The courtyard at the great Vancouver restaurant Brix & Mortar, a Yaletown fixture.
I was in Vancouver in December to shoot this wedding at the Brix Restaurant in Yaletown. It was almost the shortest day of the year, and Vancouver was in the middle of one it’s coldest months in years. We started the day out with a portrait shoot in Stanley Park, where luckily the rain cleared up about five minutes before we began, and we actually got a sliver of sun before it disappeared for the night. We then moved to Brix for the ceremony and dinner, which was great.
I went to high school with one of the owners of Brix, and I’ve wanted to get in there for a wedding for years just to check it out. I have to give them a big shoutout for being a totally professional and well run operation, I was very impressed with the place. Hopefully it doesn’t take me another ten or fifteen years to get back in there.
These guys had the two cutest girls ever.
All good things to those who wait. Just as we were about to leave, we got this sliver of sun over English Bay, with the freighters in the background.
The ceremony was in the really lovely Brix courtyard.
I really loved the brickwork in the courtyard at Brix, it really made for a great looking portrait.
For winter weddings, especially ones this close to the winter equinox,or the shortest day of the year, you need to be really on top of your external lighting skills. Almost every portrait I took (except for the girls, they were just moving too fast) was shot with soft box loaded with a Nikon speed light on a light stand.
Cameras: Nikon D3 X 2
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8
Lighting: Nikon SB-910 X 2, Nikon SU-800 flash controller, X-Small Chimera softbox on a lightstand.