph them getting ready with family and friends at the gorgeous Whistler Fairmont Heritage Place: At Nature’s Door nestled high up on the ski runs leading into Creekside. Since their theme was Winter Wonderland, we selected a spot right on the ski run for their reveal to see each other for the first time. We carved out a path in the snow for Anita to easily walk up to Raymond, meanwhile Justin and I, plus the video crew, waded awkwardly, sinking deep into the snow with every step. It’s such a special moment when one of our couples sees each other for the first time on their wedding day and we always feel so lucky to be a part of witnessing it and this was no exception. The difference of course, and difficulty this time, was us getting stuck and sinking in the snow with each step and really having to anticipate each angle, before moving because it was no small task to simply move a feet meters! Cold, but fun, nonetheless!

After our photo session with their bridal party, we headed up the mountain to Chick Pea Hut, a very special spot for them, which is where Raymond proposed on Whistler mountain to Anita on one of their snowboarding trips. Super cute! And it’s not everyday you see a bride bold enough to ride a snowmobile in her wedding gown! Anita you were amazing and brave! Then it was a race back down the mountain to their wedding ceremony at Nita Lake Lodge, outdoors on the patio with family, lots of kids and friends. There was a fireside hot chocolate/cocktail hour, dessert bar, S’mores bar and fire pit to add to their wintery theme. It was a fabulous wedding day that their guests are sure to remember….. after they thawed out! 😉

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We were excited when Nicole and Greg suggested they wanted to have their engagement session at Whytecliff Park.  We had heard it was beautiful and had never been there before, as we ourselves always go to Lighthouse Park for hikes. The forested, seaside location was perfect for Nicole and Greg since they met at Bamfield on Vancouver Island and Whytecliff has a similar feel to it. Despite the on/off again rain, we all had a lovely time in such a beautiful place and we’re so happy that they have photographs taken of them in their favourite environment: balancing on logs at the beach, looking in tidal pools and simply enjoying the West Coast beaches together!!

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  • Melinda

    These are beautiful pictures. My favourite two include the one where Nicole is walking on the log and the bottom picture that’s in color. Congrats Nicole and Greg!ReplyCancel

  • Christa

    It’s amazing to see how well the photos turned out given the weather conditions. Awesome pictures!ReplyCancel

  • bernie

    Truly Westcoast! Cloudy day made for revealing photography. UniqueReplyCancel

  • Simply find the photos of Nicole and Greg’s engagement breathtaking. I am originally from the west coast and you have captured the rustic, sheer beauty of the land, water and coast. The black and white and color are wonderful and the happy couple look so happy, relaxed and at ease, a nice setting, not an uptype staunchy photo session. Beautiful pictures, all of them!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten

    My favorite is the black and white one where you’re walking on the log! I pick that one! Its the best!ReplyCancel

  • Mallory W

    Absolutely b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!! You have great talent and captured the wonderful Nicole and Greg so perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Tanya & Danny

    Beautiful couple and sceneryReplyCancel

  • Sara

    These pictures are so beautiful…gorgeous couple and amazing setting. Talented photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Linda

    The pics are awesome. I love the last one in full color. You both look so happy together. I also, really like the black and white with the tree — so perfect!!!! HugsReplyCancel

  • Jean

    I love the setting , especially the Island and the tree. The photo of Greg and Nicole is super.ReplyCancel

  • Vern Goosney

    Very nice! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Angela MacDonald

    Amazing photos! My favorite had to be the one with that beautiful single tree. Nicole and Greg look like they’re sharing a secret and the tree wants in on it! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Darren

    These are spectacular guys! The two of you are so great together!

    I love the vista’s because I’m a huge scenery guy. My favourite close up is the one with Nicole on the log.ReplyCancel

  • Dan

    They captured a part of you both that we don’t get to see often or at all. Well done.ReplyCancel