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Satoshi and Yui had their wedding in Japan, but since they live here, they wanted to have their wedding photos taken in the city they chose to live in. It’s always such a beautiful and super romantic time of year with the colour of the Fall leaves. Here are a few photographs from their Vancouver autumn wedding photo session with us.

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Christina and Mike were married this summer at the beautiful Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver. Both Christina and Mike are veterinarians. And almost all their guests, other than their family, were all also veterinarians. So how wonderfully appropriate that animals made an appearance in their photographs throughout the day!

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Mike getting ready at his best man’s home, alongside a very happy, chilled out kitty, Stanley.

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Ramsey, Christina and Mike’s gentle greyhound, knows a nice pair of shoes when he sees them!

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Little Marika flew all the way from New Zealand to watch her very favourite Aunty Tina get married.

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I love this moment when her Dad saw her for the first time as a bride!

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Marika was supposed to be first, however this proud duck took the lead in the processional!

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Guaranteed any wedding presented by Marilyn Knipp you are going to have a few few laugh-out-loud moments!

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Christina’s grandfather flew all the way from Minnesota at the age of 95 to be a part of her wedding day.  Christina and her grandfather have a very special bond and I certainly can see the love here. 🙂 It’s one of my truly favourite photos from this summer.

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Hair: Mink Make-Up and Hair
Make-Up: Melanie, Mink Make-Up and Hair
Lace on Wedding Shoes: Etsy
Florist: Balconi
Ceremony/Reception Location: Van Dusen Gardens
Marriage Commissioner/Minister: Marilyn Knipp
Wedding Cake: Ganache Patisserie

In a couple short weeks we have Jess + Dave’s wedding. We are really looking forward to being there and photographing their day for them for two main reasons: They are two great people who make a really great couple together and we’ll see some familiar faces, as we photographed their friends Sean + Megan’s wedding a couple years ago. But first, here are a few photographs from their engagement photo session we had with them on Main Street, earlier in the summer. We chatted lots about things we all had in common, laughed over the silly stuff and gave them space to enjoy being together with some quiet romantic moments in between.

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  • Lovely images Steff and Justin… you totally captured the ‘way’ Jess and Dave are with each other. One of the best parts of creating their ceremony was spending time getting to know them. We are so fortunate to get to step into their lives at such an important moment in time! I love that you caught the magical way these two look at one another. Kudos! And wonderful to connect with you both again! Kiss, MicheleReplyCancel

August is always an insanely busy month for us, and this year is no exception, so I’ll keep this post short, but sweet. Here is one of the first photos that resonated with me as I started editing through the photos from Ernest and Cora’s wedding last weekend. It’s a fleeting and beautiful moment that we captured during their wedding ceremony on the lawn at Brock House overlooking the sea.

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Today is Maria + Edgar’s 1st wedding anniversary, so we thought we’d share some of their wedding album with you, since we didn’t post a blog story of their day. Their Richmond wedding album has a custom handmade box with an inset photo that matches the cover of their album. Their album cover has a lovely soft distressed brown leatherette which feels great in your hands. So luxurious! They had a beautiful Richmond wedding day and their beautiful wedding album reflects it! Their wedding ceremony was held down on the dock at the UBC Boathouse and although it was a luncheon wedding, they surprised us with heaps of dancing right in the middle of the afternoon! We were so surprised to see a full-on dance party in broad daylight, but it sure made for a very festive party….and some excellent Pilipino line dancing, breakdancing and YMCA dance moves!

Happy Anniversary Maria +Edgar!

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A note from Maria:
“Thanks again for everything Steff + Justin…we have been thoroughly enjoying our wedding album. It’s now prominently displayed on our new coffee table!

Edgar actually surprised me with a replica of our wedding cake for our anniversary. I had told him how disappointed I was that I didn’t even get a chance to taste the cake on my wedding day. From what others were also telling me, it was delicious. So for the past year this is what I have been telling our friends and family that this was the only regret I had about that day….not being able to taste that cake!

So what does my wonderful hubby do??? He went to the same bakery and ordered the same cake, modified of course…planned a small gathering of friends and had a surprise “cake party” at our place, this past Monday. It was awesome!

Hope you guys are doing well!”

Maria