VANCOUVER GAY WEDDING AT HART HOUSE

Daniella Guzzo Photography invited me along to capture Icarus and Ben’s wedding with her last fall. They flew in Hong Kong with all of their family and friends and I am so grateful for the invite.   My favourite part of the day happened right after the ceremony ended. A long line of family and friends formed in front of the two grooms stretching from the front of the aisle to the back of the room. However, it wasn’t just a quick hug and congratulations. Each greeting was filled with so much love and passionate intent. Each hug lasted literally forever. As each loved one approached Icarus & Ben, it would always start off with a giant lingering embrace, followed by yells of excitement, and waterfalls of tears that streamed off each person’s face.   I have never seen such an emotional outpour of love like this at a wedding. To see EVERY single guest, the men, the women, allowing themselves to be unapologetically vulnerable, unable to hold back their tears of joy was the most inspiring thing. It was constant. It was infinite.   I consider myself so lucky to have have had the opportunity to experience this. Thank you […]

CAMP FIRCOM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

One of the things I love about Alex & Ian is the effortless way they connect with each other. They put each other at ease, with even a simple glance. When they told me about their wedding at Camp Fircom, I knew it would be something special. Family and friends traveled from all over to the beautiful Gambier Island, even as far as Mexico where some of Alex’s family was from. The dancing at the end of the night was definitely a highlight for me. Everyone just let loose, opened their hearts and just, danced! VENUE: CAMP FIRCOM SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER: KENDRA OF LOVE TREE PHOTOGRAPHY Thank you for checking out my Camp Fircom wedding post! I’d love to shoot here again. If you are having an intimate wedding at Camp Fircom in the near future, I would love to hear from you! Let’s connect at johnbellophotographer@gmail.com.  

2018 JOHN BELLO PHOTOGRAPHER

  “In a world where everyone wears a mask, it’s a privilege to see a soul.” — Amanda Richardson  

GASTOWN GAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Before I met you I was trapped between the ocean and the sky. But now with your love I am soaring above the mountains, I am flying beyond the clouds. I am free. – #johnbelloweddings // www.johnbello.ca // words by me

VANCOUVER GAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER – MATT & CHAD

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.

AUTUMN WEDDING AT BRIX & MORTAR

Aaron & Jen Brix & Mortar  October 27th, 2018 All images were shot by Brix & Mortar wedding photographer, John Bello.

BRIX & MORTAR WEDDING IN AUTUMN

Jenna & Dennis Brix & Mortar October 20th, 2018

WEDDING AT HAZELMERE GOLF COURSE

The sun dried up just in time for Steph & Adam’s wedding at Hazelmere Golf Course! Here is a little peak. All images were shot by Vancouver wedding photographer, John Bello.

AUDAIN ART MUSEUM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER – JOHN BELLO

Sarah & Paul got married at the Audain Art Museum during a smoky August weekend in Whistler. “I feel like thank you is not enough. You have captured our moments so thoughtfully and perfectly us.”

UBC BOTANICAL GARDEN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER – YEOLO WEDDING

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.