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.
The main parts of the wedding ceremony took place at a church and also at Fairmont Vancouver Hotel. My day started at the groom’s house, where I quickly documented the guys getting ready (with minimal posing - I wanted it to be all natural and candid) and then followed the groom to the hairstylist and off to Fairmont for the tea ceremony with some (ahem) interesting games.
I found Fairmont Vancouver Hotel an amazing place to photograph. The rooms were brightly lit (it helped that it was a sunny day too!) and beautiful designed. I soon found out that there were some amazing little rooms and hallways laced with columns and old vintage walls. The reception area was a breath to behold with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. With some luck and some help, I was able to get a few photographs from above!
It was a fantastic day and I would love to photograph again at Fairmont Vancouver Hotel Wedding. But most importantly, love was in the air and there was excitement and happiness all around this Chinese wedding. From tea ceremony to tea ceremony (Yes, two of them!) to the bride’s song at the end to her family… what day. What a lovely day.