• 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!


Meghan and Chris’ wedding had it all: an amazing couple, a ceremony brimming with love, and a beautiful reception at Glenn Eagles Golf Course in West Vancouver. Since Cecily and I go way back with the bride and groom—we were given the honour of celebrating this wedding as guests with many of our closest friends. While we didn’t spend the day documenting events, we couldn’t resist setting up a self-run photobooth for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a little stop motion video we put together using the images from the photobooth! We showed the video to Meghan and Chris this week and they loved it—we hope you like it too =)

A huge congratulations to the happy couple!

 

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PS. The most creative photoboother award goes to the folks at 4:04!

PPS. We’re starting to use stop-motion more and more—what do you think of it?

PPPS. If you want a booth like this at your own wedding, get in touch!

For this ‘In Front Of The Lens’, we finally share our own wedding photos with you! Scroll down for a small selection of images from our amazing wedding day.

All of these photos were taken by the ever-talented Leslie and Mark of Sakura Photography, who could not have done a better job capturing the fun! If you want to see tons more of our favourite photos, play the slideshow at the end of this post.

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Teresa helps the beautiful bride with the final touches at the Opus Hotel

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Cecily had a little henna done during her stagette just for fun

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Rocking the dress in the lounge at Opus Hotel. You can see why she loved it so much, she looks amazing in it! (Insert whistling here)

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I couldn’t help grinning—I guess I was pretty happy =)

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Our Maid of Honour holding wildflower bouquets. You can see a bit of henna on her wrist.

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We began our wedding party photos on the Stanley Park seawall with a great view of downtown Vancouver at our backs. We started serious…

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…but definitely had a lot of fun!

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We were planning a shot where the autumn leaves would fall around Cec and I. Walter here decided to go all-out collecting ammunition!

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This one would look great as a nice big canvas print in our apartment!

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After Stanley Park, we headed into Gastown. As the light began to fade, Leslie and Mark did a great job of balancing the mixed light sources.

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After Gastown we headed into the downtown core. This wall of ivy is near Burrard Street

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A cactus, some coloured sand and scrabble letters made for a fun little DIY addition to our sign-in table.

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To compliment the wildflower look we used mason jars as candle-holders and flower vases.

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Anna, our closest friend, flew in from Ontario to come to our wedding. As if that wasn’t enough, she and her family made this beautiful wedding cake for us! Thanks Anna!

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To top off an amazing cake, our friend Manny of Moko Branding did a great job of making the exact cake topper we envisioned. He uses lasers to make art for wedding invites, favours, and personalizations like this cake topper. Not gonna lie, I wish my job involved lasers…

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Our first dance (“Can I Steal a Little Love” by Frank Sinatra)

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Our niece Marie checking out the scene on the dancefloor.

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Mikey was busy taking photos on his Leica. This is the man who captured our Bonfire Engagement Photos!

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My mother and our littlest niece, Tiana, on the dancefloor! Check out that amazing tutu Tiana is wearing (her mom made it for her)!

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Jeremy Lim did an amazing job manning the DJ booth. This was his last gig as a DJ, as he’s now making waves in Vancouver’s photography community!

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This last photograph is a contender for “favourite image of the day.” We featured it on our thank you cards.

It took a lot of amazing friends, dedicated family member’s and talented vendors to put our wedding together—and we could not have been happier with the day. Thanks to each and every one of you who contributed! We’d also like to say a special thank you to Briana Scott (make-up artist extraordinaire) and Esther Cannon (for bringing her harp to our ceremony).

For a huge set of our favourite wedding photos, play the slideshow above!

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PS. Cec and I will have been together for 7 years in less than one month! I feel so lucky to have spent almost a third of my life beside the person I love most =)

PPS. Fun fact: When we were dating, Cecily and I celebrated our anniversary every month for over 6 years. Instead of switching anniversary dates when we got married, we’ve taken to recognizing both anniversaries (once on the 17th and again on the 30th). Life is short, celebrate the good stuff!

As wedding photographers, our mission is to create art that preserves memories of love for happy couples. It’s always an amazing job. But when we get to capture engagement photos for friends so close to the heart as Meghan and Chris, we have to pinch ourselves to make sure we’re not dreaming!

This beautiful duo met in the same high school that Cec and I went to—and they began dating within a few months of us. We’ve grown up together, both as individuals and as couples and it’s so exciting to think that they will be getting married this Saturday!

In September we got a chance to take Meghan and Chris to Deep Cove, where we granted Meghan’s wish of taking photos on the ocean. Cec and I were also stoked to be able to photograph these two out on the water because it’s something we’d never done with any of our couples before!

With their wedding almost upon us, it seems like a great time to share a few of our favourite photos from Meghan and Chris’ day in Deep Cove.

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A candid start to the day as Meghan and Chris prepare to row around the harbour.undefinedundefined

We love how real Chris and Meghan’s expressions are! Those smiles are contagious.undefined

One of my favourites—a perfect moment where Meghan’s modelesque glance combines with the stillness of the ocean and the shape of the boat. undefined

An amazing environment can make a quick kiss look epic!

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Wardrobe change!

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Another photo that makes us smile!

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Chris being a goof with his best Blue Steel!undefined

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A little stroll on the dock.undefined

This one is Meghan’s favourite of the day—and one of ours too!undefined

We spent a bit of time getting this last shot right, and we’re happy with how it turned out! By using some off-camera lighting, we were able to add a subtle drama to the image.

A huge thanks to Meghan and Chris for letting us capture these images for you—we could not be happier for you two and we are truly blessed to count you as friends! See you on the big day!

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PS. Fun fact: that dingy played a role in our own proposal!

PPS. We’re probably rowing around in it right now! When this post goes live Cec and I should be relaxing with our family out on Malcolm Island (a super-quiet spot on the tip of Vancouver Island)! We’ll be back at the end of the week, just in time for Meghan and Chris’ wedding! Have a great week folks =)

A few weeks before our wedding, our good friend Mikey Valdes gave us an amazing early present: an Engagement Session. We headed up to Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver and spent a few hours roasting marshmellows, drinking wine, playing music and freezing our feet in the water (ok, I was freezing, Cec was fine). Believe it or not, this was the first time both Cec and I were in front of another photographer’s camera for a significant period of time. Here are a few of our favourite images from the session!

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Cec and I spent many a summer evening sitting around a bonfire with friends—so we thought it would be fun to include one in our session!
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We always love it when our couples bring along fun props to incorporate into their shoot.  Since I grew up playing a lot of music, I brought along my first guitar. She’s not the easiest to play, but she’s still my favourite.undefined

Mikey did a great job framing this—I really like how the smoke from our fire fills the top right portion of the image.
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After putting the bonfire out, we did a quick wardrobe change and headed down the path to the main beach.undefinedundefined

Cec doing a way better job of striking a pose!
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I dunno who thought that wandering into the ocean would be a good idea…it was seriously cold!undefinedundefined

Mikey and I have been friends since we were eight years old—and he’s known Cecily since the eight grade. We played Warhammer when we were kids, rocked out in a band when we were teenagers and picked up our cameras in the same year. Since then he’s gained some serious skills (and has helped me to become a better photographer on more than one occasion). I highly recommend you check out his new website to see selections of his fine-art photography (all film stuff). Thanks a lot for these photographs, Mikey—they made our wedding guest book awesome =)
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