For this engagement session we met up with Linda & Steve at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, walked over to the boardwalk in Waterfront Park, and then finally headed up to Knox Mountain for some lovely views and to get caught in the rain! Luckily the rain was short lived and that we were right beside the covered lookout point. Can't wait to photograph their wedding next month at Summerhill Winery!
The joining of hands, the joining of lives. This is literally the moment described in the phrase "Take her hand in marriage" which is actually from quite an old ritual known as "handfasting" that goes back to pagan times. We just love it when there is a point in the ceremony for the couple to take a moment together and get lost in each others eyes while showing their connection by crossing arms. Then of course the big moment came, time for the first kiss!
Love knows no bounds, this is definitely true for this lovely couple. They first met online and quickly grew close and starting talking often over skype. The bride lived in California and the groom in Vancouver so she came up an visited for a few weeks, then later found a job in Vancouver and the rest is history. We have been honoured to tell the story of our friends weddings through the years and this one was incredibly special to us. The wedding was held in a friend's backyard in Vancouver and it was very intimate and special memory for all in attendance.
We snuck away with the bride and groom to the close by Queen Elizabeth Park and got to capture them having a quite moment alone (ok so we were there... so "mostly alone"). Typically this is the first time that a couple has a few moments available to reflect on the fact that they are now officially a married couple.
We always love to incorporate an important personal history into our wedding coverage and for this Kamloops wedding we had this stunning location to work with. After the ceremony and family portraits in town we headed just out of town to Barnhartvale to the family farm. In the middle of a field on the farm stood this massive boulder, know affectionately as "the rock", that the bride and groom were brave enough to climb in their wedding clothes.
We love how the clouds and lighting lend such a dramatic feel to this image. And if you look just to the right of the bride and groom you can see the family farmhouse in the distance, that just ties everything together: the past, present and future all in a single frame.
After a scorching hot, amazingly beautiful ceremony, everyone needed a rest in the shade. So we headed down from the ceremony location to the shade of the heritage farm building at Summerhill Pyramid Winery. We took this opportunity to capture some candids of the wedding party and some casual portraits of the radiant bride relaxing on an adirondack chair. It was the perfect setting to cool down, enjoy a drink, and capture the pure joy that the bride was radiating.
As you may have noticed going through our site we are big fans of black and white photography. This is where we both fell in love with photography, working in the darkroom developing our own black and white film and prints. While we shoot entirely in digital now-a-days, we are always drawn back to creating stunning black and white imagery.