Posts by jennifer:
Sanctuary Gardens is perfect anytime of the year, but August is sunny, warm, and bright. It is truly a perfect location for your summer wedding. If your day turns a little gray fear not, because with the new addition of the “Rose Room” Sanctuary Gardens has you covered in any weather condition the Okanagan can throw at you.
I am so blessed to be a photographer that has access to such great Kelowna wedding venues. Every time my husband and I photograph up at Sanctuary Garens we look at each other and say “let’s get married again – it’s so beautiful here!”.
My bride Kasi & her groom Wilson were as sweet as they come. Wilson was so attentative towards …Read More
Being a Kelowna Wedding Photographer means that I get to meet so many loving couples. I instantly connected with Cayley & Adam – they are one of those couples that when you meet you know that they will be together forever.
The history of the Hotel Eldorado is remarkable; it is an essential landmark of Kelowna’s heritage and is an absolutely stunning locale for both wedding ceremony and reception. There are plenty of nooks to steal away for some private photos, despite the bustling restaurant and Boardwalk.
The couple opted to do a First Look, which allowed us to get some awesome shots before the wedding, and gave the bride and groom a moment to relax before saying their I-Do’s. …Read More
Mimi, my bride-to-be, had a very particular vision in mind for her photo shoot and my regular 1 hr engagement session wasn’t going to cut it. After discussing with Mimi her ideal Okanagan engagement photography session I set out to find the perfect props & settings. I managed to sorce out a vintage row boat in Lake Country, a horse and a Kelowna vineyard where I was able to take an aerial shot of the Okanagan vines, the lake and to top it all off – those picturesque mountains. Since I only take on one shoot per day I have the flexibility to make a photo session longer or shorter if the need arises.
Both Kenny and Mimi wore traditional outfits …Read More
Jenn & John | God’s Mountain Estate & Family Orchard | Penticton & Summerland BC | Engagement Photography
This beautiful Okanagan orchard engagement session truly started the year off right! This fun couple came all the way up from Vancouver just to have their engagement photos taken and boy was it worth it! Jenn & John were my first couple to have photos taken up at the breathtaking God’s Mountain Estate in Penticton BC. We were super lucky with our timing because we were one of the few people who caught the brilliance of the “wisteria wall” and the blossoms in the orchard were also in full bloom! Everything from the romeo & julliet balcony to the sun peaking through the trees in the orchard, this engagement was one of the more romantic photo shoots I have done …Read More
Part of being the best photographer you can be is by learning, experimenting, and challenging yourself to try new things. So that’s why when I saw that Fiona Hook from Image Studios was offering a class on family, maternity and newborns I jumped on it. Fiona is truly a great person, warm, inviting and informative – the perfect combination for a photography instructor.
The day started at 10:00am with introductions of the other students, where they were from and how they got into photography. You all know my story, but it was interesting hearing everyone else and what they were hoping to gain from Fiona’s knowledge of studio based family, maternity & newborn portraits.
Once the beautiful little baby girl …Read More
Their are so many details that can occupy the space in the reception hall; everything that represents your tastes and personality. Flowers can play a small role in your wedding or they can play a huge one. They can be understated or they can be all encompassing. I for one love, love, love (LOVE) flowers and incorporate them into my every day life as much as possible. Keep in mind that when it comes to weddings, flowers can often break the bank, but if you’re crafty you can have the bouquet of your matrimonial dreams. This is just a little motivation to get you adding your own personal touch to your wedding.
Always consider what’s in season and readily available …Read More
So as you all know from reading A Photographer in Paris Part 1, Jake and I made a trip to Paris for our 10 year anniversary.
Jake and I did all of the touristy things of course, but some of our favorite things were not on the tops of those “10 best places in Paris” lists. We loved the Musee d’Orsay and we had a dinner in a little restaurant off the beaten path that almost had Jake in tears it was so good.
The Printemps was an amazing place to spend a few hours. High end shopping, all the top luxury brands in one amazing mall. The roof top has a panoramic view of the city. It didn’t cost …Read More
This past September my husband and I spent two weeks in the City of Love for our 10 year anniversary. Neither of us had ever been to Paris but I have always had a love for places or things that have history, and it doesn’t get more historic than Paris! Every building had a story to tell. Every window had black wrought iron designs that twisted every which way. I even found myself taking photos of doorways because of the intricacy of each entry. Everything just made my heart swoon.
We rented out a beautiful flat from a couple on Air BnB close to the Eiffel Tower. We would walk to the quaint little shops; the boulangerie, the fromagerie, the …Read More
I have known about the Shoot and Share photo contest since last year, 2015 so I got to see firsthand what kind of photos were rated top in the world for this contest. At first it discouraged me, because the caliber of the photographers was more than just amazing – it was unbelievable! Instead of letting these feelings of discouragement overpower me I let them drive me, teach me and give me a mile marker to strive for.
In my journey I found that the photography industry was actually very open. Photographers who have been where I was were willing to help, to teach. Photographers here in Kelowna weren’t worried about losing business or clients to an “up-and-comer” because they …Read More
Decorative Chalkboard Signs have been a popular addition to many modern weddings here in the Okanagan. They add a little personal flair and can be charming additions to table decoration, guest lists, signage, and countless other things. Since we’re all about DIY, I’m gonna give some tips on making your own chalkboard(s), and some practical uses for them.
Be Budget Conscious
Making your own chalkboard signs is sensible if you plan on integrating them into the decorations or have need for multiple signs. If you feel you only need one, you may get lucky at someplace such Home Outfitters, but will likely pay a lot of money for it. When you DIY you can get exactly what you want, and …Read More