Monday, September 27, 2010

Check, Check

As always, I've been a busy bee, so apologies for disappearing again. I will *try* to post a few more times in the next couple of weeks, since I'll be unable to in China. Yes folks, I'm going to China (my first time!!) for a month and I've been frantically trying to get all my weddings/lifestyle sessions and life in order before I'm gone. Thanks for your patience!

To keep my sanity in check, I've been listening to a lot of Youtube videos - this one in particular was seriously a WTH moment; crazy AMAZING!!

Anyways, I can't wait to share with you some more photo sessions! Back to work I go ;)

Much love +1

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sue & Derek Wedding (07.10.10)

Sue and Derek. If you could only count how many six degrees of separation I have with this couple! Funny how that works. You're a friend of my friend who knows another friend of mine?! What, no way!! What a small world :D

Now I'm happy to include Sue and Derek into my circle of friends - the degrees of separation only gets closer from here on out! Love you guys!

Their wedding day started bright and early on a gorgeous summer day. I was at Sue's house shooting the "getting ready" pictures of the ladies:

Sue just being Sue - you're such a ham! Haha, don't kill me for posting this one:

Dave, on the other hand, was over at Derek's house getting shots of Derek and the boys:

Sue had planned for Derek to receive his wedding present before he left for the ceremony site, so she was anxiously texting Brian, Derek's brother, to make sure everything went smoothly:

And it did - Derek received one beautiful Seiko watch from his wife-to-be:

Sue and Derek were married at the Miller Lash House, one of the most quaintest venue's I've shot at in a while. I can totally see why they wanted to get married here in front of their family and closest friends :) What a breathtaking site!

Some details shots by Dave before the ceremony began:

Sue also got a little gift of her own - a pair of D&G sunglasses (which will make an appearance later that night). He also included a note addressed "To My New Wife..." - Sue must have read it over a gazillion times. Derek, who knew you were such a romantic ;)

My favourite exit shot EVER! I just love how genuinely happy Sue and Derek are as they walk up the aisle as husband & wife:

Okay, let me say something about this bridal party. Fun + Crazy + Awesome = one of the best group of people I've photographed!!! Didn't hurt that we all shared something in common: SCARBOROUGH REPRESENT!

You can't go wrong with a group like this one. Need I say more?

Running Man in mid-air? Check and mark!

It was getting quite hot as our portrait session went on, so I was grateful to find Sue and Derek some shade...and a little time to themselves. My FAVOURITE portrait of the day (on the right) - love, love, heart:

After a quick break, we headed over to the Dragon Dynasty Restaurant for the reception. Alim and Gerland were the MCs of the night, and I don't think I've ever laughed so hard. And the surprise of the evening? Alim spoke flawless Cantonese during his MC speech. Wow. Total. Awesomeness.

Sue and Derek making their entrance (see, I told you the sunglasses make an appearance):

Love this shot Dave took of the couple and their first dance:


As the night progressed, it was time to dance!! Dave took this amazing shot of the DJs booth. DJ Mack was seriously spinning some old school jams that brought me back to my high school days. He definitely got everyone on the dance floor:

Sue and Derek, I can't thank you enough for allowing me and Dave to share in your celebrations. I instantly felt like I was welcomed into your group of friends, and I can't wait to hang out again! On that note, it's time to make our exit! *smokebomb*