hart house restaurant wedding: kellie+ken

one of my favourite parts of my job is learning about how i even got the job. i don’t mean why i was hired… rather learning about why my couples are even getting married in the first place! the stories of my couples are all so drastically different from each other sometime. i’m constantly amazed at all the routes lives can take… all to end up at the altar in marriage. kellie and ken have been a favourite couple of mine since our initial meeting & then their engagement session. so much joy and love and life together.

their relationship started at the age of fifteen and having been together for seventeen years now, they’ve already spent more than half their lifetime together. that’s so incredible. most couples reach that milestone in their 50’s or 60’s! their wedding day was such a fun time. leanne and i were having fun with the bridal party from the first minute; awesome bridal parties make for awesome days. we had a ton of time for photos around vancouver’s yaletown before heading to deer lake park in burnaby. the ceremony and reception was held at the hart house restaurant in deer lake park. the outdoor ceremony was at the perfect time of day; gorgeous light all around. the details kellie had planned for the reception were understated and so classy.

one of the things that stands out most about this wedding day was how much kellie+ken kissed. ;) they raised money for cancer research with each clinking of the glass and gave the guests a show depending on how much they threw in. they got quite a few $100 bills which made for some very entertaining/seductive/goofy/slobbery dancing & kissing. absolutely adorable. $1300 total was raised. yep! kellie+ken, here’s to you two being just as in love and affectionate as you have been for the past seventeen years for the next seventeen years. so much love. (post-script: big thanks to robyn-michelle for third-shooting with leanne & i.)

to see more of kellie+ken’s hart house restaurant wedding CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. robyn says:

    lovely! i love your detail of the groom’s man’s tie

  2. Jacquie says:

    As always … you’ve done a spectacular job capturing their special day!!

  3. Heidi says:

    You do great work for being so young!

  4. tricia says:

    What a beautiful wedding! I love the B

  5. Nice work Jamie!! :)

  6. Marryam says:

    Love, love, love your photos! I just found your blog, and am enjoying going thru ur old posts :) I’m new to the photography biz (portraits), just getting things set up now, you are a real inspiration!

  7. s h e r r y says:

    :) These are beautiful. I love the lighting at the ceremony <3

  8. Rachel C. says:

    These are sooooo great!

  9. Cara says:

    Jamie- These are stunning, as usual! I hope and pray that the talent God has given me will grow into the talent He has given you. It’s amazing. Hugs!CJ

  10. Lydia says:

    So, so many favorites! The wedding party ones take the cake for the energy and fun!

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I’m Jamie! I capture joyful wedding and portrait photos that feel like you—through easy, natural posing. Since 2008,  I've photographed over 270 weddings and nearly 300 family sessions and it’s a joy to spend my career capturing natural, joyful images!

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