Kirsten and Spencer - Vancouver, May 25th

Kirsten and Spencer's wedding day started with heavy rain and moody skies. But rain is symbolic of this beautiful city, and so I excitedly packed my umbrella and headed out for another adventure!

I began their shoot at the ceremony venue, Celebration Pavilion in Queen Elizabeth Park. (Truly a spectacular location!) Kirsten used the bridal room on site to put on her dress, with her mother and bridesmaids there to help. I loved the design of this room, the colors and minimalism make for beautiful images!

The ceremony was short and sweet, with an incredibly wholesome speech from the officiant. I am honestly so excited to incorporate this into their wedding film! Everybody seemed moved and thoroughly enjoyed the way he spoke with such warmth and sincerity. It was a tear jerker for sure.

We swiftly moved on to take photographs, and luckily the rain had calmed down a little by this point. Taking formals is honestly one of my favourite parts of the day, this is where I can relax a little after the very important ceremony moments and let the creative juices flow! It's also so much fun to shoot with the bridal party!

I have to give mention to the amazing photographer Karin of Fotogratopia. She has the most wonderful presence and knows exactly how to make you comfortable in front of the lens, and helped make my job so much fun! If you need a wedding photographer check out her site

As we were taking our last shots before the reception, the rain finally stopped and the sun peaked out from behind the clouds. It was no longer a cool, rainy day but a warm sunny one!

Kirsten and Spencer's reception venue was The Teahouse at Stanley Park. It was remarkably beautiful and elegant, and suited them so perfectly. I just fell in love with every location they chose, how can one city be so perfect?!

During supper we managed to slip out onto the beach for some gorgeous sunset shots. (Always something to consider if you get a sunset during your reception!) Third Beach is just steps away, and what a view it gives. We had pink and orange skies, with a calm ocean and mountains on the horizon. This is as romantic as it gets.

After supper, Spencer gave an incredibly moving speech to his bride. One of the best groom's speeches I've ever heard, and I've heard quite a lot! There was just no doubt about the bond between this new husband and wife, their love is utterly inspiring.

And so there it is, my first Vancouver wedding! It was everything I thought it would be and so much more.

So thank you, Kirsten and Spencer, for choosing me to capture your wedding day. It was an honor and a privilege I will always remember.