Thoughts on One Year in the Okanagan » Kelowna Wedding Photographer

 

I've been trying to write this post for a few weeks in my head, but all it ever comes down to is "I wouldn't change it for the world."

It's true, I wouldn't change everything about this for anything in the world. When I moved to BC, there was a rash of uncertainty, and a whole lot of sleepless-am-I-going-to-make-it-or-do-I-have-to-move-back-to-Ontario-with-my-parents type of nights. Turns out, everything worked out for the best. 

My move to the Okanagan has been the best thing I have ever done for myself. I'm incredibly thrilled and humbled at how many connections I made in 2015/2016, how many weddings I shot, how many weddings I second shot, and how many brilliant couples I met that are getting married in 2017 (ummm, 80% booked for 2017 already?! What!?). I've made friends who are supportive, fun, understanding and true to me. I've found my way around without a GPS - which is a rare occurrence for me. I've hiked up mountains (and you are can't do that in Ontario). I've travelled to Vancouver, Nebraska, Squamish, Whistler, Washington, booked a wedding in Las Vegas, and subsequently taken a trip to the Passport office. I've learned who I am and I've prioritized me. I always tell my friends that the Okanagan changes people, it does. 

All in all, I wouldn't change it for the world. I can't wait to see what next year brings. Here's to one year in the Okanagan as a Kelowna Wedding Photographer