Vancouver Wedding Photographer Tomasz Wagner

Best of Wedding Photography 2015

I often catch myself thinking not a lot has changed from one year to the next. But I know things have shifted since 2015 took hold and I can’t un-see how my experiences have evolved my vision and craft

Many of you may not know this, but this business is now run by two people. My partner, Amy, is a great mentor and one incredibly talented individual who sets the bar high but knows when quiet and care are more important than being known and popular. Sometimes it feels like she pauses time for me, allowing me to reach that bar in my own way. I cannot imagine going back to doing this all on my own and am so happy to have her by my side, running this business but also building lives that might not always intersect with work

This year, Amy and I went on a month long trip to Europe in June. I remember the process quite well: it was the start of 2015 and we were sitting on the couch, having tea, keeping warm while paving our road ahead. We’d been in contact with a number of friends, all waving at us from across the Atlantic and offering us room and board—the kind of kindness that doesn’t always make itself so transparent

Our ambitions for the trip in June were big though: passing through Glencoe with its monstrous mountain range views (close enough to touch but too large to take home); covering a daring road trip through the Isle of Skye and finding isolation and a few friendly sheep on the northern tip of this glorious place; dropping into Amsterdam; and walking the sweeping west coast vistas of Ireland before making our grand stop in Paris with a short visit by train to Toulouse and Pessan. Not a lot of time to breathe between moments and invigorating to say the least. The trip looked a little something like this (all shot on 35mm film)

Throughout it all, we always had this feeling of home and knowing more about ourselves and the things that matter to us. The rest of the year was spent mostly in Vancouver and other parts of British Columbia and we didn’t mind this one bit. Sometimes you need to stay a while in one place to grow

So without further ado, this post reflects a few things that took shape this year in my art and in my head/heart, the ones formed by wild environments as much as they were by humans being humans: a certain mood or feeling of quietness, at times playful and quirky, puzzling and adventurous. I took a step back: away from the most epic of epic in every frame, the most beautiful, the most glamourous and outstanding details of celebrations. And instead am offering you the transient moments, the experiences that connect us, people and images taking hold of the idea that still waters run deep

Lastly, a huge thanks to everyone who had me and Amy (and our cats) in your corner. To those who offered us your kindness, your attention, and warmth. Thank you for supporting us

Oh, and I guess this happened as well: Rangefinder Magazine 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography

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Wedding Photography by Tomasz Wagner
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  1. Rob: Great stuff Tomasz!!! — Thursday, January 7th, 2016
  2. Robby: Perfect mood! I really love it!!!! <3 — Thursday, January 7th, 2016
  3. Voyteck: very original and unique, love the bw edits! — Thursday, January 7th, 2016
  4. Sjoerd Booij: Insane collection of images brother. To an even bigger 2016 for you! — Thursday, January 7th, 2016
  5. Katch Silva: TOMASZ! So good as always! :) — Thursday, January 7th, 2016
  6. Colin: You're easily my favourite photographer of humans in the industry right now, Tomasz. Your work is very, very special. — Thursday, January 7th, 2016
  7. Levi Tijerina: Legendary, man. Hoping for more hang outs in 2016 and I'm excited to see where this next year takes you! — Thursday, January 7th, 2016
  8. Patricia: Simply spectacular ~ really admire your work — Friday, January 8th, 2016
  9. Louie: So glad I got to meet this year and meet the artist. Excited to see where 2016 brings you and your work — Friday, January 8th, 2016
  10. Taylor: What a year Tomasz. As always your work is inspiring, and so genuine. I'm so glad we got to know each other this year. And I can't see what sweet '16 brings to our Vancouver photography community. — Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
  11. isaiah: ands wow. just yes — Thursday, January 14th, 2016
  12. Jon Aleksander: This post simply kills me every time. I keep coming back as I want to translate your ability to capture things, colours, moments into video & my work, but I just can't, so I just end up admiring it. :) — Friday, January 15th, 2016
  13. Joanna Kitchener: You are truly an artist Tomasz. — Monday, January 18th, 2016
  14. jennifer armstrong: hot damn. A truck load of creativity & open-hearted loveliness encompassed here. Beautiful work, you two. — Monday, February 8th, 2016

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