Sarah and Dirk got married at his family's hay farm just outside of Grand Forks, in BC's gorgeous West Kootenays. Preparing the property for the wedding was a massive endeavour and labour of love, not just for the couple and their families, but even for the guests who arrived several days before the main event to camp, celebrate, and make a massive hay-barn wedding-reception-ready.
I love DIY weddings like this where everyone is able to take a little ownership of the big day and do their part in making the magic happen. Whether it's doing the bride's hair at the last minute because the hair-stylist ended up having covid symptoms and was unable to attend... Or lending the couple a massive vintage flower pitcher circa The Netherlands 1800's... This wedding was dripping with personal touches & love from those nearest and dearest to the couple and that made everything extra special.
Second Shooter: Larissa Simonetta
Getting Ready Location: PV Ranch Adventures
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Groom's Family's Farm
Florals: Lost & Found Flowers
Bridal Hair: Bridesmaids
Bridal Makeup: Alex Hitchcock
Catering: Tacos El Gringo
Tell me this isn't just the perfect summer-time-in-the-kootenays family session? We didn't let the rain stop us from having a great time!
Sara & Bergen took me to a spot in Castlegar, BC that their family frequents a lot-- the off-leash dog beach! Miraculously we had the whole place to ourselves and had a blast throwing rocks and making a splash. I absolutely love when parents embrace their children's energy (and their own inner-child) and aren't afraid to get a bit wet and dirty. Being willing to PLAY is the single most effective things clients can do to turn their sessions from 'good' to 'great'-- and this crew was not lacking in that department!
I absolutely love the resulting photographs and am so excited to share them with you now.
Well folks. It's December. You know the age old saying- 'Tis the season for a busy wedding photographer to finally catch up on the blog posts that they have been neglecting all summer and fall.
In keeping with the spirit of the holidays, I bring you Lauren and Spencer's big day from this past August. This quirky Rossland couple packed their day full of the things they love most-- their family & friends, their adorable dogs, good food, and BOOZE. I am kidding about the booze... kind of. In all honesty, their wedding did have some of the best signature cocktails that I have ever had at a wedding.
I mean, TWO different types of signature boozey milkshakes? C'mon! The best.
Second Shooter: Nadine of Jovita Photography
Hair: Jasmine - Luca Hair
Makeup: Artistry by Aszjeca
Flowers: Olea Floral
Venue & Catering: The Josie Hotel
Event Planning: Danielle: Wild Smile Events
Groom: - Torino Ritz Clothing
Bride: Wear your love