Photographed by Shari & Mike


In a meeting with her wedding planner, the bride had mentioned that her dream car was a vintage baby blue VW bug. Being the amazing wedding planner that she is, she searched one out + surprised the bride with her dream car. With their wedding happening in the city, finding a location that had an interesting backdrop + allowed us to incorporate the car during photos was key. A parkade in the downtown core was the perfect spot.
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“Ok you two, come close together. As close as you can! (Groom) hold the umbrella in your left hand so the pole doesn’t block your faces. Now (groom) get in nice and close on (brides) right cheek.”
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Rule of ThirdsCenter FramedNatural FramesShoot Through

Shooting through objects at a lower f/stop gives you the opportunity to highlight your subjects while at the same time adding context to the image.


Single Point Focused on The Couple Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightCloudyAfternoon

Equipment & EXIF

1/3200 f/2.0 ISO 200 WB 6500K


Canon 5D Mark IV


Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II


Adobe Lightroom CC VSCO preset

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VSCO preset

Challenges & Solutions


City Canada

Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Shari & Mike

Photographer Canada Canon Mark IV Canon EF 50 f/1.2 (Shari), Canon EF 35 f/1.4 II (Mike)
Based out of beautiful Vancouver, bc, we are Shari + Mike, a husband & wife photography team passionate about life, travel + cultures. We choose to live with passion & to see the world with color, depth & creativity. It is our desire to tell your story. To create photos that capture the pure reflections of who you are. Photos that bring a fresh perspective of life… Your life.
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