Chantal + Andrew

Chantal + Andrew

It was so awesome to photograph Chantal and Andrew's wedding celebrations! They spread the wedding out over 2 days which was fantastic. Wedding days go by so fast, so it was great to see them be able to visit with everyone who love them so much.

I first met Chantal at one of my fitness classes and we hit it off right away. I'm so happy to call her a friend now and she's one of the most kind and thoughtful people. Andrew originally booked me to document his insanely romantic proposal down by the Columbia River. Seeing these two together just melts my heart. They're so sweet with one another and make an amazing couple.

Their beautiful ceremony and reception celebrations all took place at Birchbank Picnic grounds and I think everyone was guilty at least once of letting a few tears slip. 

I'm so happy I met these two and can't wait to see what their future holds <3 . 

2017 Summary

2017 Summary

I'm tearing up even writing this (could be the pregnancy hormones) because I'm so grateful for each and every one of you. I'm living my dream job and I have you to thank for it. You allow me to capture these precious times in your life and while doing so I get to pursue my passion and grow myself as an artist. This past year I've photographed over 100 sessions. 121 to be exact!! You guys kept me busy and it was so so awesome!

I'm so excited for the New Year. I'm not going to be able to go as crazy as I'd like, as I'm having a baby in April, but here's what I have planned so far:

- MINIS! You guys seem to love the minis and so do I! In 2017 I started offering Birthday minis which were an AMAZING success. I just adore seeing the little kiddos grow up. I'm going to be offering them again this year, however they're not going to be just deligated to Birthday minis. These new Minis will be called Gyro Minis at gyro park in Trail, and I'll be offering them once a month and they can be any type of session you want (Including birthday, couples, and family photos (up to 6 people)). I'll also be offering a few Mini Sessions a year that will be in special locations (Like Mother's Day, Fall, and Summer Minis etc...). Dates and more details for these sessions coming super super soon!
- REGULAR SESSIONS! These are my favourite. I want to do some really fun stuff this year. I want to find ways to evoke more emotions in your photos and get into more of the activities you enjoy as a family/couple!
- WEDDINGS! I absolutely ADORE my wedding clients. I'm so excited for the amazing weddings coming up in 2018! I could go on and on about my wedding clients! They've all ended up being such great friends, and I couldn't ask for more <3 . I don't think I'll be taking on any more as I'm going to be a bit busy with a new little one this summer.
- VIDEO! This past year my husband had the chance to dabble in some video for a wedding and it was amazing! It's a whole other ballgame and I really want to learn and grow more in this aspect. I won't be jumping into wedding videos this early on in the game, but will be offering some sweet deals to get my feet wet in this department. I'm most likely going to start out with children birthday parties... send me a message if you're interested!

So thank you, thank you my amazing clients! I hope I get to see you in the New Year, and can't wait to meet some new clients this year!

All my heart,
Charlotte

Danielle + Sean

Danielle + Sean

I was so excited to be able to document Danielle and Sean's day for them. They are one of the most adventurous couples I've ever met, so I knew it'd be a good one.

I knew Sean from us both being part of South Columbia Search and Rescue, and I hadn't known Danielle until we got together to discuss wedding details. The more I got to know Danielle I found out she was one of the most caring and endearing people. She makes you feel like her best friend, and I just love her for that!

The ceremony took place on Kootenay pass after a 10 minute hike - so their style. Danielle was so excited to make it down the isle that she forgot her mom was supposed to walk her down which was so sweet. 

I'm so incredibly happy for you two and wish you nothing but the best for your future <3 . 

Amy + Shawn

Amy + Shawn

Amy and Shawn are the cutest couple. We planned our day to start out at a little creek near their house where they liked to go often, then we ventured up to the Kootenay Pass where it was still a bit smokey from the fires (Mid September). They brought their two awesome fur babies, Dann and Cali (They also have other doggies that they left at home that they use for dog sledding - so cool!). They were a bit camera shy but we managed to sneak them in a couple! They also brought Shawn's Dad's old red Chevy Impala which was just so awesome!!

 

I met Amy when we used to volunteer for South Columbia Search and Rescue and I just always adored that girl, and was always hopeful she'd meet someone special... and then came Shawn. I don't think I've ever seen her smile so much. I'm so incredibly happy and excited for you guys!

 

These two are getting married on New Years Eve in their back yard, and Amy is coming in on dog sled! I'm so excited to document their day, it's going to be incredible <3

Katie + Draydan

Katie + Draydan

What a day to remember! It was such a pleasure to capture Katie and Draydan's wedding in beautiful Kelowna, BC at Manteo Resort on July 29th, 2017. It was a scorcher of a day, but that didn't stop anyone from having an amazing time.

I knew Draydan from him and my husband, Steve working together. When I met Katie, we clicked instantly and I knew we would be friends. Katie and Dray happen to be big Catan fans like me and Steve so we've had many nights of playing games together. I was so excited when they asked me to photograph their day.

The more I've gotten to know Katie and Draydan, the more I realize how perfect they are for each other. They bring out the best of each other and compliment one another. I could not be more happy for these two.

Cheers to you two and your forever together <3

Tori + Rhys

Tori + Rhys

These two are so sweet. They were in the middle of a big move and still managed to pull it together for this photo session, and boy am I glad they did!

We started off downtown Trail, BC at what looked like an old partially torn down house which was really neat. We ventured down to the new walk bridge and then made our way down by the river.

These two were coming to the end of their long distance relationship and were so excited. They were moving the next day and I could tell they were just so happy to be back together and not have to go through the struggle of long distance anymore. The next time they'll be in the area probably won't be until their wedding, and I just CANNOT wait! You can feel the love these two have for one another and I'm so honored that I was asked to be a part of these special moments together and for their big day next summer. 

Taylor + Danny

Taylor + Danny

Taylor and Danny are so freaking fun to be around! This is my second photo shoot with them, and these two are the most natural people in front of the camera - it's crazy. Their chemistry is undeniable, and I think you can tell in the photos. 

They'll be having their wedding next summer at the Rossland Fire Hall, so it was super special to be able to snap some shots in there with them. We were also eaten alive by mosquitoes out at Nancy Green Lake, but these two didn't let it get in the way of the photos. They even went for a little swim at the end of it all - make sure you see the last photo!

Taylor and Danny - I just adore you two. You two are a true match, and your big day is going to be so special and I can't wait to be a part of it. Thank you so much for choosing me <3

Candice + Matt

Candice + Matt

Candice and Matt are amazing friends of mine, so I was so excited when they asked me to be their photographer.

This day started out awesome but boiling hot, as this summer has been, but these two were troopers and didn't let that get in the way of some amazing photos! Poor Candice even had some car problems mid travel to the next destination for our shoot, but the two of them took it with stride.

These two just love life and love spending time together. I love it when they poke fun at each other in a loving way in one moment but can be super lovey the next. These two are a true match. I can't freaking wait for your big day, you two!! :) :)