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A few weeks ago we got together with Marianne and Tom for their engagement photo session while they were visiting from New York City. They wanted to have their session in a natural environment and we suggested Lighthouse Park (one of our favourite places to be!), because it is quintessentially West Coast and couldn’t be more different than where they live. We all enjoyed a nice and relaxing session in such a beautiful park amongst the giant trees in the forest and the serene views over the sea. We are really looking forward to their wedding this summer.







  • Olivia McCord

    Fantastic photos! You make a beautiful couple and I love the setting. Can’t wait to see Vancouver for myself. Great talking to you the other night Tom!ReplyCancel

  • Chickie Holcombe

    What a beautiful couple you are! Best wishes as you prepare for your special day, and thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Tommie Indence

    Fabulous pictures of a fabulous couple!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Davis

    What gorgeous pictures these are. The scenery is a perfect backdrop for the two of you. I am so happy for you both and am looking forward to the wedding in June.ReplyCancel

  • barbara & bill meyran

    “there’s something about Marianne”. Tom is a lucky guy.

    we hope you are always as happy as you are today…

    great pictures………..ReplyCancel

  • marilynn Love

    All I can say is WOW! beautiful setting,beautiful couple.Can’t wait for the big day.ReplyCancel

  • What a lovely couple and such a delight to see their joy and anticipation for the future!ReplyCancel

When we first met Jenny we were absolutely amazed at how adorable she was, so it’s no surprise to us that she made a stunning bride. She is a very kind heartened woman too, so it was lovely to hear all the overwhelmingly kind words her friends had to say about her throughout the day. Adrian is a gentle soul who just loves Jenny to bits. 🙂 They had a short, but sweet Catholic wedding ceremony (with a few giggles too!) at the St. Antioch Parish at UBC and they had a Chinese tea ceremony and their wedding reception at The Fairmont Pacific Rim.fairmont_pacific_rim_vancouver_hyperfocus_031


Throughout the whole day, Jenny’s bridesmaids were truly are real help to her which was so lovely to see. True friendship. 🙂


Wedding rings made by a friend of theirs.


Moments before Jenny walked down the aisle.

fairmont_pacific_rim_vancouver_hyperfocus_04I just love this moment when her parents are walking her down the aisle together and proudly bringing her to Adrian at the alter.



Just Married are really happy about it! 🙂


Having fun with their wedding party.



This is one of our favourites from their day, this photograph captures so much love between them.





Heading over the The Fairmont Pacific Rim for their tea ceremony and reception.



Jenny honouring her aunt and uncle during their Chinese tea ceremony.

Guests were treated to a big surprise of lion dancers who voraciously entered the ballroom with drummers alongside and danced up a storm.  The lions are meant to express joy and happiness.



Games time!


Culinary desserts here we come! The coolest nitrogen ice creme bar in Vancouver!


The nitrogen ice creme bar was a huge hit with us being foodies and of course, their guests! It was so much fun to watch creme and your flavour of choice be frozen instantly right before your eyes!! And so impressive too!


There was no shortage of amazing and yummy desserts!


Sharing a few quiet moments together near the end of the evening. Thanks Jenny and Adrian, it was our pleasure to capture your wedding day for you!

Wedding Dress: Enzoani
Chinese Dress: Bello
Jenny’s Shoes: Calvin Klein
Necklaces for Bridesmaids: Forever 21
Ceremony Location: St. Antioch Parish
Hair/Make-up: Total Image by Susan
Florist: Jenny did it herself!! Go girl!
Reception/Caters: The Fairmont Pacific Rim
Wedding Cake: chefs @ The Fairmont Pacific Rim
Lion Dancers: Cheng Ming Yeung Club
Wedding Rings: Custom-made by Tobun (by Jenny + Adrian’s friend)

  • Jen

    You two looked gorgeous and great photos too!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee Black

    Great photos! I love the energy and the elegant romance that you captured. Plus, that nitro ice cream dessert is amazing, what a neat idea! cool pic too.ReplyCancel


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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