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Rebecca & Tyler - Married

Last summer I had the distinct pleasure to meet Rebecca and Tyler, albeit briefly, as we were only together for a very short time.  Though our time together was short, we took full advantage of our time we had and we ended up capturing some of my absolute favorite images from last wedding season.

All of the planning for the wedding went through the bride's sister so I never actually met the bride and groom until the day of the wedding.  It didn't take long for all of us to warm up once we started to get to know one another. By the end, they wanted me to stay and celebrate with them, but alas this family man had kids waiting for him to party with them before bedtime.

This event was held at the glorious Prestige Hotel by the harborfront in downtown Salmon Arm.  The backdrop was picture perfect, overlooking the beautiful shuswap and its encircling mountains.  The Prestige hotel is second to none in Salmon Arm for hosting weddings, as well as it's visitors from across the world.

Once again, I had the help of my beautiful partner in crime to capture this wedding - my thanks to you forever and always for joining me on these adventures, Candace Crystal <3

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Paige - Grad

The one thing I can truly say about this session is that it embodies the definition of grace and elegance.  

Grad sessions are usually so casual, but Paige wanted anything but that.  I wanted to help her achieve her vision so I spent lots of time putting this session together.  With a little help from some locals, (who had a truly storybook property), and Paige's little sister to assist me, I was able to capture some of the most elegant and artful images I think I've ever taken.  But I was really inspired by Paige and her situation, and that really helped me tap into another level of inspiration for my own work as a result. 

We all face challenges in our life that seem impassable, and sometimes but not always, we find a ways to defeat them and move onto the next stage of our lives...  making us stronger, smarter, and more beautiful than ever before.  Paige is no different.  She wanted to showcase her incredible transformation in this moment in a way that would never let her forget just how important that was to her.

Once we were done and she saw the final images, I could sense that she felt strong, empowered, and beautiful again.  My hope for Paige and for all the rest of the graduates of this year and the next is that you always continue to find yourself in ways you never thought possible, and never, EVER give up on yourself. 

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Shawn & Scott - Engaged

For a guy who is a volunteer fire-fighter, Scott sure isn't putting any fires out in these images with his fiancée - if anything they are starting one fire after another everywhere they stand, (or sit), in this photo set.  They're hot!!!  I can only imagine how hot they're gonna be, (or for that matter how hot it will be outside) for their mid-summer wedding.  Good thing there will be other Firefighters there just in case.

Just another fall day in paradise, at the beach.  Please enjoy these.  My thanks to the happy couple for letting me share these moments with you.
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Kyana & Kyle - Engaged

The energy and love between these two could power a Harley devoid of fuel.  Kyana & Kyle recently moved to the Shuswap and when they contacted me to photograph them, I wanted to really leave them with the impression that they came to the right place to settle down.  

The day of the session, we had amazing sunlight so I skipped out of work early to get to their house before we lost the sun.  I got there about 20 minutes before the sun disappeared behind the mountain and literally, the first shots of this set are taken within 5 minutes of us meeting each other.  That's how I have to roll sometimes.  In the end, we had a great time, got some amazingly beautiful images and now I look forward to photographing their hog-wild wedding later this summer.

These images should get your motor running!
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Mel & Blaise - Married

When I first worked with Mel & Blaise on their engagement shoot, there was so much intensity and passion between these two.  On the day they officially united their hearts forever, it was like they had just met again for the first time.  Smiles alight, hearts aflutter, and the love for each other continued pouring out of their hearts.  These two were made to be with one another.

I was fortunate enough to be joined by my good friend, Brett Alton, who assisted me with this one of a kind Blind Bay golf-course wedding on this sweaty, muggy, and hot shuswap summer afternoon.   Thanks for your help!

And now, on with the photos!
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