Best of 2010 Award (Wedluxe Magazine)

As featured in their current Winter/Spring 2011 issue, we are honored to be recognized by Wedluxe Magazine as one of the Best of 2010 in Photography:


Featured in this issue is the wedding of Negar + Mitch… married at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver, BC:

The couples stationary was designed by Wintons Social Stationary:

Negar’s engagement ring (and both wedding bands), were custom made by Bradley Harks of Shein Investments:

Negar wore a beautiful two-piece Monique Lhuiller gown. Her custom designed tiara was created by the talented Elsa Corsi, and her flawless makeup and hair was done by Sonia Leal-Serafim with They Rep Agency:

Her bouquet by Granville Island Florists was filled with lavender roses, blue curiosa, small stephanotis with rhinestone crystal centers, lily of the valley, purple anemones and petals from large white cattleya orchids:

The ceremony was held in the Presidents Room at the Terminal City Club:

Negar’s mother and wedding planner Soha Lavin with Countdown Events worked together to organize and create a beautiful Persian Sofreh in which the bride and groom sat before to exchange vows:

Using rentals from both Upright Décor and Art of the Party and flowers from Granville Island Florists, Soha and her team at Countdown created a spectacular, unforgettable room at the Terminal City Club. Linens and chair covers were ordered from Wildflower Linens in California:

A small white box tied with purple ribbon was placed at every setting and contained delicious macarons from Ganache Patisserie:

The cake design featuring the couple’s monogram was created by Ganache Patisserie:

As featured in Wedluxe Magazine:


Also featured in this issue of Wedluxe is an editorial shoot I did with Soha Lavin called Jewel Tones:

... and a few more images from that shoot:

These gold flaked chocolate eggs (by Chocolate Arts) were served to Queen Elizabeth on her last visit to Canada:

Jewel Tones was produced by Soha Lavin, Countdown Events; Floral Design by Soha Lavin, Countdown Events; Stationary provided by Wintons Social Stationary; Glassware, Dishware and Containers provided by The Cross; Photographed on location at The Cross


And of course lets not forget the beautiful fashion editorial La Princesse Parisienne, that Kyoko photographed in Paris last fall... also featured in this issue of Wedluxe:


Wedluxe Magazine Winter/Spring 2011 Issue on stands now:

a WPPI Christmas gift

Christmas came twice for me this year! Beyond having a fabulously relaxing winter break in Whister....(and receiving a beautiful new Coach handbag from my lovely beau James;)... later this week I received in the mail a box of shiny little plaques with ribbons as awards for my images which received honors in the WPPI 8x10 Print Awards last month. How very exciting! It was a first time for me entering into this international competition, so I feel pretty honored to have walked away with Accolades of Excellence Awards for six of my images.

To view the six images awarded click here or scroll down to my Dec15th entry. 

Here is the Press Release that accompanied these awards:
"Leanne Pedersen Wins Six Accolades of Excellence in the 2007 8x10 Second Half Print Competition!!

Leanne Pedersen of Vancouver, Canada has received special honors in the WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL 2007 8x10 Second Half Print Competition. Designed to recognize outstanding professional photographers, the event was held in Santa Monica, CA on November 7-8, 2007.

Pedersen Competed against photographers from all over the world to win such honors.

The WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL 8x10 Print Competitions are advancing the art of professional photography. The International Prints of the Year awards are presented each year at the largest trade show, educational platform and convention in the USA for professional photographers. The 2007 8x10 competitions included 2700 print entries in 20 different categories by photographers from all over the world.

For more information, visit"


WPPI Print Awards

This was my first year entering images into the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) 8x10 print competition....where I was thrilled to receive six Accolades of Excellence awards! Here are the images that placed:

AE - Accolade of Excellence, Category: Wedding Photojournalism

AE - Accolade of Excellence, Category: Portrait

AE - Accolade of Excellence, Category: Editorial

AE - Accolade of Excellence, Cateory: Editorial

AE - Accolade of Excellence, Category: Bride Alone

AE - Accolade of Excellence, Category: Bride Alone