Want to see a beautiful thing? This love, that’s what!
Being a Kelowna Wedding Photographer allows me to explore all the nooks and crannies of the Okanagan. We found ourselves a cute little piece of land that juts into the Okanagan Lake for this session. Despite being attacked by prickly pears (those nasty things hide where you least expect them!), this session was a ton of fun!
You know… the more I try to write blog posts the more I realize that writing is not my forté. I have all the feelings and none of the words.
That being said, I hope you can look at these images and see how much love is shared between these two. How much fun they have together. How strong their connection is. And, also…. how cute their dog is!
Even though I am a Kelowna Wedding Photographer, sometimes, I get to travel to new and fun locations. Riannon & Jon’s engagement session took place on a beautiful day in one of the many forests scattered around Vancouver.
These two have a connection like no other and it is so so so refreshing!
Being a Kelowna Wedding Photographer means sunny weddings by summer and cold, snowy engagement sessions by winter! Often, my favourite locations to photograph couples at are just stops on the side of the road! No two locations are the same and it makes it so that each couple has their own unique engagement images. Tash & Tyler even brought their sweet little (brand new) fur baby, Baxter, along for the fun (Yes, they named him after the dog in the Anchorman movie, which just happens to be one of my favourite movies of all time!). Baxter just wanted to run around and I probably spent the first 10 minutes giving Baxter his own little solo session. I’ve got to say – Tash & Tyler were MUCH better listeners than Baxter!
Finding beauty in the imperfect is what I’ve really been loving lately. Now, you are going to look at Ceone and Patrick and you are going to think… “Ummm, Heather! These two are perfection!”.
I agree. These two are beauties, inside and out.
BUT… they were happy to let the wind blow in their faces, to let Ceone’s hair blow all over the place, to let the cold water splash on them, pretend those rocks were the most comfortable sofa, and be alright with the fact that the sun fell behind the clouds before we were ready for it to. Sometimes, expectations are not met. We have an idea about how we would like things to end up, but it doesn’t always work that way. We wanted that beautiful Okanagan sunlight. We got it, but only briefly.
This engagement session is proof that when you just let the things you don’t have control over, unfold… beautiful things can happen!
Embrace the imperfections. Be affectionate. Let the love happen!
Even though I am a Kelowna wedding and engagement photographer, I am lucky enough to get to travel all over the land to magical places to photograph couples in love. Adam and Alannah met me in Revelstoke for their engagement session. It was a rainy, cold, cloudy day. A beautiful, rainy, cold, cloudy day. I love backlighting in portraits, but sometimes, a change in weather is just what I need to make me extra excited about an engagement session.
We started along the water and ended up atop a mountain. After all was said and done, we stopped in at the cutest little cafe called Modern Bakery. So much yum under one roof!
After hanging out with these two for most of the day, I couldn’t be more excited about their September wedding at 50th Parallel Winery!
Valerie & Alex came all the way from Calgary for their engagement session.
After a make-up trial, a car accident, a hair trial, and questionable weather (in that order!), we weren’t sure whether or not this session would happen!
We decided to take the risk, extreme wind and all, and I am SO HAPPY that we did. I love wind for photo sessions – it just adds an extra element of movement to the photos that I love and think is so beautiful.
I will be posting Val and Alex’s engagement session in two parts because there are so many amazing photos. I couldn’t narrow it down, so you lucky folks get to feast your eyes on this beautiful (and sexy… just wait until you see part 2!) couple twice before their 2016 wedding.
I told Danika & Chase that we were going to go on a “little hike” to get to their location. I wasn’t lying. I THOUGHT it was a little hike! (Those mountains look a lot smaller from afar!). Well, we certainly got our daily exercise in during this session.
Climbing to the top of this mountain during golden hour was worth it for the light, the views, the breeze. Oh the breeeeeze….
Enjoy these sunkissed photos and stay tuned for previews from Danika and Chase’s August Hotel Eldorado wedding!
These two sweethearts met on the set of a music video – I kid you not! Lizz was a little worried about the sketchy surroundings, but thankfully, she got over that and they’ve been together ever since!
Many (most) of my clients are from out of town – Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton… and come to Kelowna for their engagement sessions. I thought I would shake things up a bit, so Lizz, Kevin, and myself met in Vancouver for their session while I was there for my son’s soccer tournament. They brought their gal, Luna, who definitely stole the show at the end of the session.
We weren’t in luck with the weather, but despite the rain, we went out and got soaked. The session was cut short for a few reasons – rain and camera gear don’t love each other and also, we were COLD.
Lizz – I hope you took Kevin for new boots on the way home, and I hope your legs weren’t dyed blue afterwards, either!
Well…. what can I say about this wonderful couple?
They are the parents of two absolutely lovely little girls. Lovers of art, chocolate, wine, literature, and The Lord.
The two married on this very day 5 years ago. What a better way to celebrate their love than a little photo session to commemorate the milestone? (And some cake – see below) Not only has their love flourished over the past five years, but so has their photography business, Barnett Photography (check out their work here).
We had a lot of fun during this session despite the bees, itchy legs and heat- and boy, was it hot! They were also patient enough to put up with my 9 month pregnant self (thanks, guys!) Carly and Josh are so extremely lovable so of course, a lot of wonderful people contributed to their session!
Along with me to photograph was Rebecca Siewert, film photographer extraordinaire!
Last, but not least, Carly and Josh get to mow down a cake from Sweet On You to celebrate their anniversary. I call dibs on the leftovers!!!! Who am I kidding…. there won’t be any 🙁
Carly and Josh, you two have been great friends to me since I moved to the Okanagan and I can’t thank you enough for your friendship. You are truly wonderful people and are valued by everyone you come into contact with. I can only wish you many, many, many more years of happiness, love and growth. It was a privilege getting to photograph you both.
I hope you enjoy these photograph as much as I do! (Would it be odd if I printed them for my own walls?? I kid, I kid….)