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Ashley and Ian’s Squamish Wedding

Squamish Wedding
The boat ramp at Porteau Cove Provincial Park, which is just south of Squamish.
Ashley and Ian live in Buffalo NY, where Ashley is the team dietitian for the Buffalo Sabres NHL hockey team. Ashley parents retired to Lions Bay after living in Ottawa and Ian’s parents come from the Vancouver area, so they decided to come out to the coast for a Squamish wedding.

Squamish Wedding

Squamish Wedding
Six bride’s maids.

Squamish Wedding
The guys getting ready.

Squamish Wedding
Ashley with her mother.

Everyone was staying at the Squamish Executive Suites, which as a pretty popular spot that day for weddings, there were at least two other wedding parties staying there that day.

Squamish Wedding

Squamish Wedding

Squamish Wedding
Portraits at Porteau Cove, just south of Squamish.

Squamish Wedding

Squamish Wedding

Squamish Wedding

Squamish Wedding
The wedding was at the Squamish Valley golf course, and it was really beautiful, if windy, day.

Squamish Wedding

Squamish Wedding

Squamish Wedding

Squamish Wedding
“hey, lets see how bored we can look”

Squamish Wedding

Squamish Wedding
I wanted to do some extra portraits before dinner, just because it was a really lovely evening. Everyone was getting pretty playful by that time.

Squamish Wedding
Flame grilled steaks for dinner. I was really impressed with the service at the Squamish Valley Golf Club. I haven’t shot a wedding there in probably 15 years,but hopefully I’ll get back sooner for the next one.

Squamish Wedding

Squamish Wedding
Some storm clouds brewing up in the evening.

Squamish Wedding

Tech Stuff
For the photo of Ashley and Ian kissing on the jetty at Porteau Cove, I packed a fish eye lens (not something I would usually carry) because I had planned on doing this shot on the metal crow’s nest structure you can see on the far left, and that would have been the only way I was going to get them into the frame. When we got to Porteau Cov, it was incredibly windy, with a two foot high wind chop, making it impossible to go out on the end of the jetty. It still worked out pretty well, but we had to do most of the photos on the sheltered boat launching ramp instead to keep out of the wind.

I’ve been experimenting with some different processing looks. I’ve done a few photos up in a matte look, which is actually just an open source Photoshop action. I’m kind of liking it so far.

Cameras: Nikon D3 x 2
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8, AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 II
Lighting: Nikon SB-910 x 2, one mounted in a small Chimera soft box.