Wedding Vendor Behind The Scenes - Shyah K Films (Videography)

Wedding Vendor Behind The Scenes - Shyah K Films (Videography)

“…I soon realized how powerful video is, and that I could positively affect the world through video, so I dropped out of my international development studies University program. Around this time it had been a few years so since I had volunteered in Kenya and Ecuador so I was all about giving back to my planet.”

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Wedding Vendor Behind The Scenes - Glam in Van (MakeUp Artist)

Wedding Vendor Behind The Scenes - Glam in Van (MakeUp Artist)

“When you make someone feel beautiful, it instantly creates a high. As soon as I get to the final stages of the makeup or hair where everything is coming together, I start to get so excited. And then when the client sees herself and lights up, i feel so happy and instantly want to go make someone else feel pretty…”

Have you ever wondered who it is behind that beautiful wedding cake you had? Or who it was designing your dress or who it was who did your makeup? While you may have most likely had some interaction with your wedding vendors during your wedding day, most likely the day was a complete blur and you probably only met them briefly and didn’t get to know the person that well.

In this new series of photographs and brief interviews, I will taking you Behind The Scenes of what makes wedding vendors so passionate about what they do.

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Wedding Vendor Behind The Scenes - Vanilla and Honey Bee (Wedding Cakes)

Wedding Vendor Behind The Scenes - Vanilla and Honey Bee (Wedding Cakes)

So I've started something new!!

Have you ever wondered who it is behind that beautiful wedding cake you had? Or who it was designing your dress or who it was who did your makeup? While you may have most likely had some interaction with your wedding vendors during your wedding day, most likely the day was a complete blur and you probably only met them briefly and didn’t get to know the person that well.

In this new series of photographs and brief interviews, I will taking you Behind The Scenes of what makes wedding vendors so passionate about what they do.

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Blue Water Cafe Yaletown Wedding - Alex and Vania

Blue Water Cafe Yaletown Wedding - Alex and Vania

lex and Vania wanted something different for wedding photography. They wanted something more documentary and more about their family and friends. And while we did take some time to do portrait shots, group shots and wedding party photos, the majority of the day was spent with me doing very little interrupting or posing and instead letting things happen while I worked and ran around the scene to find the best and unique angles to capture some of the big moments as well as some of the little moments.

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Alex and Vania's Engagement Photosession

Alex and Vania's Engagement Photosession

On their first date, Alex was pooped on by a bird and had to change his jacket. While this did not happen during this engagement session (phew!), we did end up taking a photo of the two of them with a huge bird crap on a glass window that was next to them. To my surprise, they totally LOVED the photo and didn’t want the bird crap photoshopped out.

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Van Dusen Gardens Cambodian and Vietnamese Wedding

Van Dusen Gardens Cambodian and Vietnamese Wedding

FIRST: Huge thanks to Jumi Story for having me on as a secondary photographer for this wedding.

I won’t say much about this wedding other than I learned a little bit more about Cambodian and Vietnamese customs for weddings. The early morning tea ceremony was a bit different from the usual with the way it was done and there was an aspect of red string being tied to the bride and groom. I’ll let the photographs do the talking :)

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Fairmont Vancouver Hotel Wedding - Frankie and Carrie

Fairmont Vancouver Hotel Wedding - Frankie and Carrie

FIRST: Huge thanks for Yinger Fotokrafie for taking me on a secondary for this wedding. Glad to be a part of it :)

When Yinger called me in to second shoot for him for this wedding, I was very excited for the opportunity. Yinger is fantastic photographer and a great guy and to be able to shoot with him was quite something.

Previously, I did some Behind The Scenes work for the Pre-Wedding Shoot that Yinger did for them and it was amazing to meet Carrie and Frankie. Carrie’s dress was unique and exquisite, with a unique train and an interesting design.

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Lonsdale Quay North Vancouver Family Session - Wendy and Family

Lonsdale Quay North Vancouver Family Session - Wendy and Family

Capturing life as it happens is such a joy to see. It’s pure smiles and true interaction. A lot of it happens spontaneously and moments go by so quick but people, like Wendy, hire me for these types of photos and they love them.

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Single Tree Winery Abbotsford Wedding - Kevin and Julie

Single Tree Winery Abbotsford Wedding - Kevin and Julie

I recall ending that night and saying goodnight to everyone, packing my bags and making my way back to my car. However, as I took some steps away from the wedding tent, I saw the summer night sky with the stars glistening above. I took a photo of it (which you can see at the end of the blog post) and the wedding tent to close out on a series of photographs I had made that day documenting the amazing joy and laughter that was happening that day…

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Sun Yat Sen Garden Wedding - Alex and Linda

Sun Yat Sen Garden Wedding - Alex and Linda

NOTE: All photographs were taken while on seconding assignment for Ivory + Gold Photography. Thanks, Juliette!!

A little while ago, while it was freezing cold in December, I had the chance to document Vietnamese wedding with my friends Juliette. There was a lot of food and a lot of laughter and a lot of fantastic moments. For me, the best moment was capturing the groom Alex showing off the ring he put on his bride’s finger earlier that day just as they were making their entrance into the reception. Epic.

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