Matt & Chad Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre October 21st, 2017 Matt & Chad’s wedding celebration was simply about gratitude. The most touching part of the day, that I will remember for the rest of my life, was moments after cocktail hour had ended and guests were sitting down for dinner. Each one of Matt & Chad’s guests were greeted by a personalized handwritten card at their spots, and to see each persons genuine reaction while reading their letters was so very magical. It was gesture so simple, but for me was such a beautiful and thoughtful gift. My heart was full that day and it still is.
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.
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.