9Jan '11

Victoria + Adam, a pirate wedding

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I am selective about weddings that I photograph during the holidays, it’s a time set aside typically for family.

When Victoria and Adam called regarding their New Year’s Eve wedding I fell back on the truism that
there is an “exception to every rule.” Their enthusiasm for photography, creativity and their wedding won me over on our first phone
call.  This was even before I found out it was going to be a Pirate
themed wedding at one of my favorite hotels, Westin Bear Mountain in Victoria. 

Through facebook and phone calls, we got to know each other, I got to
know about what a fabulous unique couple they are. Every party that
Victoria throws is theme based, so it followed suit that her and Adam
would outdo themselves for their wedding.

Their custom made outfits were stunning, their ceremony and the
reception in the Penthouse Suite was aptly decorated. I have to say it
was a wedding I will never forget. Mostly though, I feel as if I have
some new friends. It was an imitate wedding, and Victoria and Adam
prioritized photography time, so we were able to spend some substantial
time with them creating unique images that matched the theme of their

I can’t end this post without a few  thank you’s:

– To the Westin, who despite a very busy evening, was extremely accommodating in giving us access to different locations.
– To my good friend and trusty assistant/second-shooter Jennifer Dodd from Powell River – you as always bring your A game.
– To, John and Kevin, our hubby’s, who followed us around , carrying gear and more, to ensure we could work quickly in the cold.

and of course,

–  Victoria and Adam – I am so very, very thankful to you for being
flexible, – you are tough  – it was cold! You are fabulously handsome  couple, who know what
a big part of life having fun and kindness is!

Thank you

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