Winter engagement sessions in Kelowna are generally pretty warm. Like this session. But guess what? I complained anyway because I really dislike the cold. In the winter, I grasp at anything that will keep me cozy. Fireplaces, tea, cuddles, blankets, more cuddles….
Fast forward to this week and it’s -17 degrees. Brrrrrrrr.
So. I figured I should probably post this session before it gets warm and we don’t want to think about snow anymore.
Jessica & Patrick and I needed to keep warm this day, so we didn’t stop moving – them a little more than me. I really love love love it when my couples can commit to the ridiculous things I ask them to do. These two really gave it their all. They committed to the cuddles, the affection, the terrible (TERRIBLE) jokes I tell, my awkwardness, to braving the weather, to really not being shy about their love.
Just take a peek for yourself – their love shines bright!
When couples decide to have an Okanagan Wedding, there are endless possibilities when it comes to scenery – mountains, lakes, views, wineries, orchards… Being a Kelowna Wedding Photographer means that I get to travel to some of the most beautiful venues to photograph weddings. Linden Gardens in Kaleden is beautiful venue for a wedding, with immaculately manicured lawns and gardens. It is a lovely location for an outdoor garden ceremony and reception.
Valerie and Alex’s wedding day was threatened by rain, but the rain held off for the ceremony. They weren’t so lucky later in the day and their reception was moved indoors. After an incredibly delicious dinner by Joy Road Catering, the rain ended and the party continued outside.
A big thank you to all the incredible vendors and to Valerie and Alex who made this wedding one for the books!
Being a Kelowna Wedding Photographer is pretty fantastic – especially when I get to photograph a lakeside wedding. Especially when that lake is Kalamalka Lake. It is known for it’s exceptionally tropical blue colour on sunny days.
The day started off at Sparkling Hill Resort before moving to a private residence on Kalamalka Lake for the ceremony and reception.
It was a beautiful day, so I will the images speak for this one!
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!
Christie and Rob booked their wedding photography with me while living in a different province. That means, our first meeting was a blind date. Christie was happy that I wasn’t “a crazy”, and I was glad she wasn’t, too!
We talked wedding details over coffee and I knew that Rob and Christie’s wedding was going to be amazing right from the get-go.
Being a Kelowna wedding photographer has brought me to the Hotel Eldorado many times, but I have to say… Yuriko from Vintage Origami went above and beyond! I am constantly blown away by her beautiful decor. In addition to the beautiful views during the rooftop ceremony, Yuriko provided even more beautiful decor along with stunning florals from Society Florals. Words cannot describe how beautiful Christie looked in one of the most unique dresses I have ever seen. Her stunning make-up by Jenny McKinney put her over the top! Of course, Rob was looking classically handsome in his Hugo Boss suit. English Rose Weddings kept the day flowing seamlessly – even managing to fend off the rain with their super powers!
There isn’t much I can say about Christie and Rob’s wedding that is going to be better than looking at the pictures. Let’s do that!
This is one of those blog posts where I don’t know where to begin.
I first met Caity and Jayden at Starbucks. I definitely didn’t expect the amount of cuteness overload that walked through the doors. I instantly fell in love with them and Caity’s Mom, Deborah. They’re the type of people who make you feel at home. Even at Starbucks.
There are so many details about this wedding that I love. Caity and her family did so many projects for this wedding. It was a real family effort. I am a big family gal and family was in all of the details for their wedding – from the floral lanterns, the arbour, bridesmaid dresses (Caity’s mom MADE them!), Eliya’s dress (I actually checked the inside to see where they purchased it from. Fooled!), centrepieces, to the little cutlery envelopes. One of Jayden’s groomsmen sang a song for the two of them. The father daughter dance had me in tears. There’s just something about father-daughter moments that tug at my heart-strings. So much love all poured into one day.
I feel like I need to apologize for the amount of photos that I included in this post… but… let’s be real. This is a photography blog, so the more pictures the better! Right??
Caity and Jayden – thanks for being so awesome. And for trusting me to be such a huge part of your wedding. You are both beauties and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for you both!
Enjoy reliving your wedding through these photographs. I hope they bring you much joy!
Lindsae & Spencer had a beautiful classy, rustic wedding at Rustic Wedding in Sorrento, BC.
Every detail was planned to perfection. The wedding party was fun. And I mean FUN!
Often times, I find myself tearing up behind my camera during weddings. During the ceremony, during the speeches, during the father-daughter, mother-son dance. I can’t help myself. I’m a big sap. It’s wonderful to celebrate connections.
I may or may not have been hiding behind my camera during Lindsae’s parents’ speech. Maybe. Or maybe not. I’m not telling.
Please enjoy these beautiful photos!
Also- a huge thank you to the one and only Carly Barnett for second shooting this wedding with me! You’re amazing and I love you!
First comes love, second comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage!
This little nursery rhyme proved true for Amanda & Ryan, who fell in love over coffee, had a beautiful wedding at the Eldorado Hotel in Kelowna (you can see it here), and then created a little masterpiece named Mr.Parker. A work of art, he is!
I’ve known from the day I met Amanda and Ryan, that they would make great parents. In fact, I feel like I should win a prize for predicting that they would have a baby within the first year of their marriage! Amanda just oozes all the beautiful qualities of a mother and it seems like Parker is her third, forth, or fifth baby, not her first. She holds him, calms him, and snuggles him with care and confidence. And there is something just slightly more beautiful about her since the last time I saw her – and I can’t put my finger on it. I’m sure Parker has something to do with that 😉 And Ryan – well… geeez. Just wait until you see the father-son Hallmark moments from this session. Oh and that suitcase that Parker is snuggled up in – it was Ryan’s grandfather’s! I love incorporating personal touches like that.
Of course, I can’t leave out Daisy, Parker’s doggy sibling. Every time I photograph Ryan and Amanda, Daisy steals the show. It doesn’t even matter though because she is so darn adorable!
I loved snuggling your baby, Amanda and Ryan! Please have some more! (too soon??)
Please people, bring me your babies and I will give you beautiful photos in exchange for snuggles<3
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