This groom can be described in one word "dapper". Love grey suits for the guys! While we are well versed in shooting white dresses alongside black suits or tuxes, we've never understood why the bride and groom need to be totally opposite tones! Grey suits definitively pair better with white dresses than black. #weddingPhotographersProblems
Anyways... this wedding was at a private lake side residence for the ceremony and Quail's Gate Winery for the formals and reception. This image was taken just after we arrived at Quail's and shows something that we like to do at each wedding, capture a great portrait of both the bride and groom separately.
Here is another image from this stunning Historic O-Keefe Ranch wedding in Vernon, BC. While we are based in Kelowna / Lake Country we travel anywhere in the Okanagan, which is included in our packages. We have photographed weddings in Kelowna, Lake Country, Vernon, Penticton, Keremeos, Salmon Arm and outside the Okanagan in Kamloops, Vancouver & Revelstoke to name a few.
While this image was a "posed" shot, we still try to keep the direction light and open-ended. For this it was quite simple "put your veil over your heads" and they did the rest! (I know, a couple kissing on their wedding day sounds crazy, but it happens!).
The colour version was great, but nothing compares to the emotional impact of black & white images. Without the distraction of colour a black & white photograph forces you to focus on content of the frame, on the story of the image.
We always watch for those candid moments that happen while moving between locations or in between the more formal setups. Like this stunning image that was taken just before the bride and groom's portraits at The Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna.
The bride was waiting for the groom to meet her at our first location and was looking down at the train of her dress when we captured this fleeting glance. We love how it shows off the intricacies of her lovely hair and how her veil frames the image. It helps that the light was fantastic! You might not want a cloudy wedding day, but it works wonders for soft skin tones.
This also ties into our philosophy that we aim to capture the entire story of the wedding day, and not just the formal events.