Detail shots like this one are a photographer's way to "stop and smell the roses" as it were. We love to record all the little details that the couple has spent in most cases the past year focusing on, so we like to focus our lenses on them as well.
After photographing the family & wedding party portions of the day outside of Benvoulin Heritage Church where the wedding ceremony had taken place, we spend some time with the bride and groom before heading off to the reception. As we like to do we each spend some alone time with the bride and groom and record their wedding outfit details. This can range from jewelry, to wedding attire, to something borrowed, or something blue (aka the "de facto" wedding attire traditions list), shoes, and of course ties & vests.
Though the wedding dress always takes the show, we like to give a little attention to the groom's suit, tie, vest, cuff links, watch, ect...
We always watch for those candid moments that happen while moving between locations or in between the more formal setups. Like this stunning image that was taken just before the bride and groom's portraits at The Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna.
The bride was waiting for the groom to meet her at our first location and was looking down at the train of her dress when we captured this fleeting glance. We love how it shows off the intricacies of her lovely hair and how her veil frames the image. It helps that the light was fantastic! You might not want a cloudy wedding day, but it works wonders for soft skin tones.
This also ties into our philosophy that we aim to capture the entire story of the wedding day, and not just the formal events.
As Kelowna wedding photographers we are truly lucky to be working in the beautiful Okanagan valley. There is a wide range of unique locations that allow us to capture weddings in a variety of environments. Like this wonderful pyramid located at Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna. This entire wedding and reception took place at Summerhill, which is great because of the varied locations Summerhill has available on the property.
For the end of the wedding party portraits we headed up to the pyramid to get this stunning shot. While it was super hot this day, the couple and wedding party were troopers and we got through it quickly.
This image also shows how we like to handle large group shots that are a bit more interesting than just a single line of people. We prefer to break them up into smaller groups and spread them out throughout our frame, and the pyramid frames them in quite nicely.
After we were done we sent the wedding party away and moved the couple into the shade of the pyramid and continued on with the wedding couple portraits.