Weddings

Anna & Brian’s Wedding | Baltimore, Maryland

The following text message arrived on our phone, 6 weeks after Anna & Brian’s wedding…

“Some sad news, Anna’s father passed away this morning suddenly. I was wondering if you would be able to send a picture of her and her dad or her dad and mom together that we could use for the funeral.” – Brian

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Elated newly weds walk together through a field
Bride officiates arm wrestling between bridesmaids
Bridesmaid struggles to win arm wrestle as other bridesmaids cheer
The bridesmaids cheer as one is about to win an arm wrestle
Bride and her bridesmaids sit around a room chatting
Cheers! before the big day
Man shaves while another takes a shower
A man passes a towel into a foggy shower
Man shaves in the washroom while another brushes his teeth in the living room
Groom looking in the mirror getting ready for wedding day
The silhouette of men standing around a room talking
Bridesmaid sits between two friends with her hands in her lap
A bride and her mom smile as they react to a phone
Bride hugs her grandmother
Bridesmaid shows a dress to three other ladies
Bridesmaid and the bride's mother fix the bride's hair while she holds a flute of Champagne
Bride and father share a dance as mother looks on proudly
Through a column of the dress shoes of the groomsmen a young boy can be seen in formal attire
Bride gets onto a black limo
Thumbs up from the groom!
Weddings guests stand as the bride's father walks her down the aisle
Bride's father hugs the groom at the wedding ceremony
An outdoor wedding ceremony on a day with bright skies
Weddings guests clap as the bride and groom kiss for the first time as husband and wife
Bride and groom hold hands and smile at one another as they walk back down the aisle
Bride holds her own dress as she walks through shrubbery
Bride and groom hold each other
Surrounded by large trees the bride and groom embrace
Weddings guests raise their arms as the bride and groom walk back down the aisle
Groomsmen congratulate the groom
The bride and groom smile, laugh, and celebrate with friends and family
The bride's father raises a glass at the wedding banquet
Groom hugs the bride's father
Party guest delivers a speech with drink in hand
Bride's mother hugs the groom
Bride and groom share a dance as friends cheer on
Bride and groom dance as the groom lifts the bride's leg
Bride and her father share a dance at the wedding banquet
Bride's father spins her daughter as they dance
Groom dances passionately with bride at the wedding reception
Wedding party goers sing and dance
Party goers raise their hands to dance and music at the wedding reception
A young boy looks into the camera while on the dance floor
Groom sings with party guests
Wedding reception guests dance and sing together
Guests dance together at the wedding reception
The bride and groom dance and sing with a singer
A young boy falls asleep on a chair after the wedding reception

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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Silhouettes of bride and groom walking hand in hand with foreground of sparkling lights on the ground at night
Groom is seen illuminated in the washroom of pool side house
Groom gets his makeup done
A bride gets her eye makeup done
A groom gets his makeup done
A bride and her reflection are seen as she gets her lip makeup done
A groom and his groomsman prepare for the ceremony
Silhouette of groom and groomsmen dancing in a room with a reflection of themselves and trees on the pool
A man blowing fog on the wedding lawn
Groom and groomsmen dance at party with sparkling lights reflecting on the floor
Bride and groom sing accompanied by the band among lights
Bride lifts her arms in the air and dances
Bride and groom sing and dance at pre-wedding party
Guests sing and dance at pre-wedding celebration
Dancing at pre-wedding celebration
Happy guests dance and smoke at pre-wedding celebration
Bride and groom stand hand in hand on a lawn lined with lights
Indian groom undergoes wedding ceremony involving rice
Telugu wedding tradition of pouring turmeric paste on the groom's head
An Indian groom at turmeric ceremony
Family members and friend apply turmeric paste on groom's head
Little girl watches the ceremony of applying turmeric paste on an Indian bride
A happy Indian bride at turmeric ceremony
Side profile of an Indian bride with splashes of water around her head at pre-wedding celebration
Tradition of a senior blessing the Indian bride
Indian bride winces as water is poured over her head
Throwing flower petals on the head of an Indian bride
Wedding guests form a dance train in the pool
A man stands in a pool with a tray of drinks on his head
Kids play in the pool
Man standing in pool has drinks poured into his mouth
An Indian bride's mehndi feet and hands
A groom massages his face after shaving
Applying mehndi on hand of the bride
Helping the groom with his attire
Women apply makeup and hair pins for the bride
Indian women tie circlet for the groom
Drawing a mark on the forehead of an Indian bride
Groom embraces bride from behind inside of an ancient structure
An bride's wedding ring on top of her mehndi hand art
A happy Indian bride holds groom's arm in a ancient structure
Silhouette of groom embracing bride from behind in front of an ancient structure and with a foreground of looming trees
Man wearing traditional Indian attire at pre-wedding celebration
A groom puts on his shirt
A groom washes his feet in the tub
Applying mehndi on feet of groom
Indian women tie head belt for the groom
Doing makeup before wedding ceremony
Indian mehndi hands design
Preparing for wedding ceremony
An Indian bride puts her hand on circlet
Attaching head jewelry for the groom
Groom puts on his dress shirt in front of a mirror
An Indian groom ties turban while looking into a mirror
Families walking an Indian groom to the ceremony under a mandap
Groom and guests wearing sandals walk across stone path
An Indian groom drinks under mandap
Groom can be seen behind women wearing colorful attire
An Indian groom with sunglasses at wedding ceremony
Indian wedding tradition of washing the feet of the groom
Bride kisses the hand of a senior
Indian bride walks to the ceremony with bridal party under a floral mandap
Groom sits and reflects before wedding ceremony
An Indian bride sits with parents behind a curtain
Bride sits behind a curtain
Bride and groom touch each other's heads across a curtain
Bride and groom touch each other's heads by one hand at ceremony
Bride and groom sitting face to face while placing turmeric paste on each other's heads
Groom touches the head of the bride during Indian wedding ceremony
Man sprinkles material on bride and groom during an Indian wedding ceremony
Indian wedding tradition of throwing rice on heads of bride and groom
Indian bride and groom smile while family sprinkle rice on them during wedding ceremony
Smiling Indian bride and groom at wedding ceremony
Senior hugs with bride and groom
Friends and family with photographer photography Indian wedding ceremony
Indian bride pours rice over head of groom
Indian bride and groom pour rice on each other as a part of the wedding ceremony
An Indian bride is showered with rice by her friends and family
Mehndi feet of Indian bride and groom
An Indian groom places flower petals on bride's head at wedding ceremony
An Indian groom puts a garland on the bride
Smiling Indian bride with many colorful garlands
Emotional Indian bridal couple at wedding
Happy bridal couple sit in a rain of flower petals
Lanny Mann motions that he sees the perfect shot at a wedding ceremony
Placing flower petals on groom's head
Newlyweds smile and gasp as people throw flower petals on them
Friends and family place petals on groom's head
Silhouette of groom and bride embracing in an ancient Indian temple
Blurred lines of light and shadowed trees in the background surround a wedding couple

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

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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Bride and groom hold hands while standing on rocks in body of water with Rockies as the background
Groom's father looks out the window to the Rockies
Wedding guests riding up and down mountain in cable cars
Silhouette of bride and groom reaching out to each other while standing on rocks
A man stands by the water taking picture in front of the Rockies and a lake
Young boy curls
A bride curls with reflection of the Rockies and blue sky with clouds
Smiling seniors with a woman jumping for joy
A bride with Stars and Stripes pants and waist bag
Silhouette of bride and groom walking hand in hand on top of the Rockies shrouded by clouds and fog
The newly married couple and wedding guests burst out laughing at a friend's speech at wedding reception at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Groom hugs a friend while smiling bride is standing by them
Laughing bride and groom at wedding reception
Silhouette of bride and groom and wedding guests standing on top of mountain with their reflection in the lake
A bride sits in a chair writing wedding vows
A bride ponders over her wedding vows before the wedding ceremony
A little boy sits on a sofa with his fingers on his lips
A bride looks at her hanging wedding gown while drinking
Bride and friends doing their makeup
A bride talks with a woman while getting her makeup done
Happy mother-daughter moment before the wedding ceremony
Bride looks at her makeup in a hand mirror while a photographer takes a picture of her
Groom looks at his father who is putting on his dress shirt
A bride steps from a table down to a chair while holding her wedding dress in one hand
A women holds a little boy from behind and kisses him on the cheek
Bride's father shakes hands with groom at wedding ceremony
Bride's mother and guests at wedding ceremony
Bride with wedding dress and long veil and groom with Scottish kilt and sporran stand on rocks hand in hand in Banff
Photographers are ready to shoot pictures of bride and groom on mountain top
Bride and groom rub noses smiling
Groom holds bride from back while she turns back smiling with her bridal veil floating in the wind
Laughing bride and groom at wedding reception
Groom's father delivers a speech at wedding reception with reflection of lights
Behind the bride and groom at wedding reception
Emotional bride and groom at wedding reception
Bride looks happily at groom while he is giving a speech at the wedding reception
Groom delivers a speech at wedding reception
Bride and groom's first dance
Groom feeds bride with a fork at wedding reception
Wedding guests hit the dance floor
Dancing begins at a wedding reception at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Woman dances excitedly at wedding reception
Expressive guests dance at wedding reception
A woman dances with a bottle of water in one hand and a drink in another
Man in kilt dances with wedding guests at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
A man with a colorful hat dances at wedding reception
Silhouette of couple's embracing in front of idyllic Rockies landscape and lake