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So, we were tickled pink when Justin recently found out that his agency sold one of his images to National Geographic!! Woohoo!

It was printed in the May/June issue of National Geographic Traveler with 3/4 of a Million copies in circulation.  I’m so proud! 🙂 What makes it even sweeter, is that the image that they bought is one of the very few images that Justin’s agency has with me as the subject.  Justin has images in publication all around the world, but this one  is so much more special. Yep, that’s right- little ol’ me is a ‘cultural observation’ in National Geographic magazine. I think I’m still blushing! To top it all off, is the fact that the photograph was taken early one morning while we were on a train in Northern India traveling to Varanasi, during a really incredible and beautiful trip that we shared together.

Nice work Justin!


Joanne and Tony were certainly one of the most fun couples that we have worked with in the last year and judging by all of the guests at their wedding, there are many other people who are also aware that these two are really great.  They truly have a lot of love and respect for each other which in turn creates such a wonderful energy around them. Their wedding took place at Westwood Plateau in Coquitlam with their ceremony on the front lawn and reception taking place in the upstairs room.  These two really put a lot of thought and effort into every aspect of their wedding, creating an incredible experience for themselves and their hundreds of guests.  Regular readers of our blog might remember that Joanne and Tony had a photograph from their engagement photo session that we had with them featured in the fall 2010 issue of Real Weddings magazine (pg 25).  You can really see from their engagement photographs and wedding photographs that these two know how to enjoy themselves and truly appreciate and love being together.


Joanne had an absolutely stunning dress by designer Maggie Sottero.  The pre-ceremony planning was made easier by finishing the final stages of getting into her dress right at Westwood Plateau, she had plenty of help from her bridesmaids, who were long time close friends and her Mom.


Tala Florist did an amazing job with Joanne’s wedding bouquet, boutonnieres and floral centerpieces. Lovely fresh flowers in beautiful arrangements seem to be exploding everywhere.


A stunning Joanne- inside and out!


Bathed in morning sunlight, Joanne’s Dad walked her proudly down the aisle towards Tony.  Cascading displays of seemingly never-ending orchids adorned the aisle with two more large displays of orchids at the front- stunning!


Tony watching Joanne walk down the aisle.






Was there a reason for doing this jump shot? – You bet!  Just have a look at their feet; as a gift to the wedding party Joanne and Tony bought everyone some REALLY comfy shoes from Roxy and DC and this was moments after putting them on!  Do you think these guys look happy to have traded in their heels and dress shoes for some nice comfy slip-on shoes?  ooooh ya! Happy enough to jump for joy!


We just love this photograph! Not only are they gorgeous women, this photo represents so much about their day.


To contrast the elegance of their ceremony, we incorporated some urban rustic shots in their session.






The room was exquisitely set up with decor by Sweet Beginnings, flowers by Tala and personalized table number cards which we created with Joanne and Tony.



Tony prepares to throw the garter to the single guys, take a look at all those unmarried men, whoa! They were a keen bunch!


Joanne and Tony have their first dance.


It was after 11pm here and these two are just beaming, what an amazing experience these two created not only for themselves, but all their guests too.

Silly faces, lots of giggles from the photobooth!westwood-plateau-wedding-justin-and-steff

Thanks to Joanne and Tony for choosing us to capture their big day for them, we had a fabulous time working with both of them and feel honoured to have shared in their wedding day with them.  You know, I have to say considering this photograph was taken at the end of the night, I think all of us are looking great considering what a long day it had been.

Wedding Dress 1: Maggie Sottero The Bridal Gallery
Wedding Dress 2: BCBG
Chinese Dress: Custom Made
Joanne’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bracelets for Bridesmaids: Modest Goddesss
Ceremony Location: Westwood Plateau Golf Course
Hair/Make-up: Trinity Salon and Spa
Florist: Tala Florist
Reception/Caters: Sweet Beginnings
DJ: Audio Edge

  • Bohdanna

    Finally some wedding pictures that really show all sides of an amazing wedding! Rarely do we see such shots that allow folks to look fun, and look funky without looking posed! I can only imagine how glad Tony and Jo are for having their photos taken by you guys!ReplyCancel

  • izzi

    beautiful photos! beautiful people! an unforgettable day. Thanks Jo and Tony for sharing it with us!ReplyCancel

  • kathy

    very beautiful wedding! every little detail was perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley

    The pictures are so beautiful, just like looking through a bridal magazine.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny

    What a beautiful couple! =) I love the photos! The jumping ones are my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Gab

    Lovely lovely!

    Thanks for sharing. What beautiful shots to remember such a special day.ReplyCancel

  • holly

    love the photos. it was really fun taking pictures with you guys. great job!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia

    These photos are stunning! I’m so glad that my big brother and now my new sister-in law have tied the knot. Truly an unforgettable day.ReplyCancel

  • Selena

    Amazing pictures! Definitely an unforgettable day! We had so much fun shooting that day…especially the jumping pics!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy

    congrats Jo and Tony! the pics are absolutely beautiful. holly was beautiful too =)ReplyCancel

  • David

    Awesome pictures Vuongs. Can’t wait to see the baby pics!ReplyCancel

  • Melody

    All the pictures were so beautiful. What a memorable day!ReplyCancel

  • liza

    i LOVE these photos! jo, you looked radiant 🙂 tony, you are beaming!ReplyCancel

  • Matthew

    Woohoo, good times! Again, congratulations Jo/Tony, see ya guys on sunday?! 😛ReplyCancel

  • Doug

    Amazing pictures, amazing day…. amazing couple. Love you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    I have yet to see a more beautiful couple than you two 🙂 Beautiful pictures for two beautiful people inside and out. Love you guysReplyCancel

  • Liz

    Beautiful photos! Loved all of them!ReplyCancel

  • leese

    ‘Amazing’… the background of the pics. Thank you hyperfocus!ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    The pics definitely captured all the special moments!… Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • nhi huynh-ma

    Fabulous photos capture the whole memorable day, including the people, settings, mood, energy, fun, and most of all: the love… Though we were unable to join Jo and Tony on their happy day, we can feel and share the happy couple’s experience from the very ‘alive’ pictures from England.ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    I see me in there!! YAY!!! Great pics by the way….=]ReplyCancel

On January 16, 2011, Justin + I and a small group of select wedding vendors will be hosting an informal party at the beautiful Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver for couples like you who are currently planning their weddings. Join us to ask questions and to seek advice from seasoned wedding pros without the crowds and sales pitch environment of the traditional wedding shows.  This is a fun and interactive event so grab your fiance or friend and join the fun. Admission is FREE!

Please RSVP by Thursday, January 13th to attend. We hope to see you there!

Steff + Justin 🙂

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This Autumn has been absolutely gorgeous and having the chance to photograph the very much in love Megan and Sean among the best display of Autumn colour I can ever remember was great! They are truly smitten with each other and it was our pleasure to spend some time capturing them around the UBC where they first met years when she was in school.





There is something just so romantic about Autumn colours and cozy sweaters!



Remember Vista and Brenden’s Zoroastrian engagement party back in March? Well, they were married this September on Bowen Island at Brenden’s family home in the middle of the peaceful island. It was a unique and beautiful wedding ceremony with a great surprise of Vista singing a romantic song for him during their ceremony! Beautiful! Afterward, we all hopped on the ferry and headed into downtown Vancouver for their photo session on the way to their reception in Burnaby. We look forward to seeing them both tonight!


  • Joanne

    I love how it’s still an elegant moment that you captured within that rustic urban setting…. in fact i think it heightens it! Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Mahvash

    I can not wait to see the wedding pictures tonight. (Vista’s Mom)ReplyCancel

  • Vista

    The two of you captured our wedding day marvelously!

    All the excitement and anticipation was so worth it when Brenden and I saw the slideshow and album.

    Your photos will bring smiles and tears of joy to our friends, family and US for many years to come.

    Thank you Justin and Stef!
    Vista & BrendenReplyCancel

  • Love this shot! Tres urban romance 🙂ReplyCancel