The Saturday Brunch Wedding – From Kaloya Park to Ellison Hall Sampler
This was a unique wedding in every sense of the word. Start at 7:00am, ceremony at 10:30, formals done by 1pm. And the theme? Brunch.     Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though! This story starts at 7am, at an airbnb in Oyama. The flowers had already been prepared, and they looked incredible.   ...
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The Lovely Wedding at Royal York Golf Course Sampler
That header image was a tough decision. When you've got full control of an entire golf course you end up with a very full memory card.         That was my runner-up. These two photographed so well, it was difficult even narrowing it down to two. So, as always, we start with the detail shots ...
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The Evening Wedding at Lone Pine Ranch Sampler
I'm a fan of these weddings later in the day - around 4:30, a cool evening breeze has set in, and you know the weather will just get better. Plus the sun is lower - an old adage is, the further you shoot from the noontime sun (the overhead sun) the better your photos will look. There's a lot more to it than that, but it should remi ...
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From Kopje Park to Lone Pine Ranch Wedding Sampler
This wedding was unexpected. I had no idea I'd have such a blast, hanging out with some of the funnest people I've ever met. The venue was incredible, and the details, such as the flower chandelier, were like nothing I've seen. If you're looking for wedding ideas, get out your notebook. We began in Kelowna...with an amazing set ...
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The Kelowna Wedding at Laurel Packing House
Update: Full gallery at http://www.drahtphotography.com/gallery/the-laurel-packing-house-wedding/ Kelowna has a lot of places to shoot wedding formals, you just have to look for them. They're hidden away, like the location just above. It was tough to choose just one header image. So, here's the runner up.     ...
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Vernon Photography Walks
The big news is that there's a new round of classes starting at 6pm, Wednesday, March 28th, at the Caetani House, in Vernon. If you're here just for the sign up link, Click Here.     Saturday marked the last photography walk of the semester. There's always six classes in total, and two of them are photography ...
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The Helicopter Wedding in the Mountains Sampler
Quite the header image, but truth be told, it was tough to pick. We had some pretty stellar runner-ups.         That's on top of the video blog. Yes, I like to video blog weddings sometimes. Click here to see it! To be honest, this has been one of the toughest samplers to put together. ...
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The Wedding by the Ocean Sampler
Quite the header image, hey? I've had a photo like that in my mind for a while. I love the ocean, and I love water, so docks are a natural draw to me. This wedding took place at the yacht house too, all the walls facing outwards were made of glass. It was a surreal experience.   I should also mention, this is the first w ...
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Vernon Photography Lessons Round 12
Vernon Photography Lessons starting on Feb 19 To sign up, click here or contact me for any questions by clicking here.   I’m excited to be rolling out the 12th round of photography classes for Draht Photography. We’re partnering with the beautiful Caetani Centre to offer 6 exciting classes. In the past, nearly every r ...
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The New Years Wedding at Lone Pine Ranch Sampler
There's something special about a winter wedding. This one is a little different - several days ago, amidst -14 temperatures, we had snow. Record breaking snowfalls. Some of you may recognize these two. In the late summer, they invited me to their property in Beaverdell, and we had a lovely evening engagement session. I couldn't ...
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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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