You never know who you might meet on Craigslist.
I peruse through the Creative section sometimes, just to see if I can find a gem of bride wanting to actually pay their photographer but not knowing where else to look. It’s actually how I booked my first wedding. Anyhow, a couple of months ago I didn’t find such a bride, but I did find a gem of a photographer looking for a second shooter. Tamara and I met up at Starbucks and chatted for over an hour and each decided that the other was normal and sane and would like to work together. And there you have it!
A couple of weeks after that she asked if I could second shoot for her at Matt and Meghan’s Vancouver Urban Winery wedding in Gastown. I had never been there, but as soon as I walked in I fell in love with the place. It is gorgeous and rustic and trendy all at the same time. Between the setting, the burlap table runners and Meghan’s soft pink dress I was in heaven.
Thank you again to Tamara Lakeman Photography for having me second shoot with you!
This series with all the kids is one of my favorite ever. They were tired of being cooped up inside and just needed to run. Parents sipped and chatted as the kids ran free on the sidewalks of Gastown. There is just something so sweet and yet so gritty about these pictures that I love.
I arrived with a huge sigh of relief that one, I had made it, and two, I had made it on time. Hannah smiled, gave me a hug and we joked about how the drive down to and in DC had already made for some tense moments. Despite that, and the fact that her suitcase with her wedding shoes and leaving outfit had been lost, Hannah was calm, collected and happy. She didn’t stop smiling. It was definitely apparent that, no matter what didn’t go exactly to plan, as things always do at weddings, this was a joyous day.
In his toast, Jason’s brother and best man talked about how they were a perfect fit for each other and that, upon seeing them interact for the first time at his house for dinner one evening, he knew it was the real deal. I can say that, as an outsider looking in, having only met Jason on their wedding day, I wholeheartedly agree. They have that ease with each other that makes others feel comfortable around them, and happy for them and what they have. Thank you for entrusting me to document the start of your new life together.
I have quite a few favorites to share: new red flats for the bride bought the day of, a cuter than cute flower girl, beautiful sunlight on the walk to the church, a sleeping little red head during the ceremony, and many more. Thanks to Amir for shooting with me, who got mistaken for my hubby more than once! Enjoy…