| Myra & Clayton | Married | 10.11.10 |

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Day 4 of 4, and no better couple to end our Thanksgiving Weekend Wedding Marathon!

K.I.S.  Keep it simple.  That’s what I noticed as we started photographing Myra in her hotel room.  The room itself wasn’t cluttered with knick knacks, black and white furniture, clean lines, amazing window light (key to shooting getting ready shots at hotels!!!).  They didn’t have a wedding party.  No clothes scattered.  No Starbucks cups laying around.   It was a very peaceful and easy going morning, which made me very calm shooting Myra getting ready and her accessories.

Again, a gray day outside, but that just meant nice soft light, and no heavy Norman to hull around to over power the sun (big flash that I usually have to carry and hold;)Myra and Clayton’s ceremony took place at the Sun Yat Sen Gardens in Chinatown.  There were about 13 guests present for the ceremony.  Loved it!  There’s something about having just immediate family at a wedding that makes me feel all tingly inside.  Can’t quite put it into words.  But I love it.

Clayton got ready in another room in the same hotel, and once he was ready, he came up to Myra’s room to hang out and wait for her.  No big first look or anything, in fact Clayton said that he’d already seen Myra in her dress!  Hey, who says there are rules to these weddings things?!?It gets me every time!  As Myra was saying her vows, she started to tear and had to pause for a second…and I choked up! Hugest calla lily fan!  And love the color combination!Dan and I were pleasantly surprised to find out that Myra was a model in a past life!  Somewhat quiet and reserved, a tad shy…she was like a whole new person when we started shooting after the wedding!Love it!One of their requested locations…so fitting. It was also our first time at The Salmon House in West Vancouver.  Delicious food, great service, and a beautiful view!Decadent!  I ate half of Dan’s too :pMyra and Clayton had requested to have our photo booth at their wedding, but unfortunately, the space was very limited for us to set up our equipment.  So what do you do!? Improvise!  We shot against this interested Native glass art piece in the middle of a wall, stuck our Norman flash behind it outside the restaurant on the patio, et voila! Myra and Clayton’s first dance.  Beautiful!  Clayton’s mom and sister sang Myra and Clayton’s first dance song.  I can’t describe how mesmerizing their voices were! Father-daughter dance!

What a great day.  It’s a very unique feeling being included in such small wedding.  We feel honored, humbled, special.  Thank you Myra and Clayton for having Dan and I.  All the best to you both as you settle down in Ontario!

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Well done guys! Was very awesome to meet you both.

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| Diana & Brian | Married | 10.10.10 |

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Diana and Brian were one of the many couples to get married on 10.10.10!!  We had so many inquiries for this day, but Diana and Brian got us pretty early in the game!  The weather this Thanksgiving weekend had proven to be very wet and cloudy, but on this Sunday, the sun shone and boy I bet all the couples getting married in Vancouver and their photographers were thankful!

Diana had me come over to her parent’s place quite early and gave me at least 2 hours to hang out with her and her ladies AND to shoot all the awesome details she had.  I most definitely appreciate being given the time to shoot this part of the day! Dan hung out with the guys and the new PS3 and made mini pizzas for lunch..Their wedding was at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody…such a cool venue!Once again, the awesome Rev. Brent Sheppard!  He officiate Diana and Brian’s wedding, as he did Brian’s brother’s wedding last year.After shooting some great stuff at the Inlet Theater, we drove down to Rocky Point Park.  Once we got there, Diana told us there was a bench along the pier that was there in memory of her late grandfather.  As Dan was setting up a wide shot, I quickly nabbed this detail.  Diana is also wearing her grandmother’s ring and bracelet.  Awesome!Dan and I had scouted a few locations the days before the wedding and Dan spotted this awesome truck.  I love weddings where there are so many details, and I knew that the little things were important to Diana because before heading over the Inlet Theater for her ceremony from her parent’s house, she wanted to make a pit stop by the Old Orchard Hall where the reception was to be, so that I could get a few detail shots before anyone was in the hall.  I think I overheard someone say that Diana made the table numbers…..wow!Once again with the details!  Diana bought some sandals for the dancing part of her night, and custom made them to be her own, with little crystals…love it!Boy was that cake ever good…The night isn’t over until the boys have a smoke…And the night is definitely not over until shots are passed around!  Mmm, they look yummy!A few night shots on the train tracks, and in the sweet limo below!As tired as we were on our third wedding of the long weekend, Dan and our super assistant Julian and I had such a great time with Diana and Brian celebrating their wedding on such a gorgeous day. Our 10.10.10 was definitely memorable, especially their photo booth!  Check out their slide shows below!

All the best to you both!

Love K&D



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| Gajing & Vic | Married | 10.09.10 |

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Day 2 of 4! Gajing and Vic’s wedding at Cecil Green.  It was a wet day, but that didn’t stop Gajing and Vic and their wedding party from having a great time.  I started off at Gajing’s house, and Dan and Vic’s.  Dan dropped me off, and as always, he comes in to say hi to the bride before he heads out to to groom’s.  It was so cute when Gajing was exited to show us her blue teal hallway before Dan left.  Great background to work with, especially with pink shoes!!!

Here are some favs of the day!

Gajing’s wedding dress was custom made, as well as her veil! Mom putting on some jewelryReady…set…Owww!!Gajing’s cute little nephew getting ready at Cecil Green…check out those teeny Nikes!The bridesmaids dresses were custom made tooBeautiful!Their officiant gave a fantastic sermon!After the ceremony were a whole bunch of group photos!After some amazing finger food that the staff at Cecil Green put out, the speeches and bouquet toss and cake cutting followedGajing’s sister Gatim caught the bouquet!Wedding favors!  Gummy candy with our table cards!The infamous shoe game!  This one was hilarious!Some last words shared by the newlyweds…including to brush your teeth after eating those gummy candies!  (Words of wisdom from the dental hygienist!) Creative time!  Though it was raining all day, we made do with the under covered parts around Cecil GreenAnd then headed to Granville Island for some more under covers…I tell ya, parking lots are great!Another favorite location if it’s rainy…can anyone guess?!Inspired by Tony Hoffer Photography‘s shot in the rain, we pulled off our own version and added some dramatic blue to this scene…thanks Gajing and Vic for being such awesome troopers in this rain!  It was a torrential downpour! We ended at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel downtown Vancouver, where Gajing and Vic were staying the night.  The valet guys at the Fairmont are SO awesome and have been so accommodating every time we come here with a wedding party…they cleared the entrance way of people for a few minutes to let us get this jumping shot…

Thank you Gajing and Vic for a fun day!

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