So, I’ve kinda had an idea in my head for a very long time, and I got the opportunity to make it happen last weekend.
To me this video represents the wedding day. Everything leading up to it is hectic and crazy and noisy, and it probably even gives you a headache. And then the day comes and it flies past you and its done, and then you settle into your life and you think back about it. You never remember the whole day as it happened, but you have these memories of feelings, almost random little things that always stick with you about the day. That’s what the video is to me, its a feeling i’ve had for a long long time, and I just tried to make the video in a way that expressed that feeling.
It’s definitely not your typical wedding videography, and be warned, the first 56 seconds are a bit intense for some.
I’m super stoked about it, so check it out!
- Dallas K.
Brad, a farmer from Pitt Meadows.
Rachel, a city girl from Vancouver.
It’s amazing how two people so unique and different from each other could fit so perfectly together.
So there we were, heading out to Hopcott Farms (Brad’s farm http://www.hopcottmeats.ca/) in Pitt Meadows. We always encourage our couples to choose a place that is meaningful to them and Hopcott farms was the perfect location for their engagement shoot. Old Barns, Cows, and fields upon fields of cranberries with mountains coming through the clouds in the sky. You could say it was pretty beautiful. We had such a great time with these two and can’t wait to photograph their wedding this summer!
Ps. If you haven’t had a steak from Hopcott Farms you pretty much haven’t lived. Amazing! Thanks Brad and Rachel, best steak ever!
Dallas & Sabrina K.
After your wedding day, what are you going to do with all your amazing wedding photographs?
Leave them on your computer for all eternity?!?
Of course not!! You deserve to see your photographs as they should be seen.
And so the search began, Dallas & I wanted to find the highest quality photo album produced. We wanted to provide a photo album that would last through out the years and that showed off your photos in the sharpest and clearest printing produced, an album that would wouldn’t discoulour or fingerprint over time and that would have high quality paper so that your album wouldn’t dog ear as the years went on.
Alas we have found Vision Arts, used by the top wedding photographers in the world.
We are very excited to be offering these amazing Fine Art Albums!
- Dallas & Sabrina K. – Dallas Kolotylo Photography – Vancouver Wedding Photography
A little over a year and a half ago, my lovely wife Sabrina and I got married. For us, it was the perfect day. We had a really small wedding, about 25 of our closest friends and family were there. We had our ceremony on the beach with the ocean in front of us, in a beautiful private little bay on the west coast of Vancouver Island. But enough about us, this is about our photographers. We had two, our friends Ben Forbes and Amber French.
Ben and I had a special friendship as photographers, it was both of our dreams to be one, one day. We started to get into digital photography around the same time, always dreaming about new cool gear, drooling over high end lenses, learning new techniques, all that stuff. We would clear out a living room and set up a photo shoot to try new things, he would come over to Vancouver from Victoria and we would take out some small flashes and cheap radio triggers and set up photo shoots all over the city, learning about light, finding rad locations, it was a blast. We got some amazing photos.
Now to the point: I always said that when I got married I wanted Ben to do wedding photos for me, so of course he was there on the beach with us on our day. Naturally, the deal was that he shoots my wedding, and the day that he gets married, I’ll be there.
Well, that day came, and with it came the time for me to repay the favor. We knew that Ben and Jade (being photographers themselves) would be having a beautiful wedding, and we were stoked to shoot it. I love shooting photographer’s weddings. They know the right time to shoot, they pick fantastic venues, they make their weddings a visual feast. Ben and Jade did what all wedding photographers do for their wedding, they made it fantastic.
We are so excited to share these photos.
Dallas & Sabrina – Dallas Kolotylo Photography // Destination & Vancouver Wedding Photographers
- This wedding has been published on Style Me Pretty.
Fernie BC, a little town right smack in the middle of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Literally. This is where we were to photograph our next couple, Jeff and Michela. You can say we were pretty excited, all we could think of is all the amazing portraits we could take with epic, towering, mystical mountains in the background. So off we were for a 13 hour drive to Fernie with our tent in tow! We love road trips and camping so we thought it would be fun to make a little trip out of it. We will be posting some photos from our trip so keep an eye out for that!
Dallas grew up in a tiny mountain town close to Fernie. Think, one grocery store, no street lights and deer running around eating the flowers you just planted in the front of your house, and you have a pretty good idea of the little town called Elkford he grew up in. So Dallas was quite familiar with this beautiful place called Fernie. We can honestly say Jeff and Michela were one of our favourite couples to photograph. Some couples you meet are just so genuinely in love with each other you could just see it in their eyes, it’s something that cannot be faked. We had a blast with them! Their wedding was so individual from the handmade cupcakes (that were delicious we might add), vintage tea cups and scattered books across the reception tables. Their wedding was incredible and we wish them the most beautiful life together.
Dallas & Sabrina K.
Leah and Simon, two of our best friends, finally admitted to each other that they loved each other and decided to get married. This wedding was far from a typical wedding for us. Not only were we photographing their wedding, we were also both in the wedding itself! The day was perfect. Thirty-two of their best friends and family standing in front of our friend’s cabin porch in the middle of a forest on a remote west coast island. You can say it looked like a dream. It was anything but ordinary. Here are some of our favourite photographs from the day.
Ever wished your event could have a “Red-Carpet” photo shoot at your event?! Now you can!! We are now offering our “Red Carpet” Photo booth for your wedding or events!
We have taken the classic idea of the much loved photo booth and have mixed that with an editorial fashion shoot! Each photo is a high resolution photo taken by a professional photographer, using only the highest quality equipment, studio lighting and modern designer backdrops. Our photo booth is open concept which gets everyone in the crowd involved! We bring in a vintage suitcase filled with an awesome selection of props such as mustaches on sticks, funny hats, chalk boards to write your own personal message and much much more!! Everyone always has a blast and that’s why we love doing it!
Photo Booth with props – $600 first 2 hours/ $200 for every additional hour
**Photo booth is available at a discounted rate when included in a package. Please contact us for more details.
- Full studio lighting set-up
- Full Photography coverage by Professional Photographer, Dallas Kolotylo
- Vintage suitcase stacked full of a variety of props
- Modern, unique backdrops (We have an awesome selection to choose from)
- Set-up and break down of equipment
- Online gallery to email to family and friends
- High Resolution images on disk
We went down to White rock to meet up with Nathan and Emily, they were getting married, we were doing their engagement photos. I remember getting there early, and just hoping that the weather would keep doing what it was doing, the sky was epic and I was having so much fun just taking pictures of seagulls and everything was coming out great. And then these two show up, and we start chatting, and snapping photos, and walking around, and snapping photos, and asking them to go maybe wander under the pier with their gumboots on, and snapping photos, and looking at Sabrina, jaw dropped, saying “what the what!?!, these are going fantastic!” I had been thinking a lot about what we were doing with photography recently, how I could improve, what I could change, things I wanted to try, etc. Then these two show up, and they are just so much fun, and they look great together, and they make me really really want to take great pictures, and it was awesome. Thanks Nathan and Emily!
So I’m hanging out with my friend Simon, he’s Australian, a killer chef (I’m talkin’ for real chef), a former roommate of mine and an all around great guy. He’s always talking about/reading these really great magazines, but they aren’t really magazines in the traditional sense of the word, they are more like artistic documentary journals. Really great stuff, with really interesting articles about really cool places and super neat people. The kind of stuff that makes you think “wow that’s really great! we should totally do that! and be like them!” and then you try, and you realize it takes an insane amount of dedication and work to pull off the thing that they made look so simple. Well anyhow one day Simon is telling me about this great magazine he’s been reading lately, called Kinfolk, and he just wont shut up about it. So finally after him not shutting up about it for several days I get the opportunity to take a look at this Kinfolk magazine, and Im totally blown away by it. Go check out their site here : http://www.kinfolkmag.com/ and scroll through the pictures. They will be able to explain a lot better about who they are and what they do but the point is that their photography really caught me. I couldn’t quite put into words what I have been looking for recently, trying to find something new, some way of shooting that I was trying to get at but couldn’t quite translate, then I looked at the photos in Kinfolk and it just made sense to me. I loved the style, I loved the colors, I loved the moments, I loved it. I thought to myself “I want to do this” so for the past little while Ive been taking a lot of inspiration from their wonderful pages and trying to apply it to a little personal project that I’m starting. The pieces are starting to come together, and these photos are the first of them, an afternoon with our good friends Simon, Leah and Sabine, doing something simple. Thank you Kinfolk, and Simon.
When I was emailed by Scene in the Dark to photograph The Jezabels at the Venue on Granville street, downtown Vancouver I was stoked!! Sabrina my wonderful wife loves the Jezabels, so covering this show was a no brainer. For those that don’t know Scene in the Dark is an amazing music blog that covers music in the west coast. It has been an honour working with them as one of their photographers. This year I hope to cover a lot more shows for them so stay tuned!