wedding · Carol-Anne + Vince · Victoria BC

In photography by webmeister Bud

Another super-fun wedding, this time, of friends Carol-Anne and Vince, who you’ve seen once before . . .

20140520 - Carol-Anne + Vince-0001Canon EOS 70D · Tamron 60mm f/2.0 macro
60 mm · 1/45 s · f/4.5 · ISO 1250

Gotta start with the amazing rings. Another great day was spent with the rings and I wandering around, looking for spots to take photos.

Vince’s ring has that cool woodgrain look due to it being gold-pressed latinum Damascus steel, created through a combination of compressing multiple layers of iron and steel under tremendous heat and — as I understand it — magic.

20140520 - Carol-Anne + Vince-0002Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
35 mm · 1/350 s · f/1.8 · ISO 1600

Vince is hilarious. T’was good fun shooting him and his groomal party getting ready. Vince is a longtime friend of friend Julie, hence how I was recommended for this wedding.

20140520 - Carol-Anne + Vince-0003Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
23 mm · 1/1000 s · f/1.8 · ISO 800

Carol-Anne in the middle, sandwiched by Amy (left) and Tara (right) on their swanky Sheraton hotel bed.

20140520 - Carol-Anne + Vince-0004Canon EOS 5D Mark III · Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L
35 mm · 1/2000 s · f/1.4 · ISO 100

This lovely photo of Carol-Anne was taken by the fantastic Meaghan Konopaki. She’s been my second shooter for a couple of weddings now, and her eye, her technique, and her professionalism are all bang on.

Do check out her post on this wedding for even more photos!

20140520 - Carol-Anne + Vince-0005Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
35 mm · 1/500 s · f/2 · ISO 800

Married! And more relaxed now, too.

20140520 - Carol-Anne + Vince-0006Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
18 mm · 1/350 s · f/8 · ISO 200

The wedding party plays it cool on the bridge at the Esquimalt Lagoon.

20140520 - Carol-Anne + Vince-0007Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
24 mm · 1/2000 s · f/1.8 · ISO 200

Carol-Anne plays it all cool and serene while, in the background, Amy can’t help but notice Tara losing it.

I do so love the reality of weddings ’cause it’s the reality of people. We have our perfect, polished moments, and we have those times when we just can’t keep a straight face.

20140520 - Carol-Anne + Vince-0008Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
18 mm · 1/6000 s · f/1.8 · ISO 200

The gentlemen. Vince gave his groomsmen, Josh (middle, rocking the epic moustache) and Dylan (right) Leatherman multitools as a thank you for being at his side at the wedding.

Josh managed to slice his finger open within the hour.

20140520 - Carol-Anne + Vince-0009Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
35 mm · 1/8000 s · f/1.8 · ISO 200

Not gonna lie. This was difficult. But, I’m happy with how it turned out. I’m also happy nobody drowned.

20140520 - Carol-Anne + Vince-0010Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
35 mm · 1/350 s · f/3.5 · ISO 200

Hours of shooting in the not-quite-blazing sun means that, eventually, the gents chivalrously give their jackets to the ladies.

20140520 - Carol-Anne + Vince-0011Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
25 mm · 1/350 s · f/1.8 · ISO 400

Oh, this lovely cake! It was on a table right against the window, and I wanted to get in between the window and the table to shoot the cutting, so I asked the groomsmen to help me move it a foot or so out.

We had a bit of a time doing it; the table seemed resistant to moving, however that was possible. But, we got it done.

Later, when the cake was removed to be cut for the guests, I ran my hand along the tablecloth, and that’s when I discovered that the cake was sitting on TWO TABLES, pressed side-to-side, with the potential bottomless-pit-of-doom directly in the centre of the cake plate.

I can talk about this now. Nothing bad happened, so it’s funny now. I’m off to knock on wood all the same.

20140520 - Carol-Anne + Vince-0012Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
35 mm · 1/90 s · f/1.8 · ISO 1250
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/16 power, on camera, ceiling/wall bounced (as you can see in the window reflection)

See? Hilarious. Here’s Vince facing off against my dSLR against his— actually, it was an incredibly competent camera, despite its size.

Carol-Anne and Vince, thanks for choo-choo-choosing me to shoot your wedding!


Bride preshow: Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway
Hair: Jen Sealey, Tangerine Hair Salon
Makeup: Brenda Grantham
Ceremony and reception: Royal Colwood Golf Club
Officiant: Cathy Lavoie