Tamara & Jacob | September 1, 2012 | Vancouver Wedding Photographer

 I went to Gunn Lake to shoot a wedding (hehe).  This wedding was close to my heart as it involved the union of two friends I’ve known since grade school, Tamara and Jacob.  After a 7 hour drive through mountainous terrain, dodging both night-venturing wildlife and falling debris along rock-washed off-roads, and going door to door along cabins beside the lake to find the secluded resort, we arrived amidst a bustle of family, friends, and a whole load of flowers!  The morning quickly came the next day to reveal what was hidden under starry skies the night before – a beautiful lake-side venue and hardly a cloud in the sky (sunny skies being the opportune word given the rainy week preceding the big day.  James and I were welcomed into the family and we stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Oswald who kept us well cared for!  I loved the rustic feel of this wedding, a theme that fell close to Tamara and Jacob’s personalities.  Tamara looked stunning in her wedding dress and cowboy boots, while Jacob made a thrilling entrance with the groomsmen on metaphorical white horses (well, horse-powered anyway).  After the wedding and congratulations, the wedding party piled into 4×4’s on a fully off-road adventure that would have put our Mazda out of commission on the first pot-hole!  We headed up and across the elbow to take scenic photos of the wedding party in the mountains and down on the rock shoals of the river bed.  Safe and sound back at the venue, family and friends gathered around the tables, waiting for the pig roast and all of the fixn’s (a tradition of the Groom’s family for years).  We loved all of the finishing touches, especially the mason jar wine glass favours that were handcrafted by the Bride herself and the Grooms mom.  Finally, everyone made their way to the custom designed dance floor (a gift to Tamara and Jacob, being made of the wood that would be used to construct their very own cabin at Gunn Lake) for a full night of dancing and conversing around the bonfire.  Congratulations, Tamara and Jacob, I hope you enjoy!



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