• Boutique Wedding Photography for Stylish Couples

  • We're Ami and Cecily Sanyal: high school sweethearts and passionate Vancouver wedding photographers (that's us in the photo). We make couples look amazing in the most important photos of their lives! Our concierge-style customer service reduces our clients' stress.

    Ami's a dreamer. He's the lead photographer of Ambrosia Photography and has been published internationally. He was recently voted the best wedding photographer in Vancouver by the West Ender. Cec provides secondary coverage. She knows what it takes to plan a wedding and adds a feminine flare to Ambrosia Photography! Read more about us!


 

Cecily’s sister Amy got married on Salt Spring Island last month. It was an amazing celebration and a rare chance for us to be guests at a wedding! After we got home, we realized that Amy, Paul and our beautiful niece Ebony didn’t get a chance to have an Engagement Session. Our own engagement photos are some of our favourites to look back on, so we met the Gullett’s to Deer Lake Park last night for a fun session.

The Autumn light was amazing and I was too excited not to share this short sneak peek!

 

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Huge news: Cecily is pregnant with our first child! We thought it would be fun to have our friends, family and readers play a little guessing game. One of you will win a special prize from us.

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Watch The Video, Then Cast Your Votes To Win A Prize! 

We’ll announce the winner after the baby is born.

Update: It’s a boy 🙂


The first of many photographs =)

Do you have any advice for a couple of first-timers? Talk to us in the comments section below.

Excitedly yours!

Ami & Cec

PS. We moved back home to Vancouver after 2 years taking photos abroad. We shot the embedded video in our new ‘hood (South Cambie) on a drizzly afternoon. Tons of fun—but can you see how wet we are by the end!?

PPS. In case you are wondering: yes we are photographing weddings this summer (and beyond)! Feel free to get in touch or refer your loved ones our way =)

Capturing proposals is one of my favourite parts of being a wedding photographer. It’s such an honour to be welcomed into one of the most intimate moments in a couple’s relationship.

So when Paul asked us to document his proposal to Kara—we jumped at the chance. What a perfect way to end 2013! Since Paul chose to make his move in Stanley Park, we even got a chance to revisit a few locations from our own wedding day!

Needless to say she gave an emphatic yes to the beautiful ring. Here are three favourites from yesterday’s session. More to come!

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Cecily and I have wanted to hold an engagement session on a local mountain for a long time. So, when Nikki and Garth told us that they love to snowshoe in North Vancouver, Cec and I exchanged a secret psychic-high-five. By the end of our Lifestyle Consultation, all four of us were excited about adding a snowy element to the shoot.

The Lifestyle Session began at Capilano University, where we had fun incorporating Nikki’s props and making whimsical invitation photographs. We then left to find our winter wonderland on Mount Seymour.

Greeted by an icy chill and buckets of snow falling from the sky, I was concerned that mother nature wasn’t on our side. Snow was literally piling up on my lens! Thankfully, everyone came prepared and we were able to get all the looks we were after. Scroll down to see a few photographs from our day on the mountain (the last snow angel sequence is my favourite). Also learn 3 Ways to Improve Your Engagement Photographs at the bottom of this post.

Thanks Nikki and Garth for being such great muses! Here are a few lessons these two love birds can teach you.

3 Ways to Amplify Your Engagement Photographs

  1. Personalize your environment: Nikki and Garth find Mount Seymour meaningful—what locations are special to you? Think about where you met, where you spend your weekends, etc.
  2. Involve props: Thoughtful props can take your images from average to memorable. If you’re crafty then go DIY-crazy—I recommend searching Pinterest for inspiration. There are also lots of options at dollar/craft stores.
  3. Come prepared: We collaborated with Nikki and Garth to ensure they knew what to expect from their session. Dress appropriately, plan for unexpected weather, and bring an emergency make-up kit!

 

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PS. As my camera got soaked and my lenses started resembling snowcones, I remembered why I always carry backup equipment! A session should never be shut down because of equipment failure.

PPS. A heartwarming note from Stephanie and Vincent Dumas about our Lifestyle Sessions:

Dear Ami & Cecily,

We had such a blast working with both of you for our Lifestyle Session on Granville Island. We felt it necessary to write you with our warmest thanks for the outstanding service we received. Communication is key in such a process as capturing those perfect shots, and we felt that you were open to our suggestions as willingly as you gave your own. Your combined knowledge and expertise ensured a fun process and a successful session.

We were particularly impressed with the process of selecting our photos in the comfort of our own home. The context for this procedure allowed us to envision our photographs where they’ll be displayed as well as conveniently scheduling our busy lives!

We are so pleased with how our photographs turned out and will truly treasure them for years to come! The ethic and experience of Ambrosia Photography has made all the difference. We will be sure to recommend Ambrosia Photography to our friends and family and we wish you all the best in your endeavours.

Thank you again!

Vincent and Stephanie Dumas