This wedding is very dear to my heart and as I am looking through all of these photos I cant help but smile. Not only was this location a photographers dream, but this beautiful bride just happens to be my cousin. I am always so honored when family asks me to do their photos. It adds a different level of excitiment for me. I dont just get to sit and watch my cousin marry her best friend… it allows me to be up close and centre in every special moment of the day and for me that is such a thrill.
This country wedding ceremony took place in a tiny little chapel in a place called Pinoneer Park. The park represents one of the finest collections of original pioneer log cabins and contents in the Northwest. It was so intimate and sweet and the park allowed for a spectacular background for Jerad + Kirsten’s photos.
In keeping with the theme, we then headed out for the reception in Anacortes to Greenfeild Farms and gardens. I just loved everything about his place. It has so much character and of course Kirsten + Jerad’s vision just fit into the whole place so perfectly. It was an afternoon of good food (MMM…Chipotle’s taco bar), and tons of love and laughter. It was great day to be apart of as both a photographer and a cousin :)
Summers in Osoyoos are known to be hot and sunny, and of course famous for the beautiful vineyards. On this particular day, though we happen to be in one of those amazing vineyards, the sun was hiding behind all of the smoke from the forest fires taking place in the okanagan. Well we might have all smelled like we were roasting marshmellows around a campfire but it didn’t in any way put a damper on this beautiful wedding day. Brooks + Emma only had eyes for each other and the smoke… well I think it added a really neat look to the photos.
It was a very loving intimate group of people surrounding these two that day. So much laughter and joy coming not just from the bride and groom but from their family and guests. Everyone was so thrilled to be sharing in this day with Brooks + Emma and I am so happy I was too :)
What a Lovely day this turned out to be. A small group of amazing people came to celebrate this beautiful couple on their wedding day. We started off with sun as the ceremony took place in a little park right on the lake. It was just very intimate and sweet with lots of laughter and a few tears. We then headed off for photos when the clouds rolled in. Thunder struck and the rain came down. The nice thing about Osoyoos is that when it rains it doesnt usually last to to long so we were able to take cover for 15 min and then get right back out into the vineyard to capture some amazing photos. Al and Christine along with their close family and friends had an amazing day. I was so thrilled to be apart of it and felt blessed to have met such a great group of people.
Spring time in the Okanagan is just such an amazing time for photos. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the trees are covered in blossoms. For this lovely couple the blossoms came at just the right time.
Meet Michael and Marife (M&M)! Marife originally came to meet me in Osoyoos with her soon to be mom and sister in law. She was so cute and really was just mostly worried about how Michael and her would do in photos. She said Michael always made a certain silly face :) Well the time came for their engagment photos and they both did amazing. Michael was constantly making Marife giggle and they really just fell into the moment together and had so much fun. I think they look absolutely beautiful and I am so excited to see them again at their upcoming wedding this fall.
This past spring I had the oppourtunity to spend a lovely afternoon with Andrew and Janelle. They are getting married this fall at the beautiful Spirit Ridge Resort here is Osoyoos and I cant wait to be apart of their big day. I hadn’t met Andrew or Janelle before there engagment session, so we just spent the afternoon walking and chatting about the two of them and how they met. These two are so sweet together and we had such a great time. I loved having the chance to get to know them better and look forward to more good times this September when they tie the knot >>>
We are so lucky that in Osoyoos we can enjoy such amazingly warm weather in September. What a day this was… Beautiful in every way.
Matt and Kirsten are just a truly genuinely sweet couple. From the moment I joined them I felt so welcomed and apart of this great group of people. We spent this beautiful day having FUN. There is no better word just FUN. The groomsmen kept us all in stitches as they figured out their next move. So full of ideas and witty comments I couldn’t stop laughing. Kirsten and Matt were flawless… and even when we couldnt get to our desired 2nd destination for photos, it didn’t faze them because they were married and thats all that really mattered :)
This fabulous wedding took place on September 13th at the beautiful Watermark Resort in sunny Osoyoos. The day was perfect, we captured some amazing photos and I was so honoured to be apart of every minute. Thank you Matt + Kirsten for letting me join you on your special day.
A big HIGHFIVE to Allison of Signature Moments INC for doing such an amazing job. I so look forward to working with you again.
Obviously you all know how much I LOVE being able to photograph weddings in Osoyoos. The beautiful weather, spectacular views, wineries, beaches etc. It’s an even better bonus when parents of the bride have such an amazing property in such a place. A beautiful backyard wedding with all of their close family and friends. It was a lovely day and I don’t know if I have ever seen such a more relaxed wedding party.
We started off the day at Thea’s parents house while the girls were getting ready. Her mom was decorating the wedding cake, Thea was writing her speech, and dad was chillin on the couch. It was awesome! A sense of calmness spread throughout the house. A little while later Thea got ready and into her beautiful dress and it was now time to see Wes.
The first look was so amazing. We headed to the old barns [if your from Osoyoos you know what Im talking about] and Wes stood patiently as he waited for Thea to come. Their family waited around to see and of course everyone was crying [including myself]. A special moment for the bride and groom before they started their busy fun filled day.
PHOTOTIME. We had so much fun with these guys. Lots of smiles and laughter, and the sun… the sun was definitely my friend this day.
Like I said before the wedding took place at Thea’s Parents beautiful home here in Osoyoos. The place looked stunning and the wood Arbour was handmade by Thea’s obviously talented father.
After the ceremony was over we all headed over to the beautiful Walnut Beach Resort where the reception took place. Thea’s hard work payed off as the room was perfect. She had made all of the tea cup candles herself with all different types of patterned tea cups… it was gorgeous. The night was filled with Amazing food, tons of laughter and lots of fun stories of Thea and Wes throughout the years. It was a perfect day and I am again so grateful that I was chosen to be apart of it. Congratulations Wes +Thea.
Justin and Jacquie contacted me last year about photographing their beautiful wedding at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. They are living in Alberta and decided to have their wedding at this wonderful spot here in the Okanagan. I was thrilled that they asked me to be apart of their special day and we did all of the planning via phone and email. As the day grew closer, they took a little road trip to come tie up some loose ends and we were finally able to meet in person. We clicked right away and I loved everything they had envisioned for their big day. When it came to the actual wedding day everyone was full of fun ideas and they even braved a little water. I LOVED it! Made for such a good time with lots of laughter.
Once again this beautiful wedding was brilliant and ran extra smooth thanks to all the work from the lovely Abby Penner [True Devotion Wedding + Event Planning]. Abby and I have worked together several times now and I even photographed her own wedding back in 2010. She is so organized and handles everything with such professionalism. I LOVE this girl.
Everything about this day was perfect. Jacquie + Justin are just the sweetest couple and both looked so amazing. You can see how much these two are loved by all their family and friends and totally supported in their love and commitment to one another. It was a good day :)
This wedding was very dear to me and I was so PUMPED to be apart of it! Ashley is one of my very special friends. We worked side by side for many many years back in our serving days. I wouldn’t exactly say the gold ol days… We were young, stressed about money and life in general, but we definitely had some fun and a great group of girls to work with.
Well Ashley I am thrilled to say that we have come a long way. We both have amazing husbands, adorable kids (if I do say so myself) and though life will never be stress free, those stresses are just different. I am so happy you found the man of your dreams. You were such a beautiful bride and Justin you are one very lucky dude!
It was a beautiful summer day and the sun was shining. Justin had a pep in his step as he danced down the isle with a smile on his face. Excited to see his bride.. and she was glowing.
This wonderful bridal party was so much fun. A tight knit group of family and friends. They had such fun ideas and though one of these 6 gorgeous girls is a wedding photographer herself, she did very well on the other side of the camera. (shout out to Kerensa of Kerensa Leigh Photography).
For those of you who know Abbotsford, you know that Clayburn Village is such a fun place to go… especially to the huge candy store ;) So when Ashley told me the wedding was going to be at the Old Clayburn Schoolhouse I knew it would be amazing. Such a great location. The building added so much character to the decor and the vision came together beautifully. All the little details that these girls spent hours putting together were amazing. The night was perfect… full of laughter and tears and a whole lot of fun!
Thanks Justin + Ashely… thank you so much for choosing me to play such a role in your big day. It was truly an honor! ENJOY ~
I had the pleasure of Meeting Paul and Emily just 1 day before their wedding. They both live in Venezuela and come to Osoyoos every summer to spend time with Family, and since they were coming so far their family did most of the planning for them.
It was a very intimate evening at the beautiful Adega Estate Winery consisting of only family. Everyone came together to celebrate this amazing couple and this sunny summer night was full of so much fun and laughter. I am so happy that Paul and Emily chose me to be apart of this very special day and I look forward to seeing them again next year when they come to back Osoyoos for their annual vacation.