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On one of their visits from Montreal we arranged with Kim and Jan to visit one of their favorite places on the coast, Buntzen Lake. When we met up I saw that Jan had a pair of binoculars hanging off his shoulder, it turns out that these two are very much into bird watching. Given their backgrounds in biology and science, an interest in some of our planets most interesting animals made sense. What’s really neat about spending some time with Kim and Jan and talking about different birds around the world, is that we have started paying a lot more attention to our local birds, and I have to say it’s been quite fascinating.

For the photoshoot with these two we spent a little time down by the lake and then went into the forest to create some images that really reflected them, including some shots of them looking for different birds in the forest, it was a fun shoot! These two really love the West coast so it was nice to be able to take advantage of a place that they really felt a connection to.

We are looking forward to their upcoming wedding this summer at Swan-e-Set Bay Resort & Country Club.

P.S. We recently shared a link with Kim + Jan to a live webcam from an Eagles nest with her babies. Here it is in case anyone would like to take a look: Eagle’s nest

engagement session buntzen lake

engagement session buntzen lake

engagement session buntzen lake

  • Kim and Jan

    Thank you so much for a fun engagement session! We’re so happy with how the pictures turned out.ReplyCancel

  • You are welcome! We enjoyed meeting you both and getting to know you better. We are really looking forward to your wedding day later this summer.ReplyCancel

Ahh, Spring; you’ve gotta love it. Its especially nice when you get those warm mornings of sunshine and fresh spring smells, hinting that summer is just around the corner. It was that kind of morning when we met up with Giulia and Jason for a relaxed and fun engagement session at the beach in West Vancouver. When Giulia had booked their engagement session it was a downpour-ish, torrential rainy Vancouver day and she was concerned about how the weather would be on on the day of their session. I reassured her not to worry because we can photograph in all types of conditions and it turned out to be a super sunny morning. In fact, I think we were all a little shocked to see such great weather that it just set the tone for a super fun morning.

We had a great morning with you both and we are really looking forward to your wedding day,

steff + (justin too!)

Some of you may remember the engagement shots that we posted a few weeks ago of Bernadette and Robin, well they’re married!!! On February 22nd these two made it official at Vancouver’s Alibi Room.

Things began with stylish elegance at the Hotel Le Soleil, right downtown. Up on the 11th floor of this sumptuous hotel we met up with the Bernadette and Robin who were both calm and relaxed. I am sure for them knowing that things couldn’t be more right (and the day well planned) they were totally at ease….and laughing as usual. We spent some time in the hotel with its European decor and Louis XVI style furniture creating some great images in a style that worked well with the classic elegance of our location.

Despite a dark and rainy evening, we went outside to take advantage of what must be the city’s finest examples of Art Deco, the Marine Building. We spent just a few minutes near the entrance, covered from the rain before hopping in a cab to The Alibi Room.

The atmosphere in The Alibi Room was warm and cozy where Bernadette and Robin entered to see 80 of their closest family and friends cheering and welcoming them. The relaxed ceremony was perfect for the evening- The Alibi Room making for the perfect backdrop for this urban couple. After the ceremony the guests mingled in the candle lit room, before heading downstairs for a few quick family photos and then on to a tasty dinner.

What a great night! With the cold rainy weather outside and the restaurant awash in candles, it was an evening of warmth among good company to celebrate this really great couple.

And what about the cookies? Well, the common myth of how these two met was officially laid to rest that evening. As far as some guests knew, the story of how these two met was at a coffee shop, where they both simultaneously ordered the last cookie and had to discuss who would be awarded the last tasty treat. A very nice story, but it was just a story. The real story of how they met was told that night, to set the record straight during one of the loving toasts by a friend, a story of what happened that makes perfect sense for this professional young urban couple: they met at a place Where Singles Click 😉

To celebrate the great cookie myth, Bernadette and Robin gave all of their guests what were quite possibly the most delectable chocolate chip cookies to have ever been baked! Yum!

Great work you two on a fantastic evening and congratulations on your marriage, a marriage of two people who are so wonderful together. We feel like it was a real privilege to be involved so closely in your wedding and being able to get to know you both so well.

All the best,

steff and justin

  • jamiedelaine

    What a beautiful wedding! Love these.ReplyCancel

  • Kim T.

    Very very impressive guys! You guys are getting better and better every single year. I wish you had done my wedding!!!!ReplyCancel

On the very brisk Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago, we went out with Steve and Elizabeth and had a walk around Yaletown for their engagement session. Not only is Yaletown a great place to take photographs, but also a fab place to do some designer dog watching, so we invited Steve and Elizabeth to bring their puppy with them. Their little puppy Ollie had a great time visiting with other doggies, as well as being a super posing puppy!

We had a lovely morning (although chilly) with Steve and Elizabeth and we are happy to premiere their engagement session with our new slideshow.


steff + justin

Hey Everyone! We’ve just come back from an intense 5 days at a photographers conference in Las Vegas and it was a blast! It was so exciting to be there and interact with some of the world’s top photographers. We definitely picked up a few new and exciting ideas (which we’ll ultimately be sharing with you!) and it was great to meet so many new people. Despite being super busy with the conference, we did find time to go out for a few spectacular meals, ride the exciting roller coaster at NYNY (we are huge roller coaster fans!) and Justin even took a few large format photographs along the Strip. Being a bit of an unusual camera, he tended to attract the attention of a few small crowds – even in the glitzy glam of Las Vegas.

It was a tiring action packed week away, so time to relax a bit, get some sleep and get caught up!

steff + justin