I recently had the profound fortune to travel back home to Vancouver from Toronto to photograph Doug + Sarah’s West End wedding. Fortunate in that one, Doug is my
oldest friend… wait, the friend that I’ve had the longest! And two, as a ‘coastie’ newly transplanted to the 416, Toronto’s humidity was straight up driving me crazy.
On top of that, the wedding was in the middle of the Vancouver Canucks playoffs run and the city (not to mention the bride, groom and most of the wedding party) was buzzing with Olympic-esque energy. Needless to say I was stoked to be home and in truly good company.
Now, we all know how the Canucks’ run ended so no need to get in to that – they played well, lost to a more deserving team and will be back in force next year -‘nuf said.
Now to the wedding… We started at Sarah’s father’s home in Dunbar where my amazing second, Angela Stearns hung out with the girls to shoot the hair + makeup. I headed down to Doug’s brother’s in the Davie Village to get the guys suiting + booting. We all converged at Immaculate Conception Church on W. 28th (just a short jaunt for the ladies) for the ceremony. From there, it was on to Stanley Park and the Vancouver Rowing Club for the reception, and family and wedding party photos.
It was a beautiful, sunny Vancouver day and an amazing opportunity to reconnect with an old friend (and now a fellow journalist). If you’re in the Kelowna area, listen for Doug on the radio!
Ok, time to let the pictures do the talking. Doug, Sarah, thanks again for a great day.