| Kristen & Bryan | Married | 08.15.10 |

Another hot summer day!  It was boiling hot when Dan and I drove up to Bryan’s dad’s house in Cloverdale, and how happy and relieved to find out the house had AC.  God bless air conditioning!  I especially felt bad for the guys who were in black tuxes!  The day continued on to be super hot, but despite the heat, everyone was in such great spirits.

Some highlights of the day!

Shot a few details of Bryan and his boys before meeting Kristen at her MOH’s house.There were so many details that Kristen had that I loved!  The shoes – great color!  And super sexy!  I was super excited when I first saw Kristen’s dress – it was the first dress that I chose for my wedding!  I ended up going with another dress, but it was so great to see and photography Kristen in that dress!!Kristen’s mom and maid of honor putting on the dress!Their ceremony and reception took place at Beecher Place in White Rock. A sweet intimate venue, it served perfectly for their 40 people wedding!Kristen being walked down by her father…great shot Dan!It was a great view from the deck at Beecher Place…just wait till the last image!Officially married!We quickly made our way to a set of train tracks after the lovely ceremony.  It was a bit of a rough walk for the girls in their heels, but they made it through!!  Did I mention how much I loved Kristen’s dress!?  Love the side profile of the dress!!We then headed to the White Rock Marina where there was a field and lotsa boats!Love this image!Oohh lala!  Love this too!  Dan’s great at getting the right angle

Yay powerful lights. The above shot is straight from camera, no post-processing required!:)
Driving away from the Marina, there were some lovely willow trees, and just as we started to shoot, the train started chugging by.  Love the train in the background, it’s so subtle!Dan’s extraordinary climbing skills came to the rescue for this shot!  Back to Beecher Place for the reception!Cheers boys!Gorgeous!! We rocked the photo booth outside on the balcony – the sun acted as a kicker!  FYI you photographer geeks;)Awesome end to the night eh?!!  What a spectacular sunset!

Thanks Kristen and Bryan for having us be part of your wedding, all the best to you guys!

Cheers,

K&D

Thanks Elaine….we’re so glad you still check our stuff out and give us feedback!!

Elaine Schick

Fabulous pictures. Love the girls dresses and shoes. More ‘perfect shots’ to add to your collection.

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| Michelle & Nolan | Married | 08.14.10 |

Dan and I had the sincere pleasure of photographing Michelle and Nolan’s wedding two weekends ago!  We met with them earlier this summer, and instantly got along.  We loved the vibe that Michelle and Nolan gave us when we met them – super chill and easy going!  That’s what made their wedding so great; no schedule set in stone, no events every 10 minutes, everything was so simple and laid back that we felt a bit guilty for hanging out with them and their guests!

Michelle and Nolan are also CAT people!  Bonus points!  Lol!  We got to meet one of their kitties at their downtown apartment, and if we had the time, we would have spent all day talking cats!

It was just the four of us hanging out in Yaletown for their photos before their ceremony and reception at Brix Restaurant. It was so easy to photograph Michelle and Nolan, and here are some of our favorites!

Enjoy:)

We met Michelle at her and Nolan’s apartment, and they had a great little solarium with amazing light shining through.  Michelle looks so great here! We planned a little staged “first meet” in the lobby of their apartment.  This is where they first met… like ever, in the elevator!  Love it!The lobby was so chic that we started off right then and there for creatives!Then onward we went through Yaletown and it’s brick buildings.  Played with angles on this structure by the sea wall….If you can’t quite tell, they’re making faces at each other.  Kids at heart!Beautiful at the Roundhouse!We can’t get over how awesome Brix is as a venue.  Dan and I started to seriously think about switching our venue for our wedding, but our guest list is just too big…so we sorta lived vicariously through Michelle and Nolan’s wedding…!   We lit some shots to add a bit of drama for their ceremony entrance…that brick corridor is wicked!  We loved how they walked in together, arm in arm!Cocktail time! After a delicious dinner, a few speeches were made.  Michelle and her brother listening to some some of them!First dance!It was an awesome day in the sun in Yaletown celebrating Michelle and Nolan’s vows to each other.  A simple and intimate wedding it was, and it was perfect.

We wish you guys the best!

Cheers,

K&D

Thank you Julia!!! We appreciate your kind words :)

STUNNING pictures, congratulations!!! Totally captures the beauty of the day.
(one of Freddy’s school friends! :) )

Hey Maros, thanks man! Looking forward to hanging out with you later next month…your wedding in Banff looks sweet! Kat & Dan

splendid work my friend
I cant wait to come shoot in Vancouver next month
love it
Maros Hana

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| Van & Eric | Married | 07.31.10 |

By the time I arrived at Van parents house on the morning of July 31st, she was already dressed in her tradition Vietnamese garments.  Most of her bridesmaids were just about ready as well, while out of town family members started to pour into the house and get ready too.  A beautiful and emotional Vietnamese ceremony took place, followed by lunch and getting ready for their wedding ceremony at the Celebration Pavilion at Queen Elizabeth.  The day went by so quickly, it all seems like a blur!  We stuck around Q.E. for some fun creatives, and then made our way to Westwood Plateau for their ceremony.

Along with an awesome entrance to the reception, there were slide shows and a Vietnamese Band performing throughout the night.

We had a wicked time with Van and Eric, they’re a really fun couple who’ll do just about anything!  Splashing around in a fountain…lying down on a golf course with golf balls all around them…it was just good old fun hanging out with them and their wedding party.

Some favs of the day:

Van’s mom and dad drinking tea, similar to Chinese tea ceremonies.  Except tea wasn’t made, for reasons we don’t know….so they substituted it with Hennessey!  Sweeeet….After the tea ceremony, it came time for family members to give gifts to the couple. Van’s mother started it by giving Van a necklace.  Pink pink pink!  And BRIGHT pink!  The original dresses were a much lighter pink, though a few weeks before the wedding, there was a bit of a bridesmaid dress nightmare, and long story short, all the girls had to find new dresses!  Talk about stress!  Fortunately, dresses were found, it matched the color theme, and all was good!  Turned out perfectly!  Van had charm bracelets and unique necklaces for all her bridesmaids.  So sweet! We were told that at the rehearsal a few nights prior, Van and Eric barely kissed, and when we asked her earlier in the morning if they would kiss at their ceremony, she said, “Probably not…that’s not us”.  BUT!  We were all surprised that the DID kiss, and even went for the DIP KISS! It was a pretty hot afternoon, so going for a dip in the fountain right outside the Pavilion was a nice idea…Kat on the left, Dan on the right…thanks to our super assistant Julian lighting, so that we could both shoot!  Van had a hard time finding her wedding dress and tried on just about everything!  Almost giving up, her mom asked her to try on this dress, and it was an instant decision.  Say yes to the dress!  What a gorgeous dress, definitely my favorite so far this summer!! LOVE love love this one that Dan shot!Dan had a great concept at the golf course at Westwood Plateau…but he wasn’t tall enough!  So I hopped onto his shoulders (with a skirt on!!) and shot…The late afternoon/early evening had nice thick clouds in the sky, but the sun was still there, and gives this shot a nice warm feel…Quickly before the reception started, Dan and Julian shot this image above.  Props to DQ Studios for the inspiration!Cherry blossoms!  The hall was beautifully decorated with lots of PINK!Many great speeches throughout the night…It was so awesome to see Eric’s grandmother gettin’ jiggy wit it!  She was so cute!

What a pleasure it was hangout with Van and Eric and their friends and families.  It was awesome to see these two families come together in celebration of Van and Eric’s wedding.

Check out their slide show below!!

Cheers everyone,

K&D

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