Something that really stands out in my mind about Sophorn and Lie’s wedding is colour; you’ll see what I mean when you take a look at the images below! I was really interested in doing this shoot because their wedding included many traditional Cambodian elements and it’s always so fascinating to see how other cultures celebrate marriage. Usually a wedding of this kind occurs over several days but Sophorn and Lie decided to cut the typically three-day event a little shorter… However, they did still manage to have me start the day off at 6:45am! :)
After the Cambodian ceremony we headed to Westminster United Church for the traditional western wedding, followed by pictures with family and friends. I have to say that my photographer’s eye was drawn to the colour and uniqueness of Sophorn’s Cambodian dress but she looked pretty great in white too! In the afternoon we headed over to the Legislature to take advantage of all the green space. I always appreciate the variety the grounds of the Leg give; it looks like your in the middle of a large park but you get all the beautiful architecture too. Since we ended-up running a little short on time, we zipped over to Waterfront Drive to get some fun, rustic shots and then moved into the heart of the Exchange. We walked around several blocks, stopping at different locations where either the light was perfect or there was an interesting backdrop. There’s always something new to see in the Exchange! Last on Sophorn’s must-have list was the Hamilton Building; she loves the spiral, marble staircase.
Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to capture your special day and catch a glimpse of your wonderful culture.