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:

Kyoko, the Superstar!

I’m in Scotland at the moment. I’m wearing every piece of clothing I brought with me and I’m still freezing. Unfortunately, there’s no fireplace at our current location or I’d be curled up in front of it.

We're heading north today and out of internet range, so I thought I’d do one more post before the holidays.

I've been working away at our new website (due out in the new year)!! My last few days have been spent gathering together Kyoko’s images for her section of the site and I can't stop thinking just how amazingly talented she is! Her work from this last year (and years before) is absolutely gorgeous!! I’m so proud of her and feel so honored to have her shooting for my company.  Even more, I feel lucky to have her as such a dear old friend. Our friendship and working relationship passed the 13 year mark this year!!! :)

This post is a little shout out to Kyoko in all her awesomeness. If you’ve booked her to shoot your wedding this coming 2011 year, you are a lucky one!







Also, make sure you pick up the current issue of Wedluxe Magazine (on stands now):

Kyoko’s work is featured on pg82-87 in a 6 page fashion spread she shot in Paris last summer.

Beautiful, right?

Perfect Wedding Magazine

The fall/winter issue of Perefect Wedding Magazine is on stands now. Check out our cover shot for this Fairytale Fantasy issue. The rest of this bridal fashion editorial can be seen through pages 34-43 (and below).

Thanks to Gordon S. Cooper (Editor-in-Chief) and everyone else involved in this project, inluding our model Allison with Richards Model Management, Sarah Danniels - Stylist, Caitlin Callahan - Make-up Artist, Christopher - Hair Stylist with Moods Salon, Gerry O'Neil with Stanley Park Horse Drawn Tours, Wedding Design Studio for Carriage Decor.

And a big thank you to the Vancouver Fire Department for not shutting us down after our smoke machine was picked up on camera from the Lion's Gate Bridge and mistaken for a fire at the aquarium.



Zoe & Tai's Easter Weekend Wedding

Just a few portraits from one of the weddings we photographed last weekend....

As you can see, Zoe+Tai are a perfect pair... completely in love and totally adorable together. We still have thousands of images to get through, but i couldn't wait to post just a few of my favorites so far!

Tai sees Zoe in her dress for the first time:

Jessica & Luca in Wedluxe

A box containing copies of the latest Designer Issue of Wedluxe Magazine was delivered to my studio on Friday.
I have to say, this is one really beautiful issue. And as usual, it features 8 of Canada's luxiest weddings... photographed by a few of the best in the west including Bebb Studios, Chris+Lynn Photographers, Jana Vackova, Jasalyn Thorn Photography, John Edgar, Jonetsu Studios, Josh Bowie and Tickel My Heart.
We're pretty proud to be among them with six shiny pages dedicated to the wedding of Jessica and Luca! Photographed by myself and Kyoko with the help of our assistants, Tamara and Amy.

This couple threw a stunning event at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel on May 9, 2009. This was one of my most fun weddings to shoot in 2009 and I’m happy to have had the opportunity to get to know this gracious couple and their beautiful (and enormous) families.

Here are some of my favorite images from their wedding day:

Jessica’s Wedding Gown by designer Manuel Mendoza. Jewelry by Jeweliette and earings by Elsa Corsi:

My fave:

Jessica is a creative perfectionist with impeccable taste… evident in the many tiny details she planned and nurtured for her wedding.

She also happens to be a crazy talented graphic designer running a successful stationary/card company called Kardz Kouture, so it’s no surprise her wedding invitations were also totally gorgeous:

Décor by Colin Upright of Upright Décor:

Flowers designs by Darlene Jackson of Boquets Floral:

Wedding Cakes by Peter Fong at Ganache Patisserie:

The candy station:

And the last two images of the night, lit with the headlights from Kyoko's car:

As featured in Wedluxe:

Wedluxe is on stands Dec 14th. The striking blue cover image and fashion editorial was photographed by a talented Toronto based Babar Khan:


Make It Reggae

Jamaica... i love you.

More specifically, I love The Caves Resort in Negril, Jamaica. If you're looking for the most romantic getaway in the world... look no further. This place is it! And it's not a bad place to get married either;) Vanessa + Andrew did... and they did it well! For the last couple of days, I've been pouring over the wedding photos we did for them back in January. These two were a beautiful treat to photograph and i've been happily arranging their images into a new portfolio I'm readying for the new year.

At the same time.... getting very excited and inspired for the wedding we'll be shooting at The Caves again next week! Can't wait to meet you Raquel+James!

My personal fave:

Backyard Bliss

I think it's so fortunate to be able to host such a personal event like a wedding on a beautiful private property like this one. If i was going to do it....this is how i'd like to do it;)

Christine + Sam enjoyed their beautiful backyard wedding at Christine's grandmother's beachfront house in Kelowna BC.

So pretty.