Carla & Ryan // Heritage Hall Wedding Photographer


All images by Heritage Hall Wedding Photographer, Sachin Khona

Since Carla & Ryan’s engagement session at Lynn Valley Canyon, I knew their intimate outdoor wedding at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park would be special.

One thing that stuck out to me from when we all first met was the size of the bridal party and how close Ryan and Carla are to their friends. 7 bridesmaids and 7 groomsmen made up the party and they were a dream to hang out with .. Especially at the reception set at Main Street’s Heritage Hall which was full of laughs and lots of dancing .. absolutely epic.

Something that I’m shooting more of at weddings and which Carla & Ryan had chosen to do, was a first look. This truly is one of my favourite moments to capture and they picked the perfect setting under the huge trees at QE Park.

Thank you Carla and Ryan for choosing me to capture your day. A dream come true for me, really. You were both wonderful, your family and friends a treat to be around and I really enjoyed every minute of your wedding.

Big thanks also to Michael Wachniak for helping me at this one. Always a pleasure to jam with you brother.

Now onto the story. So grab a large Cucumber Gin and Tonic guys .. this is a big one.

QE Park & Heritage Hall Wedding Photographer

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Carla wrote these kind words to me after the wedding. Truly grateful!

“Sachin was the single most important investment we made on our wedding day. He perfectly captured our most beloved people and the most important moments of our day, and these photos will be cherished in our family forever. From photos of the wedding favours that took hours to prepare, to photos of us sharing our first look, to photos of grandma feeding our flower girl smarties before the ceremony, he tells the story of our wedding day in a way that is artistic and meaningful. Not only does Sachin have a truly amazing gift as a photographer. he is also a really great person. Our family and friends loved spending time with him, and I realize how crucial this is in hindsight. Your photographer is with you and your bridesmaids drinking mimosas and tearing up in the morning, they are the only other person present when you share your first look, and they are the person that coaxes your photo-averse Grandma to happily pose. When we are old and showing our wedding photos to our kids we will still be grateful for Sachin!”


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Vancouver Wedding Photographer

Vancouver, BC & Destinations

Shout out to these awesome wedding vendors:

Florist : Lee Wolff, Choices Florist

Cake Artist: Melina Buckley (Family friend)

Make up and Hair: Kate Blythe, Mink Makeup

Brides Dress: Ivory Bridal in Fort Langley, Pronovias Collection

Bridesmaid Dresses and Men’s Tuxes: Various online

Videographer : Martin Glegg

Harpist: Josephine Lee from Vancouver Harp 

Caterer: Drew Catering


So much gorgeousness here Sachin, the first look shots are absolutely amazing.

These are the business as ever Sachin, you miss absolutely nothing, sensational storytelling. Love em all. :)

Wow, Sachin, what a gorgeous day full of fun and emotions and sweetness. Well done! I keep going back to look at their stoic photo by the nifty arbor. Gorgeous!

This is just awesome amazingly awesome!

Love this wedding too. Great stuff again Sachin!

Whoa – stunning! Love the one of them walking down the street laughing.

Kelly Trerise

SACHIN! I’m obsessed with you! I have your FB page on my “Important list” so every update you post I get a reminder. Best thing I ever did. Your photography is magical. Gorgeous as always!

Beautiful wedding day captures. As always, remarkable work.

Oh my gosh, I adore all of those portraits in the trees!! That first look was AWESOME!!

Erik Daniel Ferguson

Great work as usual. Some really spectacular shots.

what a beautiful wedding, love your processing as well

Love this set !! the light, color & composition amazing

Sachin, this is all so beautiful, but that first look photo of Carla crying is especially lovely!

Each more beautiful than the last! Great work Sachin!

really dig those ceremony shots!

Stephen K. Shefrin

Great work. love your sense of composition.

These group formals are excellent. Love your storytelling here.

Really really really nice photos. I LOVE the portraits. They’re so bright and lovely colours.

Fantastic coverage and great story telling of a lovely wedding.

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