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A day in Vancouver with Joy and Alex

From a cherry blossom canopy in Vancouver’s Stanley Park to the windy Prospect Point, followed by a sunny Third Beach, ending the day in a gritty back alley of Gastown. What a day!

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure to photograph our first pre-wedding shoot with the fabulous Joy and Alex. Together with Formosa Bridal‘s Chunyen we’re starting pre-wedding shoots in Vancouver.

If you’re new to concept, so were we until recently. In the Asian culture, couples frequently opt for a full day experience instead of an engagement shoot. The bride gets to wear different dresses (usually rented) and has a variety of hair and make-up styles applied throughout the day. Chunyen has extensive experience providing hair- and makeup services as well as dress rentals in Taiwan! She created the gorgeous looks of Joy during our shoot.

Enjoy the highlights of this day! And just for you, there’s a look behind the scenes video at the end of the post.

Hair & Make-up: Formosa Bridal

Dress rental: Formosa Bridal

Bouquets: LeeJames Vintage Petals