Katie and Deven were married on September 30th, with a ceremony at Rosen Lake and a reception at the St. Eugene Mission in Cranbrook, British Columbia.

I had been looking forward to this wedding from the moment I met these two for their engagement session, almost two years to the day before their wedding.  Sometimes, you just know that good things are in store right from the moment you meet someone, and that was definitely the case here. I feel like we were destined to be friends, especially after Deven and I bonded over the fact that he is a budding amateur photographer himself.

My second shooter, Duane Clemens, and I headed out to Rosen Lake on the day of the wedding, where we were in constant awe of the beautiful surroundings that we had to work with. The venue also had special significance to Katie and Deven because they’d met at that very lake and fell in love at this beautiful location.

Really, this place provided the most amazing shots, including the images of Katie canoeing to the ceremony from a nearby property. There also were some amazing sunset and evening portraits around the area. These two were totally willing to run with any suggestions I had as we drove around the back roads looking for those perfect picture spots.

But the wedding wasn’t just about beautiful locations—it was filled with hilarious people, too. One of the best moments was when Katie’s grandmothers came down the aisle in matching dresses as the flower girls for the wedding. They danced to “You Make Me Feel So Young” all the way down, dropping flower petals the whole way. That was typical of the whole group, though—all of the people who came out to support Katie and Deven were full of love, laughter, and genuine fellowship and support.

Deven & Katie, I can’t wait to hang out with you again, and I am really looking forward to getting out in the backcountry with Deven this coming winter. Thank you for letting me be part of your amazing day!


Bride’s Wedding Gown: Chantilly Bride

Groom’s Suit: Moore’s Clothing for Men 

Makeup artist: Makeup by Decoro Contact: Leah Wilkie 250-423-3023

Florists: Renee’s Flowers Contact: Renee Webster 

Venues St. Eugene Contact: Judy Nesbitt