Anthony and Natasha by the great stained glass windows at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church in Downtown Vancouver.
I had a great time heading out on the road to shoot Anthony and Natasha’s wedding throughout the downtown Vancouver area. While I’m not really a Vancouver wedding photographer, I do enjoy coming down to the city to photograph them from time to time. We started the day at Vancouver’s Wall Centre, then moved across the street to the wonderful St Andrew’s Wesley United Church, where I could easily spend a day shooting portraits in, then on the Vancouver Athlete’s Village, Gene’s Coffee in East Vancouver, then finally down to Granville Island. A real wedding tour of Vancouver.
Natasha and her mother getting her dress prepared in their room at the Wall Centre.
Anthony with his ‘Best Woman’ on the spiral staircase in the executive lounge at the Wall Centre. I have a thing for spiral stair cases, I can’t go past one without using it for a photo.
St Andrew’s Wesley United Church is a really stunning location. I’m used to shooting weddings outside or in hotels and resorts, so this was a real pleasure to work in.
We moved on to the Vancouver Athlete’s Village and the Craft Beer Market. It’s a very cool location.
As we were walking out to do some portraits, we ran into some dog walkers from the local rescue dog shelter, which we grabbed for some fun photos.
I find that if you ask a couple to do something really cheesy, you get a great “are your serious” reaction. Here Natasha flashes her mile wide grin.
The view of Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood are out of this world from the Athlete’s Village.
I was driving around the area a few days before the wedding to scout things out and found this old building, left over from the days when the area was a big rail yard, and thought it would make an awesome background for a photo. There was a big fense around the site, but luckily enough, the gate was open that day.
Our next stop was the Gene Coffee Bar on the intersection of Main and Kingsway in East Vancouver. It’s where Anthony and Natasha had their first date, so it was a must have destination. The building is shaped like a wedge, and the window looks like the bomb site on an old WWII bomber.
Next stop was Granville Island, where we tried for an Abby road shot on the main entry road, which we really had to take our lives in our hands to get.
We moved on to the Granville Island Hotel for dinner and dancing.