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.     First, a recap. People reading this probably remember this engagement shoot f ...
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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 provided ...
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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. But first, let's start at a small near finished house above the lake.     W ...
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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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The Magic Wedding At Summerhill Sampler
This wedding was at Summer Hill Winery, in Kelowna. Many of you will remember this couple from a very special engagement shoot a year ago. Since then, we've been in constant contact. Talked back and forth about the hair, many chats about the dress. We even made decisions about tanning. I felt very involved in this wedding. Which i ...
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The VW Bus Wedding at the Lavender Farm Sampler
Our adventure begins in Kelowna, in a family owned lavender farm. I've been shooting weddings for a good long time, and so there's not many brand new venues to me. These usually off limit locations people find for their wedding are so exciting to me.     Our bride and groom's story start at Telegraph Cove. It ...
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The Tattoo Wedding at Guisachan House
Kelowna's Guisachan House is always one of my favourite venues to photograph. Fortunately, they don't make you spell it as an admission requirement.   So that's where our wedding was today.     We start off with a ring shot in the garden of the rental BNB. Although I liked this composition, I felt ...
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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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