Behind the Scenes and Bloopers

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    Time flies and here we are staring at 2016. A few weeks ago while visiting our local library, I came across a photography magazine article titled “What kind of photographer are you?“. This really got me thinking. After five years, who have we become? Did we set out to become the photographer that we wanted to be? Did we stay true to our photography calling?
     When Anne and I started our journey into portrait and wedding photography in the Vancouver region, we knew it would be hard work. Nothing comes easy. Compounded by the fact that we are both consummate artists. After all these years, we get the jitters every time we begin a shoot. From the beloved children photography to weddings, we still get butterflies in the stomach! Because we want so much for clients like yourself to have not just our very best but also uniquely yours. The goal is and always have been about relational artistic photography.
     We have since traveled to different cities, folks traveled from different cities, photographed hundreds of people resulting in terabytes of images. Vanity. Ego. So what. Honestly they don’t mean anything if it weren’t for all the support from you. Friends and families who propel us with the confidence to move forward. This is a humbling experience for me personally. Skills are one thing, but gaining your Trust is what allowed us to strive for better. So a big THANK YOU! for believing in us. Sorry for the long-windedness, we just want to unpack what’s in our hearts.
    Breaking from the traditional year in review video, we want to invite you to check out some of the wacky moments.
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Marina & Jay Wedding at the Burnaby Village Chapel

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How ya feeling? Hot! Hot! Hot! Temperature in the Vancouver area was hovering about 34C. The city average about 25C this time of the year. And we’re about to shoot a jam packed Burnaby Village Chapel wedding in the afternoon. This is going to be an interesting one for sure. Hmm… so how are we going to combat the heat?…. in a century old chapel?

Never fear! Slurpee and ice slushies to the rescue!

Marina & Jay gang simply didn’t let the heat bother them. In fact this has got to be one of the funnest weddings we got to shoot. Everyone was just having a ball of a time! Check out this sizzling hot couple’s wedding photos.

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I Want to Be… 2015

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Alwin and I started the “I Want to Be…” program to inject something fun with children photography. It has been four years since we were first tickled by the amount of creativity of these precocious kids. We have seen our fair share of fighter pilots to a variety of princesses. So without further ado, here are a few awesome photos of the 2015 “I Want to be” portraits!

Location: An undisclosed secret location in Maple Ridge…..Just north of Lougheed Highway behind a private school. 😀

School: Roots to Wings Pre-School

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Gina & Tito in New Westminster

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Hey where’s everyone?

That’s because it is raining. Feel that? See.

But it’s summer!

Tell it to the dark clouds.

Ahh yes. Despite the summer heat of 2015 with long stretches of dry season. You can always count on our photoshoots to almost draw in the rain clouds. California you got drought? Hire us for a photoshoot. We bring rain. Hah!

Thank God the shower was turned to a gentle spray…. maybe of divine providence to clean up the air for Gina & Tito’s engagement photoshoot in New Westminster. True enough a normally bustling urban New West was devoid of people and we got the entire antique row to ourselves. Win!!! :)

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the Chan Family at Tipperary Park, New Westminster

New Wesminster Family Photography, Portrait in New West, Tipperary

A little two years’ ago we had the opportunity to photograph this trio at Granville Island. Despite travelling half-way round the globe to Vancouver, we made the Chans feed ducks back then. Well they are back looking for more! The last time we saw Charlyne, she was just learning how to walk. Now she is just a mighty mite zipping about! We have no idea where this little 4 year old stores all her energy!

So this time instead of feeding feathered friends, we hit the Japanese garden inspired Tipperary Park for some awesome cherry blossom photography.

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