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9 tips for an amazing grad session!! | Kamloops portrait photographer

I tend to get the same questions about grad sessions, what to wear, how to prepare, when is the best time for grad photos and more, so I decided to put together a list of my TOP 9 Tips for an amazing Grad Session!! Before we get into those, though, let me give you an idea of what to expect when you book your session with Lisa Novak photo! With Spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your grad session!!! With the possibility of this year’s grad festivities being modified like last year, you may be wondering what to do to make grad feel special and like more of an event. A Grad Photo session may be just what you need!!!

Kamloops Portrait Photographer for Couples

Six reasons why it’s so important to book a couples portrait session and why you will be SO thankful down the road that you made the decision to spend some time in front of the camera with your favorite person.  
This studio session combines epic portraits with romantic, candid moments, the perfect blend.

Kamloops Tween Birthday Party

Planning a cool birthday party for your tween can be difficult at the best of times… and with the curve ball of covid it’s even more daunting right now. Photoshoot birthday parties are new to the Kamloops area, so If you’re looking for something really fun and a bit out of the ordinary, a vogue style photoshoot birthday party might be just the ticket!!

Finding the right photographer

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.

Sun Peaks Resort winter wedding | Carly + Bruce

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!

Paetyn – Studio Portrait Session

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...

The Hartt Family – Kamloops Family Portrait Photographer

The Hartt Family – Kamloops Family Portrait Photographer

The Hartt Family has a compelling story that made their bond stronger than ever. Read on to learn about the life changing events that have occurred for these three and to view some lifestyle/family photography by Lisa Novak Photography.

winter destination wedding in the mountains

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...

Epona Rise Retreat mountain wedding

Epona Rise Retreat mountain wedding

Outdoor summer BC wedding at Epona Rise Resort. Set in the scenic rocky mountains, this beautiful spot is the perfect venue for your intimate celebrations.

Stunning Quaaout Lodge wedding

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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Lisa Novakowski      250.320.4213      lisa@lisanovak.ca    

Based in Kamloops, BC, Canada.  Available worldwide.