Karma.

Its something that I believe in or at the very least, something I wish I believe is true. The story of how I ended up as Tiffany and Jimmy’s wedding photographer (and friend!) is the reason why:

A few years back, a university classmate posted a help wanted ad on FB for people (and companies) to donate prizes to a charity event. She had volunteered for Engineers Without Borders for several years and had just come back from a field trip to Ghana. She wanted to raise money to help build a school in Gana and a charity auction was her way of doing it. I called her up and offered to auction off an engagement/couples or family photo session to help her cause.

A few weeks after the charity auction I got a call from Jimmy. He bid and won the auction but didn’t really want an engagement shoot at the time. He was quite busy settings up his practice, Form and Function, and asked if i would be able to photograph the opening ceremony instead.

Fast forward a year or so and I get a call from Tiffany. Jimmy had just propose to her and they immediately decided that I should be their wedding photographer.

Fast forward another year (with a high park engagement session in there) and here we are. Tiffany and Jimmy’s wedding at The Manor by Peter and Paul.

Tiffany and Jimmy tossed the idea of a photobooth around for their wedding, but I had a better idea and got Christian Lee Photography from Ottawa to help document the day and man the photo booth station during parts of the reception.

Done forget to check out Tiffany and Jimmy’s wedding from a different perspective on his blog.

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21 Comments

  1. Dale Lempa reply

    Beautiful portraiture and storytelling.

  2. Matt reply

    The angle on the second shot is superb.

  3. Bartlett Pair reply

    Wow love the way you lit the last one to still get the beautiful color in the sky!

  4. small reply

    Love all of the smiles and laughs you have captured! Great work!

  5. Paul Rowland reply

    Gorgeous wedding. Love the emotions captured during the reception.

  6. Sully reply

    Yep, those singing/crying shots are legit. Well done man.

  7. Steve Koo reply

    Such great emotion captured here. Nice work Ryan!

  8. Derek Martinez reply

    Phenomenal work Ryan, you captured their day beautifully and this is just awesome – http://ryanchan.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/08-The-Mannor-Rockscape-Wedding-Portraits.jpg

  9. Xanthe reply

    The photos on the stairs are fantastic! And there’s so much emotion in the reception images, it’s wonderful.

  10. Nick reply

    That last shot is pretty excellent! The whole wedding is great, but I love that final frame!

  11. Albert Palmer reply

    Love all the emotion you captured during the speeches – epic stuff!

  12. louis reply

    I love all of them! Great work, Ryan!

  13. Jen reply

    Congratulation to Tiffany & Jim. Really fastastic wedding.

  14. Gloria M. reply

    so beautiful ryan. i really love your photos.

  15. mariahedengren reply

    Superb this last frame.

  16. Per reply

    I love the last frame!!!

  17. Will Kim reply

    loving all the moments you captured!

  18. bryan reply

    so much emotion!

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