I’ve had the pleasure of knowing this couple for almost a year. They were one of the first couples to receive my guest signing offer when I implemented the promotion for advance booking wedding clients. I photographed their complimentary engagement session last April, and since then we have been in contact on Facebook, where I often chat with Yvette. I find them both to be one of the most delightful couples I have ever encountered as a photographer. They are really great people.
On to their wedding…
Yvette was quite nervous that day. She wanted everything to be “just as she has dreamed”. This is something I encounter with almost every bride, so my wife and I did our best to help her as much as we could throughout the day to keep it special, and relaxed. We had a blast! Everyone was so fun!
It was the first time I photographed a wedding in a Vineyard (their parent’s), and the reception was also their right on the property. I wasn’t fan of the mosquitoes (I got eaten alive!), but everything else was a complete blast!
Weddings in the desert are usually really hot. We haven’t had much summer in the Okanagan, though, so it wasn’t particularly hot on June 26th in Osoyoos. Well, I guess it was actually pretty warm…
This was the first time I’ve been to Spirit Ridge Resort, and I have to say, the place is rather lovely. The area around was very “desert like”, complete with much of the vegetation you would see in any desert. And as I said, it was pretty warm…
Colin and Loretta were a great couple to work with, and I enjoyed this resort very much. I played up the drama of the desert location in their photos, and the day went without complications. Everyone had a blast!
When I set up this session with these clients I discussed the idea of taking a “trash the dress” spin on this bridal session. We ended up doing some bridal portraits, then changing dresses and continuing on. I really enjoyed getting wet shooting this images. It was a blast, and I’d LOVE to do more!
I met this couple through the group home I work at. Martin briefly worked in the same house as I did, and I got to know him a bit from there. They are both great people, and really wanted to some shots at the beach. I know, the beach is a bit “done” to death in the Okanagan, but I’d like to think we rocked it just the same.
For anyone interested in purchasing a press printed, lay-flat coffee table album, I’ve posted the samples of the layouts from Andrea and Martin’s book. Hope you enjoy!