wedding · Anna + Craig · Victoria BC

Anna + Craig found me through Sarah + Matty and, despite not currently living in this city, they managed to execute a fantastic wedding from their home in Vancouver.

20140812 - Anna + Craig-0001Canon EOS 70D · Tamron 60mm f/2.0 macro
60 mm · 1/250 s · f/2.5 · ISO 1000
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/16 power, on camera, ceiling bounced

When I take ring shots, I ask for anything which might have a connection with my couple (see: Jenna + Brady’s game night ring shots). When I got Anna + Craig’s rings, they came complete with an invitation, some souvenirs of the places they’ve traveled, and chili peppers.

20140812 - Anna + Craig-0002Canon EOS 70D · Tamron 60mm f/2.0 macro
60 mm · 1/125 s · f/4.5 · ISO 800
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/32 power, 3′ above subject, umbrella diffused, remote triggered

Anna had some fantastic jewelry. The bracelet and earrings she wore had just the right amount of draw for the eye, and they had fun taking photos with the shoes.

20140812 - Anna + Craig-0003Canon EOS 70D · Tamron 60mm f/2.0 macro
60 mm · 1/250 s · f/2.5 · ISO 1000
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/16 power, on camera, ceiling bounced

And Anna’s dress . . . wow. All these lovely little petals. I’ve shot a few weddings and, while I’ve seen fabric petals sewn between two layers of dress, I’ve never seen them quite like this. It added some real dimension to the dress.

20140812 - Anna + Craig-0004Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
16 mm · 1/2000 s · f/4.5 · ISO 1600

One of the many happy moments during the ceremony, when Anna read Craig a message just for him.

20140812 - Anna + Craig-0005Canon EOS 70D · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
85 mm · 1/1000 s · f/2.8· ISO 400

The kiss. These two kissed a lot once given permission.

20140812 - Anna + Craig-0006Canon EOS 70D · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
75 mm · 1/3000 s · f/2.8· ISO 400

Not straying far from the ceremony/reception venue of the University Club, we headed to Mt. Tolmie for the formal photos, and put the wedding party into Blue Steel Mode.

20140812 - Anna + Craig-0007Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
13 mm · 1/1250 s · f/4.5 · ISO 200
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/4 power, on camera, direct

Among the tall grass on Mt. Tolmie. Not shown: burs aplenty in our socks.

20140812 - Anna + Craig-0008Canon EOS 70D · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
80 mm · 1/1500 s · f/2.8· ISO 320

I was finally able to drag a couple to a location I’ve been wanting to shoot at for (proverbially) ever: Camosun College Lansdowne. It made the perfect backdrop for my shot of the wedding, as it were. I’ve saved the best for last. Keep scrolling.

However, for the shot below, I captured what Anna + Craig’s wedding party tended to do naturally as we went from place to place: walk like the end of an ’80s TV show intro. All that was missing was the slow-motion explosion behind them.

And these are the things which come to me while I shoot weddings.

20140812 - Anna + Craig-0009Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
10 mm · 1/320 s · f/3.5 · ISO 200

A perfect, sweet little kiss in the Finnerty Gardens at UVic.

20140812 - Anna + Craig-0010Canon EOS 70D · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
85 mm · 1/20 s · f/5.6· ISO 640

Anna.

20140812 - Anna + Craig-0011Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
10 mm · 1/1250 s · f/4.5 · ISO 200
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/2 power, on camera, direct

And, here ’tis . . . The Dip, perfectly executed along the tree-lined path at Camosun Lansdowne.

20140812 - Anna + Craig-0012Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
10 mm · 1/125 s · f/4.5 · ISO 200

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Hair: Fish Hair Salon
Decorator: Designer Weddings & Special Occasion Rentals
Florist: Kenmar Flower Farms
Ceremony and reception: The University Club of Victoria
Officiant: Gene Rubin
DJ: Marty Reynolds

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