New Westminster Wedding Photographer │ Sandy & Nathan

Mind is blown. Sandy & Nathan are seriously some of the sweetest people you will EVER meet!! And their families and their friends are a total hoot as well. There were so many highlights to their wedding day, I don’t even know where to start! Well, perhaps I could start with their absolutely AMAZING venue, La Perla Ballroom, or maybe with Sandy’s stunning ivory gown covered in lace, and her sky high Badgley Mischka heels, or Nathan’s permanent smile, or their hilarious wedding party – I mean, that limo bus will NEVER be the same… Let’s be real. It was fantastic. Every single second. And it was wonderful to spend the whole day with the super sweet Jennifer of Jenni Marie Photography at my side, getting shots that perfectly yinned to my yang! And also the spunky Sarah from Sugar of Sharai Photography who put so much effort into making the day run smoothly for us! I’m talking a full-on sprint to catch the limo as we spotted it leaving the parking lot right as we came around the corner… 😀

The girls started the day getting ready at the Inn at the Quay with makeup by Sarah Saunders, and hair by Trina Smisko. They were all in great spirits and full of excitement!
These guys. I have so many hilarious photos, but need to keep the blog post short, so for now, it’s just the normal stuff 😉
The guys arrived at La Perla, and anxiously waited for the ceremony to begin and the girls to show up! The ceremony was so beautiful. So raw, so real and emotional.
la perla ballroom wedding ceremony
SO HAPPY!! And Nathan’s sister made it very apparent that these nuptials were LONG awaited, so I think she’s pretty happy too 😉
Oh, and funny story about the location… I’m from Chilliwack, and haven’t shot a wedding in New West before, so wanted to make sure I was totally organized before the big day. So a week before the wedding I made the 1 hour drive into the city to scope some locations, texted some photos to Sandy and talked about what kind of photos she loved, and came up with a game plan for the formals. Well. After the ceremony, we all hopped in the limo to head to our first location only to have the limo driver tell us that most of the roads were closed downtown for the Hyack Festival!! So he was pretty adamant that we not attempt ANY of our three pre-determined locations! EGAD. That is not good news for a photographer. But he suggested Queen Elizabeth Park, and it was a gem. So beautiful, and so many different backdrops for photos. PHEW!!
Kinda all good looking hey? I’m pretty sure they might have been chosen as bridal party only on the basis of their looks. Which is pretty shallow actually. But I’m glad it happened. It makes my photos look great! 😀 Totally kidding of course…
Good grief girl, you are STUNNING!! And Nathan, you’re such a stud 😉
GAH!! one of my FAVES!!

Glad that the park had a bridge!  our first location had a bridge, and Sandy didn’t wanna give it up 😉



My “leaning over a cliff with no thought to my personal safety shot”   Kinda worth it in my very humble opinion 😉


SERIOUSLY??!  La Perla is like a fairytale!!




Swoooony-swoon.  First dances always get me.  And this is why a good 2nd shooter is so important!!  Her shot on the left, mine on the right!


Super sweet thank you speech from the happy couple





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