It’s no secret that I love dance and being involved in the Kootenay Academy of Dance as their photographer is the perfect combination of two of my great loves – photography and dance. I had the opportunity to photograph the end of year dance recital last May, and WOW, what a show! I know these kids and teachers are busy getting ready for this year’s show in a few short weeks – I will be there to photograph that show as well, and the photos will be available for viewing and purchasing. If you would like to see more of last year’s show, please click here.
A wedding proposal on the Butte in Kimberley – and I get to photograph it? What an unbelievable evening it was! Let me back up and start from the beginning…
I received a request to document a wedding proposal, and right away I got to work helping Steven (and his brother Mark) with the details. As far as Tabatha knew, I was a patient of Mark’s, and I was an amateur photographer looking to build my portfolio. He asked Tabatha if she would be interested in ‘helping me out’ during their visit to Kimberley.
So off we went to the Butte, a very special place, and we started hiking.
There was a lot of small talk, as I know both Steven and I were nervous. It really wasn’t a very nice evening out, and I was worried that the sun wasn’t going to stay out till we had a chance to hike to the top of the butte. So without hesitation, while the sun was shining, I quickly found the perfect spot, gave Steven the “cue”, and then it happened. Steven asked Tabatha to marry him. Through my tears, I captured the raw emotion before me.
In the next few minutes it all unraveled about our plan. The fact that I was in on it from the beginning, and wasn’t actually looking to build my portfolio. I love how surprised Tabatha was – she literally had NO idea.
So, it was time to pop the champagne, celebrate and capture the love between these two.
Tabatha and Steven – thank you for the honour of witnessing and capturing such a beautiful moment in your lives. You have many more of those beautiful moments ahead of you.
It’s sessions like Taylor and Tim’s fall engagement photos in Kimberley BC, that make me feel like I’m doing exactly the job I’m supposed to be doing. The chemistry between the two of them…well, you’ll see it. I seriously get the best clients. I cannot wait for this Cranbrook wedding – we are going to have some fun!
Kesha and Danny Pedersen tied the knot at a beautiful winter wedding at the Cranbrook Railway Museum. It wasn’t a typical weather year for Cranbrook, and we were dealt a day of rain, wind and cold. The weather did nothing, however to dampen any spirits. The family and wedding party were absolutely amazing throughout the outdoor photos! In fact, this wedding party was having so much fun, that given the opportunity to return to the limo during the couples photos, they choose to hang out, laughing every step of the way. Danny and Kesha, congratulations on a beautiful wedding and a wonderful life ahead of you! I wish you all the best!
Those moments of anticipation before the ceremony…
With the relentless rain, we found the most magical location to capture the essence of their day.
Then we headed out looking for some snow, braving the rain, with this energetic, super fantastic wedding party!