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Melissa & Dayton - Kelowna Wedding

It was a beautiful summer day for an outdoor wedding at Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna. The wedding party consisted of Melissa’s two daughters and Dayton’s two daughters so this ceremony not only united Melissa & Dayton but was also the union of two families into one.

The bride recently got a tattoo of a butterfly on her foot in memory of her brother. She wanted him to be a part of her day so there were little touches added throughout: butterfly headbands for the bridesmaids, butterfly name plates, and her shoes showed it off the tattoo beautifully.

After the ceremony we photographed the wedding party around the winery before heading inside to a luncheon Reception. The food was catered by Summerhill and was a really great all organic meal, especially the merlot infused caesar salad!

We headed out with just the bride and groom to do the couple portraits to a great location we had scouted out a few weeks before that gave an awesome view of the valley. Then we headed down to Waterfront Park for some more along the boardwalk.

After all the formal portraits were done we went straight into a trash the dress session. It deserves it’s very own blog post so stay tuned!


Location & Catering: Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Hair: Diana Kilthau from Anana's Hair Salon

Makeup: Melissa Craven

Flowers & Decor: Impressions Wedding & Event Decor

Dress: The Bridal Gallery

Officiant: James Harnden

Rachel & Julius - Vancouver Wedding

A few weeks ago we headed down to Vancouver to photograph the wedding of our good friends Rachel & Julius. The wedding and reception were both held in their friend's wonderful house and backyard. For the bride and groom portraits we headed up to Queen Elizabeth Park prior to the ceremony and were blessed with awesome weather (especially for Vancouver!). Friends and family traveled from all corners of North America to share this special day, and many of their friends played a part in making this wedding as special as it was (credits are listed after the photos). You can really get great insight into the quality of a couple's character by looking at the guests attending their wedding, and wow we could really see the love that their guests had for them!


All the vendors are either close friends of the bride & groom or are places that they frequent regularly within walking distance of their house (just one block off Commercial Drive in Vancouver).

Rings: Shira Laye - The groom's ring was custom made, and the bride's antique ring was re-sized and 'pretty-fied'.

Hair and Makeup: Ailsa Macmillan

Flowers: Flower Factory

Catering: Swallowtail Catering - Delicious, delicious cooking.

Italian Meat market: Moccia Urbani foods - Provided the local, free-range meat for both the ribs & the salami for the calzones.

Wedding cake: Fratelli's

Cake toppers: Gup Gups - The couples friend Nick's amazing & creative toy company.

Rehearsal treats: East Village Bakery - Artisan baked goodies for the family dinner.

Custom invitations: Rosanne Bennett

Location: Jacob & Lei - The bride and groom's long-time friends.

Officiant: Ed Hensley - The bride and groom's long-time friend.

Cam & Kim – Salmon Arm Wedding

This has to be our shortest notice ever to photograph a wedding. It was midnight the night before the wedding day and the lovely and talented Kristal Burgess needed help. It was a photographer's worst nightmare, injuring her arm the night before a wedding! So we packed up and headed out to Salmon Arm the next morning to help out.

The ceremony took place in a cleared patch of forest on the family's land which was cute but we should have paid attention to the bride & bridesmaids bug bombing each other beforehand, as the mosquitoes were quite fierce! For formals we headed across the road to the family homestead and then onto the beach where Cam had proposed.