After his daughter’s wedding, Robin’s father said to us that when giving Robin away, he understood for the first time how his parents felt when he left India at 18 years old.
There was a moment at Josie and Ian’s wedding where I felt like I was standing in a movie. It was in the early evening, as portraits were finished and everyone was starting to mingle around the dinner table and put on their cardigans for the cooler night. It really hit me just how much love was packed into this small island wedding, and how lovely it felt to watch it unfold. This wedding was like a pinterest board come to life only with kisses, laughter and tears. A whole lot of tears. Such a group of friends these two pulled together. I am fairly certain every guest cried at one point over the course of the day, most during their personally created forest ceremony. It’s not every day you are able to be around such an open minded group of people, ALL expressing how much they love the couple. If I could wish something for anyone, it would be that they felt as loved as i’m sure Josie and Ian did on their wedding day.
Quite a few people ask us why we love photographing weddings, or what we love most about it.
I’m sure this is a question asked to a lot of photographers. In response, Tristan and I always comment on how we love to watch families and their interactions with one another, regardless of how subtle or obvious. More often than not I refer back to Joey and Alex’s wedding as an example. This wedding was held on their family’s island last summer, in the gulf islands. They already have two beautiful children and have been together for years, so their wedding was symbolic of the relationship that they already have and the life they’ve already built. Tristan and I hadn’t actually met either Joey or Alex until the day before the wedding at their rehearsal dinner. Through a rather large group of people I could tell almost right away who they were once i’d found them, by their beaming smiles. Not only did we find that they were so in love with one another (which lets face it we hope is obvious with all our couples) but with every guest at the wedding. Constantly we’d see people hugging, crying, and kissing. The wedding day was no different, and really a photographers dream. The location, decor, and all the planning that went into this wedding was incredible. For example they had circ dancers at their cocktail hour and an Abba cover band at the reception. Alex even purchased her beautiful dress from Kleinfelds in New York. But what we walked away with the most from this wedding was a strong sense of family love, and so this wedding will be held close in our memories for a long time to come. ~Jenna
It took probably 2 seconds for us to fall in love with Andrew and Cecily.
These adorable med students married last summer at our favourite wedding location, Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island. For us it was like spending the day with old friends, and every new thing we learnt about them and every person we met through them made us love them even more. After their honeymoon Andrew left for school in Ontario, separating them for at least a couple of years. At the end of the night we watched as they held one another in an intense and loving embrace. During the speeches their best friend talked about how lucky he was to watch them cradle each other after a long day, and by the end of the night we understood. Being witness to relationships like these are why we became photographers in the first place. Click here to see Andrew and Cecily’s slideshow.
I can’t help but smile every time I look at this photo. This is a type of moment I have really started to enjoy at weddings, when the groom gives me a quick glance or a look that acknowledges me as more than just the… Read more
At so many weddings people refer to the day as the beginning of a couple’s life together, and this really rung true for Lisa and Iain.
Though they have been together for years, the wedding really did feel like a celebration of the happy memories to come. Full of quiet love and respect for one another, we watched (rewardingly) as Lisa and Iain each married their best friend.