Olivia and Jackson live in the Okanagan but Jackson grew up in Rossland, so they had a tough choice for their wedding location: do they have a lakeside, glowing Kelowna wedding or a cozy mountain forested Kootenay wedding? They eventually settled on a Rossland wedding, an intimate backyard celebration with their closest friends and family overlooking the valley.
With their Rossland wedding planned, we decided to meet in the Okanagan for their Kelowna engagement photos. There are so many photography locations to choose from but we eventually settled on meeting at Myra Canyon. The Kettle Valley Rail Trail is a decommissioned rail bed that meanders along the Kettle Valley. It’s a popular spot, but not overcrowded–especially in early spring when we met for their engagement session.
Jackson and Olivia, as with most of my photography clients, felt a little nervous about having their photos taken. This is the exact reason why engagement sessions are so valuable. We get to meet each other so I’m not a stranger at your wedding, and you get to develop a feel for how I photograph you. This puts you at ease on your wedding day, so your wedding photographer is less a stranger and more like a guest with a camera. It also gives us a chance to learn some of the cues you respond to, and what makes you comfortable together.
Because of all this, I almost never photograph a wedding without an engagement session. My clients have told me they’re just that valuable.
If you’re looking for a Kelowna wedding photographer who can put you at ease and capture what makes your relationship yours, please contact me. I’d love to hear from you.