Anytime I book a wedding in late October or early November in Calgary I worry about how the weather will be. Usually this time of year we are walking around in snow! Sunyoung and Santi’s November wedding definitely had me concerned about what kind of weather we were going to be dealing with. Lucky for us, the weather was great! Well, at first it was decent, as in not snowing or cold. Since the ceremony was indoors the overcast sky didn’t really bother me.
Of course the ceremony went wonderful and since this was a day wedding we had an amazing lunch at the Lake House at Lake Bonavista. As usual I was moving around the venue shooting my photos, all while keeping my eye on the windows to see how the skies were looking. Once it was time for us to leave the venue to our photo shoot the skies had yet to clear up. Overcast can be a wonderful friend while shooting wedding photos, but some blue sky and sun is always nice too. Either way I’ll make it work, but then I saw a few breaks in the sky and had my fingers crossed for a bit of sun.
As luck would have it, about 20 minutes into our photo shoot the sun decided to make an appearance and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time! We had just finished setting up by the river and wa-la, the sun! I couldn’t have been happier and I am sure Sunyoung & Santi feel the same way.
All photos shot with a Canon 5D mark iii, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 & 1 580EXii Speedlite
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Thanks for stopping by, Rob
I have a bunch of wedding photos that I posted to my old blog that shall never see the light of day again. I thought I would grab some of my favourite ones and post them on here from time to time.
I shot this one a while back in New Westminster, BC. The location was one that I often used and is one of my favourite locations in the city of Vancouver. I used one Canon Speedlite (Probably a 550EX) shot through a white umbrella to camera right. I used to shoot a lot more off camera flash back then, something I plan on doing more of these days.
Thanks for stopping by, Rob
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I shot another short and sweet wedding last weekend. I met up with Katherine and Randy downtown on Sunday morning. As soon as everyone arrived to our first location it was straight to business! With less than an hour to shoot photos there was no time for a ton of set up and take down, mingling and mangling or finding legal parking for that matter haha. But since we all knew the score everyone didn’t seem to mind moving a long and being efficient with our time. It’s not often I get to shoot wedding photos downtown and we ended up spending most of our time in this one alley. One friendly guy stuck his head out of a window at one point and said he had seen a ton of photo shoots this alley before, but never a wedding, perfect!
After we wrapped up our photo shoot downtown we headed out to The Lake House at Lake Bonavista. The venue is beautiful, however we did not have any access to the lake for photos, but the view was nice. (I figured I better mention that to answer the inevitable questions as to why there are not photos by the water.) The ceremony was great and everyone at the wedding clearly had a wonderful time. Every person I had the pleasure of talking to couldn’t have been nicer, the bride and groom included! Thanks for having me be a part of your special day Katherine & Randy :D.