I traveled to Ontario in August to photograph a gorgeous gay wedding in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Dexter & Andrew’s celebration at Riverbend Inn! The amount of love that filled the air was indescribable. Dexter & Andrew, who reside in Hong Kong, brought with them many loved ones across the ocean to join them in their celebration. I am so honoured to have had Dexter & Andrew discover and connect with me. They took a chance on someone across the world from them to document their day and I am forever grateful. Planning & Coordination AMANDA COWLEY https://www.amandacowley.com/ Wedding Film PAUL VODEN http://www.paulvodenfilms.com/ Thank you for viewing my work! I am a Vancouver wedding photographer who specializes in gay weddings, and all celebrations associated with the LGBTQ umbrella. I am proud member of the community and feel privileged to call an open and loving city as Vancouver home – please contact me for more information on wedding & engagement coverages. firstname.lastname@example.org Connect on Instagram @johnbello.ca
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.
2017 had me starting the year off in Europe, visiting Copenhagen & Barcelona with my best friend. I came back to Vancouver feeling refreshed, inspired and most importantly, excited to take on the new wedding season. This year I got to document the celebrations of many close friends, travel to Niagara Falls to photograph a big gay wedding, and meet some wonderful human beings along the way that are now a huge part of my life. Thank you 2017, thank you to everyone – I am grateful.