Jareds Big Day Sampler
It was an incredible wedding at Predator Ridge. One of my favourite fall venues in Vernon. At a lovely 8 degrees, the temperature was co-operating just fine too. Until, of course, we found ourselves in a heavy rain turning to snow. This led us to my first choice in header images, beating out the bridge image just narrowly. I fee ...
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The Autumn Apple Wedding Sampler
Fair warning, a lot of this sneak peek is going to be me raving about how much I love weddings. Fall weddings, though, are a whole new ball game. They tend to be cloudier, the tones richer. Hope you like the banner image, I had a pretty decent runner up. These decisions are hard to make sometimes.     A lo ...
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The Medieval Wedding in Kamloops Sampler
This wedding takes place in Kamloops, in Grandview Acres to be specific. That cover image was a tough choice, this was my other runner up.   That white cape was a smart choice, as it started hailing large chunks of ice just as we crested that hill. I'm getting a little ahead of myself, though.     ...
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The Colourful 3 Day Wedding Sampler
Most of the time, I've got a wedding sampler up the night of. This one is a little different - as it's about the size of three of my usual weddings, so it took me a little longer. And I had this great idea to schedule a wedding on Sunday. Day 1 We start out with our Mendhi ceremony.   This is a traditional and exci ...
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The Windy Mountaintop Wedding Sampler
We did actually take a helicopter from Lone Pine Ranch to the top of a fairly tall mountain to get the perfect photographs, as the photo suggests. It was worth it. The views were intoxicating, as was my enthusiasm. Below is my runner-up image for this sampler. This old 1976 Ford f150 played a pretty important part of this wedding. ...
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The Classic Car Wedding at Lone Pine Ranch
This wedding is every kind of special to me.   This bride, we had met before. She'd been in the bridal party of no less than 5 weddings I've shot. Of the bridesmaids, I've photographed 75% of their weddings. It's not often I get to photograph the weddings of my friends, and so when I get the chance I enjoy every minute of ...
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The Mountaintop Wedding Sampler
One of my favourite things about being a wedding photographer is the locations I get to visit. This one was wild. A gorgeous mountaintop resort, about four hours into nowhere. Tall grass, trees, and mountain views were everywhere we looked.     Resorts can be lovely, especially if there's shade for mid-day ph ...
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The Horse Ranch Wedding in Coldstream Sampler
If you have a horse, and are thinking of bringing it to your wedding, the answer is yes, do it. If you're wondering if you should have your wedding at your horse stable, I'd say do it as well. This is one of the biggest samplers I've made all year, because we had so many incredible photos I couldn't wait to share. I was a happy pho ...
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The Pink Flamingo Wedding at Paddlewheel Hall Sampler
My favourite is when you're entrusted to take photos of a bride, after several hours of hair and makeup, never mind the expensive dress. Then you get them to lie down in the dirt and tall grass so you can get a mind-blowing shot you've been visualizing. The amount of trust my clients have in me astounds me. Sometimes I've got to pi ...
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The Grassy Wedding at ShyLynn Ranch
This wedding began by my packing up my camera for the wedding, and heading to Salmon Arm. I was excited to say the least - I had been booked nearly two years before for this special day, and told all the details. One thing that excited me greatly was the venue. ShyLynn Ranch is a photographer's paradise. As a photographer, if I wer ...
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The Evening Ex-Nihilo Wedding Sampler
This wedding at Ex-Nihilo blew me away. I was surprised, as I hadn't photographed at this particular winery before. Later, I learned they only host a maximum of 5 weddings a year, making this a very special day indeed.   [See the full highlights album of all the best photos by clicking here]       ...
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The Naramata Winery Wedding Sampler
This wedding day begins at the Naramata Heritage Spa. Built in 1908, The Hotel Naramata, was the crowning achievement of newspaper tycoon John Moore Robinson. And it shows - high ceilings, large glass windows, and large ballrooms made for an incredible wedding album.   [Notice - the highlights album is up. View it by cli ...
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The Wild Wilderness Sampler
A few folks told me I was crazy to drive a few hours out of my way to Mable Lake just for a small 8 person wedding. Those people would be wrong. It was extremely fun, and I got to take a shot I've been waiting to take for some time. Even though I had to wait a few hours to brag about it, because I was a little out of cell phone rec ...
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The Midnight Wedding Sampler
The ceremony was at 9pm, up in the Coldstream area. We did actually stay out till midnight. It was an incredible amount of work, but it was so rewarding too. As a photographer, we look for the light. In many cases, there's too much light under the noon time sun. Here, today, we had the exact opposite situation.   &nb ...
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The Lake Country Celebration Sampler
A lot of people consister Kelowna to be the prime wedding destination, but they're missing out on a jewel of the Okanagan. Lake Country has more wineries than you can shake a stick at, and is right on the beautiful Okanagan Lake. As we soon discovered, there's many places you can pull off the road to get an incredible sunset, compl ...
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The Victoria Lane Vineyard Sampler
Most days, you'll find me in Kelowna or Vernon shooting a wedding. Every now and then, though, someone takes advantage of the included location bonus in my Gold package, and I pack up and head somewhere else in Canada or the US.   [Edit, you'll find the full gallery at: http://www.drahtphotography.com/gallery/victoria-la ...
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The Smokey Wedding at Lone Pine Ranch
I've grown into weekday weddings. This is a monday wedding, to nearly finish off an epic weekend. Check my facebook page to see what I mean. I'm always elated when I hear I'm going to be working with DJ Haymaker. One of the few kelowna vendors that has more positive reviews that I do. Any even more stoked to be part of a Lone Pine ...
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From Sanctuary Garden to The Eldorado Sampler
  Two of my favourite Kelowna venues, the always incredible Sanctuary Gardens, and the classic Hotel Eldorado. There's a reason so many wedding planners and photographers recommend these venues. Especially Sanctuary Gardens - the staff were very involved making sure everything went quickly, and according to plan.  They even ...
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The Silver Star Summit Sampler
I'm calling this one the Silver Star Summit Sampler. That's because we took a chairlift to the top of Silver Star, then hiked our way down for the wedding formals. I recommend every bride do this, albeit with flats or hiking shoes. [Edit: Full highlights gallery now up here] But first, let's start at a small near finished hou ...
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The Kamloops Country Wedding Sampler
These two contacted me about a year ago for their Kamloops ranch wedding.  It is a little bit of a drive, but the venue seemed interesting. We sat down at Starbucks to start our planning process, and from there on I learned they had a working ranch. Yup, complete with in use barns, horses, a pond, and even a waterfall. I started to ...
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