sunshine coast

Rockwater Secret Cove Wedding - Sunshine Coast, BC - Alanna + Brandon

When I think about what we do, I have moments when I really realize just how lucky we are. We get a front row seat to one of the best days of a couples life. We get to be with them more than anyone else that day, and we get to see everything! We see the nerves in the morning, the excitement of the first look, the emotion at the ceremony, the joy at the reception and all the moments in between. We see it all. And we've seen it all. Every combination of emotion/reaction to every moment of the day. And as far as seeing a couple right up close goes, watching Alanna + Brandon on their wedding day was one of the most fun 'front row seat' experiences we've ever had. 

These two are fuuuuuun. We fell in love with them when we first met them. We fell even harder when we created a film for their business a few months ago (watch here). And finally in creating their wedding film, we straight up fell over. 

Watch this film. We know you'll fall for them too. 

-Erin

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A special thank you to the amazing Shirley of Filosophi for planning this amazing event. So much fun hanging with you as always! 

Also thank you to the wonderful Nickerson's! 'Twas a blast shooting alongside you and we can't wait to see your photos!

Jacquie + David || No Turning Back

Going into any wedding, you have your own idea of how you think it will go. You see the day mapped out in your head and from that you anticipate what will happen – how the day will unfold, what parts you think will be unique, important, fun or even tricky to shoot. Sometimes you go into a wedding thinking it may be difficult logistically, or maybe you’re worried because there are a lot of variables you can’t pin down. Other times you go into it be-yond stoked because everything looks perfect on paper and you love your couple and its going to be the best day ever. 

But you can never know for sure. We are constantly surprised. 

Sometimes when you think its going be really tricky it ends up being the smoothest day and the couple says a thousand awesome things and the light is good and your table has a bread basket (that is actually how I judge the quality of any wedding).

Other times when you think its going to be a flawless day, nothing goes quite right. You have to make concessions on just about everything and guests constantly ask you to take their picture during cocktail hour (“it's a VIDEO camera” you say, but they don’t hear you. They pose anyway and sometimes you just give up and pretend you took a photo).

And sometimes you’re right. Sometimes – very rarely – the day turns out exactly the way you thought it would. This was one of those times. Jacquie and Dave’s wedding had all the makings of being incredible – and it delivered.

The location was stunning. The couple was perfect. The plan of using the cards and groomsman speech to help tell the story worked out as we’d hoped. No one asked me to take their photo at cocktail hour. And I got my bread. 

-Erin

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