| Samantha & Ken | Married | 10.03.10 |

Holy smokes!!  What a day!  Samantha and Ken are such a fun, kind and generous couple.  The entire day was all smiles and laughter for them…a few tears here and there too!

Samantha and Ken were super fun to photograph – they were up for anything and everything…a wedding photographer’s dream!  And such a gorgeous ceremony and reception at The Vancouver Club…another wedding photographer’s dream!  Samantha and Ken’s vision for their wedding was grand and spectacular, and they pulled off quite the day for their family and friends.  Dan and I had the immense pleasure of being part of their wedding!

Please enjoy!

The day started off at the River Rock Casino Hotel.  Samantha and her ladies had an early start to the day with hair and make up by the amazing Vivian (hnwedding@hnwedding.com).  Ken and his crew arrived at Samantha’s hotel room at 8:30, to be greeted by her confidants who led them through some pretty tough games!  Applying lipstick to each other using their mouth only, reciting Chinese poetry, all sorts of games!  Ken finally got to his blushing bride and the tea ceremony followed after that.
It was our first time shooting at the Vancouver Club, and Dan and I were blown away at how we had never heard of this venue before!  We have done our share of wedding research for our own wedding and never came across here.  It is such a stunning location!Samantha and Ken were married by the awesome Rev. Brent Sheppard.  They wrote their own vows to each other, and it was beautiful.It’s official, let the fun begin!!It wasn’t a rainy Vancouver day, but it definitely wasn’t sunny out either.  Instead of heading outdoors for our creative time, we decided to take advantage of the Vancouver Club’s rooms and lobby.  Great interior spaces to shoot it!Oh yeah…Ken is a very popular and well liked individual…7 groomsmen!!!I have to say I’ve never really been a keener for veils…but when a bride has a long long LONG veil (cathedral veils?!), it’s amazing and so fun to shoot with.
Samantha and Ken love the camera!  Instead of us suggesting poses, they were doing them on their own!  Models in the making!The lobby of the Vancouver Club is pretty awesome.  We didn’t have to venture far and wide to get great shots. Love the subtle reflection on the floor.Gorgeous!  All the bouquets and flower arrangements were by Hillary Miles Flowers!We did go outside just to mix it up a bit…Very stoic gentlemenWe were stunned by the decor done by the amazing team at Wedding Design Studio.  The room, the decor, the lighting…it all matched perfectly! I had so much fun shooting the reception details, and it was great that Samantha and Ken gave us the time to do it…usually we don’t get to see the reception hall before all the guests are in there!

This decadent piece of art work was by Ganache Patisserie…..yum!Samantha changed into a beautiful red gown part way through the reception.  If you notice closely, Ken has quite the beautiful red tie he changed to match Samantha;) Yup!  That’s dress #3!!  An amazing yellow ballgown that totally reminds me of Belle’s yellow dress in Beauty and the Beast!  With every dress change, was a different hair do, and a matching tie for Ken!  Wow, so coordinated and detail oriented!  Samantha and Ken had the wonderful help from their wedding coordinators Kiren and Sarah of Dream Group Productions.  Those two ladies rock!Such a great day it was!  Dan and I had so much fun getting to know Samantha and Ken, and working with such great vendors in the wedding industry, including the videography team from Laura Ann Cinema!  We’ll be remembering this wedding for a long time!

All the best to you both, Samantha and Ken!

Slide show below.

Cheers till next time!

K&D

Thanks Maros!!

awesome stuff guys!
amazing
I will call you some day to chat again
later
Maros Hana

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| Kristy & Matt | Engaged |

We are HORRIBLE bloggers!!  With life taking a huge turn these past few months (first-time-home buyers, and some serious renos!) and a few other hiccups, we unfortunately haven’t been on top of our blogging.  We sincerely apologize to Kristy and Matt especially, since we’re blogging their e-session AFTER we just shot their awesome wedding this past weekend!  Nonetheless, we want to share the good times we had with Kristy and Matt…

Enjoy:)

Iona Beach has proven to be a favorite spot of ours.  The rain kindly held off until the end!Iona Beach was actually part deux of their e-session.  Part one was on Main Street, on just before Chinatown.  Unfortunately, we had an incident at the end of the session, in which our car was broken into and some valuables were stolen:(  We felt so bad that their engagement session experience ended on such a bad note, we decided to do another one.  We still got some great shots that first time around!Our jeep making a cameo!Thank your Kristy and Matt for two awesome sessions!  We had a blast at your wedding and can’t wait to blog it!

Cheers,

K&D

jimmy

sweet

Thanks Maros and Elaine…we love hearing feedback, so glad you guys are following our stuff :)

wow great
great locations – i would not think of those!
Maros

Elaine Schick

I don’t know how you keep coming up with such novel ideas to show off the rings. I love this one.

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| Carolyn & Kevin | 09.18.10 |

September 18th, 2010.  I remember waking up that morning and crossing my fingers as I looked out the window.  Gloomy, rainy, and cold.  Sigh….a beautiful venue, a beautiful couple, and an ugly day.  Oh well, this is what we get living in Vancouver.

As we drove out to Carolyn’s parent’s home in Abbottsford, the clouds slowly began to separate, and the sun slowly started peaking through.  I held my breath the whole way there, and by the time we arrived at their house, it was full blown sunny and even HOT!  Praise God, the sun stayed throughout the ENTIRE DAY, and as soon as we left Swan-E-Set at the end of the day, it started pouring.  Wow.

We had just shot Carolyn and Kevin’s engagement session a few weeks ago, so they were still fresh in our minds and we were excited to see them commit to each other in the name of our Lord.  It was a beautiful day, and Carolyn and Kevin and their wedding party looked so elegant and classy.

Dan and I had a blast, enjoy some favorites!

Starting the day off at Carolyn’s parent’s gorgeous home, she got ready in the master bedroom.  As soon as I saw Carolyn’s dress, I literally gasped out loud!  Oh my GOSH, what an amazing dress!!

There was beautiful light all around.  The bathroom served as an ideal spot to shoot! Beauty!It was our first time shooting out at Swan-E-Set…and it made me want to get married there!  I can understand why it’s such a popular venue!Carolyn and Kevin’s wedding party was awesome.  The venue had golf carts for everyone, and man did we all have fun on those!I still can’t get over how sunny it was!  We had to pull out our Norman (photog talk!) to over power the sun!Love it!We just wanted to keep shooting Carolyn and Kevin, they looked so good!  I didn’t want to put my camera down ;pA Dan shot…he always amazes me with his vision!I remember asking Carolyn and Kevin at their engagement session if they were going to have any Korean tea ceremonies or traditions, and they said no.  Rather, their mom’s walked down the aisle together, hand in hand, wearing traditional Korea dresses (I apologize for not knowing the correct terminology!) How cool, and how awesome to show that these two families are uniting as one. The bride and her father!Carolyn called her dad a ‘joke-ster’…he’s definitely a fun character!  He waved all the way down the aisle, and the guests roared in laughter! Before the ceremony started, everyone was lead to sing two worship songs.The light here is stunningA few games throughout the night…Something else that I thought was super cool:  The first dance wasn’t with each other, rather the first dance was Carolyn dancing with her dad, and Kevin dancing with is mom.  After about half way through the song, Carolyn and Kevin joined each other.  Awesome. The end of the night consisted of a slide show, which included Kevin’s proposal to Carolyn (recorded by a friend), and an ‘Arts Cafe’, in which various friends and family members performed songs and dance routines…and Kevin finished off the night singing a few songs to his lovely bride!

What an amazing day it was being surrounded by such friendly people!

Enjoy their slide show below!

KD

Bridget

Bravo, the excellent work!

Tegan Hunt

Hey, I can’t view your site properly on my iPhone, Is it Flash? Blog looks really good. You take really fun pictures.

tsanko

Wonderful ..thanks a lot for sharing your work!

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