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Shreya & Mano’s Telugu Wedding | Hyderabad, India

This improbable story begins with deep fried churros in Disneyland and ends with panfried paratha in India.

Let’s start at the end, in a love-filled home in Vijayawada, India, where Shreya, Erika, Mano and I are savouring delicious home-made paratha, lovingly prepared by Mano’s mom. By now, Shreya and Mano’s friends and family feel like our friends and family. Surrounding us on the walls of this home wherein Mano grew up, are picture-frames beholding historical wedding photographs from generations past. In my pocket, securely fastened to my belt loop, are memory cards containing photographic documentation of all that has transpired throughout the last 4 days … a pocket full of memories not unlike – but very unlike – the archaic wedding photos on these walls. We’re exhausted and preparing for our inter-continental commute back home … but we’re smiling … reminiscing … and dreaming, which is how it all began.

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Flossie & Keith’s Hong Kong Wedding

The alarms sounded at 3 AM, stirring us from dim-sum-induced slumber. Foggy confusion about where and what on Earth we were doing up at that ungodly hour gradually dissipated, as light from the Hong Kong skyline glowed upon meticulously packed camera bags. We’d traveled half way around the planet to photograph Flossie and Keith’s wedding in Hong Kong (not to be confused with Flossie and Keith’s wedding in Lake Como, photographed by the legendary Jose Villa).

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Surrounded by dark trees, groom holds bride's dress as they walk with rays of sunlight illuminating the path they cross
Woman yawns in reflection as she has her hair done
Man showers while in the foreground Chinese characters meaning double happiness are posted on a door
Woman's face appears next to a painting of a woman's face
Woman gets makeup applied in mirror that is next to snacks
Man gets his hair done with reflections from lighting fixtures
Man looks at himself in mirror as he ties his bow tie
Wedding dress appears in foreground as bride has her hair done
Man has his bow tie adjusted while woman in background has her adjusted
Bridesmaids stand together on staircase looking at their phones
Reflection of groom is seen in the rear view mirror of a car
Bridesmaids take pictures and laugh together
Reflection of bridesmaids is seen in sunglasses of man wearing a fake mustache
Photograph of man is taken while he is getting his makeup done
Groom and groomsman play a game involving cookies
Bridesmaid video calls bride to show her the groom and groomsmen
Groom cheers as bride is walked down a staircase by her father
Groom cheers with friends and family in the background
Bridesmaids clap and cheer as bride is walked down a staircase by her father
Bride and groom stand together in front of seated couple
Bride and groom hold her parents hands
Woman and groom help bride put on gold bracelets
Bride in red and groom in black look at each other holding hands
Bride holds a number of golden bracelets
Bridesmaids sit together, talking and looking at their phones
Reflection of laughing bride is seen in the groom's sunglasses
A group of men cheers their shots
Bride has her makeup adjusted as groom sits waiting
Groomsmen takes picture of sleeping bridesmaids eye
Friends and family look forward in high spirits
Silhouette of women applying makeup in a car
Man's reflection is seen as he approaches a car
Bride and groom sit together in car with reflection of a red umbrella
Groom and bride during wedding ring ceremony
Bride and groom walk down aisle holding hands as confetti showers them from above
Women look at man as he finishes a drink
Two woman sitting together laugh
Woman performs limbo under rope seperator
Man and woman exchange high five
Groomsmen fall asleep in hotel room
Women kneels on chair covered in flower petals
Silhouettes of two men and woman getting her hair done
Two woman get their makeup done in front of mirrors
City skyline is seen with reflection of woman getting her hair done
Parallel images of groom adjusting his bow tie while bride dons her wedding dress
A team of woman helps bride into wedding dress
Newly wed couple hold hands looking into each other's eyes while they are surrounded by pink and purple flowers
Two men adjust framed photograph of couple
Bride raises her arms and laughs
Bride smiles as she holds her dress while walking with groom to audience applause
Newly wed couple drink together as woman delivers speech
Woman sings in front of image of couple embracing on a snowy mountaintop
Newly wed couple laugh and clap as man and woman address the crowd
Bride wipes away tears as she and her groom look forward
Bride and groom pose together on Hong Kong junk boat

Michelle & Jared’s Wedding | IslandWood, Bainbridge Island | Seattle, Washington

Drenched in nature, friendship, and authenticity, Michelle and Jared’s laidback wedding-retreat in the woods of Bainbridge Island is everything we love about weddings, people and life. No glitz and glamour (apart from sunscreen and bug spray). No grandeur (apart from a canopy tower high up in the colossal treetops). No drama (apart from entertaining performances by their eccentric, theatrical friends). No pageantry (apart from a hilariously executed puppet show). Just genuine ‘ol fun and down-to-earth good times. Nature set the stage. Sincerely wonderful people set the vibe.

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Silhouette of bride and groom holding hands behind autumn leaves
People gather around campfire in high spirits
Acoustic band performing
Behind the scenes of a puppet show in front of an audience
Man with acoustic guitar singing
Audience laughs at ongoing performance
Person gives a thumbs up from inside a hollow tree
Group of people climb a tower among trees
People walk down an open, metal tower
Snail crawling towards a lady
Bride getting her hair done
Man getting out of shower while a woman gets her hair done down the hall
Man with fingers locked behind his back watching a woman get her hair done
Wedding ceremony in progress on a green lawn
Bride and groom exchanging rings
Newly wed couple embrace from a tree top view
Silhouette of a couple holding hands surrounded by trees and fog
Man lines up his croquet shot
Woman does a bridge pose while behind her, a bride and groom dance
Girl does a handstand while woman catches a frisbee
Three young girls perform
A man performs under spotlights
A man makes a speech to the bride and groom while a photographer takes photos
Emotional bride wipes away tears while sitting beside groom
Woman addresses an captivated audience
The bride and groom sit together as toasts are raised to a man giving a speech
A newly wed couple dance together as people watch
A woman dances with other people
A woman dances on the floor next to two friends
Two woman dance facing each other
Party guests play a game
A woman helps a man with his tie as they laugh together
Groom embraces bride from behind

Jocelyn & Sean’s Destination Wedding in Maui

The destination wedding of Jocelyn and Sean in Maui, Hawaii was an international celebration of family, culture, friendship, and love. Sean is an architect in Dubai. Jocelyn is a speech-language pathologist and scuba diving photographer in Hong Kong. Their family reside everywhere in between. And their friends are from all over the rest of the planet. Their wedding, on the most remote islands in the world, brought them all together in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. We were there with our cameras to document it.

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Ten Glorious Years

Get a Life. Not a Job.

20 glorious years ago, as an impressionable young lad, searching for my place in this world and ever trying to figure out what the heck I wanted to be when I grow up, I read those words… Get a Life. Not a Job. Where? I can’t remember. Perhaps an army recruitment commercial? But as cliché as it may be, that motto helped shape and guide many pivotal decisions I’ve gone on to make in my life and my “job” choices. It’s what’s kept me out of office cubicles ever since. It’s what led me into careers in athletics, white water guiding, mountain guiding, ski guiding, firefighting, and then ultimately (but probably not finally), and much to my own surprise… wedding photography.

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Bride in wedding dressing on mountain top with double rainbow in sky
Bride and groom walk down the aisle smiling
A bird's-eye view of father walking daughter down the aisle
A bride standing on a rock in the waters of Lake Louise
Best man gives bride strip dance and tease
Wedding ceremony at oceanfront with aisle mirrored
Bride's veil blowing in the wind
Silhouette of a couple running is overlaid with leaves of a plant
Groom and bride kiss in front of onlookers
Muddy high heels with leaves stuck to heel
Bride and groom climbing up steep mountain in wedding attire
Silhouettes of groomsmen drinking and smoking at beachfront bar
Friends helping a bride with her dress train in the washroom
An indian bride with mehndi designs on hands
Engaged couple silhouetted amongst backlit bokeh
Ryan Brenizer dancing at his wedding reception in Brooklyn, New York
Boy cries during wedding ceremony
Silhouette of bride and groom embracing in seawater at sunset
Bride, father-of-the-bride, ring bearer and flower girls at wedding processional
Young boy breakdancing on dance floor at wedding party
Bride and groom walk down the streets of Old Quebec
Shirtless groom spitting wine across dance floor into groomsman's open mouth with bride cheering on at Island Lake Lodge in Fernie, BC
Bride in underwear and veil preparing to get dressed into her wedding dress
Couple in love kissing with kids playing on construction site silhouetted at sunset in Thailand
Friends and family with hands on bride and groom praying
Wedding reception dance floor at dark
Young girl looks bored while she is getting her hair done
Silhouette of bride and groom in front of architecture in Brooklyn, New York
Lanny Mann from Two Mann Studios dancing to Michael Jackson at party
Man playing guitar while another man watches
Woman in dress laying on the floor with spots of sunlight
Bride and groom walk together on misty mountaintop
Partygoers celebrate with sparkling wine
Bride reaches out to hold groom's hand
A couple holding hands run across a hill with a rainbow in the background
Father shakes the hand of the groom before handing off his daughter during a wedding ceremony
New couple stepping on rocks with background of turquoise waters of Lake Louise and Mount Victoria
A bride dances excitedly on the dance floor
Closeup of powder being applied to a man's face
A couple in wedding attire embrace in front of Lake Louise, Banff
Groom and groomsmen crowd surfing the bride at night in the pool
Groomsmen tie a tie in front of a mirror
Bride and groom sitting in the forest in Maui, Hawaii
Bride and groom's excited first dance
Bride wipes away tears while holding groom's hand in a church
Bride and groom standing on top of mountain in Waterton Lakes, Canada
Young boy looks ahead while getting his hair done
Silhouette of a group of people enjoying drinks in front of a sunset
A bride holding groom's arm with mountains in the background
Couple hold each other while aurora borealis illuminates the background
Two men reading a note as one begins crying
Man drinking a beer in front of a window with reflection of smiling woman
Bride jumps into pool in wedding dress as people watch
Groom holds an umbrella for bride as they walk down the yellow line of a road
Bride showering with son watching
Chinese grandmother sitting alone at wedding ceremony
Groom dances with bride as partygoers watch
Bride and groom stand together looking at mountain range
Laughter in the world of light at the wedding reception
Woman looks into mirror as she applies eye makeup
Bride and groom walk together in front of puddle with mountains in the background
Man dances on the party floor surrounded by balloons
Bride and groom run together among trees and a sunset that has also been reflected
Woman's hair flows freely on the dance floor
Framed photos and in one of the reflections is the bride and a bridesmaid
Woman does the limbo while holding a drink
Couple walk along a mountain ridge with a cloudy backdrop
Bridesmaids and girl adjust wedding dress with reflection of bride
Groom holds bride as her veil blows in the wind
Couple embrace under road with mountains in the background
Man in dress shirt and bow tie dances on dance floor
A woman in a dress stands behind a man who is adjusting his decorative ankle accessory
Groom holds an umbrella for bride on a rainy day with another umbrella in the foreground
Woman dances with hair in her face with party lighting
Bride and groom on a background of Zion's steep red cliffs
Bride with veil attempts to drink a shot without her hands
Man dances enthusiastically on the dance floor
Silhouette of couple shrouded by tree branches is illuminated by sunlight
Man applying shaving cream in front of a mirror
Man dances on his head as the bride and groom look impressed
Couple embraces in front of glowing windows and falling snow
Bride and groom hold hands during wedding ceremony
Bride and groom hold hands next to lake to the backdrop of sky and mountains
Bride is thrown into the air by friends in a pool
Man in sunglasses and suit holding red envelopes
Bride in underwear holding her wedding dress stands in wooded area
Closeup of woman through her curled hair
Bride and groom pose in front of graffiti wall of faces
Hands locked, a man and girl dance
Through the opening of colorful umbrellas a groom holds the bride
Woman attempts to limbo
The back of a balding man's head is shown as he looks onto a body of water from a boat
Groom with rolled up pants holds his hand out to help bride cross a stream
Man pops a party cracker as partygoers watch
An ecstatic bride and groom walk ahead of bridesmaid and groomsmen
Groom holding bride in field with setting sun rays peeking through leaves
Excited guests crowd surf the bride to the backdrop of mountains
Bride and man walk through a doorway in church with stained glass windows
Wedding aisle showered in flower petals is blocked off with a white ribbon as a woman in heels walk across in the background
Bride and groom look over lake and forest, mountain landscape
Man looks out window to mountain environment and sees his reflection
Bride and groom smile in spotlight as a guest gives a speech
Two woman hold onto each other with intense emotion
Silhouette of couple holding one another in the midst of colorful lights
Bride display an embarrassed facial expression because of two men in their underwear
Silhouette of bride and groom walking across beach with palm trees and other people
Holding drinks, two girls dance on colorfully lit dance floor
Long shadows are shown as partygoers gather in a circle
Bride and groom embrace in front of mountain scenery as sun rays shine through clouds
Dark image of man shaving reflected many times
Partygoers close their eyes as they sing passionately
Woman getting her hair and makeup done while holding a mirror
Bride and groom walk along mountain ridge
During a rainy day, holding umbrellas, the groom smiles as he sees the bride
Bride and groom hold one another in front of mural of unicorn and wise old man
Bride and groom with page boy and two flower girls
Man wearing unbuttoned dress shirt is held across the chest by hands from behind him
Man in suit cleans the church aisle as wedding guests socialize
Shrouded by pine tree branches, a couple hold hands and the bride holds a red umbrella
Bride plays air guitar on the party floor
Groom holding bride's hand as they walk across city rooftop which is also reflected by a puddle
Woman applies hair product to another woman in makeup room
People film as a couple is seen posing through the arms of two ladies
Woman holds sleeping baby as woman in background have their makeup done and prepare the wedding dress
Couple holding hands walk together to the backdrop of snowy mountains and the cloudy sky
Bride and groom laugh with party guests
Shirtless men with woman throw their shirts into the air towards a disco ball
Bride and groom walk together as their shadow is cast behind them
Silhouette of woman holding microphone is seen next to an entertained crowd
Man offers hand to help bride standing on lakeside rocks as rain drops hit the water
Man dancing with woman performs a dip as the two laugh together
Bride and groom look into eyes in flowers
Woman with henna designs on her hands with a breakfast sandwich on her lap
Man standing in doorway looks excitedly at bride
Shrouded by the silhouette of grass, a couple walk across a beach sunset, holding hands
Woman cries as she hugs man
Woman delivers speech with man
Groom kisses bride during the wedding ceremony
Groom holds bride at dusk in front of a grove of tropical trees
Bride and groom hold hands and between them a priest can be seen
Man shaves and a reflection of a fireplace can be seen
Man holds woman as they walk into a body of water
Woman looks out window with excitement
Man and woman looking into each other's eyes is seen through a gap in a wall of beads
Boy wraps his hands around man
Bride and groom stand with each other under pine tree
Bride dances while wearing panda costume over head
Man and woman run through water holding umbrella to the backdrop of a rainbow
Man and woman wipe away tears with napkins
A woman's legs can be seen behind a man in squatting position
Bride is seen cutting the cake from one of the windows of a house
Woman with tears rolling down her cheek hugs man
Silhouette of man holding woman's hand with other individuals standing nearby in front of sunset
Wedding ceremony on misty mountaintop
Man and woman kiss in front of night city skyline
Man performs front flip in front of impressed guests
Young girl smiles as she looks at woman in wedding dress
Silhouette of man and woman embracing in the doorway of a wooden cabin
Bride wipes away tears during an emotional video call
Bride and man dance on brilliantly lit dancefloor
Bride plays air guitar on the party floor
Bride sits with woman in front of window opening to mountain view
Bride and groom look into each others eyes in front of lake and mountain scenery
Man closes his eyes as he dances
Bride and groom run across beach
Silhouette of people playing soccer on the beach at sunset
Woman has her makeup done in room with reflection of mountains
Bride dances with hands extended
Two boys fall asleep during wedding ceremony
Bride has drink poured into her mouth as she is held by a man in a pool
Intimate wedding ceremony at ocean front
Makeup is applied to woman's lip
Bride and groom look into each other's eyes in front of night city skyline
Bride puts her face in a friend's chest on the party floor
Cat looks down the stairs as a bride puts on her wedding dress
Bride and groom embracing in flowers
Have a drink while dancing
Silhouette of man and woman embracing in front of modern architecture
Girl sits upside down on woman's lap
Woman flips her hair as she dances
Silhouette of newlyweds looking at each other in seawater at sunset in St. Lucia
newly married couple and friends walking on the street of New York City at dusk
Bride and groom holding hands casts long shadow
Man attempts to blow out marshmallow during campfire marshmallow roast
Bride and groom staring out into Sandals Emerald Bay on a starry night

Best of 2017

2017 was pretty awesome! We had our passports stamped in 15 countries on 6 continents, exploring the world as a family, world-schooling our kids (7 & 9 yrs), teaching workshops, and photographing weddings across the globe. Honourably, many of those were weddings of talented professional photographers from around the world. And remarkably, we were both named amongst the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World again by Fearless Photographers and One Eyeland. 

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A woman in a dress stands behind a man who is adjusting his decorative ankle accessory
Man looks out window to mountain environment and sees his reflection
Man in suit cleans the church aisle as wedding guests socialize
Bride and groom with page boy and two flower girls
Silhouette of woman holding microphone is seen next to an entertained crowd
Bride and man dance on brilliantly lit dancefloor
Woman dances with hair in her face with party lighting
Woman does the limbo while holding a drink
Man dances on the party floor surrounded by balloons
Bride and groom look into each other's eyes in front of night city skyline

Catherine & Evan’s Wedding in Canmore, Canada

Catherine and Evan’s Canmore wedding at Silvertip Resort was our first wedding of 2018 and our one and only winter wedding back home in Canada this year. More notably, it was our first and only wedding featuring a purple wedding dress! That’s right… winter wedding in the Canadian Rocky Mountains with a purple freakin’ wedding dress!! But most notably of all, this was a wedding full of beautiful moments and relationships that we’re honoured to have been a part of.

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Jen & Bruce’s Wedding in Banff, Canada

It would be a colossal understatement to describe Jen and Bruce’s wedding as simply; a wedding. It was also an experience; an adventure; a retreat; a vacation; a festival; a legend. Jen and Bruce hosted their destination wedding celebration in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The result was an experience of a lifetime for all their American friends and family!

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