Marie and Matt – Van Dusen Garden Wedding Photography
A handful of time each year, I get to work with the uber talented Stephanie Steiner Photography. We met at the gym YEARS ago, so between lifting heavy things up and putting them down repeatedly to build muscles, and of course photography, we always have a lot to talk and laugh about!
This was Stephanie’s wedding, and I was her second shooter for the day. Sometimes I enjoy being the second shooter – I can do some super creative “secondary” shots while she gets the “main” shots. And when crazy ideas pop into my head, she’s always cool to let me take over and do my thing. Teamwork, baby!
I’ve photographed engagements at Van Dusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver before, but this was going to be my first wedding there. The water, the flowers, the trees, the colours… Obviously, I was STOKED!
First up was Matt’s groom prep photos, while Stephanie was out photographing the ladies.
What was kind of funny for me was that Matt was across the street and just a couple doors down from where I spent a *LOT* of time as a kid… My best friend’s old house!
If you’ve been following my wedding work for any length of time, you know how much I *love* a first look!
After the first look, it was time for bridal party photos. Stephanie took the bridesmaids, and I took the groomsmen. A few “nice” ones of course, and a lot of “fun” ones! These dudes were cool because they were down for literally anything.
And the bridal party! This is what I wrote about earlier, where I could get a little more creative with my photos while Stephanie took the lead. Variety rules.
Then the formal portraits of the bride and groom! This is always my favourite part of the day, because we can get REALLY creative. Van Dusen Garden Wedding Photography at its finest, if I do say so myself!
The ceremony and reception were at The Shaughnessy restaurant.
And of course, lots of cool details at the reception. I always thought that these personal little details really tie everything together.
And of course, before dinner, there were a few other photos to grab in a different part of Van Dusen Botanical Garden, like this one.
Thanks Stephanie for having me photograph this wedding with you, and of course, congratulations to Marie and Matt!
And if YOUR big day is coming up, I’d love to chat with you – get in touch with me HERE!
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