Weddings

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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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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Toronto Chinese Wedding Photography – Vivian & Greg’s Wedding by Two Mann Studios

Being the purveyors of Vivian and Greg’s Toronto Chinese wedding photography was a documentary photographer’s dream come true! These two are just so full of life, love and good vibes, and every aspect of their wedding reflected that. Vivian’s laugh is downright infectious, and her friends know just how to pull it out of her. Vivian’s expressions alone, in fact, would have been enough to fill our frames with jubilance and our hearts with adoration. But we all got to witness her happiness in not one, not two, not three… but four different dresses! And we got to witness and photograph the stories around those dresses in not one, not two, but three different locations throughout Toronto.

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groom helping bride down stairs amongst flowers with castle behind
silhouette of chinese bride during hair prep in front of green leaves
chinese bride in red dress getting help with dress in blue room
chinese bride holding her parents hands
groomsman assisting groom with suspenders before wedding ceremony
groomsman helping groom with bowtie before wedding ceremony
groom adjusting suit reflected in bathroom mirror
groomsman takes bridal party selfie with groom and groomsmen
chinese groom with red envelopes
chinese wedding door games
chinese groom and groomsmen share a laugh during wedding games
chinese groomsman with face on groomsman bum during door games at chinese wedding
Mother of bride adjusting wedding dress
grandmother arriving in wheelchair to chinese wedding ceremony
little chinese boy hugging dad during wedding ceremony
chinese grandmother sitting alone at wedding ceremony
bride and bridesmaid descending stairs to ceremony
chinese bride with father of the bride before ceremony
bride with dad and kids before wedding ceremony
little boy ring bearer coming down isle during wedding ceremony with sign
chinese groom reaction to bride coming down isle at ceremony
father of the bride giving his daughter to the groom at chinese wedding ceremony
bride and groom holding hands during wedding ceremony
bride and groom during wedding ceremony with stained glass reflection
bride and groom holding hands during wedding ceremony with priest
groom touching parents hands during wedding ceremony recessional
bride and groom portrait surrounded by green leafy trees
bride and groom laughing while holding hands and being lifted up by bridal party
black and white wedding portrait with bride and groom surrounded by trees
bride in wedding dress reaching for grooms hand
bride and groom wedding portrait beneath open architectural roof and blue sky
chinese bride in underwear getting help with wedding dress from bridesmaids
partially dressed bride sitting anxiously with shoes
toronto-chinese-wedding-photography-portrait of bride in wedding dress laying down in dramatic light and shadow
close up of brides eye in dramatic light and shadow
close up of bride sipping cocktail through a straw in dramatic light
chinese bride and groom laughing during speeches at wedding reception
black and white bride and groom first dance backlight
chinese groom and winking bride during first dance with band behind
groomsmen performance during wedding reception
bridesmaid dancing with bride and groom watching and laughing
aladdin performance at wedding reception
aladdin performance at wedding reception with bride and groom laughing
chinese bride dancing at wedding reception with band
little boy dancing at wedding reception
bride and groomsman dancing at wedding reception
black and white photo of woman dancing and singing at wedding reception with arm up
bride dancing at wedding reception
wedding reception dance party dancing with tie around neck
Bride dancing with arms outstretched at wedding reception party
backlit portrait of bride and groom at dusk with lights and blue sky