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Love is all you need

Bride and groom posing in front of "LOVE" graffiti on a fence

The Beatles said it best, "Love is all you need". Or, more literally in this case, the word "love" in graffiti on the fence across the street from where this lovely couple got married. It is images like this that we strive to capture, meaningful memories with style.

The couple had a quaint ceremony in their friend's backyard in Vancouver and they kept it simple: good friends; good food (all locally sourced and all from within 100km of the wedding!); and a cozy, meaningful ceremony surrounded by all they needed, love.

View more of their Vancouver backyard wedding.

Pixel Story’s New Website & Brand - Kelowna Wedding Photographers

Our new site that has been in the works for the past couple months is now live! We are very excited to present a fully updated portfolio of our work, in a much more accessible format that puts our photography front and center.

For launch we are showcasing two full wedding stories: Andrew & Amelia’s Quail’s Gate Winery wedding and Megan & Mike’s Summerhill Winery wedding. Each of these wedding collections are the actual images used in their storybook albums.

Along with the new site we have also developed a new brand mark. In the last 10 years much has changed, both in our personal lives and the industry overall and we felt it was time for a significant change in our branding. We are excited to see where the next 10 years takes us!

Tips on Getting Perfect Wedding Photos

Ran across this article on Weddingbells that has some great tips on what the bride and groom can do to help get perfect wedding photos. We really like to shoot an engagement session prior to your wedding, which is why it is included in all of our packages, as we find it helps our couples relax during their day and photos.

Link: How To Get The Perfect Wedding Photos

Obviously Step 1 should just say to contact us and start getting to know us :)

Sash and Satin Feature - Kelowna Wedding Photography

Melissa & Dayton's wedding was featured on Sash and Satin!

Here is what they said about the wedding:

"You’re all in a treat this afternoon, because we’ve got some seriously cute Kelowna wedding photos to share with you thanks to the talented eye of Pixel Story.

Everything about this wedding is absolutely stunning from the gorgeous bride’s dress to the drop dead backdrop of Summerhill Pyramid Winery…this couple certainly has some sweet style! I just love, love the black bridesmaid dresses along with the green splashes of colour.

Pixel Story captured some really cute photos of the married couple; like the one where Melissa and Dayton are kissing on the grass. You can literally see the love between the couple in every touch and every photo.

All of this beauty made a wonderful backdrop for the best things about this wedding – all of the love, laughter, and affection."

View the full post on the wedding

Our style: Editorial Wedding Photography

Defining your photography style in words can be a tricky business. So often the words we choose can pigeonhole us in the minds of our potential clients.

Is it Photojournalism?

In the past we have referred our style as photo-journalistic, which is only partially true. Pure photojournalism has absolutely no interaction between the photographer and their subjects, nothing should be posed or scripted, and detail shots should be minimal (according to the Wedding Photojournalist Association). This causes a few problems for us:

  1. We adore artistic couple portraits that capture your joy and beauty.
  2. We will provide direction when needed (not during the ceremony of course) to enhance the aesthetics of an image or to capture a specific element of the story of your day.
  3. And we absolutely LOVE all the details shots that make your wedding special and unique!

Is it Traditional?

No, traditional is not really our thing. The Traditional approach is having the majority of the photography is specifically posed portraiture (or “classically posed images” according to Wikipedia). Everyone has probably experienced this before: everyone standing in a line with their bodies tilted towards the center of the frame and told to “smiiilllllle”. While it is true we do this for the family portraits, it is quite a small portion of our coverage. Our goal is to have these complete in 15 minutes flat. And trust us, if you don’t want traditional family portraits we are more than happy to oblige!

So what do we mean by editorial wedding photography?

What is editorial wedding photography? It is a blend of photojournalism and portrait photography that focuses on telling the story of your wedding day. We want to showcase what makes your day special to you, whether it is a more traditional wedding or is totally off-the-wall; we are always up to the challenge. It includes candids of all the in-between moments, posed portraiture of the wedding couple and bridal party, traditional family portraits (it’s all Grandma really wants!), and of course the detail shots. Our ultimate goal is to create artistic & timeless images, capturing the full story of one of the most meaningful days of your life.

What’s with all these words? Show me your photos already!

Honestly you don’t need to know all these terms to know if our style does it for you or not. The best way is to see for yourself, so head over to our Kelowna photographers wedding portfolio to view our work.