An Oyama Sneak Peek – C&D tie the knot

I had the pleasure of doing David and Christina’s engagement photos in the Okanagan last summer.  I learned that they love a good laugh, and they love deeply.  So it was no surprise that their love for each other transferred from real life to photographs so beautifully.

They got married on June 30th, in unseasonably cool Okanagan weather, but the clouds created such gorgeous light for their images.  And the rain that was threatening never showed up.  Lucky in love, and lucky in life!

I have just returned from the Okanagan, and have started looking through all the wedding photos, and couldn’t wait to share a few from the day.

Enjoy the sneak peek!

David and Christina’s June 30th Wedding

Such love … Pitt Meadows Engagement Session

I have a friend named Tracy (who I have photographed her gorgeous family countless times!) and her cousin Jenny was looking for a wedding photographer.  Happily, Tracy pointed Jenny in my direction and we got together to discuss the wedding and see if we were going to be a good fit.  Well, Jenny and Craig are awesome, and we got along so well.  Turns out that Craig’s brother lives in my neighbourhood, and one of the flower girls is going to be a girl from my son’s grade.  What a small world!

Their engagement session took place at the stunning Whonnock Lake in Maple Ridge on a beautiful sunny morning.

I can’t wait for the wedding in a few weeks… this couple is so much fun, and so much in love.  The countdown is on!



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Wedded Bliss- My brother’s Kelowna Wedding

This is going to be a long post! When my brother and his fiance Michelle announced that they were getting married outside in July, in Kelowna, I was stoked — I love shooting outdoor ceremonies.  I won’t lie, though… when I saw the forecast for 40 degree temperatures I was not quite as excited.  A big thank you to Lisa from Redfern Photography for helping me out during the ceremony and start of reception… you were a champ in the heat!

The day started at Michelle’s sister’s house in Carrs Landing… a gorgeous log home with AC. Make up was applied and hair was swept up, getting ready for the day.

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Aren’t her dress, shoes and accessories just gorgeous?  I love these detail shots!

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They got married at the Ellison Wedding Garden, which was a fabulous venue. The owner even invited us in to her home to get Michelle into her dress, as the day was so hot.   (So hot, check out how these amazing bridesmaids helped keep the bride cool while getting her dress on!)

getting ready7And getting ready wouldn’t be complete without the shotgun of some Red Bull before heading out into the sun…

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There was ample bench seating for the guests, and a lovely walkway for the wedding party to walk down and into the ceremony.  Here are the ladies, making their way down to the walkway.


The guys were melting in their suits, but they look good doing it!


The wedding garden overlooks the Kelowna airport but we were lucky that no large airplanes took off or landed while the ceremony was happening.  Short, sweet, with amazing hand-written vows the ceremony was perfect.  You could just see the love between them.

ceremony6 ceremony5 ceremony4 ceremony3ceremony7Once it was all done, we got out of the hot sun and into the forest for a few formal shots of the wedding party.  It was still crazy hot, so we didn’t spend too much time there… everyone wanted back to the air conditioned reception hall to dance the night away!

I’ll show off a few of my favourite formal pictures to end this post…. and to say that I am so glad that Michelle has joined our family, and I wish you both many many years of happiness.

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