When Derrick contacted me to photograph his proposal to Rachael, the plan he described was one of the best I’ve heard. They came to Kelowna to celebrate their anniversary and as an “anniversary gift” he woke her up at 5:00am, surprising her with a Hot Air Balloon ride. I was disguised as a fellow passenger, so she had no idea I was actually there to photograph her! ;) Prior to take off, they got a chance to go inside the balloon while it was inflating – where he asked the question and dropped to one knee! So romantic! A special thank you to John and Joy of Okanagan Ballooning for being so accommodating. And thank you Derrick and Rachael for allowing me to document this special occasion. I’m so happy for you!
From the first time I spoke with Danielle, I knew how special it would be to photograph their Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding. College sweethearts, Danielle and James chose to celebrate their relationship through an intimate elopement with six of their closest family members. They spent the days leading up to the event joyfully, connecting with family over delicious cuisine and recalling fond memories of the years they’ve already spent building the relationship. Then, on a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon, we witnessed their vows in front of the stunning Rocky Mountains. James and Danielle, I couldn’t be happier for the two of you and am so excited for your future together. It’s going to be a great adventure!