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2011-03-20

Behind the Scenes: SFU student film project

Filed under: Behind the Scenes — Tags: , , — Administrator @ 11:40 pm

Recently we were approached by a group of SFU film students who wanted to use our shop as the setting for a short film they were doing. Being the first request of its kind, we were curious and interested, and of course, said yes! These students are passionate, talented, and so gracious, so it was an absolute pleasure working with them. Daisy was also able to work her makeup magic on Maggie, who looked so pretty as a pretend bride-to-be. (Just wait until she gets married for real!)

Meet Kevin, Peter, Tommy, Carter and Maggie:
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Thank you Kevin, Peter, Tommy, Carter and Maggie for letting us be a part of it – we wish you all the success on your project. For more behind-the-scenes pics of their film shoot, check out the facebook album.


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2011-03-11

After the shock – what it means to be lucky in the wedding biz

Filed under: Behind the Scenes — Tags: — Administrator @ 10:22 pm

Last night, we were all glued to our televisions taking in every moment, every image, every broadcast from the devastating news that a 8.9-scale earthquake hit right off the coast of Japan. As we watched the world become glued to the news, we couldn’t help but wonder what it would be like to have to experience the same thing here in Vancouver. It is a scary thought, one that prompted some questions for us enough to write this post.

After the initial shock, we realized how lucky we are and how often we take what is most important to us – our loved ones and the small pleasures in life – for granted. Watching the images of burning buildings, rushing water, and endless wreckage reminded us that life is not a marathon nor a competition. It’s driven by human connection.

Don’t worry, we’re not trying to promote ourselves or sell anything. All we want is to share some of our thoughts, chief among them is the realization that we are so blessed to be able to work in such a business as ours that celebrates relationships and people more than anything else.

We’re in a business that aims to capture special moments in our clients’ lives – it’s what they come to us for, whether it’s their wedding day or beforehand (or even after). We are able to witness the special bonds people have when we take their picture. And we always try to make each couple and client feel special.

There really is nothing more special than gratitude, when our customers see their pictures for the first time and see not only how great they look, but how happy they are as well, and they thank us for our work. But gratitude extends far beyond simply the material things, and we cannot forget about the pleasure that comes in helping others in times of need. So much in the world has changed since we started in the wedding business more than 10 years ago, but this remains the same: the act of helping others is not only satisfying, but imperative. And that’s something that has remained the foundation of why we do what we do, and should be for all others in the wedding business who are as lucky as we are to be able to be part of such moments in our clients’ lives.

Whether it’s something like taking photos or applying makeup to a bride, or to help a person you’ve never met when they most need it, we can never forget the importance of what makes us human – it’s our ability to connect with others through empathy. When we understand and are able to practice this in our work and daily lives, we are truly lucky. Our hearts go out to all those affected, and to friends and family of those in Japan and along the Pacific Rim.



To donate $10 to the Red Cross fund in support of disaster relief for all those affected by the Japan earthquake along the Pacific Rim, text REDCROSS to 90999.


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2011-01-22

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