Month: June 2012

Robin & Brad – Wedding – Bottega, Kelowna, BC.

I don’t know if the gumboots Robin and Brad wore on their engagement session was foreshadowing or not, but rain it did on their big day! Thunderstorms in fact. But you know what, when I arrived at Bottega to take Robin’s getting ready photos, she didn’t seem phased at all by the rain. In fact, she actually thought it was kind of cool! Ummmm… cool bride alert! I couldn’t agree more – rain and sunshine both have their perks. Rain means you’re not in sweltering Okanagan heat as well as great photo lighting and atmosphere. Plus I have some cool umbrellas that I think look awesome in photos. ; D So brides – if it rains on your wedding day, have no fear! Embrace it. : )

Luckily we had already planned to do their first look in a covered stairwell. I did a little rearranging of locations to accommodate the weather when it started to downpour during portraits and, combined with the great attitudes of Robin, Brad and their wedding party, we still got awesome shots. We weren’t about to let a little rain dampen the day… apart from the literal sense of the word. ; ) Also adding to the fun of the day were Desy and Kyle from RF Productions in Vancouver. I worked alongside them at a wedding last year and it was really great to work with these guys again! They have talent coming out the ying-yang. The always awesome Flyin’ Hawaiian (DJ Krucial K), really added the upbeat atmosphere of the day once we got back to Bottega for the ceremony and reception. I LOVE the Flyin’ Hawaiian‘s taste in music. So great. He really knows how to set a great vibe and read what the crowd is wanting.

Bottega is a new venue in Kelowna and this was my first time photographing a wedding there. I absolutely loved it!! Beautiful design and layout! Their indoor and outdoor ceremony spots are both beautiful which is such a bonus!

Robin and Brad are so sweet and cute together. They are both hilarious, full of smiles and also have kind and generous hearts. I had such a fantastic time capturing their big day! In fact, can we do it all over again?

Click here to check out Robin and Brad’s fun engagement session from the fall!

 

Robin had the great idea of taking a photo of her and Brad on a sofa in an intersection. It was so fun doing this shot! It was Small Shop Saturday so there were lots of people downtown and quite a crowd gathered around to watch. They all cheered when we completed our endeavor. haha.

 

 Robin and Brad giving me a cute “Number 1” shout-out. Just one more reason why I love these two. ; D

P.S. The outtake below cracks me up so I had to include it.

Venue: Bo.ttega, Kelowna, BC.
Videography: RF Productions, Vancouver, BC
Bouquets: Elysium Gardens, Kelowna, BC
Decor Rentals: TTM Events
Catering: The Hungry Chef
Cake: Angela Thwaits
DJ: Flyin’ Hawaiian (DJ Krucial K), Kelowna, BC
Marriage Commissioner: Wayne Laurie
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaids dresses: “Papillion” From Influence.
Make-up: Nikki Hunter
Groom and groomsmen suits: Tip Top Tailors

Anne of Green Gables wedding inspiration shoot on Green Wedding Shoes!

Yipppeeee! So excited to have this Anne of Green Gables wedding inspiration shoot posted on one of my absolute favourite wedding blogs, Green Wedding Shoes! Stage Right Etc and I joined forces for this collaboration and man was it fun! Thanks so much to our lovely “Anne and Gilbert,” Bailey and Yanni as well as Sweet On You Cakes, Melissa Craven (Makeup) and Melissa from Hairpin Hair for their talented contributions as well!

Check out my own post on this shoot as well to see more photos. : )

Kelowna Engagement Photographer

I had chosen to do these two’s engagement session in a big field with tall grass but we arrived at the location to find freshly mowed! In my head I was like, “Ohhhh nooooo!”  But then I spotted a neat tree in the distance and I said, “Let’s head over there guys!” Behind the tree, hidden from view, was a gorgeous meadow! I was pretty ecstatic; practically bouncing up and down (it’s hard to find meadows in Kelowna). I love when life throws neat little surprises like that your way. Anyways, enough of my random behind-the-scenes story – let’s get to the good stuff!

These two are adorable together. They were so natural in front of the camera that it was an absolute pleasure to capture them. You can tell they adore each other. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding next year at Summerhill Pyramid Winery!