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The Classic Car Wedding at Lone Pine Ranch Gallery
The Classic Car Wedding at Lone Pine Ranch Gallery
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 Grass and the Mountain Engagement
The Grass and the Mountain Engagement
As an engagement photographer, I'm looking for honest expressions and simple compositions.     “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings And this is still true. In a photograph, I like to take advantage of what I've got. Solid colours for colour ...
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The Evening Wedding at ExNihilo Gallery
The Evening Wedding at ExNihilo Gallery
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.           My day began at Sparkling Hill. The guys were busy he ...
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The Naramata Winery Wedding Highlights
The Naramata Winery Wedding Highlights
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.     This is what I love about wedding days ...
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Maternity Photos by the Lake
Maternity Photos by the Lake
For years, I've know there's been something special about maternity photos. People tend to get a photo to remember some of the most important milestones of their life. Pregnancy is for surely one of those milestones.     Besides, what sort of photos are you going to put on your wall? We met up in the evening, ...
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The Victoria Lane Wedding Highlights
The Victoria Lane Wedding Highlights
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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From Sanctuary Garden to The Eldorado Gallery
From Sanctuary Garden to The Eldorado Gallery
  We visit two of my favourite Kelowna venues to photograph weddings, 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, a ...
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The Silver Star Summit Wedding
The Silver Star Summit Wedding
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 Album
The Kamloops Country Wedding Album
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 Tattooed Up Wedding at Guisachan House
The Tattooed Up Wedding at Guisachan House
This beautiful wedding at Guisachan House. A gorgeous venue, it seems like it was made just for photographers. And, perhaps, for gardeners too. If you're in the market for a wedding venue, definitely check it out.   We start out at an Airbnb. I knew the ring shot had to be unique, and what's more unique than a human canv ...
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The Engagement in Beaverdell
The Engagement in Beaverdell
Beaverdell is a little city up in our Monashee Mountains. Known for the biking trails and numerous hikes, it's not a bad way to spend an afternoon. Especially if you're looking for an engagement shoot. The best thing about the Okanagan - there are unlimited locations when it comes to engagement photos!     Th ...
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A Wet Engagement Album near Ellison Park
A Wet Engagement Album near Ellison Park
Engagement sessions are in Vernon and Kelowna, generally at the start or end of the year. There's weeks in August and September where I'll shoot four weddings in a week. That might sound a little crazy, but if you understood how much I just love photographing weddings you'd envy me.       We start ...
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The Coldstream Engagement by the Lake
The Coldstream Engagement by the Lake
This engagement mini is at Kal Park, in Coldstream, BC. There's a a small path you can climb up, right above the first parking lot. Once you get to the end, there's a hidden place with a lovely view of Vernon. Tall grass, trees, and Kalamalka lake.     In many sessions, I prefer a scene with a view. Beforehan ...
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Engagement Season in Kelowna and Vernon is Here
Engagement Season in Kelowna and Vernon is Here
Engagement season in Kelowna and Vernon is one of my favourite times. When it's nice and cool, and the sun still sets at 8pm so it's not too late to get those evening shots. It's been one heck of a week - 2 family shoots, 3 engagements, classes and a photo walk....and of course weddings every weekend. As I write this, I'm also prep ...
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A Wedding at Hattie’s Place
A Wedding at Hattie’s Place
This is a venue in Vernon where I've never photographed a wedding before.     Which makes a lot of sense, because it's not a wedding venue. It's owned by the family, and over the last few months they've been landscaping and changing this little piece of Vernon to be a perfect, private, woodsy area. And I've g ...
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The Turtle Mountain Engagement Session
The Turtle Mountain Engagement Session
There's no place better to shoot an engagement than the Okanagan, especially when it's sunny and nice out. These two were a little shy, after a few minutes we were all laughing and joking like old friends.         They weren't sure of the area, so we drove all over the place. This is a doc ...
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Sophie’s 1st Year Cake Smash
Sophie’s 1st Year Cake Smash
When it comes to photographing Cake Smashes, I supply the cake.     The toughest part is getting the birthday girl to get messy - that's why a special cake is needed. Little kids are very sensitive to sugar. This cake a banana-mango cake, flavoured with all natural sugars.       L ...
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Vegas Feb 2017 Highlights
Vegas Feb 2017 Highlights
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Baby Photos in Vernon, BC
Baby Photos in Vernon, BC
We all know what you're here for. Large gallery of baby photos from this shoot at the bottom of the page. :-D Right click to save, but please remember to give Draht Photography image credit. Enjoy. :-D       I used to take photos when babies are under ten days. I've gotten some great photos of the lit ...
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The Silver Star Wedding near Vernon, BC
The Silver Star Wedding near Vernon, BC
I've often toyed with how I'm going to have my wedding. One of the ideas that keep coming back to me is to rent a large house or two for a weekend at Silver Star, have the ceremony in the back yard, and just have a weekend celebration with all my friends and family. With Tube Town, the hiking, and all the ski paths, there's a lot t ...
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