Now and then I get to work with some amazingly talented folks for special projects. This was a styled wedding shoot set up by MJ from Kiss of Colours Beauty. We decided we wanted a nice outside location and that the great Queen Elizabeth Park in East Vancouver was the right spot for it. It combines a variety of interesting locations with outdoor scenery that’s hard to beat for the background to a wedding!
This actually was in the works for about a month, trying to figure out the logistics, and with Vancouver weather being what it is. This last weekend though all the elements finally came together and we headed up to Queen E. Park in the late afternoon to get some of that delicious late afternoon sun. The model here is Cassia Kitagawa. I’ve worked with her before and she’s a joy to work with and a consummate professional.
Seriously, how amazing does Cassia look? The colours, the jewelry, the makeup… yowza!
Part of this shoot was me learning about Indian wedding traditions. Learning about the bangles (very important), the different types of sari that one would wear, the quality of jewelry, and of course watching the (many) steps in properly putting on the sari…
We found this adorable little steps and bridge setup below the restaurant which, with the lush greenery in the background made for some stellar images.
And a shot of the full team (minus photographer)!
Here’s where you can find MJ and more of her amazing makeup work:
And you can find Cassia:
- Instagram – @cassiabrancokita