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Angelique and Kiola – Aloha Whistler Wedding

Nicklaus North Winter Whistler Wedding
This is a cool little forest by the Nicklaus North golf course (which is still closed for the winter) that a family of local beavers is slowly decimating. Two years ago this was a dense forest, now it’s a big open space. In the summer, the grass grows up about waist high, so now is about t he only time of year we can get a good photo in it.
Angelique and Kiola are from Hawaii, and decided to come out for real Whistler wedding in the snow. They couldn’t have gotten father from their natural environment, but it was a beautiful day, and they ad an awesome time.

Nicklaus North Winter Whistler Wedding
Kiola and the guys strike a pose in a snow flurry.

Nicklaus North Winter Whistler Wedding
Angelique’s father tears up on seeing her in her dress for the first time.

Nicklaus North Winter Whistler Wedding
Angelique gets a hug from her bride’s maid.

Nicklaus North Winter Whistler Wedding

Nicklaus North Winter Whistler Wedding
I’ve had a great time on the public use trails along Green Lake this year. Every year I seem to end up in a different area of the resort for my winter weddings, but this spot has been especially productive for me this year.

Nicklaus North Winter Whistler Wedding
They rented a big house in the Nicklaus North neighbourhood for the ceremony, and the fireplace made for a great photo location.

Nicklaus North Winter Whistler Wedding

Nicklaus North Winter Whistler Wedding
The house had these great leaded glass windows that I though would make for an awesome photo location. Angelique made her wedding bouquets from antique broaches that she had been collecting over the last year. It looked fantastic, but weighed as much as a good sized dumbbell.

Nicklaus North Winter Whistler Wedding
They had the wedding reception at Araxi, a famous Whistler village restaurant. There wasn’t enough room in the restaurant to do a first dance, so everyone piled outside, and with a big load of sparklers and a set of portable iPod speakers, had the first dance on their patio.

Tech Stuff
Camera: Nikon D3 and D700
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8
Lighting: Nikon SB-900 flash, SU-800 controller, and a small softbox on a light stand.