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Marianne and Tom met at Princeton over 11 years ago and on June 25, 2011 they were married at the stunning Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. Marianne and Tom are just are an absolutely darling couple, who are so in love and so well loved by their friends and family. And this you could see simply by the sheer volume in attendance for their wedding…..and almost all their 200 guests flew in from out of town, from New York City to Hong Kong, they were there to celebrate their special day with them! Their friends and family brought such a fun and happy vibe all day that it was truly a joy for us to be a part of their day.




Instead of a traditional Chinese Dress, Marianne opted for an elegant red gown for the Tea Ceremony. And wow, ladies, you look A-mazing!


I couldn’t resist!


Handsome, handsome, handsome!


And the games began: shot glasses filled with some innocent liquids, but also some very very spicy ones too!!!! Little did they know what they were in for! 😉


And now they know! In addition to the spicy welcome drinks, came wasabe cupcakes….keeping tough……this was a difficult moment for the groomsmen….but they did pass the test!


The bridesmaids in suspense watching the boys maneuvering the games.


Absolutely positively gorgeous!








It’s official: Love x Love!




fairmont_pacific_rim_wedding_36We just love it when there is time to sneak out for a quick evening mini photo session. We just love this moment captured!


Congratulations you two!!!

Marianne’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Marianne’s Dress: Lazaro
Bridesmaids Dresses: Priscilla of Boston
Ceremony Location: The Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver
Hair/Make-up: Brianna Erralat & Diana En
Florist/Decor: The Art of the Party

  • LOVE the hi-key stuff! Beautiful job Steff and Justin!ReplyCancel

  • Love these photos…beautiful wedding, love the decor during the ceremony! wow. loving those bridesmaids dresses, too! I want every single one!ReplyCancel

On the longest day of the year, we met up with Crystal and Lester for their evening engagement session in Gastown. We all had a good laugh at the fact that we had chosen this day for an evening session and had to wait for the latest sunset all year! Oh well, it gave us a chance to have a bit of a daytime look to their session, enjoy a nice cool drink on a patio together and continue shooting when the sky was dark enough. Here are a few photographs we would like to share with you from their session.cl_engagement_gastown_vancouver_1




cl_engagement_gastown_vancouver_5Thanks to Krisztian, we popped into the new Milano Coffee Roasters location on Powell St.









We had a fun evening with you two! steff + justin

  • Jen

    I love the matching leather jackets and the location! You two make a great-looking couple. Congratulations! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nick Meyers

    Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. These are hawt!ReplyCancel

  • Fiona Sham

    Ooo LaLa! Nice photos! hmm nice grey sweater you got there? where did you get it from?
    These are pretty awesome! Never knew gastown could look that nice.ReplyCancel

  • Crystal Sham

    We love the pics!! We had a fabulous time!! =) Can’t wait to see the rest of them!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal Sham

    I love the pics!! You guys did a fantastic job! We had such an awesome time too!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Great pictures Crystal! I’m so excited for you both!!ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    Awww… Very cute! I love the last one with the nose touching!!!! So photogenic! Can’t wait for the big day!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jen

    You guys look so GREAT!!! Congrats, so happy for you!!! Amazing pics…looking forward to seeing some boxing action!!ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    OwWW OWWWWWW!!! What a good looking couple!! Wait, that’s already said. What a photogenic couple!!! Very nice pictures. I like the black and white-ness.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria

    Do the contrasting leather jackets indicate good cop/bad cop? =P j/k u guys look fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    Oh my goodness, great pictures. I love the one of you two sitting outside the restaurant that was closed.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy

    The location brings out such a raw beauty in the photos. Love the 2nd to last one of Crystal (Lester pecks her on the cheek) taken from above, lovely! The coffee shop too.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky

    These pictures are wonderful! I’m so excited for you both with your wedding a few weeks away! It’s going to be fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Fonda

    Oh my goodness, I have to cover my eyes and giggle. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you two even hold hands.ReplyCancel

  • dor

    nice eyelashes lolReplyCancel

  • Patricia

    awwww!!!! these are the most cutest pics I have ever seen!! congrats!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra

    Great pictures. You guys are soooooooo in love. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Angela C.

    Love the “Peck on the cheek from Lester” photo. Congrats to you both! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Susan

    You guys are so ADORABLE! Love the matching outfits. Great locations. Can’t wait to see the rest!ReplyCancel

A few weeks ago we photographed Sherry and Allan’s family for their traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony before their wedding. We really enjoy capturing tea ceremonies and being a part of this wonderful honouring of older family members by the bride and groom.chinese_tea_ceremony_01

Allan and his best friend- his Dad.


Beautiful, old and delicate, family heirloom tea cups.


Sherry and Allan serve tea in order, starting with the his parents, then proceeding from the oldest family members to the youngest. In return, the newlyweds receive lucky red envelopes (“lai see,” which means “lucky”) stuffed with money or jewelry. The helpers are usually women blessed with a happy marriage or wealth.



Sherry receiving some jewelry, which she later wore for her wedding ceremony.



Sherry serves tea (holding the teacup with both hands) to her parents and she does this out of respect and to thank her parents for raising her.



Julie and Michael’s wedding day was a typical Vancouver Spring day. We had rain, then drizzle, some sun came out, it became warm, the sun went away, it got cold, rain came and went. Truly a mixed day for weather and we all just rolled with it! At the Vancouver Golf Club, Julie and Michael were determined to have an outdoor ceremony on the spacious deck over looking the beautiful tall cedar trees and the golf course below. The white chairs were set up outside despite the drizzling rain and when it stopped only 15min before their ceremony was set to start, Michael and the groomsmen wiped all the chairs dry for all the guests. And when Julie arrived the sky lightened up! Perfect! Two bag pipers played as Julie and her father walked down the aisle together, which made for a very noteworthy and elegant entrance. It was a lovely day filled with so many family and friends- plus, we were all treated to some spectacular highland dancing in the evening!

Thank you, Julie and Michael for trusting us to photograph your day for you.   steff + justin



Putting on a wedding dress is always a special moment, but this was particularly beautiful with Julie’s flower girl, Emma looking on and mesmerized.


Julie’s twin sister Stacey and older sister, Lynsey- both helping her get ready by placing Michael’s gift on for her.


Beautiful little flower girl, Hannah.


Anyone who knows Julie, knows she loves her doggies. Here she shares a special moment with Midge. And Julie, looking gorgeous!


The girls had a nice stylish ride with their Dad to the ceremony in a gorgeous cream coloured, 1930’s Beauford convertible car.



Her Dad was so proud!!


Michael’s parents and family, enjoying the wedding ceremony.


The moment, captured!


Driver prepping the car for Julie and Michael to go for a spin after their ceremony…..and the rain held off long enough for them to enjoy the ride with the top down.







Elegant red themed wedding details….and their cake was even red velvet flavour too!


A couple members from Julie’s pipe band played some irresistibly fun tunes and the girls brought out their Highland dancing moves and danced to a Highland fling! Awesome!


(and yep, all the girls are in the air at once!!)


Do you see that determined look on that little girl’s face? She caught the bouquet! The young boy caught the garter. Keeners for sure!


Fun times in the photo booth!


Julie’s Shoes: Christian Dior
Wedding Dress: Sposa
Bridesmaids Dresses: BCBG
Ceremony/Reception Location: Vancouver Golf Club, Coquitlam
Florist: Lavish Floral and Gifts
Wedding Cake: Sweet Thea
Wedding Car: A Stylish Arrival
DJ: Solomon Riby-Williams

We’d like to share a lovely afternoon lifestyle engagement session with Delia+ Michael who are super in love, giggle a lot and enjoy carefree days on Granville Island. We had a truly special afternoon with them and we are looking forward to their wedding in July. 🙂


On the day we had their session, there was a super low tide, which gave us the chance to go below the boardwalk and capture one of my favourite artful photographs of the day.




Since Delia + Michael are real foodies, we of course walked through the Granville Market and captured them just naturally spending time together, as they might on any day. So lovely, it makes me smile.


And also, as a real treat we’d like to share their slideshow with you:

  • Delia

    We had such an amazing time with the two of you. I’m so excited to explore the city with the 2 of you for our wedding photos! Thanks for a fabulous time on Granville Island:)ReplyCancel

  • Derek

    Amazing pictures. I love the shots inside the tea/coffee shop. They look very natural and candid!ReplyCancel

  • Delia

    Love the pictures and loved shooting with the both of you! Can’t wait till July 2!!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany

    Love it!!!
    Great photos!!!
    You guys are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Ngoc Pham

    Photos look amazing! Congrats Delia and Michael!ReplyCancel

  • Dana Sirri

    Such beautiful photos! I love seeing how utterly happy you both are! <3 I can’t wait to see you officially be married! xoxReplyCancel

  • Delores

    Beautiful pics! Can’t wait to see what the wedding photos will be like!ReplyCancel

  • Christina

    It’s fabulous! You couple are “天作之合”. Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • John
  • Denise

    Lovely pictures!! You make a beautiful couple.
    Can’t wait for the big day!!ReplyCancel

  • Jason

    Very beautiful composition, romantic shot, well done!ReplyCancel

  • Joseph

    Nice pictures! Delia has my good looking genes!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    My favourite people in my favourite places…… mmmmmm…… can I join you too? heheheheReplyCancel

  • Tami

    Lovely photos! Especially the shots in the coffee shop. They have such a warm feel to them. Such a sweet looking couple too!ReplyCancel

  • Christie

    Great location. Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    WOW! beautiful pictures in beautiful locations!!ReplyCancel

  • Joe & Lisa

    Fantastic pictures! Sure wish we were young once more and have as much fun as you two……ReplyCancel

  • Larry

    Bellisimo! Click ….this is Amore.ReplyCancel

  • Leah

    You two are so beautiful together! Great shots! can’t wait until the big day! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Alice

    Very beautiful pictures romantic shot, congrats!ReplyCancel

  • linda

    delia & michael
    Amazing photos! You both look so happy in love. We are so excited about your wedding.

  • Janet Hart

    Fabulous pictures!
    It is soooo wonderful to see how happy
    you are…..glowingReplyCancel

  • Maureen

    Beautiful! You look so in love. Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Tong

    What a good location choice. A busy place but you two look like you are in a world of two only.
    Auntie KathyReplyCancel

  • Katherine Tong

    You two looks so much in love. Great choice for photo shoot.ReplyCancel

  • Michael Meinhardt

    Justin and Steff,

    Thank you, for setting this up for us. Our families and friends love it! The feedback on the engagement pictures has been overwhelmingly positive.

    Thank you both so much,

    The groom.

    Michael Meinhardt.ReplyCancel

  • Lara

    What a handsome groom we will see on your wedding day. And Delia, you have the most beautiful smile.

  • You Guys! What a gorgeous couple … and fabulous website. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. Very excited for you and looking forward to the Big Day!


  • allie maclennan

    this is fabulous! i will never go to the island without thinking of you. thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Wei Min Lee

    Love the black and whites, big smiles all around =DReplyCancel

  • wow! Very nice and sweet!

    You both look like the official spokesperson for the Granville Island Public Market!!

    Cannot wait for your wedding party!ReplyCancel

  • Daniel

    Stellar Couple! Love these photos.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    Love the photos! You look so happy. Wishing you all the best.ReplyCancel

  • The photos are beautiful! They capture how happy and in love you two are. We can’t wait for the Big Day!!!!xoThe Stacey’sReplyCancel

  • keith meinhardt

    lovely pictures of my handson son and his beautiful fiance. can’t wait to see the wedding pictures.


  • Brenda Ramirez

    Michael and Delia,
    These engagement pictures are a demonstration of the pure love, fondness and affection you have for one another. I’m so happy for you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Addie

    Love all the photos! You guys look like you had so much fun. Very natural and obviously in love 😉

  • Rose

    You two look so happy in these amazing photos. Congrats!!!ReplyCancel

  • Betty Bridger

    Fabulous photos – cannot wait for the wedding ones!!Lots of love to you both.ReplyCancel

  • John

    Lovely couple, lovely pictures and great love story telling – amazing picture story book!ReplyCancel

  • Loved the photos! Can’t wait for the big day. xoThe StaceysReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    The pictures are fab! The two of you are so beautiful together.. so in love. Best wishes to the both of you!ReplyCancel

  • Julia Wong

    Beautiful photos of Delia and Michael!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia

    Delia and Michael,

    lovely couple – obviously very much in love. great pictures. though we will not be able to make it on your BIG DAY, our thoughts will be with you. all the best….

    patricia and litoReplyCancel

  • shiv

    you two are the cutest couple ever!ReplyCancel

  • Colin Stacey

    Delia and Michael really look very natural nothing contrived and genuinly show affection for each other,their eyes and body language confirm this.It is most impressive ,they have not used glamour to distract you from the reality of the situation but honest pictures of a delighteful couple who clearly demonstrate their love and respect for each other.I particularly like the picture of the two of them walking towards the camera as natural as you can be with a camera around.These great shots will clearly put them at the top of the list.
    Good luck to you both Colin.ReplyCancel

  • leah

    you are both so beautiful together!


  • Nichole

    Congratulations cousin!! Your pics are beautiful! Best wishes on your upcoming nuptials! ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Melton

    Gorgeous pics! You guys are such a happy couple! Can’t wait for the wedding! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Angela Donald

    Beautiful pictures! I love them. Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Barb Adams

    Delia is a very special woman that I have had the privilege to know and you have captured something beautiful about her relationship…the smile that shows her enjoyment of life to it’s fullest! Great pictures with a nice slideshow touch and cheers to the great looking couple! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • leslie and john nicholls

    What beautiful photos, I like the black and white ones especially, you both look so happy and in love, can’t wait to see you on the big day. We wish you both lots of love and happiness.ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid Murphy

    Such wonderful and natural shots. Gems to reminisce with in future years.ReplyCancel