After the, literally, record breaking heat up in Smithers over the weekend of Kylee & Eric's wedding, Jen proposed I tax mid-summer weddings an extra 5% to make up for the extreme discomfort that anything over about 21 degrees celsius causes me. As much as I love her, and all of her brilliance, I had a better idea; focus on how amazing it's going to be to shoot weddings where the weather isn't anything like that and leave out the extra 5%. That was until Mandy and I were spending the week leading up to Kristy and Shawn's (I'm bound to spell Shawn's name Sean just once in this post somewhere) wedding sending screenshots of weather forecasts from one another's iPhones, and all I responded with, everyday, was the distraught little Emoji face that has it's eyes closed in, eyebrows 'furrowed', and 'lips' trembling. The forecast was ranging, day to day, anywhere from 15-20mm of rain, to 35-45 of rain, at times heavy. And then Friday night came, and we had our traditionally Vancouver 'Rainfall warning for greater Vancouver' advertised by the Weather Network. 150mm of rain over the weekend. 5mm an hour. Impressive right?
But then something happened that no one understands. It didn't rain up at Coquitlam's Westwood Plateau. So I think we just assumed that somoeone in the area pulled something of China during the open ceremonies for the 2008 summer olympics with the whole shooting chemicals up into the clouds or whatever that was about. But hey, we'll take it, and the incredible Autumn colours on top of a mountain.