Brix & Mortar Yaletown Vancouver - Adrian and Wendy - Seconding for John Bello

Approaching a wedding in a documentary fashion is actually quite difficult. As I'm not directing people to pose or to do certain things, I have to be able to react and anticipate moments as they happen. There's no "OK, can you look at Mom and laugh now?". I'm there to document it as how it truly unfolded. Why would I approach things this way? To me, there's something absolutely magical about creating beautiful photographs of real and authentic moments. It's telling your story as the way it happened and not how I as a photographer directed it to be. Candid, photojournalistic and unposed moments are where my photography passion lies.

Adrian and Wendy had a late winter wedding, which meant that it was a bit colder and also day light disappeared quite quickly. However, their passion in dance and for each other soon heated up the place. As usual, I'll let the photographs tell the story from there.

Thanks to John Bello for giving me the opportunity to second shoot for him!

 The groom keeps an eye out for guests.

The groom keeps an eye out for guests.

 A beautiful night at Brix & Mortar Vancouver. Winter time meant that the daylight was gone by the time the evening reception rolled around, which meant that the night lights and the evening ambiance took over.

A beautiful night at Brix & Mortar Vancouver. Winter time meant that the daylight was gone by the time the evening reception rolled around, which meant that the night lights and the evening ambiance took over.

 Uhhh.... OK. No words for this one other than "wedding party games".

Uhhh.... OK. No words for this one other than "wedding party games".

 The passion as these two danced was incredible to watch as it was to photograph.

The passion as these two danced was incredible to watch as it was to photograph.

 And then the crowd comes in to dance with you.

And then the crowd comes in to dance with you.