SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

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T+M full post from SFU Diamond Alumni wedding day. Beautiful day since the morning start and getting ready shots you can see bellow and all the way till the vodka hit the dance floor and the girls and guys could let the steam go and rock the place down. Even the rain stopped for our creative formal session at White rock pier, which was not planned but turned out to be excellent choice for the bridal party. So here is how the day for Tara and Michael started and their SFU Diamond Alumni wedding celebration.

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Girls were getting ready and the bride’s parent house. Relaxed, well organized and ready to have a great time. We started with couple candid shots mixed with classic portraits and some stylized close ups and we were in the wedding adrenalin rhythm. We simply love this cool feeling when we grab the cameras and start to roll digital film :) in them

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Meanwhile guys were already in the church so as soon as the limo arrived to pick up girls we drove away to photograph them before the bride gets there. The church main door was the perfect backdrop with amazing light so we did all portraits of them right there.

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The traditional catholic ceremony was around an hour long and thanks to the new priest who had only 2 restrictions regarding my position in the church I had plenty of options from where I could create these kind of candid shots.

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Beautiful location with mixture of natural and artificial light looked nice and specially in BW it showed how amazing the contrasty light lit the place around the couple.

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Did I mentioned it was raining since the morning and when we finished the mass ceremony the rain was gone. The creative formal session was planned for New Westminster which was on the way to SFU Diamond Alumni reception. The bride and groom talked to me after the ceremony how about if we did the session at close by White rock instead due to a good weather at that moment. Well, you know the saying everywhere you go always take the weather with you… We had cloudy overcast with sunny spells right there, who would run somewhere else where the rain could be still pouring ..? The White Rock pier it was then.

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SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

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SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

We had a blast at the ocean as you can tell with these guys. Awesome bridal party, and you should hear and see the limo party time on the way there and etc… :)

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SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

The White rock pier is always busy location so the formals took as maybe 25 minutes and we were done. Then we took the bride and groom under the pier to have some simple creative shots done there and we were back i the limo on the way to SFU for family formals.

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And the sunshine came out for the rest of the day and we could chill out with bunch of amazing people around us, what a day …

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Last year I photographed Michael’s brother David wedding so imagine how many people actually met us again at this Michael’s and Tara celebration. We knew the evening is going to be a great fun and grand finale of the day.

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The SFU Alumni Diamond wedding venue looked amazing. There was su much work done here to decorate it in the style Tara liked we had lot’s of work to do to document all its beauty before the couple had a great entrance.

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The couple started the evening with a tradition to break a plate and clean it up with a  broom and then, toasts, speeches and great food took over …

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The night sky covered the ocean views and only the tree line showed us a silhouette against the dusk beauty happening in the sky. With first dance and cake cutting the party was officially on. Hard to believe it has been couple weeks ago, I can still feel the emotions by looking at the created images from the day.

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SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

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SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

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SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

Thank you Tara and Michael for having us to create these unique and everlasting memories from you big day. It was a pleasure to photograph you and your loved ones.

SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

SFU Diamond Alumni wedding

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All the best from Jozef + Maria – Vancouver wedding photographers.

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Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show

Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show

Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show

Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show

The Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show this weekend at downtown Convention centre was an amazing experience. We are still very excited and proud because we pretty much accomplished our mission 110%. But let me start from the beginning.

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Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show

Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show

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If you have ever visited this Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show you probably have an idea what is it all about. Weddings. Brides. Grooms. Ok guys do not take me wrong but you really surprised me a good way, because you showed up in a really big number so kudos to all of you :). The whole marathon started for us back in January 2014 when we decided to be a part of this venue. We have been photographing Vancouver brides and grooms since 2009 after we cam back from traveling around the world. Since then the business has grown. We won a couple very prestigious awards in wedding industry and our unique, edgy but fun scenic style became very popular among our clients. So after long marketing discussions and strategic planing we chose a simple yet elegant booth style. We wanted to be modern yet also very clean at the same time. We build the whole wall system by ourselves as a fun project.

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We had met her at one of ours Harrison Hot Springs weddings this year and her orchids floral decoration was so amazing brides thought they could not be real. Her motto – “combining traditional beauty with a unique and modern burst of flair” expresses best how much she loves what she does. Even though her business is based in Abbotsford she serves the whole lower mainland  and personally delivered the flowers a day before the show directly to Canada Place. If you are looking for a detail oriented artist we are so happy to recommend her to the most demanding clients.

The booth was put together on Saturday  /with a huge help of our friends Paul, Milan and Paul+Doda – Thank you guys / a day before the show and because this was the first time we had used this system of walls we were hoping it was standing in the morning like we left it night before :)

We arrived very early on the day of the Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show to finalize our decoration with customized crystal USB flash drives in white pearl leather, which every client receives from us with their wedding images on them. Black and white matted art prints were set up around the walls, so visitors could actually touch them and feel how amazing these gallery style artsy pictures can look hung in their own living rooms.

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Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show

Just before the show started, we had a chance to say hi to our vendor friends which we knew from our previous weddings, such as Scott, an amazing DJ from Garry Robertson DJ Entertainment, who was kind of the ‘MC” for the whole venue. We were amazed by Chick and Unique Event Design, and Kristy, the founder was a joy to talk to. Our brides love the style these girls showed at the show and I think there is going to be a great cooperation between us in the future. And of course we cannot forget about our fellow photographers and cinematographers. Without us there would be no tangible memories from all these wedding celebrations and there was a handful of some of the best Vancouver photographers and videographers in the room.

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Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show

The show started at 11 AM and here comes the shocker – literally five minutes after that, our booth was crowded! I am not joking. We had our certain expectations and beliefs that the wedding imagery we produce from every single wedding we photograph will to stir the pot and shake the ground for the right clients, but such a great start up was amazing. We could not even move at some point. There was no chance to pass brides the pricing or show them an album from our collections because it was so busy down there. Questions, more questions, heavy lifting of our books from Finao New York, touching the special coated canvas which was so rare, almost everyone wanted to touch it etc…

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By the time the first wedding gown catwalk started we had already booked a couple wedding dates for the upcoming season. The joy of knowing that our hard work had already brought us new excited clients was simply unbelievable. We knew we cam here to deliver and impress, but so fast? So no wonder when the models finished their presentation and music was muted a bit, the brides and grooms were back with even more questions. Now, when they already had a chance to go around and compare what others have to offer, they came back and the whole process of crowded booth, explaining our products and signing bookings could start all over again. A dream come true experience.

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Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show

Who would have thought about George Clooney and Amal Allamudin wedding which was happening at the very same time in Venice? Well I would if I had time, but we only stopped being busy when the clock said 4PM. And let me tell you, before that happened we made couple brides, their moms and brides maids sad because the dates filled up so quickly there was no room for them to book us anymore. We even had to say no to a bride whose wedding was in Turkey in mid May but because we already had booked another destination wedding in Europe for the same weekend we could not accommodate her. Oh boy, I would love to go and photograph that wedding but the one we have instead is just as interesting :)

Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show

Vancouver Wedding Honeymoon show

As a Diamond Exhibitor our photography style earned us some amazing new clients and we could not be more happier with the outcome of this great show. Gary Meister founder of this whole event stopped by at our booth and literally had to wait till I had a chance to shake his hand and honestly say that me and Maria were absolutely impressed and could not wait to see him and all other vendors at January 2015 Vancouver wedding fair at Westin Bay Hotel.

And the last but not the least is our huge THANK YOU to all of you brides and grooms who stopped by at our booth. To all of you who booked us to photograph your wedding celebrations, we are honoured and excited to work with you. You are the reason why we are where we are, that we can do what we love to do, because you find it unique, amazing and unforgettable. We love to work with all of you and wish you an exciting wedding experience and joy from your very own pictures we create for you. Mazel tov.

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Saint Patrick kilt wedding

Saint Patrick kilt wedding

Saint Patrick kilt wedding

Wait a second guys, before we get to this moment let’s rewind a bit and have a look how the day started for Anna + Matthew.

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When I met A+M for the first time they sounded like really easy going couple, little bit laid back with happy look in their eyes. Who would tell that I was going to have so much fun at their wedding at that time? So here are their moments from the day, starting with getting ready shots and guys in kilts, joined with the best women – sister of the groom and her Scottish pipe ready to sound freaking loud in the church recessional.

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Ladies and the man of honour were getting ready at Anna’s parents house, and these Italian families are so open and joy to photograph. They just need a minute or two to warm up and once I earned their trust and they stopped looking for me they got hooked in this candid, peek a boo paparazzi style session.

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The wedding ceremony took place in Saint Patrick church in Maple Ridge. The limo services were provided by Volvo club friends of the couple and these little Swedish gems were so cool and retro looking I just liked them a lot.

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Creative formals pictures took the place in the Mundy park, Coquitlam. This was probably the hottest day of the summer and everyone was so happy to hide in the forests around the lake there.

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Dark areas where there is not enough light are my favourite. The nasty terrain did not allow me to take all my gear in my Think Tank roller, so I locked it in my car and took only two cameras with lenses attached and one flash in case it gets too dark for my taste in there. Flash was not needed. The amazing backlighted scenes were opening one by one around me behind every corner.

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Saint Patrick kilt wedding

Bridal party had a great time and with their cool shades it was very easy to spot them in the woods. Enjoying themselves, we had a blast there. Laughing, jumping, kissing you name it. Amazing people create amazing moments.

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Saint Patrick kilt wedding

Saint Patrick kilt wedding

And more fun at wedding formals in kilts, snickers and goofy sunglasses :)

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Saint Patrick kilt wedding

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Saint Patrick kilt wedding

Saint Patrick kilt wedding

When we got enough pictures from every possible corned in the park we hit the road again to our final destination, reception hall in Coquitlam. Whoever was helping with the decoration did an amazing job, and dishes and cakes were one of the best I have tasted this year thank to Austin Gourmet from Coquitlam.

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Fun, dancing, crazy photo-booth faces. Perfect wedding pictures guaranteed.

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What else to day, emotional speeches followed by an out of nowhere first dance surprise I was so thrilled to be there that I wanted to stay even though my time was up. Great wedding celebration and who knows how the place looked like once I was at home :) Great couple and amazing family and friends made this day so special for everyone.

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Congratulations Anna and Matthew. We wish you all the best in your new adventure, and let it be as colourful as those funky sunglasses of yours. Enjoy.

Jozef and Maria from Povazan Photography – Vancouver wedding photographers

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