after the ceremony and some frolicing on the beach with the bridal party, it was time to focus on alison+ryan’s first photos as husband+wife. alison’s birdcage veil by twigs & honey suited her bone structure perfectly. these bridal portraits are some of my favourite ever. so serene and simply beauuuuutiful. i love how carefree these two are together. example: we were about to start photos of the two of them and alison shouts to the groomsmen, “josh, pete! can you guys dig up some crabs for us to take photos with?” and off josh+pete go, turning over rocks all the way down the beach until they’ve found two little crabs for ryan+alison to hold. talk about unique? :) love it.
i didn’t have the pleasure of shooting this couple’s engagement photos but they took no time at all warming up to my camera. instantly comfortable and enjoying cuddling with one another. we also incorporated some of alison’s hard-worked-on details around the ceremony venue: the hanging tissue paper balls of all colours and sizes, ryan’s sketchings and their two signs. first, the “ryan & alison” made for some fun photos and of course, the “long live and prosper” sign with a vulcun salute underneath. hahahaaha. there is the most delightful garden a few minutes drive away from alison’s parents place. it is at a residence and for a small donation, you can take photos, go for a walk, enjoy. the sunlight was softer at that time and came through the greenery magically.
after portraits we headed to the bonniebrook lodge in gibsons, bc where the reception was held. the details there were quirky and an eclectic mix of bright coloured flowers and vases. as favours for their guests, alison + ryan made a “mix tape” (CD) of their favourite music. which of course, is also my favourite music. best wedding favour. &… so, that’s all i got, folks. enjoy the photos and be sure to check out the slideshow.