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Cecil Green Park House Wedding : Kim and Shawn

August 18, 2009

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Kim & Shawn met four years ago, in a Human Kinetics class at UBC. Kim’s mother remembers her daughter coming home from class one day with seven simple words: “Met a cute boy at school today.” These words were uttered just before the door slammed to Kim’s bedroom for the night–and little did they know that Kim would marry that cute boy.

Friday, August 14th, had come and despite the prediction of afternoon rain earlier in the week: the sky opened up and the beautiful sunshine poured down. (Once again, my streak of rain-free weddings continues. It’s beginning to scare me.) Kim and her girls got ready at her maid of honour’s house (who is also engaged!) before meeting up with the boys at Cecil Green Park House UBC for Kim and Shawn’s First Look. The afternoon was spent taking photos around Cecil Green, angering a staff member for shooting at an adjacent building (“That was so hilarious,” Kim laughed, “He was almost shaking in frustration!”) and finishing up with shots at the beach.

The sunset seven o’ clock ceremony was nothing short of gorgeous: perfect light, perfect temperature, a perfect couple. Shawn hates this nickname, but apparently he’s been known as “Mr. Perfect” for quite a few years now by his buddies. As one of his groomsmen said in a speech, “Shawn has found his Mrs. Perfect.” And they are wonderful together, as I first witnessed during their engagement session a few months back. Kim and Shawn, you two were a joy to photograph and I honestly loved every second of this wedding! Enjoy your new life together!

I really loved Kim’s shoes: the wedge heel is smart!

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First Looks: Ohh how I love them. So much better than the silent meeting at the end of the aisle during the ceremony. This is the way to go brides. I know I’ll be doing it this way someday!

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Gooooood-lookin’ bridal party!

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My second shooter Fran Chelico grabbed this shot and I’m a huge fan. Thanks Fran!

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They are SO CUTE together it hurts. Love love love shooting them.

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The light was fabulous. They were beautiful. It was wonderful.

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Two of my favourites!

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Another favourite. I have too many favourites. I should just stop calling them favourites. ;)

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I rarely chose to include family formals in the blog post, but I loved this one. I love the composition and I think Kim looks so elegant and her Grandpa looks so proud. Kim’s grandpa is one of her absolute favourite people and their relationship is so sweet. Her grandmother passed away over ten years ago, but Kim was wearing a few pieces of her jewellery in honour of her passing.

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Totally candid: just walking to the next photo spot. Adorb.

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Kim and Shawn chose to have a simple, cocktail, appetizer reception and I loved the soft details.

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A sweet moment between Kim and her maid of honour Shannon. Shannon started to well up with tears in the middle of her speech saying how much she loved and appreciated Kim. Kim jumped out of her chair and ran over to offer comfort.

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An intimate first dance.

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These are some of my favourite first dance shots. Ohhh here I go with the favourite again! ;)

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Work it out, Kim!

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To see more of Kim & Shawn’s wedding day CLICK HERE for a slideshow.

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