Steph+Dex// Prince Rupert Wedding Photographer// Destination Wedding
Little Mohr Photography > Destination Wedding Photographer
I have known these two for quite a while. Dexter and Steph moved to Powell River, BC from Ontario together. My parent sailed with them and my mom worked with Steph. About 2 years before their wedding they moved to Prince Rupert for a great job opportunity for Dex. Then not long after that, they were sending out invites to their wedding.
Lot twist: About a week after they sent off the invites to their wedding, they found out that they were pregnant! They called me to tell me the news and we joked about the crazy year they are about to have. They were about to hit two birds with one stone! Their due date was one month before their wedding. It was about to be a whirlwind!
At the beginning of July, I traveled, with my mom, from Vancouver to Prince Rupert. Wow, it was a beautiful trip and a wonderful bonding experience with my mama. We got to see so much of our beautiful British Columbia.
We arrived on Friday and met everyone in Prince Rupert on Cow Bay at the Wheelhouse Brewery. I finally met their beautiful baby girl and their family. Everyone had some snacks and enjoyed some good local beer.
The North West Cannery
Later that night, we headed out to the venue, the North Pacific Cannery, to location scout and get a feel for the location. Wow, it was beautiful! The cannery is such a cool location! With two huge buildings with lofts and old machinery all over the building, including nets and all sorts of interesting things. This was one of my favorite and best venues I’ve ever worked at.
Saturday morning I met up with the ladies at their air bnb which was a huge house where most of the family stayed. They had breakfast laid out and invited me to eat with them as everyone got ready. The ladies took turns getting their hair done by Susan a hairstylist in Prince Rupert. Makeup was done by Tiffany Prystay. Of course, everyone took turns cuddling baby Lucy. It was a fun morning.
I headed to the venue early to get venue details and get the guys photos. The cannery has the coolest cabins on the property and we wandered through them. They had some old rooms set up like what used to be offices and stores in the times when the cannery was still functional. The whole cannery is so interesting! They even did a tour for the guest explaining how it used to run and all the history.
We were planning to have the ceremony on the dock in the same place we did their first look but the sky was threatening rain so we decided to have in the loft of the main building. Steph and her mom walked in from the backdoor and passed the huge machines and the gorgeous windows of the loft.
After the ceremony and family portraits, we did Steph + Dex + Lucy in the loft. Then we headed down to the dock and met the rest of the wedding party and explore. The rain had just stopped and the air was fresh. And the view was spectacular.
They had so many special details that Steph and Dextors family did for them. From making canned fish with handmade labels, beautiful cashmere scarves on each chair, pictures of the two on each table and a so many other little details.
At dinner they played a game about facts of Steph and Dex’s relationship and their life and I learned a lot of new things. They met when they were at the same tree planting camp. They love doing all sort of activities together, hiking, canoeing, sailing, skiing, and many more fun adventures. What a fun life they have already lived together! Now they have another person to take along with them.
Dexter joined a bagpipe band and the marched in a few times throughout the evening. We finished the night with a beautiful performance on the dock while a couple of girls danced while the sun went down.(and the bugs were eating us alive!) Then we all rocked out on the dance floor. The perfect way to finish the best day!
The amazing dinner was prepared by Nadia Halward from Mucho Gusto Catering in Prince Rupert, they had someone grilling up fresh meat for us to eat and it smelled heavenly.
Steph’s gorgeous dress is from Pure Magnolia, a unique boutique in North Vancouver. She looks so incredible in it. You’d never know that she was 1 month post-partum, can we all hope we look this good?!
Alright, enjoy this incredible day. It’s one of my absolute favorites ❤️
“Laura was an amazing photographer for our wedding. She traveled to the remote coast of Northern BC and worked hard all day from 7 am until the end of the party! The photos are stunning and her energy was inspiring.”
The Venue: The North West Cannery and the second building loft.
The reception place, the ceremony and the wildflowers picked by Steph’s friend Karita.
The canned(jarred?) fish they gave out as wedding favors and the view out of the venue.
Steph and Dex’s first look.
Steph and her mama walking down the isle.
Thank you Steph and Dex for giving me the privilege of being a part of your day!