Thursday, April 29, 2010

Love & Friendship


and Friendship...

and a bit of Laughter.

While I was taking (sneaky) photos of the couple, Ralph and Caroline were entertained by their dear friends who were travelling with them. 

A great moment is even better when shared with loved ones. 

© Marlis Funk 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Stanley Park in April

Stanley Park - a quintessential spot for wedding photos.

Ralph and Caroline wanted photos highlighting the best of the city they got married in to show the folks back home. 

And Stanley Park was an obvious choice, I thought...

©Marlis Funk 2010

More from the sweet impromptu wedding...

It was a gorgeous Sunday in April - why not get married?

Especially if you're on holiday from the UK... that's what Caroline & Ralph did.
I was so lucky to be one of the few people sharing the quiet ceremony at the Four Season Hotel Vancouver with this happy couple.

The ceremony was immediately followed with a champagne celebration and a phone call to London!

©Marlis Funk 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

So sad. Devon Clifford 1979 - 2010.

Last Friday started as a fabulous night - photographing one of my favourite bands for Discorder - You Say Party! We Say Die! - seeing them for the first time... the beginning of the set was awesome.
I was in the middle of a shot when everything stopped.

It was surreal.

The drummer collapsed - an ambulance was called - he left on a stretcher.
We hoped for the best.

Devon Clifford passed away on Sunday morning.
My heart goes out to his family and friends.

Click on this link to read this article from the Vancouver Sun.

I was unsure about posting these, but I'd rather share them as a good memory than have them tucked away in my computer.

©Marlis Funk 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Impromptu Wedding in Vancouver...

oh my so so lovely... but they haven't returned home from vacation yet to share the news... so can you keep it a secret for another few days?

I'm trying but these are just too beautiful to keep from sharing with you...

©Marlis Funk 2010

More soon...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Shanghai Sisters

I was out and about today in the glorious spring sunshine, partly to enjoy a good bike ride and partly keeping my eyes peeled for some new photo spots.
Needless to say, I got a bit lost, and ended up on a bridge at the northern end of Main Street by the Port Authority in Vancouver... and there they were.

They inscription said that they were a gift from the Sister Port city of Shanghai.
Well then, Thank You.

"Shanghai Sisters"
©Marlis Funk 2010