New beginnings can be exciting, scary, full of uncertainty, full of hope, and in my opinion, a necessity to finding joy in life. Every risk we take and every new adventure we choose, it pushes us further towards reaching our dreams and our goals.
Trevor and Kat moved to Penticton just this past summer from a life of travel. Both K+T are professional figure skaters who have been performing all over the world, being based out of Kat’s home – The Czech Republic. They sold Trevor’s place in Ontario, sold Kat’s place in Czech, and moved into our lovely small town of Penticton to run the local Glengarry Skating Club. It is such a blessing for any town to get not only 1 experienced and professional skater to come and take on coaching the children of this community, but two!
On top of moving to town and beginning new work with the local club, they are also starting one of the most special journey’s of life…. creating new life and starting their own family. With just a month to go, Kat and Trevor are so excited to meet their wee babe, but before the day comes, we took some time to photograph Kat looking so stunning with her perfect little baby belly, first at the Penticton studio, and then outside taking in the stunning vista of the valley.
The laughing, the comfort, the ease. A boy obviously head-over-heels for the girl, and she adores him. They met just over a year ago, were engaged this past spring, and are now just over 2 months away from saying their marriage vows. To see love to clearly and so quickly is something special, and I feel lucky to be a part of their journey.
I love doing engagement sessions. For me, it’s a time to get to know the couple a little bit better. For the couple, it’s a time to relax during the busy-ness that is planning a wedding. Of course, wedding planning is fun and exciting, but also can be a little stressful and challenging. So, to give them an hour to just snuggle and laugh, it helps to remind the couple to enjoy the process and appreciate each other for this day, the wedding day, and all those days to follow as husband and wife. Finding joy in all the little moments is what makes a marriage work, and as I was photographing Sydnee + Carson, I could see this happening in front of me. They were truly just enjoying each other presence. Thank you two for opening up to me and just being yourselves. I hope you enjoy your photographs.