It is definitely not every day that I get to shoot portraits, much less wedding portraits, on top of a mountain.
I remember a couple of years ago when my buddy Heath and I drove to the top of Mt. Woodside discussing how awesome it would be to shoot a wedding party with this view of the Fraser Valley. He nodded in agreement, then we both laughed; it would have to be a slightly crazy wedding troupe to want to make the trek up here on a wedding day...
Smack in the middle of stupid-hot July, I had the pleasure of photographing that slightly crazy wedding troupe on a beautiful farm property in Harrison Mills. Despite the bright sun, the temperature stayed tolerable thanks to a cool breeze off of the river. After the ceremony in the shade and family photos in the field, we rounded up the 10-person party into a pair of off-road machines. The short but steep, bumpy ride up to the top of the mountain for bridal party portraits was totally worth it. It was a lot of fun hanging out with a great group of people, and an awesome showcase of the natural beauty of this corner of the world.
Girls prep was captured with the Sigma 30mm f1.4 and Pentax FA 50mm 1.4. The rest of the day was shot with my Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8 + Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 HSM. I shoot with my trusty Pentax pair of K-3 and K-3II bodies. Guys prep and second shooting was done by my aforementioned buddy Heath with his Nikon D7000 + Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 and D850 + Tamron 70-200 f2.8.