The Sikh Wedding in Oliver Sampler
It's not often I get the opportunity to photograph a Sikh wedding. I was contacted by the bride about a year ago, and of course I jumped at the chance. I'm crazy about weddings in general, and that goes for any kind of wedding. This one was nothing short of incredible, I was buzzing the whole drive home. Even now, going through my ...
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The Backyard Wedding on Old Kamloops Road
Backyard weddings are among my favourites. As soon as we sat down to plan this one, I knew it would be special. And it was - we've got photos in an old church, in the forest, and in the mountains. Plus a huge farm backyard on Old Kamloops Road, courtesy of the Bride's parents. My day begins, though, at the house, kinda early. &n ...
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The Almost Rainy Wedding at Vance Creek
Vance Creek is a hotel up on Silver Star. The mountain, famous for skiing and cycling paths, goes into hiatus. It remains one of my favourite spots for weddings, though. The beautiful views, trees, and fog covered peaks make a perfect backdrop for the formals I love taking.     Conveniently located on the bot ...
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Vernon Photography Lessons Walk
Just a few days ago, we finished the last photo walk of the year. Although there's 8 classes, two of them are outside. We call them photo walks. The reason for this is because most people learn by doing.     This allows me to demonstrate the concepts that we've talked about. The first walk we talk a lot m ...
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The Cufflink Wedding at Durali Villa
Every wedding has a theme. Sometimes it's rubber ducks. Other times, it's just the rain. This particular wedding had styling cufflinks all around. But let's back up a little bit. We need to talk about this dress first.     The flowers arrived at around the same time as I did, so I immediately got to work arra ...
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A Woodsy Wedding Sampler
Photographing this wedding is something I've been looking forward to for a long time. See, about two years ago, our groom contacted me last minute to ask me to photograph his engagement. It's not often a guy reaches out to me, and it's even less often that it's so last minute. We scheduled the shoot for that very evening.   ...
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The Apricot Blossom Wedding Sampler
We actually looked for cherry blossoms, but they haven't bloomed yet. The spring of '17 has been a late one. Winter has overstayed his welcome, but this photographer isn't complaining.   And so we begin this sneak peak early.     So here's the sampler - a preview of a few photos so you'll know ...
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Vernon Photography Lessons Round 11 – April 25
Vernon Photography Lessons starting on April 25 To sign up, click here or contact me for any questions by clicking here.   I’m excited to be rolling out the 11th round of photography classes for Draht Photography. We’re partnering with the beautiful Caetani Centre to offer 8 exciting classes. In the past, nearly every ...
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Vernon Photography Workshops are nearly done!
Yup, you read that right. We're nearing the end of round 10 of photography classes at the caetani house, so it means that the last round until winter is coming up soon. Really soon, actually. The next round will be in early may. I'll be advertising it once I secure the space - which should be sometime this week. I like to go back a ...
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Antelope Canyon and Nevada Desert Highlights
This is the entry discussing my trip to Antelope Canyon and a few other places near Vegas. If you'd like to see the whole album, click here.     Vegas is always a ton of fun for me. The city is meh. I'm not really into gambling and...we'll say the other things the city offers. However, once you get out into t ...
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The Sunset Silver Star Wedding Sampler
There's something to be said about small weddings. Silver Star rents out houses big to small, so the party's on day and night.       And from start to finish, the was a party. When I entered, the house was already full of life. Little girls were already dressed up, flying up and down the stairs with t ...
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Vernon Photography Lessons Last Photo Walk of Round 8
We finished off the last of our 8 classes with a photo walk. Although it's a little colder this time of year, we saw temperatures of around 3 degrees at Polson Park. We like to have a good mix of kids and adults. Adults are fine, but kids tend to not do so well when it's cold. Here's to hoping the March classes are a little warmer! ...
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Vernon Photography Lessons starting in March
To sign up, click here or contact me for any questions by clicking here.   I’m excited to be rolling out the 10th round of photography classes for Draht Photography. We’re partnering with the beautiful Caetani Centre to offer 8 exciting classes. In the past, nearly every round has sold out. People have nothing but great th ...
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Vernon Photography Class Walk at BX Dog Park
It's hard to believe we're already in week 5 of photography lessons. We've been all over Vernon, and we've got a few stops left. This is round 9, and we're halfway through the 8 classes. The space at Caetani House has been incredible. The room where I've been teaching has been nice and large. I have a huge wall for the projector, a ...
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Photography Lessons…in the Cold
We're lucky enough to be hosting this round of Photography Classes at the Caetani House. Beautiful venue, up in East Hill, in Vernon. It's no secret how cold it gets though! When I left my car, it recorded a temperature of -18.     However, we had a full class, and it was time to learn long exposures. Class 2 ...
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The Enderby Wedding at Lilypad Ranch
If you haven't heard of Lilypad Ranch in Enderby, that's fine. They only host about 1-2 weddings a year, as well as a few other events. Enderby's one of my favourite cities to photograph in. It's rustic and old. The traffic isn't bad, because not too many people live there. The mom and pop stores that line the city streets are uniq ...
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The Skiing Silver Star Wedding Sampler
It was either that or the winter wonderland wedding. I feel that's been done before.     Regardless, we start out at Silver Star Resort. Our bride had rented out a beautiful chateau that we had full access to. Three floors, and vaulted ceilings. My favourite. If you haven't been to silver star yet, it's incre ...
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Photography Lessons Round 9
To sign up, click here or contact me for any questions by clicking here.   I'm excited to be rolling out the 9th round of classes for Draht Photography. We're partnering with the beautiful Caetani Centre to offer 8 exciting classes. In the past, nearly every round has sold out. People have nothing but great things to say ...
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Vernon Photography Lessons Round 9
  To sign up, click here or contact me for any questions by clicking here.   Round 9 of Vernon Photography Lessons are now live! I’ve got to say, the last few rounds have been amazing. I’m always tweaking the lessons, trying to figure out how to teach in the most effective way. The students have come through like ...
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Family Photos & What A Year
There was a time, a little earlier in the year that I blogged every family photo session. Eventually, there got to be too many and I had to turn my attention to weddings. That being said, I've kept my instagram busy. I've been meaning, though, to put up a blog talking about all the family sessions I didn't have time to blog. Obviou ...
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