December 30, 2011

My First Wedding

Every photographer has nightmares the night before they photograph their first Wedding. I hardly slept.

I remember tossing and turning and waiting for it to get light to see if it was going to be a sunny or rainy day. I was terrified! Would I be able to handle the lighting conditions in the church, would I think of enough poses....more importantly would it LOOK like it was my first wedding?!?!

I LOVE my job, I am passionate about my job...and I should probably stop referring to it as my job. Rather it is my calling and I have the photos to prove it.

It's amazing to me, as I watch our son Jack, that already in his tiny little soul, he is formulating his life's work. His soul is discovering what makes him feel ALIVE...and those passions will be there for a lifetime.

I was only 11 years old...when I created these images. I planned the ceremony, reception, vows and where they'd go on a honeymoon for days....and then I took some pictures.

I may have gone done a different career path for nine years before becoming a professional photographer...but my soul always knew what it needed to feel ALIVE! I was destined to be a Wedding Photographer.

December 29, 2011

Inspire Me Baby

I just ran across a wonderful website highlighting the work of Baby Photographers around the world. Inspire Me Baby is asking baby photographers to submit a favourite image from this past year of work. It was really hard, but because of the story behind this image...this is the one I chose (and why)
"On September 22nd, 2010 I did my first photo shoot with my new born son Jack. Little did I know then, that it would not only launch a new photography company for me, Baby Bliss Photography, but it would lead me to take a picture of Jack every month, for a year. This year, without knowing it, on September 22nd (a year to the day that I did my first photo of him) I took this image while his grandpa picked apples."

December 20, 2011

Vernon Baby Photography: Lexie

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Adorable Lexie was just over four months old when we did her Baby Bliss session. Full of giggles and smiles she was so fun to work with and who doesn't love those adorable baby cheeks and little rolls.....

December 13, 2011

Vernon Family Photography: The Leveille Family

Family is extremely important to me and I am blessed to have such a great brother, sister in law and two adorable nephews. Recently here for a visit from Langley, I took the opportunity to photograph them for their Christmas card. To see more family sessions please visit my Baby Bliss website.

Vernon Baby Photography: Jakob

On my Wedded Bliss website, you'll notice a lot of my Wedding clients become my Baby Bliss clients. It is a HUGE honour that they are entrust me with their biggest moments; their Wedding and their families and I LOVE seeing how their life changes and grows with each new addition. I first met Jakob when he was a few weeks old....and that was 9 1/2 months ago. I have loved getting to know this family and love the play dates my son Jack has with Jakob. They are two cuties!

Baby Bliss Photography Canvases

Loving some of the new canvases I just received highlighting some of my work through Baby Bliss Photography. Thanks to all the clients whose little ones are the stars! Designs range in size from 16x20 through 20x30 and make stunning, personalized art that hangs effortlessly on your wall.

Vernon Family Photography: The Jolly Family

I met the Jolly family through the NOCCS (North Okanagan Child Care Society) fundraiser in the Spring. To raise money for this great society, Baby Bliss Photography, donated a family session, and the Jolly's were the ones who bid on it. I loved working with their beautiful daughters, Breanna & Isla. Taking advantage of the great fall colours at Coldstream Park in Vernon, we had lots of fun playing in the beautiful sunshine and finding spawning kokanee salmon in the creek.

Vernon Engagement Session: Megan & Garett

Megan & Garett came to me for their Engagement Photos as they are getting married May 4th in Oahu, Hawaii and wanted Engagement photos to surprise their family with. A super fun couple, they made my job easy-even though they swear they've never had their photos professionally taken before :) We had a gorgeous fall night to work with and the area around Kekuli Bay in Vernon was a beautiful backdrop for their session. Wedded Bliss wishes them a lifetime of joy and happiness!

Wedded Bliss Photography: Ashley & Matt

Photographed at the beautiful Predator Ridge Golf Resort and Kekuli Bay on Kalamalka Lake near Vernon, Ashley & Matt's gorgeous fall Wedding was a dream for Kate and I to photograph. Ashley and Matt are the cutest couple and paired with a gorgeous fall was an incredible day, start to finish. Thanks for entrusting Wedded Bliss Photography with your perfect day!


Transportation- Black Tie Limousine
Hair- Angela Chicoine

September 22, 2011

Apple Jack

A year ago today; (and I had NO idea it was to the day until just now when I looked at the 2010 image) I did my first photo shoot with my new born son Jack. Little did I know then, that it would not only launch my new company, Baby Bliss Photography, but it would lead me to take a picture of Jack every month, for a year. Today, we came full circle. I am so thankful I started out on this journey. To see how he changed and grew each month is amazing. To think how our love has grown deeper, (which we never thought possible) we marvel. Here's to another 12 months our precious little man. I can't begin to describe how much we all love you.

September 20, 2011

Kamloops Wedding -Shannon & Dwight's Video

Video by True Image

We photographed Shannon & Dwights' Wedding in May and had so much fun-here's the proof in the video we just received from Igor of True Image video. Thanks for the memories and thanks for placing Wedded Bliss Photography in the limelight too :)

Kelowna Wedding Photography- Brandy & Andy

Wanting to have their destination dream Wedding in Kelowna, Brandy & Andy's beautiful day was at Cedar Creek Estate Winery and Summerhill Pyramid Winery. A day full of laughter and love, all the details they incorporated pointed to a couple deeply in love with each other and their family.

Thanks to Simone Wittenberg and Kate Mahaits for capturing their day so beautifully. Sadly, my father in law passed away suddenly and I couldn't attend their beautiful Wedding. It meant so much that Brandy and Andy were so supportive of myself and family and that I knew their day was in great hands!

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September 8, 2011

Kelowna Wedding Photography-Michelle and Justin

We love photographing Weddings at Manteo Resort...I know why so many clients choose it, and for Michelle and Justins' destination Wedding, it was the perfect backdrop. Taking advantage of the resort, Wild Apples Restaurant & Lounge and the nearby Mission Creek Park, we loved working with this couple. Thanks Michelle for being an adventurous enough bride, to get down to the creek to capture some incredible shots!

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JP - James Harnden
Bridesmaid Dresses - BCBG
Bridal Dress - Cameo & Cufflinks
Her Ring - Tacori
Caterer - Manteo Resort
Decoration - IKEA
Make-Up - Total E-Clips
Other Rentals - Avalon Event Rentals

Merritt Wedding-Katie & Shawn

Coming to Merritt for Katie and Shawn was a destination Wedding for the couple as Katie grew up in the small, cute town. I was super excited to explore a new place with my couple and their super fun Wedding party. Thanks for making me feel so welcome. It was a gorgeous day!


Dresses-The Lily Pad
Rings/Jewelry-Spence Jewelers
Hair-Planet Hair
J.P.-Vera Drew
Makeup-Jody John
Photography-Wedded Bliss Photography

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