Amanda + Derrek Engaged

“I have so, so much love for him, and he is seriously the most important thing in my life…” Admittedly, Amanda was referring to her beautiful pup Titan at the time, but trust me when I say, she’s got all sorts of love for both her boys, Titan AND Derrek.

It was such a special treat for me to do these photos for Amanda and Derrek’s engagement. Amanda and I went to school together once upon a time. And to see her now, looking so gorgeous, so full of joy, and getting married to a guy who is a perfect fit for her.

We walked around downtown Kelowna, and enjoyed talking and catching up with each other. And of course, taking a few photos here and there! Titan joined us for the first few minutes, and then waited patiently as I did a few more of just A+D at the waterfront, taking advantage of that gorgeous Okanagan light at the end of the day.

Thank you two for inviting me to be a part of this ‘getting married’ journey, and I hope you love these photos and they become a beautiful reminder of this special time in your lives…



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Amanda’s beautiful hair done by: Courtney Scott at The Beauty and Shave Parlor

Amanda’s beautiful make-up done by: Jenny McKinney


Sheryl + Steve Engaged

One of my favourite parts of an engagement session, is the moment when I feel like I have finally ‘seen’ the couple. It always takes a few minutes of photography before the walls come down, but it is always my goal to make sure that before I leave, I have gotten photographs that truly represent who they are. How they love. What they look like together in those simple moments.

For Sheryl and Steve, I would say I had a bit of a leg up. We started out the session in their home. In their every day. In a home that they had designed together to be their sanctuary. And it was so fun to be invited into their space… I felt like it really allowed me to connect with them in a space they already knew. Their home.

And then, of course, we ventured out into Mother Nature. Sheryl, having some country roots, had her eye on a gorgeous little barn. One of the oldest barns in Calgary, which was a perfect backdrop for a few photos of S+S. And to finish off, we found a little creek – a beautiful corner to find those last few quiet moments of the day.

Thank you two for asking me to be a part of this journey. I absolutely loved meeting you both, and can’t wait to be there to help celebrate and capture the moments of this very exciting year to come!

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Bree + Nathan Married

As the final touches of the ceremony site were put together, the girls were inside, preparing for the day ahead. The house was in full swing with details, snacks, dresses and everything else wedding. Guests were beginning to arrive outside and gather under the wedding  barn.

Soon Bree was walking down the aisle towards Nathan, they said ‘I do’, and they kissed for the first time as husband and wife.

Their story began so many years ago, as their families had been friends since Nathan + Bree were just little. The sparks didn’t fly until much later into highschool. But eventually their paths crossed enough, the door opened, and a whole lot of love came in.

They celebrated throughout the afternoon in the company of their brothers, sisters and best friends. We then joined up with the rest of their guests over good food, good conversation and a lot of fun.


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The lovely vendors that made up the day:

Ceremony Site: Private Residence

Reception and Catering: Rockridge Canyon

Hair: Josie Kranabetter and Eikonic Hair Salon: Kayley and Jenni

Make-up: Tia Tolmie + Abigail Hiebert

Florals: Creations by Mom & Me

Cake: Alycia + Ruth Chan

Robes: Etsy Shop Gentle Sateen

Adam + Lauren Married

As she began to open the gift he had left for her, you could feel her emotions cut through the air. Trying to control her tears, her love, her joy and her pride for this man, as he had, once again, given her something she would cherish for a lifetime.

It was on their first anniversary, when Adam took Lauren on a flight that would end in a proposal. Being a pilot for the Canadian Armed Forces, Adam had fittingly first met Lauren after a long flight coming back from across the world. A flight he will always be ever-thankful arrived ‘on time’. Just in time for him to meet the love of his life.

And now here they were, getting ready to marry each other. Ready to start this new chapter in life. Together.

The day began at Summerland Waterfront Resort, where Adam and Lauren had their first look on the pier overlooking Okanagan Lake. They were swept away to Poplar Grove to solidify their vows to each other. And then they celebrated over amazing food, amazing drink and the laughter and love of good friends and family.

Thank you two for inviting me to be a part of this journey. It has been my honor to know you and to give you these photographs, that will hopefully be the constant reminder of how special and beautiful this day was.


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Ceremony + Reception venue: Poplar Grove Winery / Vanilla Pod Restaurant

Day-of Wedding Coordinator: Jenny McAlpine Weddings

Make-up and Hair: Melissa Craven

DJ: Alex Bird

Cupcakes: Cupcasions

Macarons: Sandrine French Pastry

Florals: Carl’s Flowers

Assistant Photographer: Mandy Glinsbockel

Commissioner: Teri Chambers

Niki + Chase Married

They stood overlooking Okanagan Lake, promising to spend the rest of their years together. It felt just about perfect watching Niki + Chase say ‘I do’, surrounded by the beauty of their hometown, supported by the love of their family and friends.

The day could not have been any sweeter. As we left the open field of their ceremony, we headed to Intrigue Winery to celebrate with a bottle of bubbly and a few photos overlooking the valley and the vines. And to finally kick the celebration into high gear, we made our way to Lone Pine Ranch. The barn doors were opened, the cowboy boots came out from underneath the tables, and the party went into the wee hours of the night.

The beautiful details, the funny, sweet speeches, the first dance under the lights of the chandelier, and the love and joy of their family made for one fabulous celebration.

Thank you two for entrusting me to document this day for you. It was my honour to be there, and I wish you so much love for what I know will be a beautiful life.




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The amazing vendors that made up the day,

Reception venue: Lone Pine Ranch Event Centre

Catering: Country Manor Catering and food services

Florals: Adrienne Klettke

Hair: Mod Salon

Make-up: Krista Kemp-Allan

Dress and Bridal Hairpiece: Bliss Bridal

Cake: Country Bakery

Winery: Intrigue

Ceremony musician: Joshua Smith




Candacy + Trevor Married

My heart always leaps in my chest when the moment comes, and the groom sees his bride for the first time. For Trevor, he looked  so proud to have Candacy walking towards him. His love was overflowing, and it was one of the most joyful, happy ceremonies I have had the pleasure of witnessing.

This wedding was very special for me. The maid-of-honer/sister of the groom is not only a good friend of mine, but also my second photographer this summer. She had asked me a few months prior if I could come and photograph the ceremony and portraits for her brother’s wedding, as she would obviously be otherwise ‘engaged’ during those times of the day. I was honoured to be asked to come and be a part of this day with her family. It was such a special treat for me to see so many familiar faces from my childhood, as Mandy and I have been friends for forever.

With just a handful of their closest family all sitting at the edge of Okanagan Lake in front of their family cabin, Candacy and Trevor said their ‘I do’s’. With their little guy sitting front row and centre, it was the perfect setting to solidify the bond between this beautiful family of 3.

Here are just a few of the photos from their ceremony and wedding day…

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Beautiful florals and floral crown by: Enterprise Flower Studio

Bridal Hair: Chatters Hair Salon – West Kelowna

Make-up: the bride

Commissioner: Stu Pike

Leah + Brian Married

Whether it was the rain, the sun, the wind, or all of the above, nothing was going to stop this amazing celebration. Leah + Brian were married this past Saturday on the bluffs overlooking the beautiful summer-town of Penticton.

Even though the sky was threatening all day, we ended up with a gorgeous day being a mixture of everything. Yes, there were a few sprinkles just as the appetizers began to arrive, but everyone snuggled a little closer under the rooftops for a few minutes, and then the rainbow appeared, setting the stage for an incredibly special evening.

The intimate celebration was held on the gorgeous lawn of Leah’s parents’ home, overlooking Okanagan Lake. Leah looked stunning with a delicate floral crown and amazing Truvelle gown. She and Brian said yes, while surrounded by their closest family and friends.

With fabulous food, good drinks, tasty doughnuts, laughter, and a few tears created the perfect recipe for a night to remember.

Thank you two for inviting me to be a part of such a special day, and I wish so much love to you as husband and wife. xo


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A little ‘fuzzy peach’ energy to get the day started right!

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Catering: Flambe Catering
Ceremony _+ Reception: Private Residence
Hair + Make-up: BeYoutiful Beauty Artists
Florals: Betwitched Floral Design
Bridal crown: Lisa’s Flowers
Dress Designer: Truvelle
DJ: Classic Mobile Music – DJ Alpha
Officiant: Evelyn Blaine
Rentals: All Occasions Rentals (barn wood tables & chairs)
Singer: Nikita Afonso
Videographer: Lindsay Gee
Assistant Photographer: Mandy Glinsbockel

Brianna + Nathan Engaged

From high school sweethearts, to fiance, and soon-to-be husband and wife. Brianna and Nathan are one of the sweetest, loveliest couples I’ve had the pleasure to photograph. There was a lot of giggling throughout the entire session (which you can definitely see throughout the photos…lots and lots and lots of laughter), along with so much love and beauty. Bree is this stunning young woman who has found a man who adores every bit about her. And Bree is clearly head over heels for Nathan. With so much of life ahead of them, I can’t wait to see where they carve out their path together. Step one, wedding in September! xo

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Laceigh + Chris Married

As the girls floated around the hotel room, preparing for Laceigh’s day, the anticipation and excitement was growing. Guests began to arrive in the gardens at The Cove. The men were having a final ‘cheers’ before they headed down to greet family and friends. Laceigh’s mother helped her into her beautiful Vera Wang wedding dress and the final touches that made her a bride.

The time had come for Laceigh and Chris to say their ‘I do’s’. With the trees around and sun above, a beautiful handmade banner as their backdrop, L+C tied the knot and made it official! It was time to celebrate…

Their day was so much fun, as their bridal party truly was there to support and love these two. There was a lot of laughter, a few drinks to keep everyone cool, and so much camaraderie between them all. I stole L+C for a few final minutes, and this is what always makes my heart sing. Those little moments of laughter. The quiet moments. The simpleness of love.

And then the party began! The reception room was draped in gorgeousness. The food was fabulous. The desserts were incredible. The music was getting everyone moving. Such a fun night of celebration for a beautiful kind of love.


Thanks to Mandy, my assistant photographer for some of these great shots of the gents getting ready.ZingleBlog-3

Gorgeous details with her Badgley Mischka shoes and amazing jewels.ZingleBlog-6 ZingleBlog-8

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The girls held stunning birdcage florals instead of the usual bouquet. So unique and perfect for the day. ZingleBlog-18 ZingleBlog-19 ZingleBlog-20 ZingleBlog-21 ZingleBlog-22ZingleBlog-27 ZingleBlog-30

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The cutest ‘selfie-booth’ handmade by the bride and her mom.ZingleBlog-71

The tastiest treats by Whisk! Yes, I did a taste test…
ZingleBlog-72 ZingleBlog-75 ZingleBlog-79 ZingleBlog-81 ZingleBlog-82 ZingleBlog-84The lovely vendors that made up the day:

Ceremony and Reception location: The Cove

Catering: The Cove

Officiant: Darlene Samin

Day-of Wedding Planner: A Natural Touch Event Planning

Wedding planning and design: Bride and Mother of Bride

Chiavari Chair Rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals

Drapery: Stage Right

Florals: Creations by Mom and Me

Make-up: The bride!

Hair Stylist: Kayla Johnston

Dress Designer: Vera Wang

Shoulder piece: Etsy

DJ: John Byrne and Jared

Dessert: Whisk Cakes

Assistant Photographer: Mandy Glinsbockel



Niki + Chase Engaged

Niki + Chase are getting married this August, and I couldn’t be more excited to be their photographer.

I have known both of them since we were littles. And to see them now, getting married, raising a beautiful little boy, it made for a really lovely evening. Niki is such a sweet, gorgeous woman who has such a strong love for her little man, and such a strong love for her man-man. Chase’s gentle nature towards Kamdyn and Niki shone through the evening, and it warmed my heart to see them as a happy, beautiful family.

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