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!!!
When I first met Bre + Matt they told me that they were born in the wrong era. It’s one of the many things that I like about the two of them because I also feel as though I was born in the wrong era! They are completely unique, and they both have super rad personalities. I love that they like old cars, guns, and tattoos (Bre’s arm of portraits is one of the most spectacular works of art I’ve ever seen), and they have a Husky and a Pomeranian as pets (I love Pomeranians!). To top it all off, they rented the Tranquille Farm Fresh grounds for us to shoot their engagement photos on so that they would have something a little different than everyone else. You have to love that! I’m also sure you’ll notice that Bre is stunningly beautiful and Matt is so ruggedly handsome – could these two get any better? We spent the afternoon taking photos in front of the old buildings, the corn fields, and the incredible back country of the property that has views, fields, a creek and more! These two give me the feels, and I am so stoked to be a part of their engagement photos and their wedding day! So much love to you both! xo
Photo Location: Padova, Tranquille Farm Fresh, Kamloops, BC
The love and beauty that surrounded Jessica + Taylor’s day was so amazing. These two radiate kindness, and together they are beacons of positivity and faith and the energy between them is immense. Their ceremony and reception were held at Linden Gardens in Penticton, and they could not have chosen a venue that was more representative of the two of them. The nature, the greenery, the quietness of the spot was all indicative of how these are together. Every moment of their wedding day was like being in a magical wonderland! Even though the whole Okanagan was smoky from wildfires, we couldn’t have asked for a better day weather wise and they embraced it with open arms! There was a calm breeze that blew through the treetops, while there was still a perfect warmth to the day (and no rain!) Whether Jess + Taylor were alone, or surrounded by friends and family these two couldn’t wipe the huge grins off their faces (and Jessica has the absolute best smile!). Their ceremony was so heartfelt and genuine, just like the two of them. I seriously couldn’t have asked for a better couple to have spent the day with, and I am so grateful to have met these beautiful people! I now consider Jess a good friend, and can not wait to see her and Taylor’s relationship continue to grow and flourish! So so so much love to you both! Jess you were such a stunning bride and Taylor, you couldn’t be more of a sweetheart if you tried! xoxo
Ceremony + Reception: Linden Gardens, Kaleden, BC
Other photo location: Kraze Legz Winery, Kaleden BC
Hair: Laine Dagneau Hair + Makeup Stylist
Makeup: Toby Wesenberg
Pastor: Larry Boss
DJ: Darren Butler
Caterer: Flambe Catering
Cake: Pam Davies
Invitations: Ventura Designs
When Aliza and Brett booked me to photograph their big day, I had never actually even met them and the first time I officially even saw them was on their wedding day! I knew immediately that I was going to have A LOT of fun with the bride and groom and the super hilarious bridal party! Aliza is absolutely stunning, and has a resemblance to Katy Perry (which of course is an awesome thing!) and she has a light, fun spirited and wonderful personality to go with her good looks! Birds of a feather flock together and all of her bridesmaids were no different! I felt like we were all friends from the moment I stepped in to the house – the girls just went about getting Aliza ready for her big day and you could tell that they were so excited for their friend! The amazingness continued with their locations, which couldn’t have been more incredible! Aliza’s Uncle’s farm was the setting for the ceremony and the rustic barn, old vehicles, and the mountains in the distance couldn’t have made for a more picturesque setting. Although it was a very hot day, we managed to have a ton of fun climbing up on the machinery, stepping through hay and old crates, and almost sinking in to the lake on one of the downtown wharves! (thankfully we didn’t!) Brett and his groomsmen provided a lot of laughs when they decided that hitting one another with the bouquets would make for some good pictures (and it did!). The iconic Laurel Packinghouse was the location for their reception and the brick, exposed beam ceiling and the simple lanterns were a perfect accompaniment to their theme for the day! I had a lot of fun joking around with these two and capturing their day – thank you for choosing me to document the fantastic memories!
Can you spot the hiding groomsmen?!
Can you tell how much fun this bridal party was? This was all their idea and it was definitely an entertaining one!!!
Hair: Loyal Hair Therapy Kelowna, BC
Makeup: Marc Palin
Reception: Laurel Packinghouse, Kelowna BC
Photo Locations: Downtown Kelowna & Uncle Alan’s Farm
Officiant: Airlie Pinkerton, Kelowna BC
DJ: Flyin’ Hawaiian Entertainment: Kalani Laimana, Kelowna BC
Florist: Yvette Moore
Caterer: Danny from DeliCity, Kelowna BC
Cake: Sandrine’s Bakery, Kelowna BC