a visual year in review

Wow that year went by quickly! It's cliche to say, but I feel that it's absolutely true. I felt like I have grown so much in terms of my photography work this year, and this goes beyond just the photos I create. It's been 8 years since I got into photography and I can't wait to see what the next year brings! Below is a compilation of most of the shoots that I did throughout the year. Not all of them were jobs or were necessarily related to wedding photography, however I feel that exploring other realms of photography has really helped me grow as a photographer overall. 

The year started off with some casual portraits of my friend Jordynn. 

The year started off with some casual portraits of my friend Jordynn. 

A hike on Quarry Rock 

A hike on Quarry Rock 

Had business cards made!

Had business cards made!

Practice story telling by photographing my friend taping his stick.

Practice story telling by photographing my friend taping his stick.

Before I got into weddings, I was really into taking head shots. Took this opportunity to help a friend out. 

Before I got into weddings, I was really into taking head shots. Took this opportunity to help a friend out. 

An exercise on focusing on the unconventional.

An exercise on focusing on the unconventional.

First engagement shoot of the year. 

First engagement shoot of the year. 

Then I had those photos printed.

Then I had those photos printed.

The sun came out for a lovely family shoot. 

The sun came out for a lovely family shoot

Exploring in the rain.

Exploring in the rain.

Did my first styled shoot.

Did my first styled shoot.

Took some photos for some sisters.

Took some photos for some sisters.

Conquered my fear of heights. Photo taken on my phone, but is not mine.

Conquered my fear of heights. Photo taken on my phone, but is not mine.

Had a two part engagement shoot. 

Had a two part engagement shoot. 

Did a fashion shoot.

Did a fashion shoot.

Shot some wedding decor.

Shot some wedding decor.

First wedding of the year. 

First wedding of the year. 

Shot my first Indian wedding. 

Shot my first Indian wedding

Visited the Othello Tunnels. 

Visited the Othello Tunnels

Celebrated Confetti & Co's 10,000 Instagram followers. 

Celebrated Confetti & Co's 10,000 Instagram followers. 

Took some photos of my poetic friend, Elliott.

Took some photos of my poetic friend, Elliott.

Watched the sun set at Porteau Cove.

Watched the sun set at Porteau Cove.

Did another styled shoot.

Did another styled shoot.

Photographed a Vietnamese tea ceremony. 

Photographed a Vietnamese tea ceremony. 

Helped photograph the lululemon SeaWheeze Half Marathon.

Helped photograph the lululemon SeaWheeze Half Marathon.

Shot a wedding in Tofino.

Shot a wedding in Tofino.

Got to second shoot with Melissa Gidney. 

Got to second shoot with Melissa Gidney

Shot an engagement on Granville Island.

Shot an engagement on Granville Island.

Went to New York. 

Went to New York

Shot my first proposal. 

Shot my first proposal

Took a workshop from Christie Graham. 

Took a workshop from Christie Graham. 

Went to San Francisco.

Went to San Francisco.

Helped photograph a students grad project. She made these pants with no previous design experience!

Helped photograph a students grad project. She made these pants with no previous design experience!

Helped my friend photograph his grad project. 

Helped my friend photograph his grad project. 

Photographed The Social Yoga's launch party. 

Photographed The Social Yoga's launch party. 

Shot an engagement at SFU. This post will be up next week! 

Shot an engagement at SFU. This post will be up next week! 

Found a wonderful album vendor. 

Found a wonderful album vendor

Wilson Lau

Vancouver, Canada

Photographer of weddings, and people alike.