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We absolutely love photographing engagement sessions with our clients and our session with Aimee and Oliver really reinforced that for us again – we all had a great time together on a lovely Sunday morning in Deep Cove. The whole shoot was relaxing and fun; Aimee and Oliver took it easy, went for a nice stroll, shared some laughs along with a few romantic moments and we finished off with a nice mid-morning coffee!

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One of the things we like to do with our extended engagement sessions is to step away from portraits and capture photographs more like scenes from a romantic film. It’s rare that we get to see ourselves in this way, just being who we are- a couple together enjoying each others company. Over their cafe drinks of choice, a Cappuccino + a London Fog, we captured Aimee and Oliver spending time together as they would on any average Sunday morning…lovely.

deep cove engagement photo sessionA romantic moment while on their favourite walk in the forest.

We really had a great time with Aimee and Oliver on that relaxed, ‘lazy days of summer’ morning.

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  • Aimee

    Thanks so much Justin and Steff!! You guys made it so much fun and so effortless! It felt like we hung out with friends for an easy fun afternoon and ended up with a bunch of beautiful photos! I can’t wait to see the wedding pictures!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful couple; gorgeous lighting, and awesome composition – it doesn’t get much better than this! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • huy

    These pics are really cool.ReplyCancel


Looking for something to do with your wedding dress a year later? While walking along the Seawall in Vancouver this weekend, we met this group of girlfriends who came up up with a super fun idea! A wedding dress party! hey, why not?! Get that dress out of the wardrobe, dust it off a little and get dressed up again in your gown, (with hubbies too of course!) and have a cocktail party and feel fabulous! Nice idea ladies…perhaps you’ve started a trend!


  • Carissa

    HEY! We had so much fun on that day, thanks so much for taking our picture and making it even more memorable.

    I love your site!
    Take care…(ps i’m the top left with the feathers in my hair ahah)ReplyCancel

  • Carissa

    Thanks for taking our picture and making our day even more memorable.

    We had such a great time and who doesn’t want to wear their wedding dress one more time!

    P.S. i’m on the top left with the feather in my hair ahahReplyCancel

  • Jocelyn

    These dresses were a little more dusty than you might think (and tight ;0) The first couple at the front are at 12 years, then 11 years, a couple of 9 yearers after that, then two 7’s up to just under a year at the top (minus their grooms) It’s never too late ladies!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy

    What a great idea!ReplyCancel

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You’ve gotta love summer weddings in Vancouver, especially on those blue sky, warm sunny days.  Giulia and Jason’s wedding was just that kind of perfect day. Their wedding took place on the North Shore with Giulia getting ready at her parents home, surrounded by her family, flower girls and bridesmaids. Meanwhile, Jason was getting ready a few blocks away with his groomsmen.   Giulia had a short, nervous limo ride to the church, once there she didn’t waste any time going straight from the limo and down the aisle with her proud father to meet a very happy Jason at the alter.  These two were married at St. Edmunds Catholic Church in North Vancouver, where they had a lovely service.

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Beautiful bouquet by Margitta’s Flowers.


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Little discreet chat at the alter…

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At their reception at the Seymour Golf and Country Club it was revealed that Giulia’s parents also happened to be celebrating their 43rd wedding anniversary that day. Among the evening festivities, Giulia and Jason had created a surprise slide show for her parents presenting a visual history covering their years of their marriage together, including photographs from their wedding, 45 years earlier. How wonderfully romantic and touching!

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But that wasn’t it for surprises, Jason still had something up his sleeve. It turns out that over the years that Giulia and Jason have been together Giulia’s mom had taken on a bit of a nick name for Jason – ‘Big Ape.’ At the wedding reception, Jason felt it was time to live up to his nick name and had it arranged that everyone cleared the dance floor, except for Giulia’s mom. Then a few moments later Jason, dressed in a big Gorilla suit, came bouncing into the room and ran straight to Giulia’s mom!! It was pretty surreal, very funny and definitely something we’ve never seen before at a wedding! (I wonder if she still calls him a Big Ape after that?)

This was a really nice wedding; good fun, great people, delicious Italian food and one newly married bouncing ape 🙂

steff + justin

  • Great photos you two! and love the gorilla groom. it’s somehow really sweet of him to be so thoughtful of his relationship with his new mother in law…and also a totally unique wedding idea!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn

    The gorilla shot is hilarious! Loved the location of the school, very cool! Really enjoyed looking at your samples here on the website – I feel like I really got to know these brides and grooms – great work!ReplyCancel

‘Twas a bit of a wild weather day with these two.  The plan was to go down to their local beach in Kitsilano, but Mother Nature had different plans in mind and it decided to start raining 10 minutes before we met for our beach engagement session with them.  Nothing like rain and 40 km/hr winds to make for a great day at the beach, especially if your trying to avoid the crowds- there is nobody there!  Spending an hour and a half on an engagement shoot in these conditions however, is less than ideal.

We arrived at Seana and Mike’s and were quickly introduced to an entourage of cute pets, including one charismatic young doggie named Dexter.  We talked for a while about the planned photo-session and came up with an alternate plan, to go ahead with the session, but take advantage of some of the cities many great locations that are covered; perfect for this kind of day.  Once we had come up with a plan that would involve a little city adventure, we left on our way, leaving Dexter behind to manage his domain.  Amazingly, once we were outside, the rain had stopped and it even looked like the wind had calmed down just a bit, although there was still a good breeze.  We took advantage of the break and made for the beach, back to plan A! As it turned out, the rain held out until the last 5 minutes of our photo shoot when we were wrapping it up.  All in all it was a really great time. One of those really alive days, when the air is cool and fresh, the wind is brisk and there is that feeling that the weather could turn at any minute.  So, we all had a nice walk along the beach and found a few spots to take a break from the wind.  Seana and Mike were really fun to photograph. These two have a really great energy together.  It’s going to be a great wedding day.   steff + justin

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