Month: March 2018

Luxe Camp wedding shoot styled by Vintage Origami

My heart-tank felt so filled up after this shoot. Everyone that worked on it came from such a place of love and I felt surrounded by the loveliest of vibes the whole day. This shoot was all about showing the awesome potential of Luxe Camp Okanagan luxury tent rentals. Does this make the perfect elopement situation or what!? Or the backdrop of a ceremony… or a bachelorette party sleepover… a super fun kids tent at an event… a cool bar at an outdoor wedding…. so many options!

I was so excited that Yuriko, of Vintage Origami, came on board to bring this shoot to life. I think one of the things that makes Yuriko so successful in her business and fuels her creativity is that she truly does everything with love. She has the most gracious and giving heart and seeks to make everyone feel special and valued.

Everything clicked into place when Sanctuary Gardens warmly accepted our request of hosting this shoot on their beeeeauuutiful property in West Kelowna. Sanctuary Gardens is one of THEE most gorgeous ceremony venues in Kelowna. Guests sit under a beautiful white gazebo overlooking Okanagan Lake. Le Sigh…

Jenny McKinney pampered our model for this shoot with her hair and makeup talents. Jenny is another one of those treasures that puts so much love and thought into their work. As are Tracy of Luxe Camp Okanagan and Kirsten of Sanctuary Gardens. If you met them all, you would know what I meant about being surrounded by the most loving, positive vibes that day. : ) Everyone contributed something special.

I loved Vintage Origami’s sustainable approach to this wedding using fruit – that was later eaten and enjoyed! – for pops of colour, and potted plants from Crocus Floral Designs for greenery.
Thank you as well to Red Rooster Winery out of Naramata, B.C. for the gorgeous pop of colour from your delicious wine!

I wanted to finish off with a photo of the beautiful Yuriko, the creative powerhouse behind Vintage Origami. Her design for this shoot was incredible! What a talent! And you won’t meet a sweeter person around. We love you Yuriko!  

Decor: Vintage Origami, Kelowna,B.C.
Luxury Tent Rentals: Luxe Camp Okanagan
Venue: Sanctuary Gardens, West Kelowna, B.C.
Potted Plants: Crocus Floral Designs, Kelowna, B.C.
Makeup/Hair: Jenny McKinney, Kelowna, B.C.
Wine: Red Rooster Winery, Naramata, B.C.

 

Calgary Engagement for Okanagan Destination Wedding

So many of my wedding clients come from Calgary or throughout Alberta and it’s rare I get to go to them for their engagement session. They usually do their engagement session in the Okanagan when they’re down for other wedding errands. So it was such a treat to get to photograph these two close to their home of Calgary, Alberta in advance for their winery destination wedding in Kelowna, BC. We met at some beautiful wheat fields an hour outside of Calgary for their photo session and had such a great time. The air was smoky from nearby fires but the sun filtered through beautifully and created a romantic look for their session.

Kelowna Family Photographer

I had such a fun time photographing this super sweet Kelowna family. It makes me so happy to think that the photos I take of families will be enjoyed and shared by them for decades to come. The power of photos to instantly bring you back to the happiness of a moment is a beautiful thing. It’s an honour to be a part of that. : )