| Yvonne & Victor | Married | 07.02.10 |

Second wedding of the weekend.  The forecast predicted rain.  But tada!  Typical Vancouver weather:  unpredictable!   We were very blessed with a very sunny day on July 2nd.  We met up with Yvonne and Victor in the afternoon to do some creatives around Coal Harbor before driving to the Brock House for their ceremony and reception.

Yvonne and Victor are such a cute, quiet couple and it was great to get to know them better as the day went on.  What a beautiful ceremony it was at the Brock House, facing the gorgeous BC mountains, with the sun shining bright, and close friends and family around.

Here are some favs of the day! Enjoy!

Key Shifting!  Always a winner. Public Art!  Not always a winner, but definitely yes in this case!!

I love how brides these days do something a little different and funky for their shoes, and I LOVE Yvonne’s shoes!  Her favorite color is blue, we learned.  Shoes, toe nails, maid of honor’s dress, wedding cake…bouquet, all blue!A Dan shot!A Kat shot!The tea ceremony was held right before the wedding ceremony.  Close family gathered before most guests started to arrive, to pass down jewelry and lucky money, and their blessings and wishes upon Yvonne and Victor. Here comes the bride!  First Kiss!After some family photos and some mingling, we snuck away from the Brock House and ended up in the sand at Jericho Beach.  Cool shot by Dan!We couldn’t resist using the window space in the lobby area of the Brock House!That cake looks so beautiful! As dinner came to an end, speeches started.  Yvonne’s brother was the MC for the night, and presented Victor with this banner.  Aww!The best man gave an AWESOME speech! I am giving this speech first prize!  Oh it was so funny, and everyone was laughing big time!  Cake cutting! Boy it was a delicious cake!The first dance!

It was great time spending the day with Yvonne and Victor!  We had awesome people at our table to converse with and get to know, and it was super seeing Ramona and Kevin again!

Slide show HERE!

PhotoBooth Slide show HERE!



Dan & KAT!!!! Maros…. there are two of us yah know, jk ;) Thanks for the blog luv bro!

love that first pic
super awesome stuff Dan!


These are great shots!!!! You guys make the cake look so yummy! Can’t wait to see the slide show! Thanks again for everything!


These are great shots!!! You guys make the cake look so good! Can’t wait to see the slideshow!!!!!

Kevin Ng

Beautiful pics! Great job guys! Thanks for the shout-out to Ramona and me haha! :)

We had a great time with you and Yvonne, thanks for having us be part of your wedding day! This week we promise to slow it down and rest a few days…definitely need it! And yes – we know exactly who to call! Hope you guys are enjoying your first week being married :)

I don’t know how you two do it! Thanks for all the great work that you’re doing and hopefully you’re getting a chance to take good care of yourselves. If you need a vitamin shot or something, you know who to call. :)

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| Mireille & Adam | Engaged |

Mireille and Adam got in touch with us a few months ago after we shot Alicia and Matt’s e-session at SFU.  Mireille and Matt work together, and our names came up during wedding planning conversations.  After having to reschedule a few times due to weather (what is with this Junuary weather!?!) we were able to get together on a very nice Tuesday  evening.

Mireille and Adam are getting married in Ontario next July, and Dan and I had the priviledge to shoot their engagement session in White Rock.

Here are some favorites of the day, enjoy!!

Finding shade on a sunny day on these steps.  Love the framing by the leaves of this bush I shot through.We came across a cool mural.  Liking the vintage feel Dan gave to this shot and the next!Candid moments – my favorite.Even though we scout locations and plan for certain shots, we almost always stray from the plan and do something that we’re inspired by in the moment.  Dan got inspired by the ocean and decided to go for a dip to shoot this.  What a trooper…wet shorts for the rest of the session…but the shot looks amazing!!!Can’t get over this one!  The texture of the rock is so great.Away from the ocean now.The sun was just perfect on this Tuesday evening.  This light on them here is so nice!I love it when we find a location we want to shoot at and Dan and I have totally different visions of how to use the space.  Dan’s shot is above and the framing around Mireille and Adam is exquisite!
This is how I shot the same spot and set up, with help of a scrim to create a softer light.  Wow!!  Mireille has seriously gorgeous eyes!!  Dan went crazy and shot tons!  To go along with a beautiful face, is a beautiful engagement ring!

Thanks for a great session guys and for sharing part of your wedding experience with us.  We wish you all the best in your wedding planning and we hope you have a fantastic wedding day!

Their slide show HERE!!



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| Lenita & Mingo | Married | 06.19.10 |

It was a beautiful morning on June 19th, and a nice surprise to see the sun since the forecast called for cloud and rain.  Lenita and her sister/bridesmaid got ready at their parent’s house in Burnaby.  It was a very early start to the day, and despite Lenita’s few hours of sleep the night before, everyone was pumped!

What a fun filled day it was!  Lenita and Mingo’s ceremony was held at the Queen Elizabeth Park Celebration Pavilion.  It was our first time shooting there, and it was great to work at a new venue.

After family photos and a few wedding party shots, close friends and family headed back to Lenita’s parent’s house for a casual lunch, and an emotional tea ceremony.  There was a giant roasted pig and it was awesome!  And tasty!

Before heading to the reception at the Victoria Chinese Restaurant under the Hyatt Recency Hotel, we drove to Coal Harbor for some awesome creatives!

Dinner was simply amazing – 9 course chinese food!  And it was gooooood!  A little cold since Dan, our super assistant Ali and I were running around, but thank you to Lenita’s cousin who made sure we had food on our plates while we were away from the table!

Here are some highlights of the day!

Lenita’s hair and make-up ladies did an awesome job! Her dress was very nice and simple with a touch of beading here and there.  Lenita, you looked gooooooood!!

After dropping me off in Burnaby, Dan drove to Mingo’s father’s home in North Van.  The groom getting ready!  It was smiles all around when Lenita and her father walked down the aisle.  Check out those shades!!  It was really cute when he realized he had them on, and smoothly took them off and handed them to his son-in-law as they approached the minister…!!A nice bright sunny day!  Time for the Norman to come out!!  A beautiful sky to work with too!Hello Rolls Royce! We’ve seen you before!  Love this detail that Dan shot before leaving Queen E. Park.Mingo’s father Tony was the first to receive tea at the tea ceremony.  He spoke to Lenita and Mingo in Italian.  What a cool language!!!  And what a sweet man Tony is!  Lenita’s parent’s were next, followed by aunts and uncles.  Tea ceremonies are a really cool Chinese tradition, and even though Dan and I don’t understand Cantonese (and Italian!), the emotions and interactions between the families spoke volumes, and it was very special to be part of that.  It’s hard to keep back tears!!To the Convention Center!Dan is so great at finding angles and getting that epic shot.  Voila, LOVE IT!!The reception was full of fun toasts, games and speeches and many little children running around!  Cake cutting!!  We were so busy shooting, we didn’t get to taste this yummy looking cake!  Cake is the best part of a wedding!! JK……kind of!Toasts all around the room at every table, after switching into a red dress!  This little fellow Alexander, Lenita’s nephew, is such a sweetheart!  When his mom gave a speech and got teary, he walked up to her with a tissue, and here he hands one to Lenita too. So adorable!The first dance called for another dress change!  While Lenita and her father danced, there was a surprise slide show presentation for her aunts and uncles.  It showed clips of video taken when Lenita was just a baby!  The rest of the night was full of dancing and photo booth!  The crowd was great, especially the Tora Tora Tora girls!  The bottom left photo are the ladies from Lenita’s volleyball team, and they’re a sassy bunch!!

Thank you Lenita and Mingo for such a great day!

Their slide show HERE!



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