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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!

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  • 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

We met Venessa and Derek in person for the first time on the day before their wedding day on a surprisingly cold, very rainy day (I thought it might even snow!). I had been chatting for months with Venessa, but it was so nice to finally met her and Derek in person. With the weather the way it had been in the few days before, we made a solid rain plan and then on the day of their wedding Vanessa, Derek and their guests enjoyed a perfect blue sky, Autumn day! Awesome! Back to the sunny day plan! We had a fun afternoon with them and their bridal party traipsing around the Whistler area, but we’ll start you out with one sneak peak from a lovely forest spot we found. More to come!whistler_wedding_photography_september

  • Alison Angers

    Steff and Justin are awesome!!!
    I was in the bridal party of a wedding in Whistler this past week, due to the fact that we were all from Alberta and Saskatchewan we only had one car available for the wedding party. So the other bridesmaid and myself drove around to the different photography sites with Steff and Justin, they made us both feel so comfortable.
    They are both very professional in the work that they do and in looking at their gallery I know the photos are going to be fabulous.
    I commented to them that they made us feel like we were a group of friends out taking pictures!
    I will be telling everyone I know who lives in or is going to be in BC to seriously consider Hyperfocus when they need a photographer.
    Thanks Steff and Justin you made a great day even better!
    AlisonReplyCancel

  • Melissa & Rob Cordonier

    Hi Steff & Justin,
    Looking at the new photos up on the blog (especially the Whistler one!) is making us super excited to see ours very soon!!!

    In spite of the rain that blessed us all day, everyone had a great time and there were many comments on how fantastic you two were with blending in with our intimate group of family – chosen and bestowed.

    Thank you so much again and we’ll email about next week.

    R & MReplyCancel

Ramona and Shaun are an absolutely adorable couple who were beaming with massive smiles from ear to ear like Cheshire cats all day. They are so truly in love. We have more to share from their wonderful day, but for now just a little sneak peak.

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  • Heather Shaw Halverson

    Dear Shaun & Ramona!

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!! I keep looking at them over & over. What a beautiful wedding it was!!!

    Much love,

    Mom & Dad xoxoxooxReplyCancel

  • Heather Shaw Halverson

    Absolutely gorgeous photos!!! What a wonderful, special day it was!!!

    Love from a very proud Mom! xoxooxxooReplyCancel

On a recent sunny summer Sunday we got together with Ginny and Victor for a nice and casual engagement photo session in Yaletown. Up until this point we had only met with Ginny, since Victor was always out of town and busy with work, so it was a real pleasure to meet finally him. And what I liked best was seeing how Ginny just sparkles with happiness with Victor by her side! We really enjoyed our afternoon with them and are looking forward to their wedding at Hart House later in early Fall.

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vancouver_engagement_yaletown_gv311Too cute!! 🙂

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  • Ginny

    Thanks for including us on your blog! And again … we just LOVE the engagement photos and had such a great time with you guys! Can’t wait for September!ReplyCancel

  • daphne

    that’s it?? that’s all the pictures we get to see? what a tease! looks great so far!ReplyCancel

  • Tina

    These pictures are gorgeous!! I love the crisp-ness of the photos! And oh yeah…the subjects in them aren’t too shabby either 😉 Thanks for sharing…now I can’t wait to see the wedding photos!!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    These pictures look awesome! The first one is my personal favourite. I love your hair & make-up too! You guys both look great. I agree with Daphne…I want to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Guillio

    I love the roundhouse shot – the symmetry is just perfecto! Love it, love it!ReplyCancel

  • N. MORA

    GORGEOUS PICTURES!!! THE PHOTOS ARE SO VIBRANT & CRISP AND YOU GUYS LOOK AWESOME!!! WELL DONE!!!

    CAN’T WAIT FOR THE BIG DAY!!! =DReplyCancel

  • Angela

    I love these pics! My fave is the one with G & V sitting in front of the grey doors. (I wish I knew someone who was getting married so I could recommend a wonderful photographer to them…)ReplyCancel

  • Bob Nikelski

    Really nice photos–I like the different locations.ReplyCancel

  • sw

    Great pics! We are really looking forward to the wedding.ReplyCancel

  • TOO CUTE! Congrats Gin & Victor. Can’t wait to see more picsReplyCancel

  • Ashley Cooper

    Wow! Such amazing photos!! Absolutley beautiful!! Can’t wait to see the wedding photos!!ReplyCancel

  • Azusa

    Gorgeous photos!!! Ginny, you are looking HOT HOT HOT and Vic looks so handsome and happy. LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • Wes

    I love the roundhouse. Such cool lines. Oh and I love the roundhouse community center too. Ahh Vic. Had to do some trash on the comment line. Snicker. Great stuff guys, can’t wait for the big day!ReplyCancel

  • Lawrence

    wow, you guys look absolutely fabulous!!! love the different vancouver backdrops. can’t wait to come back for your wedding!!ReplyCancel

  • Jill

    Gin I love the pic with you sitting sideways against Vic! The flowers etc look so romantic. Can’t wait to see the rest.ReplyCancel

  • Christina Harrison

    These pictures are amazing, you guys look great!! my fav picture is the second to last one 🙂ReplyCancel

  • shawn

    Can we now start making “proximity = kiss” jokes about you two? 🙂 Very nice.ReplyCancel

  • Cameo

    Great pictures. Very well composed. You should share some more.ReplyCancel

  • Janet

    Great pictures and picture #2 is my favourite : ) It is in fact “too cute”!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lewisa Anciano

    Great pictures!!! I love how it shows off the love you have for each other.ReplyCancel

  • Irene

    Cool photos, my favorite is the one with doors in the background. Look forward to seeing more.ReplyCancel

  • Ada

    Love the pics G&V – you two look so cute together, especially in #2. Congrats and all the best!ReplyCancel

  • LC

    Beautiful! You both look great! more! more! 🙂 Looking forward to the wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Tina

    sooo cute!! can’t wait to help celebrate the big day!!!
    xoxo,
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  • Jana

    Such fab photos! Looking forward to the big day!ReplyCancel

  • Gabi

    Awesome pics!! Looking forward to crashing the wedding! 🙂ReplyCancel

We were really looking forward to Cynthia and Paul’s weddings- yep, you got it, wedding-s. They had two gorgeous weddings on two separate days to celebrate both their cultural backgrounds. How much fun was that for them!!? Getting the chance to marry the love of your love twice, sounds rather romantic to me. And both of their wedding days couldn’t have been more different: Sikh for the first wedding and Western/Chinese for their second ceremony. Of course there was double the wedding planning for Cynthia, but I have to say she did an excellent job coordinating both days flawlessly.  Their first wedding day was to celebrate Paul’s Sikh background and took place at the Akali Singh Sikh Temple.

sikh_wedding_hyperfocus_photography_vancouverCynthia started getting ready at 5:30 am, while Paul only got up at 9am, lucky guy! Here Lailani, Cynthia’s friend watches as she has the final touches of her make-up applied.

sikh_wedding_hyperfocus_photography_vancouverAbsolutely stunning Gucci heels and her beautiful sari.

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sikh_wedding_hyperfocus_photography_vancouverMeanwhile at the groom’s house, Paul was the center of attention while family members tie a sehera (floral/beaded veil) to his forehead.

sikh_wedding_hyperfocus_photography_vancouverTea with savouries (normally samosa, pakoras) and sweets are being served.

sikh_wedding_hyperfocus_photography_vancouverPaul and his procession head out the door to the Sikh temple.

sikh_wedding_hyperfocus_photography_vancouverThe priest sitting center stage during their ceremony reading from holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib.

sikh_wedding_vancouver_hyperfocus_photographyDuring their ceremony Cynthia was supposed to keep a rather neutral look on her face, but she couldn’t help herself to smile when she looked over at Paul!

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sikh_wedding_vancouver_hyperfocus_photographyPaul and his friends looking rather dapper.

sikh_wedding_vancouver_hyperfocus_photographyBeautiful!!

sikh_wedding_vancouver_hyperfocus_photographyAlthough the day started out with drizzly rain, we had warm sunshine just in time for our photo session near Deer Lake in Burnaby.

sikh_wedding_vancouver_hyperfocus_photographyCongratulations Cynthia + Paul! We truly enjoyed capturing ‘wedding day one’ for you. We’ll post their second wedding soon.

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Cynthia’s Dress: Custom made and purchased in India
Ceremony Location: Akali Singh Sikh Temple
Catering: Dhaliwal Banquet Hall & Restaurant
Hair/Make-up: Studio 26: Racquel Lacson
Florist: Flowers by Coco
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  • Karen Fairchild

    Wow, she is stunning! So unique to see a Chinese bride in a sari! She is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Polly Kainth

    As the emcee for Paul and Cynthia’s wedding reception, I was taken back at all of the beautiful arrangements and the photographers’ attention to details. After attending so many mixed cultural weddings, this was absolutely unique and the most memorable wedding of the season!ReplyCancel

  • c

    omg I love the colours of her lengha/saari – something i would wear for my own wedding – beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jas

    Nice work, Great composition, Great Detail and Beautiful Couple. Awesome job.ReplyCancel