Caroline and Scott: Kitsilano Beach Wedding

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Caroline and Scott planned a quick outdoor wedding on Kitsilano beach.  The whole week prior I kept an eye on the weather forecast, which bounced around from cloudy to sunny to cloudy to finally settle down on, you guessed it, rain.  And boy, did it ever rain.  The wedding party cosied up under an 8'x8' tent, and the other attendees were under their umbrellas in amongst the trees, which left yours truly to fend for himself as best as possible.

The skies began to clear up right after the ceremony, leaving some amazing potential to use the grey clouds as a backdrop for the beach shots.  I think we all had great fun on this one -- no dampened spirits here!

Milos and Shawn: Fort Langley Medieval Theme Wedding

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Take a dream movie set location in the fields and forest outside Fort Langley without any signs of civilization, add a medieval theme, and have guests dress up in period costumes.  Add in some swords, bows, and horses, and a ceremonial platform built by the groom.  That was Milos and Shawn's wedding.  And yes, yours truly had fun dressing up for the part as well, though the twin cameras slung over my shoulders probably seemed a little anachronistic.  It was a sweltering day, and luckily they'd brought out a Sno-Cone machine for everybody!  The afternoon's entertainment included a harp player, singer, and belly dancers, and ample opportunity to try one's hand at archery.  Dinner was a fantastic spread of home made items like a whole roast pig, rabbits and chicken, followed by dancing.  It was a great setting for me to work in some wonderful, ethereal, fairy-tale photos to go along with documenting the ceremony and festivities.