Paul Sanderson Photography / VISIT GALLERIES & OUR WORK

Lee and Jon

For those that don't know, I grew up most of my life in Kelowna, British Columbia.  I left for school when I was 20 and moved to Alberta, and from there I made my way to Ottawa.  I'm sure this is a common theme, but I never really appreciated where I lived growing up, and now that I have been gone for many years I seriously miss this place.  I miss BC, I miss the mountains, I miss Lake Okanagan and the Ogopogo.  

Lee and Jon are two of the sweetest people I could ever describe. They currently live in Montreal, and with the help of their family, they planned an epic day at the Laurel Packing House. The LPH is a very cool venue that has a museum dedicated to the orchard industry within the event space. The location has industrial vibes, exposed brick and just the right amount of soft drapery and light to create the perfect place for an intimate party with some great folks.  

The morning started out with the girls getting ready at Lee's parents home. The home was flooded with gorgeous light, modern lines and overlooked the Okanagan and a vineyard. Secretly I wished they would adopt me so I could wake up to that view each morning.  

The Ceremony was intimate, the speeches were funny and heartfelt, each detail reflected the couple's personality and style perfectly. We had a blast running around in the hills and the evening ended with an epic dance party. 

I feel so very fortunate that Lee and Jon approached me to be a part of their special day. I have always dreamed of shooting in Kelowna; The weather is beautiful, the mountains and rolling hills, along with the great Okanagan lake make for a stunning backdrop to capture a couple of kids in love, so this was absolutely a dream come true.

Flowers: Petal and Vow

DJ: John Byrne

Dress: Truvelle bridal