As wedding photographers with a soft spot for the Pacific Northwest, Ucluelet on Vancouver Island has quickly become one of our favourite local destinations for weddings.
One September morning not so long ago, we packed our camera gear and made our way out to beautiful Ucluelet, British Columbia for a wedding — a small destination wedding, if you will. What made the trip extra special for me was twofold: working with an awesome crew (our videographer decided to document with some analog film / Super 8 and we were joined by super-friend, Brian Van Wyk) and of course, the couple, who chose to get married in Ucluelet on the day of the Harvest Moon. No joke.
Suzi & Kevin both work in childcare and met in a class at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Fall 2005. “Getting married on the occasion of the Harvest Moon, in our favourite little corner of the world, with 11 of our closest family members in Ucluelet, BC” was how they described their intentions for their wedding day.
In the morning after our arrival, we all grabbed breakfast with the couple, exchanged stories, and had our first shoot on Wickaninnish Beach. You’ll have to watch the video at the end of the post to get the full effect, but we think the couple shared some good fun in the water (before parting ways and getting ready for the wedding). You also don’t want to miss the appearance of the wedding commissioner, Mike Gitelman (aka Hitchhike Mike) who brought out his own guitar to play tunes. Beyond awesome. The entire day.
Suzi & Kevin, thanks for having us for this amazing trip to your favourite little corner of the world. READ MORE