michelle & dan: married | vancouver wedding photographer

We’ve been so busy around here lately that we haven’t had a chance to blog all of our weddings from this past year.  Today, we’re sharing one that we LOVED!

It was a beautiful autumn day in Vancouver for a wedding~ no rain, beautiful leaves, and one lovely and unique venue!   Michelle and Dan’s wedding was absolutely gorgeous from start to finish, and we felt so lucky that they chose us to capture it.  I first met these two when I shot their engagement session last Spring in Edmonton, and right away we all hit it off.  They’re warm, sweet, laid back, and have fabulous style/taste.   Then when we met their friends and family, it all just made sense.  These are truly quality, wonderful people.

Cheryl and I started off the day with Michelle at the ultra modern Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.  She had a ridiculously cool (and huge) suite  to get ready in!  Talk about an amazing view of downtown Vancouver!

Isn’t Michelle just gorgeous?  Those blue eyes are stunning.

Dan and his guys got ready at another beautiful hotel– the Westin Grand  (this is actually the same hotel I got ready in too for my own wedding 6 years ago– I got so nostalgic shooting there!)  

When we found out that they had booked Brix Restaurant for both their ceremony and reception, Cheryl and I were SO excited!  We’d never shot there before, but knew that in was not only a beautiful place to get married, but incredibly intimate and romantic!  It definitely didn’t disappoint.  From Michelle’s dramatic entrance in, to the lovely courtyard where they exchanged their emotional vows– it was all so perfect.

We basically strolled around the Yaletown area to take their photos.  There were so many sweet little spots that were perfect, and Michelle and Dan really just made every moment special.  It’s so apparent that these two love each other so much, and we loved just hanging out with them!

There’s nothing more beautiful than autumn leaves!  Such an amazingly romantic setting.  And really, Michelle and Dan looked so elegant and perfect together.

Then when it was starting to get dark out, we snuck inside a cool lounge for a couple quick shots with some fun lighting.

Finally, we headed back to Brix Restaurant for their reception, where their guests had been hanging out and enjoying cocktails after the ceremony. You know what my favorite thing of all was?  All the gorgeous candle light everywhere!  A photographer’s dream!!  Ultra romantic.

OK so those that know me, know I’m kind of a foodie.  One of the perks to our job for me, is that I get to eat such good food all the time!  And let me tell you, the food at Brix was some of the best I’ve ever had.  Not only delicious, but so pretty too! haha.  I don’t often blog wedding food pictures– but I just couldn’t help myself in this instance 😉

And one last bit, that was SOOO awesome.  Their super talented videographers from Capture the Moment Media snuck away with Dan and Michelle towards the end of the night to shoot a little special moment between them.  We tagged along and wound up getting some of our favorite shots from the whole day.

All in all, it was really just a perfect day~ everything a wedding should be.  And the kind of couple Cheryl and I absolutely love to work with.  To Michelle and Dan~  thank you for choosing us to photograph your day!  Cheers to the start of a beautiful life together.


  • Lauren said:

    great work! The final few nights are wicked cool!

  • Sharon said:

    Such a beautiful wedding girls! Love it!!