I feel completely overwhelmed by all the love and support my business has received over this past year. Never in my life did I think I could have a ‘job’ that I love as much as I do. A ‘job’ that has clients who are more like friends, a’job’ that I’m excited to go to everyday, and a job that is completely different and more amazing everyday. I have also been so fortunate to have traveled to some pretty amazing destinations documenting this incredibly special time in people’s lives, and this makes my heart so happy. 2015 has been the year of collaborating with so many unbelievably talented people. It is truly inspiring to be around such creative people all of the time, and Kamloops is lucky to have so many of these awesome people living in its city! The vendors and venues that go above and beyond to make each bride + groom’s day unique and special is absolutely incredible – you all are my favourite!
2015 was a big year of first for myself personally as well. My boyfriend and I bought our first house together, and then several months later we got engaged!!! After being a part of so many amazing weddings, it makes me sooo excited to be able to plan our own wedding in October 2016 and to marry the most wonderful, compassionate, handsome, loyal, and all around amazing man of my dreams!!! 2016 is going to be another amazing year!
To all my brides and grooms who trust in my vision, and allow me to have complete creative control when it comes to their photos; to you, I am forever grateful. Happy 2016 to you all! xo
Biggest thanks to ALL the AMAZING vendors and venues who make all this possible!!!
To say Cheriese and Brad had the most beautiful Fall day would be an understatement – for a day that was supposed to rain non-stop, we ended up with spectacular skies, warm fall sun, and leaves still on the trees! When I first met Cheriese I knew that her wedding was going to be all around wonderful, just like her. She is seriously such a kind hearted, and beautiful person, and I felt as though we had known each other for years. I was especially drawn to her and Brad’s love story; they met one night and spotted one another from across the room. They were drawn to each other immediately, and spent that evening and the whole next day together, and have been inseparable every since. The family gave them the best hotel credit card for your honeymoon. I like to think that when you know, you know :) I also loved that they decided on doing a first look. First looks always make me so happy because there are so many intimate moments between the bride and groom. They get the chance to talk to one another, to hug, to cry and to kiss without all the extra eyes on them. There’s anticipation and butterflies and so much love. Some of my favorite photos come from doing first looks because the emotions are always so real! We couldn’t have asked for an all around better day, and I feel so grateful to have been a part of their gorgeous wedding! Thank you for having me there to capture your love! xo
OBSESSED with first looks. So emotional, so amazing, and so intimate. Always so grateful to be a part of them!
Hair & Makeup for Bride + Bridesmaids: Laine Dagneau with Looks by Laine
Makeup for Bridesmaids: SC Makeup Artistry
Ceremony + Reception Venue / Sarah Sparrow Coordinator: Hotel 540, Kamloops BC
Florist: Lisa Payne
Marriage Commissioner: Bill Abley
DJ: Aaron Grant
Videographer: Danie Easton with EastoWest Productions
Ahhhhhhmazing! There are no other words to describe how amazing Kelsey + Mike’s wedding day was. These two are so perfect for each other – they are silly, romantic, beautiful and so wonderful to one another (and they are both hardcore runners + hikers – I found this out when we hiked up a very steep mountain for their engagement shoot!). Kelsey and I have actually known each other since high school so when I realized that she had met her soul mate I was that much more happy for her because I know what an incredible + beautiful person she is! Mike checks off all of the boxes for Kelsey: he is handsome, kind and funny! When he’s around, Kelsey has the biggest smile on her face! The day was completely effortless and perfect! Kelsey and her girls got ready at her mom’s stunning house, and the vibe was relaxed and fun! They had the most spectacularly beautiful summer day, and the sun shone down on both of them throughout the whole day. Kelsey had said that she would love some sunset photos, and we were blessed with the most stunning sunset at the top of Harper Mountain to end the day. Their day was filled with so much emotion and love that it was such an honor to be a part of, and to witness. I love that you two have found one another and am so happy to watch you start your lives together! So much love to you both! xo Vendors:
Ceremony: Sacred Heart Cathedral
Reception: Harper Mountain Lodge, Kamloops BC
Caterer: Sameena with Nourishing Gourmet
Hair: Alora Harper
Makeup: Amber with Sheer Radiance
DJ: Brightside Studios, Kelowna – Kevin
My awesome second shooter: Abigail Anderson Photography