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Here are a couple of Sneak Peek images from Maria and Edgar’s Richmond Wedding.  One of the neat things about these two images is that one of them is Steff’s and one is mine – you can see how the two of us work together at almost the same moment, each of us capturing the moment in our own unique but complimentary way:-)

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Randi wanted to trash her wedding dress. She thought of many wild and crazy ideas and this is the one that stuck- to run the Color Me Rad 5K race to raise money for charity, while having dyes thrown at her and her dress along the race route. Oooh yeah, maximum dress destruction (silk does dye very well!), a little exercise, heaps of fun and all for a good cause raising money for the Keep-A-Breast Canada charity. Perfect. So this Saturday, Randi, her Mom, her sister Shanon and their friend, Shanon put on their wedding dresses and had a blast!

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Randi, friend Shannon, her mom Peggy and her sister Shannon along the race route!

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Thanks for having us photograph your wedding dress destruction Randi!! It was a pretty darn surreal event and really really fun to be there with you! 🙂

  • Wow! This is amazing and so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Randi

    What a fun day, thanks so much for documenting all of it!! Amazing pics!ReplyCancel

We were so honoured that Chris and Angela chose us to be their wedding photographers, because Chris is a pro photographer himself and Angela is often right there beside him photographing as well. So needless to say, photography was really important to them and we’d like to thank them for choosing us, as it is a huge compliment! (Thanks you two! ) One of the main reasons for choosing the Fraser River Fishing Lodge in Agassi for their wedding day, was because of the beautiful views by the river over looking the valley and steep mountains nearby. As it turned out, it was a very very, wet rainy wedding day to say the least for Chris and Angela. It pretty much poured rain all day, but it didn’t dampen the mood and the venue was perfect as the lodge itself as a nice country log cabin feel and they are a venue that is really well prepared for rain, which was nice for us to see, as that isn’t always the case. Anyway, enough said, enjoy!

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Angela’s  stylish asymmetrical wedding dress followed through down to her toes, where on one shoe she fastened her Grandmother’s brooch, a really lovely way to personilze using an accessory that has important meaning to her. Also a really neat wedding detail that her bridesmaids did for her, was to each write a little message for her on the bottom of her shoes! Cute!

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I love the look on Angela’s Mom’s face when she came to watch the final touches of her daughter getting ready. A very proud Mom indeed!

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Chris and his groomsmen getting ready for the wedding in Harrison.
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The guys enjoying a few of the dry minutes of an otherwise very wet, wet day. Before their ceremony, Chris and Angela wanted to meet up for a wedding day reveal or first-look. We enjoy arranging a spot to have the couple meet up and see each other before they walk down the aisle. It’s often a really powerful emotional experience and certainly helps with any wedding day nerves, as a couple can then chat, laugh and enjoy time together when they see each other, versus seeing each other during the ceremony, where not much can be said.

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A gorgeous Angela, shortly before her wedding ceremony.

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Angela’s flower girl, her niece Claire and aisle floral decor of white hydrangeas in mason jars. The mason jars are a great way to give an arts and craft wedding feel.

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Chris’ Dad, Jim, who is also a professional photographer, enjoying their wedding ceremony by the Fraser River.

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Angela’s white bouquet. Her Aunt made her bouquet with her Grandma’s locket and she had peonies as they were one of her Grandpa’s favourite flowers.

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Since we knew it was going to rain, we had pre-location scouted rain options and had found this old derelict farm house, which had great textures everywhere! When we did get there though, we had a short break in the rain, which was nice and had a chance to put down the the umbrella’s for a bit.

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Chris and his Dad are both landscape photographers and we know they just loved this view across the Fraser river of the misty clouds, seen from the deck of the Fraser River Lodge.

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Hmmmm, yes, the endless puddles on this wet, rainy wedding day.

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Wedding day decor of mason jars, chalk boards, wood cuts and……………S’mores! Yum!

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This Price Is Right inspired wheel was a fun, interactive way to get the guests silly and entertained while waiting for their turn at the buffet.

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The amazingly awesome groovin’ Side One band rocked it out for Chris and Angela’s guests for a great night of dancing.

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fraser_river_fishing_lodge_42A perfectly wet ending to a romantic wedding day by the Fraser River. Congratulations Chris and Angela!

Here is what they had to say:
“Chris and I have looked through the gallery and the pictures look amazing!  There are SO many that we love.  It’s going to be a bit of a challenge picking our favourites =) Thanks for all your hard work!”

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Angela’s Wedding Dress: Sottero & Midgley Couture from the Bridal Gallery in New Westminster
Bridesmaids Dresses: Target
Angela/Bridesmaids Hair and Make-Up: Jordanna Kersbergen www.alyartistry.com
Angela’s Wedding Shoes: Nine West
Chris’ Suit: Hugo Boss
Florist: Angela’s Aunt made her bouquet with her Grandma’s locket (Dad’s Mom) and she had peonies because they were one of her Grandpa’s favourite flowers
Ceremony/Reception Location: Fraser River Lodge, Agassi
The Amazing Band: Side One

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  • Jen

    Lovely photos – It looks like a lovely day, and despite the rainy weather, the bride and groom are shining and light. Really love the sentimental touches that the bride incorporated, especially her Grandmothers jewelry – I may ‘borrow’ that idea for my wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Ang

    LOVE IT… thanks for all your hard work!ReplyCancel

  • Great pictures – you captured the whole day so well!ReplyCancel

  • Ang and Chris, congratulations! The photos are gorgeous, only eclipsed by its subjects. Didn’t know there were so many photogs in the family. And excellent touch with the live band!

    All my best!
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  • Erin

    Amazing photos capture an amazing day! I particularly like how you captured the beauty of the misty day, and made use of the rain-related props like the umbrellas.ReplyCancel

  • Evan

    Ang this looks great! I like what was done with the dreary agassiz day, and i’ve heard about having weddings at the lodge, how were the venue staff? I’m guessing you didn’t go fishing… The pictures under the bridge and infront of that little run down workshop without a roof on Whelpton rd remind me of great memories at home. I’ve quadded and dirt-biked under that bridge many-a-time!
    Thanks and Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce

    Your wonderful photos have captured all the beauty & joy of Angela & Chris’s wedding day. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Evans

    Really amazing photo’s! Captured the moments brilliantly.ReplyCancel

  • Janessa

    These pictures are gorgeous! You really did do a great job of illustrating the amazing day that it was through your photos. I love how you captured so many of the fun details that Ang and Chris added to make their wedding so unique and true to themselves.ReplyCancel

  • WOW! Amazing photographs. You captured so many feelings in the pictures. Even if you weren’t there in person, you get the feeling of the day, through your photo’s. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

This Spring we had an amazing opportunity to photograph Laura and Louis’ engagement session in Tuscany, Italy.  Meeting up in the 3000 year old Etruscan hilltop town of Cortona, we were able to photograph the two of them exploring, relaxing and of course, eating gelato!  We all giggled, tripped over some cobble stones, and generally had a lot of fun and we know they did too 🙂

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Amazing spot to take a rest and a cute little original Fiat 500 was close by, which I couldn’t resist.
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Under the Tuscan sun!

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And of course we had to go for gelato during their photo session! (We had some too!) Yum yum! It was really hot though, so they had to eat their gelato really fast, which got kinda silly!
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Ahh, the romance of Italy. Thank you Laura and Louis for letting us photograph you while you were on holiday!

Dog lovers, Siriya and Graham have their doggies to thank–> big time. That’s how they met: a chance encounter at a dog park in Yaletown, so of course, their dogs were a big part of their engagement photo session. And how could they not be? They are adorable! Siriya and Graham have an awesome, super fun energy about them which was great to be around and we loved photographing them. We are really looking forward to what is sure to be an awesome wedding day in August.
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Can we call these two the matchmakers? Doggies and best buds, Kensington + Potato.
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