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Golden Eagle Golf Course Wedding: Melanie & Paul

Melanie & Paul Golden Eagle Golf Course Wedding

Before we met with Paul and Melanie for their wedding I had met long before. I attended high school with Paul at Fleetwood Park Secondary and spent 5 years attending classes together. Melanie and I met at our church youth group and spent years knowing each other at summer camps and weekly hangouts, but not talking too much! 

Fast forward almost 10 years after graduation and Paul sent a message to me on Facebook asking if I would be interested in photographing their wedding! Being able to see old friends come together in marriage was a joy to be a part of. 

The wedding day was a hot one! Luckily for their bridal portraits, we were able to hop into a helicopter (thanks to Sky Helicopters!!) to a snowy mountaintop. This was Paul and Melanie's first time in a chopper which made the experience even better, and their faces as we flew over rivers and lakes was priceless. With only a few minutes up on the mountaintop we went to work, and these guys were amazing. So relaxed and calm the whole day, they really made the day that much more enjoyable. Their pictures turned out amazing as a result of this! 

Overall, great couple, great day, and great images to look back on. Thanks to all the amazing vendors that helped make this day so special!  

Venue: Golden Eagle Golf Course

Wedding Dress: The Bridal Gallery

Hair: Plushington Beauty Bar in Fort Langley

Makeup: Beaumont Beauty (Gabby Beaumont)

Groomsmen Attire: Moores

Florist: Floralista for bouquets and Flowers & Company for Reception Flowers

Catering: Golden Eagle Golf Course

Band/DJ: Steve Taylor

Helicopter: Bryce from Sky Helicopters

Coordinator: Lorae Brickwood - Golden Eagle Golf Course

 

Grouse Mountain Wedding: Sharon & Richard

Sharon & Richard Grouse Mountain Wedding

Sharon and Richard are the best, seriously we've never had more supportive clients than these two. They live in Toronto but we actually have a few mutual friends here in Vancouver so when Sharon reached out to us to photograph their wedding we were so excited. Our friend Lane would be officiating their wedding and our friend Emily from Emily Cuthbert Designs would be doing some print work.

Since these two lived across the country, we had a tricky time finding a date that would work to photograph their engagement session. Sharon and Richard were in Vancouver for one weekend before their wedding day which also happened to be my due date. We let them know that we were totally down to shoot their engagement photos but we were anticipating a baby any day. Long story short I ended up going into labour on the day of their engagement session. The original plan was to shoot their photos in Vancouver but I had been admitted so we asked them if they would be okay switching the location closer to the hospital I was at. Believe it or not, we actually contemplated Myles leaving me at the hospital and going to their session then returning to my side.

Oh my goodness how naive were we! Soon enough I was in full blown labour and we had to cancel on them but we have never felt more supported by a client ever, they were amazing. Aspen was born the next morning.

Fast forward a few months later and we finally got to meet Sharon and Richard on their wedding day. We all had a good laugh about how we totally thought we could do their engagement session while I was in labour. The day was calm and relaxed as we made our way up to Grouse Mountain where Sharon and Richard exchanged vows overlooking the city of Vancouver. Every part of their day was filled with love and good times! So many laughs were shared and a lot of doughnuts were eaten (they had a doughnut wall!). We fought off what seemed like thousands of mosquitoes during portraits on the side of the mountain before entering their reception. We had such an awesome time getting to know these two and their friends and family and we can't wait to grab a drink next time they are in town!

 

Venue: Grouse Mountain

Wedding Dress: MJM Wedding Services

Hair: Headwaze Salon

Makeup: Skin Body Beauty by Lexi

Groomsmen Attire: Moores Clothing for Men

Florist: Proline Trading International Inc.

Catering: Grouse Mountain

Band/DJ: Absolute DJs

Coordinator: Roz Regan/Grouse Mountain

Videographers: Forever After Wedding Films

Calligraphy: Emily Cuthbert

 

We were trying to think of a way to make it up to Sharon and Richard but nothing really seemed enough. So when Sharon asked us to photograph/attend (Aspen too) their pool party the next day, it was a no brainer. They had rented an AirBnb in North Vancouver with a pool and invited their friends to a pool party to continue to celebrate with them before they returned to Toronto. We brought Aspen to meet the couple who's session he abruptly interrupted and we ate, hung out and photographed for the afternoon. Until Aspen being Aspen had the biggest diaper explosion ever. Only a baby would make an exit like that, again Sharon and Richard were there supporting us with laughs and help cleaning up the mess. You two rock, we hope to cross paths again soon, next time we will get a babysitter.

Whytecliff Park Engagement: Emily & Sam

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Emily & Sam Whytecliff Engagement

It has been so long since we have shared our work on our blog! We are kicking off a string of new posts from this past summer with Sam and Emily. 

This engagement session was exactly 1 month after Aspen was born, and we were excited to hang out at one of our favourite sunset spots in Vancouver, Whytecliff Park. It was pretty busy for a Monday night, but we lucked out with some quiet spots before the sun started to set. It is spots like these that consistently take our breath away, reminding us how nice our part of the world really is. If you have never been before.. do yourself a favour and go.

The one thing we noticed right away about Sam and Emily is how calm and comfortable they are around each other and how they make everyone around them feel the same. Could spend many more nights with these two talking about life, taking pictures, and enjoying beautiful Vancouver. 

Stay tuned for their wedding which took place this past August!