Leigh & Russ – Vernon Outback Resort and Sparkling Hill Wedding

I loved so many things about Leigh and Russ’s wedding but Leigh and Russ topped the list. I cannot say enough what sweet, sincere and fun individuals these two are. And together they are one big collision of awesomeness. The whole day was one big fun-sandwich.

Leigh and Russ had their ceremony at Outback Resort in Vernon and then went on to have their intimate reception at Sparkling Hill Resort. The Outback Resort was such an awesome place! I had never seen it before. Beautiful, modern cabins on Okanagan lake in Vernon. There was an awesome cave on the property where Leigh and Russ did their “First Look.” How cool is that! They chose a really cute place on the boardwalk to have their ceremony and walked each other down the aisle. : )

After the ceremony, my second shooter, Carley, and I, along with the 3 videographer magicians (Desy, Kyle and Jeremy) behind RF Productions, stole Leigh and Russ away to take photos on our way to Sparkling Hill. It was such a fun collaborative atmosphere for Carley and I, working alongside RF Productions. Leigh and Russ had chosen great spots and it just felt like having one big photo party with friends. Desy and Jeremy filmed while Kyle edited and they showed the video later at the reception. Amazing! I was so impressed. You can see the fantastic video they did here.

I loved every inch and speck of this wedding and the warm, upbeat feeling that surrounded the whole day. I’m so happy and grateful I get to be a part of days like these. Leigh and Russ, let’s do it all over again! ; D


Mascara wand mustache! ; )LR_0065-copyI thought it was so sweet how Russ included his pet dog while he got ready.My second shooter Carley’s angle on the left, my angle on the right.When Russ said, “I do,” Leigh said, “Are you sure?” and burst out laughing. haha. Pretty cute.The dog was the ring bearer. I love how inclusive Leigh and Russ were with their dog.My angle on the left and my second shooter Carley’s angle on the right.Fist bump! Yes!We had a little impromptu “trash the bouquet” moment for fun. haha.Leigh and Russ got fake knuckle tattoos for the day. Love it!

Tattooed_bride_groomI really loved Leigh’s sister’s vintage dress.


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  1. Desy says:

    Wow great photos! It was awesome working with you guys! Hopefully we can work together more! We have one wedding booked for Kelowna next year!

  2. Danielle says:

    To say I’m in love with this is the biggest understatement of the year !!!! Um hello pretty lady … can I just BE you. Holy amazing. Gorgeousness everywhere !!!! And of course the photography is ridiculous. I would expect nothing less. 🙂

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