Engagement Session

Skaha Lake Wedding Rehearsal

Ashley and Grant’s God’s Mountain Estate destination wedding in Penticton, BC was the first wedding I booked for the 2013 season… way, way back in December 2011. (Side note: I saw the movie called Way, Way Back last night. With Steve Carrell. It was awesome. You should see it. Very quirky, very good.) Safe to say, this day has been a long time coming. Ashley and Grant have been together for almost five year & engaged for almost half of those. The wedding weekend finally arrived and guests came from the Lower Mainland and Alberta to celebrate. After a quick rehearsal at God’s Mountain Estate Ashley and Grant hosted a Welcome BBQ and “Rehearsal Dinner” for all of their 50-ish guests at Skaha Lake Park. I was happy to be there to casually and candidly capture (alliteration!) the celebration.

Nearing the end of the BBQ, Ashley and Grant and I snuck off towards the beach for a mini-mini engagement session. All of these next shots were captured in less than 10 minutes. It was a weird feeling to drive to the Okanagan for a wedding I had booked for so long, but had never met the couple. Ashley and Grant were worth the wait. ;) So sweet, so kind, so loving. Their families made us feel “at home” and were quick to walk up and introduce themselves. It truly was a beautiful evening and set the “fun times” bar high for the next day. (Which was… breathtaking, incredible, can’t even handle it, gorgeous. Wait for the wedding day to be blogged. Maybe tomorrow.)

I love tiny girls with tall boys. It’s cute.

And natural photos like this one.

Grant’s family!

Ashley’s family!

And all her girls! (Neither Ashley or Grant had a bridal party… so this was just all of her friends.)

Stay tuned for the God’s Mountain Estate wedding!

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  1. Ashley says:

    Beautiful pictures!! I’m so glad you were there to capture so many special moments.

  2. alicia says:

    Beautiful photos as always. So random that I was just in Penticton at Skaha lake myself this past weekend :)

  3. Brielle says:

    Very pretty! Hey Jamie! Hope your summer has been going well, sure looks like its been full :). Hey, I was just wondering if you could recommend like your top 5 favorite photographers in this area, people keep asking me who my favorites are and your the only one local-haha….! xo-Brielle

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I’m Jamie! I capture joyful wedding and portrait photos that feel like you—through easy, natural posing. Since 2008,  I've photographed over 270 weddings and nearly 300 family sessions and it’s a joy to spend my career capturing natural, joyful images!

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