It is safe to say that Carly's incredible maternity session on the shores of Nelson, BC's Kootenay Lake solidified my passion for photographing maternity clients as close to 'in the nude' as they will allow me.
We shot this session as the sun was setting, and as it got lower in the sky we got the most delicious, moody light. I was more than happy to embrace it! I can't stop swooning over the header image in this post. Carly looks like (and is!) such a powerhouse, goddess of a woman and I am eternally grateful to her for allowing me to capture her at her most vulnerable, yet also her most resolute.
When Taryn told me that they were "up for anything" for their engagement session, and proclaimed "if there are any locations that you have been dying to try, we are game for it!" she probably didn't think that I would ask her and her lovely fiancé to sit down and snuggle in the Columbia River on the coldest day of the summer... But here we are.
God, I love it when clients have a sense of adventure and are willing to trust my vision. Even when the vision seems a bit crazy, and a bit freezing cold, and perhaps extremely uncomfortable.
If this pandemic is teaching me anything, it's that wedding don't need to be big in order to be utterly perfect. I'm pretty sure I knew that before, but all of the COVID-friendly nuptials that I've had the pleasure of shooting this summer have only gone to drive this point home.
Sydney and Mike were originally planning a very large, 200 guest, wedding here in the Kootenays. When the pandemic hit, there were forced to scrap all of their hard work and everything they'd planned and began to explore the possibility of a destination wedding in 2021.
However, their plans for a destination wedding were eventually also put aside due to a fear that a second (or third) wave of the pandemic would hit and force them to cancel-- resulting in a major loss of money put forth by their guests on travel arrangements.
And so came the plan for a more local, south Okanagan, 49-person, desert-boho-vibes event.
When Sydney originally told me about the plans for this wedding in June, she asked me if I thought se was crazy for attempting to put together and entire wedding on such short notice. I told her that after planning 2 other weddings already, if anyone could do a 3rd it would be her.
Let's just say, she did not disappoint.
Venue: The Lookout Osoyoos