Joannza & Lawrence‘s wedding was not only a day of celebration for the two of them, but it was also an homage to their parents and their stories of immigrating to North America to start anew. This is something I connected with on every level as I would not be living in this beautiful city of Vancouver, without the many sacrifices of my parents growing up. Joannza & Lawrence reside in LA, California and with many guests coming from the south of the border and the East Coast, Vancouver was the middle ground to gather for their big day. The wedding ceremony was held at UBC Botanical Garden followed by a reception at Yue Restaurant in Richmond.
A gorgeous Scottish & Jewish wedding at Sutton Place Hotel. Mira met Brendan while working overseas in Scotland, and the connection was literally in an instant. All images were shot by Vancouver wedding photographer, John Bello.
Renan & Sandy travelled from New York to celebrate an intimate wedding at UBC this past weekend. It was a beautiful meeting between Korean & Brazilian culture with Cecil Green Park House as the backdrop. Love is colorful. Love is abundant.
Joannza & Lawrence are two of the coolest people I’ve ever met. They found me on instagram winter of last year and were drawn to my work – fast forward to a few months later to Spring, they flew up from LA where they live and I was able to meet them in person for an engagement shoot. Art, creativity and being their genuine selves are one of the many aspects of these two human beings. I am stoked to be a part of their big day.
I’ve been amazingly fortunate to document the most LGBTQ+ weddings I’ve ever had in a wedding season this past year. I am extremely fortunate to have a platform via social media and internet to help bring more light to the idea that love & relationships are beautifully unique. Love cannot be put into a box. We need to evolve our ideas on what love is, and what it should be. Here is a a collection of images of beautiful gay & lesbian weddings and all celebrations under the LGBTQ+ umbrella from 2017.