Posts by jennifer:
Getting ready is one of my favorite times on the wedding day. I get to see the bride and groom first thing as the day starts and I get time to sip a coffee and capture all of the little details you have gathered for your wedding. Perfume bottles, earrings, veils, invitations, cufflinks and shoes, bridesmaids gifts, hair, and makeup are all a part of the lead-up to your vows and I love every minute of it.
One tip I always give my brides is to think about a “signature scent”. Your sense of smell is closely tied you your long-term memory so by choosing a perfume that you use on special occasions, like your engagement and wedding day, you …Read More
Jacqui & Coli are true foodies at heart so right away I knew we were going to be great friends. When planning their engagement session they told me that they liked fall colours and wine so I thought a charcuterie picnic amongst the fall foliage was the way to go.
The wine glasses were made and given to them as an engagement gift from a friend and they brought along a bottle of Hester Creek red wine that they had been saving for a special occasion. Every detail was attended to and they even matched their engagement outfits perfectly to the fall palette. Colin had a pop of red (socks) in his outfit to compliment his fiancé, and Jacqui chose …Read More
We first met this beautiful couple at the Hotel Eldorado, Kelowna many months before their wedding to see how well we clicked. What was intended as a quick meet-up turned into dinner lasting a couple hours. Their love of dogs was any easy conversation to start up as Taylor was wearing his custom screen-printed Vans, with a picture of their dog Mollie on both shoes. It’s always great to spend time with couples, learning about their lives, and how they met. We do it as often as possible!
Coming from Calgary the Bride & Groom planned every little, thoughfull, stunning detail for their destination wedding in Summerland, BC. Their wedding vendor team was on point and their estate winery venue …Read More
Kaitlin and Tyler’s big day was here and there was rain in the forecast! The wedding couple opted to do a first look and all of the wedding party photos before the ceremony – a decision that proved very wise! The clouds gave us some amazingly epic light before the rain came. Kaitlin wore a gorgeous A-line, lace and tulle wedding dress complete with a veil and crystal beaded belt. The veil had a delicate beaded edge, and when Kaitlin removed it during the evening she replaced it with her crystal belt, using it as a hair piece. Her bridesmaids wore navy blue dresses that looked amazing and carried bouquets made by the bride herself. We stopped off at an …Read More
Nancy & Jason were the sweetest couple and their elderly pooch named “Diamond” walked down the aisle to make sure these two were happily joined under the arch at The Cove Lakeside Resort. It was a beautiful Okanagan summer day and one of their loving family members took Diamond for the ceremony to keep her in the shade.
Nancy wore designer Badgley Mischka peep toe wedding shoes (Gillian Ankle Strap Evening Shoe) that were just to die for! An amazing arrangement of pink peonies, O’hara garden roses (my favorite), and white dahlias made up her gorgeous bouquet.
Both the ceremony and reception were held at The Cove (a great wedding venue in West Kelowna). The Cove is a great option in …Read More
This real couple Emily & Carter stole the show with the love they had for one another and were the perfect match for this floral “Summer Blues” inspired shoot. The two-piece wedding dress was made locally here in Kelowna BC by the talented Lisa from Lillian Wild and the soft blue tones of tulle paired perfectly with the whimsical pink bouquet that was made by an immensely artistic florist from Ivy May Floral. This soft romantic bridal look was seamlessly brought together by the makeup artist Kathryn Ramsay who has perfectly mastered that “bridal glow” that everyone wants on their wedding day.
This feminine, blush bouquet contained astilbe garden roses, cappuccino roses, spray roses, blushing bride protea, olive & passion …Read More
There are countless places in the Okanagan that have amazing views that are perfect for an engagement shoot, proposal or wedding. The many sprawling lakes and mountains are a what make British Columbia such in incredible place to live, and the Okanagan is in no short supply of either. Davison Orchard in Vernon is a gem that has so much to offer newley engaged couples. There are so many unique romantic backdrops for the perfect engagement session that is is hard to choose just one sometimes.
Pauline and Stefan hold the Okanagan as a special place in their hearts. It was at Quail’s Gate Winery that Stefan proposed to Pauline on a return visit to the winery. There’s an incredibly …Read More
I have wanted to photograph an engagement shoot during peach season for a while now and Stesha & Stephen gave me the opportunity to do so this fall. Stesha is a fashion blogger and a fellow photographer here in the beautiful orchard & winery filled Okanagan. I truly believe you can never go wrong with a little touch of French inspiration in any shoot. So freshly picked peaches, the perfect gingham dress and makeup done by none other then the super talented Bri Stein made for the perfect accents to this adorable orchard engagement shoot. I made a “french market inspired” bouquet and I used floral stems picked fresh that morning from Lavender and Lace – this Kelowna florist grows her …Read More
I have been looking forward to this wedding since I had the pleasure of capturing Jenn and John in front of the blooming wisteria wall at God’s Mountain Estate. Jenn & John have consistently managed to give me happy chills with the experiences we have gone through together. We have had some crazy coincidences along this journey and I can’t help but think that sometimes the universe has big plans. When Jenn was a little girl she always dreamed of getting married in front of their family’s wisteria, not knowing this before I choose to shoot their engagement session at God’s Mountain Estate in Pentiction, Jenn was excited when she saw these purple blooms at the location. She also jumped …Read More
I have been lucky enough to find myself living in one of the most beautiful places in Canada, photographing some of the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet – and this event had a LOT of wonderful people.
One of those wonderful people was Yuriko, she runs Vintage Origami – a styling company here in Kelowna BC. The outrageously talented Yuriko was inspired by a classic French farmers market and she executed it with grace. Honestly one of my favorite themes as I love everything French. From gingham napkins to custom brush lettered calligraphy, Vintage Origami brought together a perfect baby shower for Max.
I was so fortunate to cover the photo booth for Tori’s baby shower as …Read More