Sanctuary Gardens is a neat little spot in West Kelowna which is quite close to Okanagan lake, but you wouldn’t know is was there unless you had reason to visit. I had a great reason; Hailee and Greg were getting married. They had an intimate little ceremony and then it was off to the Gellatly Nut Farm for some fun before heading to the Laurel Packing House in Kelowna for their reception. It was an awesome day!
Sunset ceremonies are tricky, but the payoff is some of the sweetest light you could ever ask for. As good as the sunsets can be here in the Okanagan, I’m sure Hawaii has some of the best. Yet Kelly and Jason came all the way from Hawaii to celebrate their commitment to each other. The view from Bench 1775 winery didn’t disappoint; nor did the food, which was catered by Joy Road out of Oliver. Dessert was a treat delivered by Gorgeous Georgia’s Homemade Ice Cream; best ice cream sandwich I’ve ever had!
All your friends and family were so sweet and kind; it was easy to forget I was there to do a job. The night went on while Jason danced with Kelly under the stars, couples stole away to share romantic kisses; and as the music faded out and the crickets faded in, I wore a smile as I drove home in the warm Okanagan breeze.
Yet another couple who I now call my new friends, and with whom I look forward to sharing a drink when I next visit Calgary. I first met Carol and David when I travelled to Banff to shoot their engagement session. You can check out their photos here. Thank you for that wonderful gift David. And thank you both for being a dream couple. Working with you wasn’t really work at all, well okay, it was, but a labour of love. I’m better for having met you both. I mean that sincerely.
Semi-nude women are a lot more sexy in my opinion. Giving erotic photos of yourself to your partner is a grand gesture, but it needn’t be something you do for someone else. To go through a boudoir session can be a very empowering event. Most of the women I photograph don’t feel they are sexy… until they see their photos. What an incredible compliment it is to see a women beam at the sight of her beautiful body.
I was looking forward to the wedding of Sara and Tim. I had the pleasure of meeting them for the first time during their engagement shoot in Vernon, which you can see here. I wasn’t disappointed. Sara was one of those brides who instil the notion of women as forms of art. I enjoyed editing these images – partly because I listened to Schubert and had more than a few cups of coffee, and when the days of editing turned to night, my coffee turned to wine. But I enjoyed this wedding – mostly because the subject matter made my job so easy!