Vancouver will always be a special place for me, I’ve spent some time there previously in the Canadian ski fields (with the rest of Sydney) but to be asked by Macushla and Jeff to Photograph their Destination Wedding in Canada was a huge privilege and honour combined. In terms of cities i’ve always maintained Vancouver is exactly the same as Sydney, nice people, a clean city, ‘outdoorsy’ and filled with potential. Vancouver in Summer however is another level altogether, I thought people we’re nice in the winter.. in Summer the people we’re so kind it bordered on being suspicious! Everybody is out in the parks, on their bikes, running with dogs, swimming or playing at the beach until 10pm when the sun went down. It really is a place of magic.
Small confession on my behalf, I already knew Macushla and Jeff. My wife happens to be good friends with Macushla and we’ve spent lots of time with these guys which was great because when it came time to being in front of the camera these guys were chillax’d. They wanted to have some portraits a few days prior to the wedding just in case it got too crazy on the day and we ran out of time. We got some stunners which i’m so happy to share below.
The Ceremony and Reception were held both at Bridges on Vancouver Island, a spectacular venue and restaurant on the boardwalk overlooking the city and Vancouver’s surrounding mountains. Vancouver is known for being wet and rainy for a good portion of the year but the weather that day was sunny, clear and H-O-T! If you look closely you might see some beads of sweat on the grooms face, partly because of nerves but mostly because the temperature was nearing 30degrees with significant humidity.
It was a stunning wedding, so much love for these two by family and friends made it a such a beautiful day and a pleasure to photograph. And….What a party!!! I may have boogied alittle myself, best way to get great pics in the action!
Enjoy Macushla and Jeff’s wedding picture story.
Venue: Bridges Restaurant Granville Island