kari + michael engaged

In less than a year, Kari and Michael will be making it official. K+M may already be a great team, having been together for a few years now, but there is something so special about saying the vows and taking that first kiss and husband and wife.

For their engagement session, Kari wanted something different than what we are expecting from their spring wedding day, so we chose to chase the summer heat of August, and headed up the river banks from Osoyoos. It was a hoooottt day, but a little sweet stickiness didn’t stop us.

Thank you two for having me along, and I hope these photos serve as a reflection of who you are together… looking forward to the spring!



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sarah + trevor married

“I never thought this day would come. I never thought I could find someone like Trevor, but I did…”
As Sarah and her bridesmaids prepared for the day, there were many tears of joy, of excitement, of love. I can easily say, Sarah put more love into each and every nook and corner of this wedding than I thought possible. The amount of handmade details and hand-written notes of appreciation, the air swelled of friendship and love.
From the beautiful private residence on Okanagan Lake, Sarah and Trevor got married with their closest family and friends present to help celebrate, and celebrate we did! With a gorgeous tent set up for lunch and an outdoor bar, the beach party was well underway by noon.
Two Chefs and a Table did a fab job of the food with some beautiful decor additions by Lois Lane in Kelowna. As I already said, so many of the details were hand-made by the bride herself or built by the groom. The afternoon was perfect with the hot Okanagan sun pouring down on us, letting everyone relax on the beach and enjoy each other’s company.
I actually met Trevor many years ago. Trevor is one of Ryan’s (my hubby) best friends right from when they were little gunners getting into lots of trouble. So within the first few weeks of me meeting Ryan, I also met Trevor, his wild and crazy friend.
In those first few years of knowing Trevor, I saw him as a world traveller. He was always checking out a new corner of the world or starting a sweet new job. Always on the move and always experiencing something new.
When the day came that he met Sarah,  he was running a boat-rental shop in Penticton and she was living in Kelowna. It wasn’t long till they had their own place in Summerland with a new beautiful puppy. I remember when I first met Sarah when she came to help celebrate Ry’s 30th birthday… she seemed like the sweetest person in the world. People like Sarah, you can see it in their eyes, the kind of soul they have… and hers was open, warm and beautiful.
Eventually, T+S ended up moving to Vancouver where Trevor started another new venture. He partnered up with a few other guys and began opening a chain of restaurants in Vancouver,  The Warehouse. So Sarah, Trevor and Indo set up their home in the big city and haven’t looked back.
This past winter, the two of them were on a vacation in Mexico, and they were snuggling on a blanket on the beach when Trevor got down on one knee and asked her to be his. You can check out their engagement photos we did using that same blanket from when T proposed.
And on August 3, 2013, this is what they did. She said yes, and he vowed to love her for forever.

Thank you two for inviting me to be a part of your day. It truly was one of the most special wedding days I have ever seen. I hope you enjoy watching the story of your day through these photos…

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To see more, please watch the slideshow below. It’s a bit longer than usual, but trust me, it’s worth it!

Trevor+ Sarah from Janelle Morcombe on Vimeo.

The fabulous vendors that made up this day

Bride’s hair and make-up: Beyoutiful Beauty Artists – Leo Kuhn
Decor Rentals: Lois Lane Warehouse
Tent Rental: Westminster Rentals
Florals: Handmade with love
Cupcakes: Cupcasions
Commissioner: Heather Byer
Bridesmaid Dresses: separately purchased – all different!
Second Shooter: Diane Blank

Chris + Kim Married

Pops of green and whisps of feathers floated around the reception hall and the preparation room on the day of Chris + Kim’s wedding. They were married at The Lakeside Casino and Resort in Penticton, BC. The girls were ready, and it was time for day to begin…

As Kim’s father walked her down the aisle, it was such a special moment when Chris first saw his bride underneath the sheath of her veil… They were married under the beauty of the Okanagan sun, and enjoyed the stunning surroundings of Penticton as they celebrated the new beginning of their marriage.

Thank you C+K for inviting me along, and I hope you enjoy,

Sanderson-1 SANDERSON-295Sanderson-100Sanderson-8 Sanderson-104Sanderson-15 Sanderson-17 Sanderson-20 Sanderson-21 Sanderson-23 Sanderson-27 Sanderson-30 A drive up to the Naramata Bench made for some stunning vistas and vineyard moments… Sanderson-35 Sanderson-36 Sanderson-37Thanks to Clean Slate Winery for the much-needed refreshments! Not to mention giving Kim a moment to cuddle with your sweet little kitten – the animal-loving girl that she is! Sanderson-32Sanderson-38  Sanderson-56Sanderson-43  Sanderson-53 Sanderson-62Sanderson-54  Sanderson-58Sanderson-114  Sanderson-65 Sanderson-67

To see more, please watch the video below:

Sanderson Wedding from Janelle Morcombe on Vimeo.

Fabulous Vendors that made up this day…

Location of ceremony + reception: The Lakeside Resort + Casino

Wedding Decor: Artistic Design by Colleen

Flowers: Bride’s mother

Hair: Shingata Salon

Make-up: Ashley Patrocinio

Cake: Cupcasions


sweet family

It was important for Allison to have her new little babe meet her great-grandmother. Just 2 months old, they made the trek from out east to the Okanagan Valley to have time for a few snuggles.

I had the absolute pleasure to photographing Allison + Mark’s intimate wedding at Sparkling Hill last year, and I was so honored when she asked me to photograph a special session with her family this summer.

Thank you two for inviting me into your lives, and I hope you enjoy your photos.

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Alanna + Leo engaged

With just a few weeks to go till their wedding, I couldn’t be more excited to share these engagement photos. Alanna + Leo are this great couple who know and love each other for exactly who they are. They are both in tune with their surroundings, and appreciate everything about mother nature. What I think I love most about these two, is they are simply themselves. There is no pretending or hiding behind anything… they are who they are, and I think in this world, that is often hard to do…

For their e-session, we decided to go just up the road from their house to the stunning Missezula Lake. With their pup in tow, we wandered the lake and chased the sunlight.

Thank you two for having me along, and I hope these photos act as a representation of you and who you are together…

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