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What to wear - Vancouver wedding photographers

Green Ginger - Vancouver wedding photographers

So you’re getting your pictures taken. Cue panic attack. BUT WHAT SHOULD I WEAR! 

It is cheesy but true. If I’m getting ready on Tuesday morning, I have no problem getting dressed. If I’m meeting a friend for coffee, or going out for dinner, I don’t think twice. I love putting pieces together (especially if they are black) but as soon as you say "camera" I freeze. 

I pour over Pinterest and get myself worked up. I am worried that I’ll look like I’m trying too hard. I want to look put together but not too fussy. All I can think of is 'these pictures will be on the wall for the next two years', or 'this is my Christmas card picture that will be sent to everyone I know.' In this panic without fail almost every photoshoot I’ve been a part of I look back at and think… why was I wearing that? 

I know I’m not alone in this because I’ll fess up right here… I watch The Bachelor. Not like, I've seen The Bachelor. I watch The Bachelor pretty religiously (Go Kaitlyn!). But my guilty pleasures have brought about some good! I have a point! Every week I get to witness these beautiful girls go through the exact same panic I experience around photo shoots. All week they look cute, and natural and then the rose ceremony (cue daunting music) happens and everything falls apart. I watch the girls walk in and my face looks like that horrified emoji where the colour is draining out of his face, you know the one. They put on too much makeup, the frantically borrow a dress that is a bad colour for them from that super tanned girl in the house. They always over accessorize and they always, always, look horribly uncomfortable. 

I’ve learned a few things from many wasted hours I’ll never get back from the Bachelor, and also from my own failed photo shoots. So here is my simple, stressless, panic free advice for getting dressed and not regretting your pick for "big events" like rose ceremonies and photo shoots. 

WEAR WHAT YOU WOULD NORMALLY WEAR. 

You feel comfortable when you look like yourself, and you look beautiful when you feel comfortable. I’m not saying show up to your shoot in yoga pants and no makeup- because you might regret that. But if you’re a jeans and t-shirt girl wear jeans and a t-shirt. Maybe mix it up by trying a cute hat or heeled ankle boots. If you don’t normally curl your hair- don’t curl your hair, try a topknot or a ponytail. All you will think the whole time is, why is my hair curly, it’s in my face and sticking to my lipgloss (personal experience right there).

So I put some things together from my closet. Things that I would pull out and wear if I had a shoot coming up. I didn’t look at Pinterest, I just pulled my favourite things. Things that I love and that I think represent who I am. No last minute H&M runs, just me and my closet. If I can pick an outfit for dinner, I can pick an outfit for a photoshoot. That's my new rule.

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Justin + April - A wedding day preview - Vancouver Wedding Photographers

 Vancouver wedding photographers. Justin and April

Today everything fell together so perfectly. Even the light seemed to glow just a bit brighter. Justin and April planned a magical wedding and we were so excited to be there to photograph it. April's wedding dress was made by a local designer named Gaby from Truvelle. The most elegant accessories by The Borrowed Collection. Justin looked like he was moonlighting for Leonardo DiCaprio in the Great Gatsby with his suit tailor made by Indochino. A venue as incredible as the Tea House in Vancouver's Stanley Park. Stunning Florals by Sa Belle Vie. I couldn't have imagined a better wedding to photograph. Here are just a few pictures from the wedding day.

Matt + Katrina - Engagement - Vancouver wedding photographers

Matt and Katrina - Green Ginger - New Westminster Engagement Session

We've been wanting to do a shoot in New West for quite sometime now, and it just didn't happen for some reason or another, that is, until Matt and Katrina came along. They suggested Antique Alley, and we were sold. Uncharted territory is our favourite.

With all the rain Vancouver gets in the fall, it can be hard booking a session with sun. Somehow after a week-long spout of rain, the sun decided to come out just before the shoot was about to start. I couldn't have imagined a more perfect fall Vancouver day. Here are some of the photographs that we love and hope you do too. Matt and Katrina, we are so excited for your wedding day!

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A little bit of love for your technology.

At Green Ginger, we love photographs. We love taking them, looking at them, and even sharing them. So in the spirit of sharing and because we just like to be nice to our people (you), we designed this desktop wallpaper for your computer, iPad, and iPhones. Now you know what team we're on... Apple all the way.

Hope you like the wallpaper as much as we do.

 (Click the links below for different sizes)

 

Flowers are a girls best friend.

I have to admit, there is a special corner of my heart reserved for three things: kinder surprise eggs, glitter, and flowers. Forget diamonds, flowers are a girls best friend! So here's a round up of some sweetness for your eyes. Happy thursday!

ps. What's your favourite flower? 

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