The joining of hands, the joining of lives. This is literally the moment described in the phrase "Take her hand in marriage" which is actually from quite an old ritual known as "handfasting" that goes back to pagan times. We just love it when there is a point in the ceremony for the couple to take a moment together and get lost in each others eyes while showing their connection by crossing arms. Then of course the big moment came, time for the first kiss!
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.
We always love capturing the special details that the bride and groom have painstakingly decided upon. This is one of our favourite bouquet's that we have photographed which was created by the talented team at Impressions Wedding & Event Decor. We love the aesthetics and the fact that they lasted quite well throughout the very hot wedding ceremony and formal portraits!
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.
It was a hot September the year of this wedding and we had just finished photographing the family & wedding party. We captured this moment as the the wedding couple was walking over a hill to our next location for photographs with just the two of them. There was no direction on our part, just a candid moment the couple shared with each other. The wedding was at the beautiful O'Keefe Ranch near Vernon, BC.