Summerland family photoshoot adventure

Adventure Awaits!!!  Have you heard that before??  It’s a phrase that runs through my mind every time I’m off to photograph a family session. Adventure truly does “await” when it comes to photographing kids, and I never know what’s going to happen, what they’re going to say or, really, how the photoshoot is going to go.

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Finding the right photographer

I wanted to share a story with you about how finding the right photographer can make all the difference in your photos. You know how sometimes you cross paths with someone who you’re sure is a great human being, but you just didn’t gel together at all?  But And on the other hand, sometimes you meet someone and you know immediately you’re basically kindred spirits?  Finding the right photographer for YOU can be kinda like that.

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Sun Peaks Resort winter wedding | Carly + Bruce

Every time I’m asked to shoot a winter wedding, it feels almost like winning the lottery. Not that I’ve actually WON the lottery, but I imagine this is what it feels like, haha.  Once you learn how to photograph them (hello snow and white dresses!) it’s so fun to go where the beauty takes you! And as far as winter weddings go, Sun Peaks Resort is an exceptional venue… lovely accommodations, a quaint village, sweeping views and so many beautiful locations for your photos!

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Paetyn – Studio Portrait Session

  I have worked with many young models for portrait sessions, but working with Paetyn was like none other - this girl is full of life, energy, and sass! Having recently been signed to a Kelowna modelling agency, Paetyn came to me in need of some new portfolio images....

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winter destination wedding in the mountains

A winter destination wedding in the mountains... Sun Peaks really is an incredible place to go for a winter wedding, and it's always a bit extra special when some of the guests haven't seen snow before!  Both Robert and Regina are from County Meade in Ireland, and...

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Stunning Quaaout Lodge wedding

Radiant Joy. Elegance. A touch of magic. Romance. Emotions. Gorgeous florals.  This stunning Quaaout Lodge wedding had it all. Shuswap wedding photographer.

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Intimate BC Summer Wedding

I honestly have been sitting here, gazing at this collection of photo that represent such a beautiful love, at a loss at where to start with words.  Erin and Josh are seriously one of the most down to earth, kind hearted, sweet, easy going, not to mention beautiful,...

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South Thompson Inn spring Wedding

Spring wedding at the South Thompson Inn in Kamloops BC. Set on the shores of the river, the property is lovely, the bride + groom’s joy lit the place up! Kamloops wedding photographer Lisa Novak.

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Mountaintop engagement session

These two beauties live on a most gorgeous piece of land in the interior community of Barriere BC… rolling hills, wheat fields, hillsides covered in wild roses, a small lake and magnificent views. The property is seriously magical, almost as magical as the chemistry between the couple. 

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Penticton Elopement Photographer

To fully appreciate this elopement in beautiful  Penticton, BC you need to let your imagination run away with you a bit.... so let your mind wander with this photographer if you will.... perfect September sunshine, a playful picnic in the park, the enchanting,...

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Stewart Family

Editorial family session in a Pioneer Park, Kamloops BC. The evening was drenched in golden hour sunshine, lush greenery and sandy rivershore beaches. Lisa Novak, documenting the life you live.

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Summerland Orchard family session

Toddlers are the MOST fun to photograph.  Unless they are having an exceptionally bad day... but even then, as a photographer it's kinda fun to photograph melt downs... although admittedly, that's not as much fun for mom and dad (lol). THIS little man, however, was...

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Harper Mountain family session

A gorgeous family session at Harper Mountain in Kamloops, BC, chasing the golden hour sunshine around the property.  Sometimes I wish I had someone photographing behind the scenes for me, we laughed a LOT in between shots, it was the best way to spend an evening with friends. Lisa Novak… documenting the life you live.

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Outdoor BC country wedding

Outdoor summer country wedding in the heart of British Columbia. Wranglers, mint dresses, cowboy boots and mountaintop photos… a spectacular wedding that truly represented this lovely couple! xo

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BC Ranch Wedding Kamloops

Idyllic country roads.  Rolling hills and spectacular valley views.  Cowboy hats,  boots, and belt buckles.  White roses and baby’s breathe.  Wind that played in the bride’s hair so perfectly.  Original ranch homesteads.  The perfect grove of trees.  Waving grasslands.  Love. Joy.  Family. Friends.  Clydesdale Horses. The groom and groomsmen arriving to the ceremony on horseback.  Quiet moments.  Rowdy moments. Laughter.

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TRU vintage chic wedding

Vintage chic wedding at TRU in Kamloops on a brilliant summer Saturday. Stunning bride, paper flowers, lace, cigars, lovely decor…this wedding has it all!

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Rainy Fall Engagement Session

The romance and intimacy that comes with shooting in the rain is it’s own amazing mood setting thing, and these two ROCKED their engagement session!!!   Grab a cup of coffee or a bottle of your favorite beer and enjoy a look into this awesome afternoon we had together!

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Outdoor BC summer wedding

Beautiful summer wedding in Heffley Creek, Kamloops. Gorgeous DIY, stunning couple, Hayley Paige dress and amazing guests! Your BC wedding photographer.

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South Thompson Inn Wedding – Shevawn + Dave

Shevan and Dave’s wedding at the South Thompson Inn was a fantastic kick-off to a busy summer season of weddings.  The day was hot and sunny, which made being on the beautiful shaded grounds of the Inn that much more perfect!

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Cherry Blossom Engagement Session Vancouver

A Cherry blossom engagement session in Vancouver.  Earlier in the spring, when the city of Vancouver (finally) started to bloom, I met with Shevawn and Dave to shoot their engagement session.  I always love an excuse to be in my favorite city, and I'm not gonna...

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Kamloops wedding Hotel 540

Sunny autumn wedding in Kamloops BC. Ceremony at St Andrews, the party at Hotel 540. Gorgeous vistas, beautiful bride, incredible day!

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Spectacular Spring wedding in Kamloops

In the middle of what has been a cold and rainy year so far, having a spectacular spring day for a wedding in Kamloops was heaven. And not sunny spectacular, although the sun make an appearance for us, but one of those “moody, dramatic sky but the rain stayed away” kind of spectacular.

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Summer Sun Peaks Wedding

A gorgeous summer day… perfect for this Sun Peaks wedding. A simply sweet and love saturated day… it was amazing to document this day!

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Family session in the park

Family session in the park in Kamloops. An editorial style session, capturing this family having fun and documenting the natures of their uber cute boys!

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Alpine Meadow Hike – Sun Peaks family photographer

This amazing family has graced the pages of my blog a few times over the past few years, and every time it's because we've gone on a grand adventure together.  Seriously grand.  Because when you are young, every adventure is a grand adventure, around every corner is...

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Lakeside wedding – Big Bar Lake BC

Oh, gosh, these two.  Seriously.  I knew after their engagement session that they have a beautiful chemistry that is ahhhh-mazing to capture on camera, but they still managed to blow me away during their wedding day.  Lauren's family has a beautiful house on Big Bar...

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Winter Engagement Session at Sun Peaks

This winter engagement session was all kinds of awesome.  Pam and Morgan chose Sun Peaks for their wedding, (THAT blog post will be up next!) and during our pre wedding discussions we decided to meet up there just a couple days before the wedding to do a session in,...

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Sun Peaks editorial family session

This lovely couple welcomed a sweet sweet little boy into their life, and wanted a family session… but not until he was old enough that he was at that age where he was interacting with them, smiling and reacting to his environment. But they still wanted to capture him in the baby phase. Once he was ready, they invited me out to their property by Sun Peaks and we spent part of the day together.

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Winter Wedding Thompson Rivers University

I don't shoot as many weddings in the winter as I do in warmer weather, but I tell ya, I do love them! We couldn't have ordered in a more incredibly perfect winter wedding than this!  After weeks of unusually cold weather things warmed up to manageable levels for this...

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Beautiful Shuswap Lake wedding

I love it when a wedding day turns out so spectacularly beautiful, especially when it doesn't look like it's going to.  I drove out to the Quaaout Lodge in a lightly falling rain, holding on to a forecast that said the drizzle should stop "just" in time for Richard...

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Old Clayburn Schoolhouse wedding

A gorgeous, GORGEOUS day for an Old Clayburn Schoolhouse wedding in Abbotsford BC. I absolutely love to travel for weddings, and heading into the lush green landscape of the Fraser Valley is always a welcome change of pace for this desert photographer! The rainy weather gave us a huge break and we had the most amazing weather all day.

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Lifestyle Newborn Session

I so enjoy it when I get to document a family spending time together!!  Lifestyle newborn sessions are among my favorites. Photographing the wonder that is so transparent in the gazes and very body language of new parents, as they soak in the amazingness of a new...

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Kelowna wedding at Belgo Chapel

The day Katelyn and I first met for coffee to talk about her wedding I knew we were going to get along famously!!  We talked about all sorts of things, including our mutual love of photography (yay!) and all the beautiful details of her wedding. I love traveling for...

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Quaaout Lodge Summer Wedding

A Quaaout Lodge summer wedding.  Bailey and Andy live in Alberta, but, like so many couples who have family both in Alberta and southern BC, they decided to have their wedding at the Quaaout Lodge in BC's gorgeous Shuswap region.  The Quaaout is so picturesque, with a...

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Romantic spring engagement session | Kamloops photographer

So pumped you've stopped by to check out Katelyn and Warren't romantic spring engagement session! You know how I know this year is going to be another phenomenal wedding year?? Because every time I meet with one of my couples to shoot their engagement photos I leave...

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Sunset family session on the riverbank

One thing Jen knew was that she wanted a sunset family session on the riverbank . We found an amazing location along the river, and, lucky for us, the day we chose closed with a soft, beautiful, dreamy sunset. I hadn't done a session out there at dusk before though,...

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Isobel Lake family session

This brother and sister were an epic adventuring duo during their Isobel Lake family session!  While I could only catch bits of their conversation, it was clear that they were far away from where we were, and it totally brought me back to my own childhood adventures...

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Birth Photography | Kamloops | Ghostkeeper

I had the most awesome privilege of being asked to document this precious little man's arrival into the world!  I don't photograph many births... they have such an unpredictable timeline, and my busy season is so very structured, I can't often do both.  A baby due...

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Kamloops lifestyle family photographer – Brothers

Brotherly love!  This little man sure loves his brother, and I think when they are older they will get into ALL SORTS of mischief together (sorry mom and dad, lol).  This is another session that is more lifestyle and documentary in nature, and I'm a big fan of how...

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Vancouver Engagement Session at Spanish Bank teaser

I love shooting in Vancouver!!!!!!!!!  Lauren and Tyler live in Kitsilano and they asked if I'd be willing to travel to Vancouver to photograph their engagement session. Absolutely!!  We were blessed with a gorgeous sunny day, and we took full advantage of it!  The...

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Beautiful wedding moments

Every wedding day is made up of moments. Beautiful wedding moments, unscripted and bursting with emotion. The undeniable power of a photograph.

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Wedding Venues Kamloops and BC

Looking for a venue for your wedding? There are so many options open to you, and many variations of what works of a couple’s wedding day. I hope this helps you explore some possibilities, and help you find your perfect locations, or at least gives you some direction on where to start looking!!!

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Kamloops Lake engagement session | Mirriah + Kris

Mirriah + Kris are amazing.  Amazing!  We had a riot at their engagement session, traipsing around the chilly, windy shores of Kamloops Lake and finding a great mix of really cool little nooks and big open landscapes to take photos in. I love it that these guys...

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My Favorite Wedding Things 2015

Every bride has a different vision for her wedding.  Some brides want rustic. Some want elegance.  Some want flowers everywhere.  Some don't care to have any florals at all.  Some put enormous amounts of time and energy into the DIY elements of their day.  Some hand...

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Year in Review 2015 weddings

2016 better be a great year, because 2015 was amazing… and it set the bar pretty high for this next year.  That said, the weddings in the lineup for this year have me VERY excited, and certain that it will live up to the expectations!  Just one of the things I love...

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Kamloops winter wedding | Judy + Tom

One of the first things I noticed about Judy and Tom is that they are so very relaxed and comfortable with each other and I love how that shows in their photos!  This Kamloops winter wedding was a lovely, quiet, intimate affair, a gathering of the couple's closest...

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Kamloops Wedding Photographer | Nicole + Justen

Nicole and Justen's beautiful fall wedding out at Rainbow's Roost was the perfect wrap up to what's been another amazing wedding season!!  It's hard to believe when looking at these sun drenched photos that just the day before the wedding we stood in the pouring rain...

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Kamloops lifestyle portrait photographer | Howell family

I spent a lovely afternoon with this family getting to know them a bit better!  Curtis teaches my daughter piano, but other than recitals, I haven't had the opportunity to spend time with him and his family.  These two kiddos are awesome, full of spunkiness and life,...

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Amanda + Mike | Kamloops Maternity Photographer

These two are expecting their first baby before the end of the year, and I couldn't be more excited to document this special, fleeting time of life for them.  Michael and Amanda happen to be friends, which sweetens the whole thing even more, SO fun when friends are...

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Autumn family session| Kamloops lifestyle photographer

Fall family sessions!!!!  I love them!  This family was such a joy to photograph... these boys have loads of personality and energy and they aren't afraid to show it.  The resulting photographs are so much more than smiles at the camera, (although we did make sure to...

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Hye Weon + Kurt | Kamloops wedding photographer

Hotel 540 is one of the few venues in Kamloops that I haven't photographed a wedding at yet, so I was thrilled when I found out that Hye Weon and Kurt had booked it for their day!  Such a beautiful place for a wedding, and they are so wonderful to work with!  Anything...

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Katelyn + Tim | Kamloops wedding photographer

So much beauty about this day!  After shooting Katelyn and Tim's engagement session in the rain last fall, I knew they were chill and adventurous. The wedding day was gorgeous.... all sunshine and puffy white clouds, a perfect September day!!  The guys began their day...

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Nawel + Graeme | Kamloops portrait photographer

These two are getting married in Whistler next year, but Nawel is going to school here in Kamloops, and lives out in this neck of the woods.  Both of them love the rocky beach along Kamloops Lake, so we met up there for their engagement session.  This river-fed lake...

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RCMP newborn family session | Kamloops photographer

Awwww, babies!   I generally only photograph newborns with their families in a more documentary, lifestyle way, but every once in awhile I'll make an exception.  And, well, as soon as I knew there was a serge involved I most definitely made the exception!  This...

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Ashley + Shawn | Quaaout Lodge wedding photographer

Ashley and Shawn were married out at the beautiful Quaaout Lodge and Talking Rock Resort in Chase, BC.  The Quaaout is an amazing piece of property, and a popular BC wedding venue.  These two are both fire fighters, and they met while fighting the same fire.  The...

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Darcy + Tyler – Kamloops wedding photographer

I loved every minute of this wedding!  Darcy, from her strapless A-line gown with it's amazing organza ruffles, to her intricate hair and sparkling shoes, was the picture of elegance.  This couple is beautiful inside and out and they were just so obviously in love, it...

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Jacquie + Jessie | Kamloops maternity photographer

I'm super excited for Jacquie and Jessie....... they had their maternity session just a few weeks ago, and this week they had a sweet baby girl 🙂  Doesn't Jacquie look amazing, by the way?  I sure didn't look this great at 37 weeks!  There is a lovely little orchard...

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Paige + Dustin – Clinton ranch wedding

This wedding, set in the ranchlands of Clinton in British Columbia's interior, was a photographer's dream.  Cowboys, vintage lace, a windblown veil, beautiful bride, amazing DIY decor (yes, the bride dreamed up all the gorgeous details herself!), cloud studded skies,...

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Robin + Natalie | BC Interior Wedding Photographer

Robin and Natalie chose to have their wedding on a most gorgeous piece of property out in Horse Lake, BC, close to where Robin grew up.  When we first talked about their wedding  year ago they talked about a wedding on the lake with lace and cowboy boots and bouquets...

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Sheri + Frank – Sun Peaks photographer

Meet Sheri and Frank.  Sheri is a photographer from Alberta and she was up at Sun Peaks Ski Resort to shoot a wedding.  They decided to take advantage of the gorgeous area and have a photo shoot of their own while they were there. Like many couples (and seriously, us...

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Shalina + James | Kamloops wedding photographer

When I met Shalina and James I was taken with how easy going they are together.  They have this quiet, deep rooted chemistry that you can't help but notice.  That first impression was confirmed at their engagement session (which you can see here), and I've been...

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Lifestyle session in Clearwater – Wright family

When Christine contacted me to ask if I'd consider traveling to Clearwater for a lifestyle session I didn't hesitate... it was an instant yes!!!  Christine is a photographer herself, so what she wanted from the session was a collection of images that included herself,...

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Beautiful Smithers wedding – Katie + Glenn

I love the opportunity to return to my hometown for a wedding!  Mountains, sunshine, perfect temperatures... it's always a treat!!  Flyin up to Smithers to document the stunning wedding of Katie and Glenn was so fantastic, casual meets elegant done to perfection!...

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Brittany + Luke … the Proposal

Being able to both witness and document Luke's proposal to Brittany is an experience I will treasure always.   Being party to such a big secret was so much fun, and talking Luke through some of his pre-proposal jitters was entertaining (as it can only be from married...

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Kayla + Nevin | Kamloops engagement photographer

Could Kayla and Nevin have chosen a more picturesque setting for their engagement photos?  Kayla is very familiar wit Bruker Marina, and knows how pretty it is, so she suggested meeting down there to start the session.   Oh my goodness, it is so beautiful down there!...

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Hoffman Family | Kamloops family photographer

I last saw these guys in Victoria last May for a family wedding... and has this little man ever grown!!  Kole has got to be one of the most well behaved toddlers I've ever had on a shoot, he sat, he smiled, he picked flowers for his mama, he was SO GOOD!  And we even...

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Nicole + Justen | Kamloops engagement photographer

Another engagement session for another of my amazing couples for 2015!  Nicole and Justen are getting married out at the beautiful Rainbow's Roost in the fall, and we decided to meet out there for their engagement session as well.  It was a great way to roam around...

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Paige + Dustin | Kamloops engagement session

Paige and Dustin are getting married this summer on the family ranch in Clinton BC.  It was totally fitting that their Kamloops engagement session should include fields and old buildings, lace and a cowboy hat, not to mention the cutest dog ever.  I thoroughly enjoyed...

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Van Delft family | Kamloops lifestyle photographer

Oh, family sessions... I love them!  Jonah and Ashton were not at all afraid to let their character out, and, well, you'll see...  They are hilarious!! I believe that one of the major keys to a successful family shoot is to allow the kids to be themselves.  ...

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Ashley + Shawn – Kamloops engagement photographer

My first impression of Ashley and Shawn when I met them was that they are hilarious and they totally enjoy each other's company.  That impression was confirmed 100% at their engagement session.  True, they were so happy to be feeling spring, since it was still snowing...

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Vintage Wedding arbour – Kamloops photographer

I met Sarah at the Kamloops Bridal Fair in January when I was photographing the booth next to hers.  I was drawn in by her gorgeous florals.  (The flowers in these images are all blooming in her gardens right now, by the way... how cool is that?!)   Sarah has an...

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Weddings in British Columbia – a look back to 2014

This year's wedding season is fast approaching, and a huge factor in the anticipation of a new year of weddings is looking back on last year's gorgeous weddings.  2014 was quite a year, involving much travel around my beautiful home province of British Columbia....

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Wedding decor by Defining Decor | Aspect Arts Photography

Tyler of Defining Decor always creates the most beautiful tablescapes and vignettes... and the ones he created for the Kamloops Bridal Fair this year were no exception.  It's always a treat to photograph his creations!!  Looking for someone to take care of your...

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Vintage winter bridal shoot | Aspect Arts Photography

My friend Katelyn dreamed up this beautiful vintage winter bridal shoot for publication in Party Style Magazine (SO fun!) just before spring last year. Now that the magazine has published the photos, and since we're kind of creeping up on the same time of year again,...

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Winter RCMP session at Sun Peaks / Aspect Arts Photography

One half of this couple just retired recently and they wanted to commemorate their careers with a winter photo shoot.  We talked about this session long before winter, planned and schemed and then waited. Winter came a bit late this year, so we met up at Sun Peaks...

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Corneau family – Kamloops photographer

One last autumn family photo session to share with you 🙂  I've known this proud papa for just about forever, and it was pretty cool to get to photograph his beautiful family! xoxo.  Young Mr. Radley was amazing during our session, he didn't complain about the cold...

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Kamloops family photographer – Henderson fam

This family has seen the front of my camera a few times already.  I first met them for their engagement session, then the wedding, and, a few months ago for a maternity session.  This time I was privileged to meet and photograph sweet Hunter too! The day was gorgeous...

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Kamloops family photographer – Larnder fam

As you scroll through these images you will probably make some assumptions about this family.  That they are impossibly fun.  That they love spending time together.  That they can't stay serious for longer than about 90 seconds.  That being in front of the camera...

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Melissa + Aaron / Kamloops wedding photographer

Melissa and Aaron chose what turned out to be a gorgeous autumn day for their wedding!!!  There was a fair bit of rain surrounding their wedding weekend so we were super happy to see the sunshine!  I photographed Aaron's sister's wedding a couple years ago and we met...

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Walch Family / Kamloops family photographer

When Rachael said she was hoping for family photos with old buildings in the background I knew exactly the place we had to go.  It's one of those places that has been simmering in the back of my mind, waiting for the perfect opportunity to shoot there, and this was...

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Davidson Orchard adventures – Vernon family session

I have been on a few excursions with this amazing family, and it's pretty cool to get to check in and see how everyone's doing once a year.  That, and they take me along on really great family outings, so I'm doing what I love... freeze framing moments in time for...

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Kelowna vineyard wedding – Lisa + Jared

Ahhhh, so many things to say about Lisa and Jared's intimate Kelowna vineyard wedding, but where do I start?  The stunning bride?  The emotion so palpable it made me cry just a little? The intimate first dance they had in the gazebo? The gorgeous fall light?  The...

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Kamloops woodsy engagement session – Darcy + Tyler

This is Tyler and Darcy... another of my awesome 2015 couples. It's lining up to be another fantastic year!!  These guys are having an outdoor wedding next summer, and were looking for a natural outdoor location for the e-session.  One of the things I love about...

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Kamloops engagement photographer – Katelyn and Tim

I love that even though sessions in the rain are often considered undesirable, they have their own romance and intimacy.  Katelyn and Tim are getting married on this property next year, so we thought we'd explore the area and shoot their engagement session out there...

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Sun Rivers wedding – Sarah and Indy

What a gorgeous day for an outdoor wedding!  While their rainy engagement session was rather epic, we were all still hoping for better wedding weather, and the day was blissfully sunny!   A Sun Rivers wedding is always beautiful, and finding new, scenic locations for...

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Kamloops wedding photographer – Jessie + Phil

These two are so amazing together!  Seriously!   And their wedding day was adventurous, to say the least!  We had rain, we had thunder and lightning, we had  an exceptionally muddy run back to the limo when the rain hit (particularly the bride), and Jessie and Phil...

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Sheena + Bryan – Kamloops wedding photographer

What a beautiful day Sheena and Bryan had!  They chose to have their wedding ceremony at Sheena's parents' property, and it's not difficult to see why.  The view from the ceremony was stunning!  And speaking of stunning... these two looks pretty amazing!! I have...

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Shalina + James / Kamloops engagement session

Shalina and James are one of my awesome couples already booked for 2015... it's going to be a FANTASTIC year!!  These two are so chill and easy going, and I love it when my couples kind of just forget that I'm there and enjoy the moment like they did!   We had amazing...

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Lisa + Jared – Kamloops engagement photographer

These two drove out from Vancouver to Kamloops just for their engagement session 🙂  In a couple short weeks Lisa and Jared are heading to Kelowna for a vineyard elopement and I can't tell you how excited I am to photograph it!!  In the meantime, they, like most...

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Amy + Jeff – Okanagan Rock the Frock Ellison Park

Amy and Jeff recently celebrated their one year anniversary with a weekend getaway at Sparkling Hill in Vernon, BC.  When Amy contacted me asking if I would be willing to meet up with them for a Rock the Frock session I responded with an enthusiastic "YES, please!!"...

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Emily + Curtis / Quaaout Lodge wedding

I seriously get to work with the best couples, and these two are no exception!  Emily and Curtis came from Alberta with their friends and family for their wedding celebrations in BC's incredibly picturesque Shuswap region, and it was an honor to document their Quaaout...

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Watermark Resort Osoyoos wedding – Ashley + Kevin

When Ashley and Kevin asked me to document their Watermark Resort wedding in Osoyoos BC I was thrilled!  It's wine country out there, all rolling hills full of vineyards and orchards.  It's enchanting, really, and a perfect destination for a wedding.  The...

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Mara Lake family – Okanagan photographer

My friend Trish and her family have been spending time at Mara Lake every summer since they were kids.  Now THEIR kids are also enjoying the same quality family time.  This summer they decided it was a good year for family photos.  What a great bunch of people these...

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Rainbow’s Roost wedding Kamloops / Jacquie + Jessie

Jacquie and Jessie's wedding celebrations were held at the beautiful Rainbow's Roost in Kamloops BC.  We also shot their engagement session there late last year... it was pretty sweet to be back for the wedding!!  Rainbow's Roost is a stunning place for photos, and...

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Loon Lake wedding – Nick + Theresa

There's something special about getting married on family property, about everyone meeting up in a location that has such history and so many memories.  Theresa's family have been coming to Loon Lake during the summer for years, and it was the perfect backdrop for...

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Sunset engagement session – Sheena and Bryan

Sheena and Bryan are getting married in a few short weeks...... super exciting!!!!   We met up for a pre-wedding engagement session recently, aren't these two steamy together??   I was recently introduced to this location by another of my 2014 couples, and it's a new...

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Sparkling Hill wedding – Beverlie + Eric

A Sparkling Hill wedding in Vernon, BC sounds like a really great idea, doesn't it?  That's what Beverlie and Eric chose for their special day, and a stunning day it was!!  They decided to elope... elopements are so intimate, just the couple and a few of their closest...

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Sarah + Indy – rainy day engagement session

Rain, sun, rainbows and the golden hour plus one pretty awesome couple meant that Sarah and Indy's engagement session was kinda epic.  Many times my clients and I will opt for a Plan B if the weather isn't great, but sometimes everything works out perfectly and you...

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Dana + Scott – Barriere wedding photographer

I love a good love story, and Scott and Dana's is a modern love story with a happy ending!  Dana's family is from Barriere so although the two of them live in Vancouver they made the trip home for the wedding.  The park where the ceremony took place is actually an old...

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Lifestyle session – the Rocky family

This family is in the midst of a new business start up that involves healthy food and family, so shooting a family session that involved a kitchen and picnic preparation, followed by the picnic itself, was a perfect fit.  After talking with NJ about the session and...

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Wedding at the Dunes – Stephanie + Dan

Stephanie and Dan had their wedding at the Dunes golf course... and it couldn't have been a more beautiful Saturday afternoon in June!  After a whole lot of rain they were blessed with unending sunshine.  I was given the task of finding a location close to the wedding...

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Melissa + Aaron – Engagement Session in the rain

Ah, the romance of rain 🙂 And an engagement session in the rain in particular... Melissa and Aaron are getting married fairly soon, and they're getting busier with work and planning, so rescheduling their engagement session wasn't appealing to them at all.  We met up...

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The Winsors – Kamloops family photographer

I love photographing families, and when they're friends it's even a bit more special 🙂   This beautiful family was a treat to photograph, the children are quite the characters and working to capture that character was so fun!  We met at a park here in Kamloops and...

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Tanis + Brian – Quaaout Lodge wedding photographer Chase BC

Tanis and Brian were married at the beautiful Quaaout Lodge in Chase, BC.  Both were cool, calm and collected until just before the ceremony, and then they were both as nervous as two kids before prom.  It was super sweet!   This lovely couple lives in Yellowknife,...

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Niki + Geoff – Kamloops Maternity Photographer

Just one of the things I LOVE about being a photographer is that I get to be a witness and documenter of important milestones in my clients lives, sometimes multiple moments.  I first met Niki and Geoff in this same Kamloops park to shoot their engagement session, and...

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Leah + Ross – Victoria wedding photographer

I first met Leah at her sister Emily's wedding a few years ago, and it was an honor to travel to this time be documenting Leah and Ross' wedding! Victoria BC holds much sentimental meaning to them (they went to University there together, Ross proposed at the...

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E-Session in Gastown Vancouver

Dana and Scott live in Vancouver, and rather than head all the way here for their engagement session they asked if I would happen to be in the Vancouver area to shoot the session there. Shoot somewhere completely different than usual?  And in Vancouver's Gastown...

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A Day in the Life – Kamloops Family photographer

Have I mentioned before how much I love family session? Haha, maybe once or twice!  Here's one more from before the crazy rush that was pre-Christmas..... this family was so much fun, the kids were fascinated with the newly fallen snow, and really, we just let them...

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Bec + Liz – Delta Sun Peaks winter wedding

Bec + Liz traveled to British Columbia all the way from Australia for their wedding.  You may recognize both of them from Emma and Adrian's wedding which I photographed in Australia just over a year ago.  This time everyone came this way, and it was amazing and (and,...

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Lauren + Jeff Rock the Frock // Muskoka wedding photographer

  Lauren and Jeff's wedding weekend ended with a Rock the Frock session and the chilly fall waters of Lake Muskoka.  Lauren's family spends a lot of summer weekends out there, and it's no wonder.  Such a beautiful part of the country!!  We took advantage of this...

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Lauren + Jeff // Muskoka Ontario wedding photographer

I had the absolute honor of flying to Ontario to tell Lauren and Jeff's wedding story, and it was absolutely amazing.  All of it.  The colors.  The Muskokas in the fall.  The people.  I first met Lauren and Jeff in Osoyoos when Jeff's brother was married, and again...

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Rock the Frock in Seymour Arm // Shuswap wedding photographer

I LOVE Rock the Frock sessions, and these photos should make it pretty clear why I love them so much!  They are casual and intimate and romantic.  No time constraints, no worries about getting the dress dirty... Rock the Frock sessions are amazing every single time. ...

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Sarah + Max // 150 Mile House Wedding

Sarah + Max were married on Sarah's family's ranch in 150 Mile House, BC.  What a gorgeous piece of heaven that area is!!  And what a beautiful couple, inside and out, these two are, too.  How they feel for each other is easy to see, and just radiates even from their...

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Rock the Frock Jamaican style

Leanne and Chris decided to Rock the  Frock while we were already in Jamaica, and make the most of the beautiful Whitehouse Sandals resort.  Leanne wore the second of her two dresses, which suited the sand and the surf just perfectly!  We headed just outside the...

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Destination Wedding Sandals Jamaica // Aspect Arts Photography

Jamaica is a beautiful country to be married in, and this is where Leanne & Chris chose to go to tie the knot.  A group of of friends and family met up with them for a garden wedding at Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica.  The weather was glorious and hot, and the day was...

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Emma + Adrian = Rock the Frock in Torquay, Australia

One of the amazing things I got to do in Australia was shoot a Rock the Frock with Emma and Adrian.  If you read their wedding post, you will know that Emma's dress was an original Jane Hill creation, and I was so impressed that she was willing to roll around in the...

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Australia Wedding and Holiday … in a nutshell

Okay, a rather LARGE nutshell, but still!  I didn't know what to blog first, so I'm sharing an overview of our whole amazing Australian adventure now, and I'll blog each part in more detail later.  Honestly, words cannot do justice to Australia, to it's people, or to...

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