Photographing this wedding at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club last summer was a bit of a gift.
Christa & Tomas had originally booked another fabulous local photographer, who unexpectedly found she could no longer be there for them on their wedding day. Instead, she contacted me to fill her place and document this laid-back beachy wedding. After I met with Christa & Tomas, everything was confirmed and all parties were excited for the new arrangement!
Besides their love for each other, what I especially liked about this couple was their connection to the ocean & the outdoors. Christa had grown up sailing with her family, and her & Tomas spent as much time adventuring outside as possible. They really wanted their wedding photos to reflect this, and I was thrilled to make that happen! We chose the most amazing rocky shoreline for their portraits, and finished off the day with a little sail around Cadboro Bay on Christa’s family sailboat. What an absolute dream to create wedding portraits on a sailboat!! This involved a private shuttle zodiac ride for myself, as well as a transfer onto their yacht to join them under sail. With cameras & equipment dangling, and a 4.5 month pregnant belly, I scrambled aboard to capture the action!
Thank you so much to this amazing couple for welcoming me into their family for such a special day. Congratulations! And if you happen to know of anyone who needs some sailing wedding portraits, I’m your gal ;)
PS. I was also honoured to be a finalist in the 2016 Vancouver Island Wedding Awards for this wedding… Let me know if you recognize the photo that placed in the comments below!
Venue: Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Florals: Thrifty Foods, arranged by family friend
Bride & bridesmaids’ dresses: Shades of White
Groom & groomsmen’s attire: Moores
Bridal accessories: DIY and family heirlooms
Hair & Makeup: Belle Amour