Kirin and Kirsten – Monte Creek Ranch Winery Wedding

I had the privilege of photographing the wedding of two wonderful friends this past weekend. Kirin was one of the first friends I made after moving to BC, and I’ve enjoyed watching his relationship with Kirsten blossom.

 

Although I have lived in BC for seven years now and worked at many Kamloops wedding venues, this was the first time I have photographed a wedding at a vineyard! Monte Creek Ranch Winery certainly provided a stunning backdrop for this special day, filled with love, laughter, family, and friends. In addition to a beautiful couple and bridal party, I also had Kirin’s restored Volkswagon Beetle to use as a prop. 😀 He’s had this car since he was a teenager and his goal was always to include it in his future wedding day. He just finished it this summer, although it ended up needing an engine replacement rather last minute, as in the last month! I’m so glad everything worked out, though naturally we had to do a silly photo of Kirsten pushing the car. 😉

Their winter engagement photos are also worth a second look!

 
Ceremony venue: Monte Creek Ranch
Marriage Officiant: Sherin Jensen

Kirin and Kirsten opted to do a reveal, where they see each other before the ceremony, and do most of their portraits beforehand too. The reveal was in Kirsten’s parent’s lovely backyard garden in Barnhartvale.

I loved that the bridesmaids were in two different dress tones but the same style.

I had to stand on a ladder to get this shot of all the ceremony attendees! I am glad Kirsten and I went to the venue a couple weeks beforehand so we could plan some photo locations. The balcony above the ceremony was a great start for this photo, but I had to get higher than the glass patio walls, thus the ladder.  😉

Kirsten found this photo idea on Pinterest and I loved it! It’s their parents, and the new bride and groom all kissing.  <3

“C’mon honey, we have to get to the reception!”

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