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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The Pyramid Winery Wedding Sampler
What a full day yesterday was! It's a little bittersweet too, as it's my last wedding until December. I love shooting weddings!     Our day began with this - a classically elegant dress. My second shooter and I moved it downstairs, where we starting taking photos in one of the ball rooms at the Eldorado. Huge ...
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The Snowy Lac Le Jeune Wedding Sampler
This was the one where it unexpectedly snowed for most of the day.     That was just fine with me. I borrowed an umbrella, then got to work. Our venue of the day was Lac Le Jeune Wilderness Resort. Elevation 1,273 metres. And did I ever have a lot to photograph! The ceremony site had a gorgeous pond right beh ...
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From a Bench to the Atrium Sampler
Well, today my brother got married. And what a strange experience it is, being the best man and also taking a few photos.     Our album starts off the way most of them do. We get our detail shots - dress, ring, bouquets if they're available.     We had the ceremony at the beautiful and ...
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From Sanctuary Gardens to Gellatly Sampler
You've found it! Just finished this sampler, and it's absolutely stunning. From Sanctuary Gardens, one of the hottest wedding venues in Kelowna, to Gellatly Nut Farm - a still working nut farm, we ticked all the boxes.     We start our sneak peak off with a photo of the ring.     &n ...
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A Rainy Wet Wedding at Turtle Mountain Sampler
Turtle Mountain Winery is known as one of Vernon's best venues. The vineyard is massive. I've shot a few weddings there so far, and every one has been unique and incredible. We had a great team of vendors too. The incredible Bethany from Peace of Mind Weddings. Fun fact: I've got her number on speed dial right now because of how ma ...
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The Scottish Thistle Sampler at Silver Star
It's no secret Silver Star is one of my favourite places to photograph. So many great locations. Today was one of those days I didn't let up. Every few hours I grabbed the bride and groom, and we went off to make some more photos. September is one of the best months to get married too - it's nice and cool, the sunset comes in early ...
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The O’Keefe Ranch Wedding
The Bride's father has a Chevy Nova, a '64. Did you think I was not going to use it?     And this is how we start our sampler. Keep in mind, this is just a sampler - a few photos to start you day (or end your night) in just the right way. Feel free to send these photos around on facebook. Photos are meant to ...
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The Smokey Sunset Sampler
Yup, it's another backyard wedding in coldstream. And man, how I love them!     This couple had contacted me quite a while ago asking for a sit down. Eventually, I found a bit of time on a wednesday evening to hear them describe what they had in mind for this special day. And was it ever incredible.   ...
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The Rubber Duck Wedding at Stoney Lake Ontario
You're probably reading the heading and thinking to yourself, "Wait, rubber duck wedding?       Why yes. Because they managed to make an appearance everywhere. In fact, just behind the wedding canoe, the one with the "Just Married" on the side, there was a rubber duck trail. In the gift baskes for the ...
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The Sparkling Hill to Paddlewheel Hall Sampler
So this wedding day started out at the beautiful Sparkling Hill. Our bride texted me the room number, so I packed my bags and I was ready to go. These days I'm packing a yongnuo light wand, two bodies, three flashes, 5 batteries, and 7 lenses. I ended up using it all. When you're in tighter quarters, you use quite a few wide angle ...
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