Summerhill Pyramid Winery Reception Dinner

Dreaming of Summer Reception

Wine, floral + greenery and a room filled with love, what more do you need? This beautiful wedding reception was photographed at Summerhill Winery, located in the heart of the Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Overlooking Okanagan Lake, they celebrated their union with their loved ones. The decor was elegant, modern and minimalist - the pink + greenery pallet was stunning. While it was a smokey day in the Okanagan, we managed to get these stunning wedding reception photos. I wish these two a lifetime of happiness.

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Brittany and Tom Kelowna Winter engagement

Brittany and Tom got engaged in November of 2018. Tom was so excited when he picked up her beautiful ring from the jeweler that he proposed a few hours later in their home. Talk about adorable!💗

 The two met and fell in love in Vancouver BC and have been together for over three years. I’ve had the privilege of knowing them throughout that time and have watched their love grow, which is why I am even more excited for their wedding!

Brittany and Tom wanted their engagement photographs taken over the Holidays while they were in Kelowna so we went to Gyro beach so that they could have the iconic Okanagan lake as their backdrop.

It was snowing and terribly cold. I’m amazed we got so many picture in less than 20 minutes! When we got to the beach the snow flakes started to get bigger and the wind started to pick up, making everything much colder. As you can see, we brought their favourite wine to the beach. As the weather progressed we quickly captured them sipping on their wine.

Heart shaped tree at Gyro Beach.

Heart shaped tree at Gyro Beach.

Near the end, we started to use the red blanket more to shelter them from the cold, which ended up being the perfect prop. Getting hilarious pictures of Tom running back to the vehicle to escape the cold. The cold was a fun challenge and made for these unique engagement pictures. 

Special shout out to my sister, Amanda (who also happens to be Brittany’s best friend), because she ran around and carried all the things. She almost lost my umbrella to the wind and oncoming traffic, but we’ll let that go 😂

You can expect to see more pictures of these two!  The loves birds are getting married in the extremely photoesque town of WHISTLER, BC at Nita Lake Lodge. Talk about a perfect wedding! Brittany has great style too so I can’t even imagine how beautiful everything will be. Spoiler alert - it’s an autumn wedding with touches of burgundy, greenery and more!  I’m overly excited to be photographing their wedding - it’s going to be EPIC! 

I am honestly also just excited to see the beautiful, brilliant Brittany walk down the aisle and marry her love, and I can’t wait to celebrate with their amazing families.

 Brittany’s basically a member of my family (My sisters best friend). She’s like another sister to me. We’ve travelled together ( Nicaragua, Praha, Warsaw, Tofino), she’s met our family in Poland, she’s at our house every Christmas Eve, has saved me from a hilarious moment in Vancouver, hosted me and family in her home,  and countless other things. She’s an exceptional person who deserves all the joy and happiness. 

I can’t wait to see what the future brings them and how they will spend the rest of their beautiful lives together 💗 

Who’s ready for this EPIC wedding?! 

Reflecting on my Instagram usage after my Interview with KelownaNow for their Sunday Social Connection

Screen shot of my interview on  KelownaNow. 

Screen shot of my interview on KelownaNow. 


I was thrilled when I received an email from KelownaNow asking for an interview about my Instagram account @lichonphotography for their Sunday Social Connection. The Sunday Social Connection interviews social media accounts from Kelowna British Columbia, Canada. The profiles are chosen based on their content, style, and interactions with the community. The interview questions gave me time to reflect on my interactions with Instagram.

Thinking about creating a blog post about this interview was tendious.Should I screenshot the interview? Re-post the interview word for word? Or should I talk about my insights from the interview?I chose the later because I want to direct traffic to my interview on KelownaNow!  The interview got me thinking about why @lichonphotography account is more successful then my other instagram account @kelownaweddingphotographer.


Why have Different Instagram Accounts? 

I have two photography accounts on Instagram. I chose to create two different Instagram accounts because my target audiences are different. My @lichonphotography account is for fine-art enthusiast . Whereas, @kelownaweddingphotographer is targeted towards potential lifestyle clients. Similarly, my website is marketed towards potential wedding clients. This explains why you don't see my fine-art photographs on my website.

Consistency on Instagram is very important. When you scroll through someones feed you should instantly understand the content they're creating. Usually an underlying theme is easily identified by the viewer.  My feed would look sloppy if I mixed my fine-art and lifestyle photography together.  Looking through @lichonphotography you can easily identify a fantasy orientated feed. Whereas, @kelownaweddingphotographer overarching feed theme is lifestyle photography. 

Funny enough, I don't think the @kelownaweddingphotographer account is consistent; which reflects my lack of motivation to update my feed. Even my Instagram name does not reflect the content on my feed. I chose @kelownaweddingphotographer in hopes to boost my SEO online (my name appears on googles search engine). Perhaps, I should call my lifestyle account @lichonlifestyle rather than @kelownaweddingphotographer. I have to give this some more thought.

Right instagram account is my fine-art photography @lichonphotography  Left Instagram account is my wedding/client photography account @kelownaweddingphotographer

Right instagram account is my fine-art photography @lichonphotography

Left Instagram account is my wedding/client photography account @kelownaweddingphotographer

Why do I neglect my Wedding Photography Instagram Account?

The interview with KelownaNow was about my fine art account because I am constantly engaging with the fine-art photography community on Instagram.  I am always giving people genuine likes and comments on other accounts. The last year on average I post once a week on @lichonphotography.  I upload videos everyday on my stories. On average 100-250 people view my stories daily.  Giving my fans the behind the scenes look into my everyday life. My posts on average do fairly well with less effort, making my usage more rewarding. 

Whereas, @kelownaweddingphotographer is not nearly as rewarding. I don't have as many followers following my posts on the account. I don't engage with the wedding community on Instagram daily, I don't upload any stories, I don't put any work on the account, and I've never had anyone inquire for my wedding services through Instagram. All my inquires for weddings come through my website. Perhaps with more effort, I can make the wedding account more engaging and hopefully get another interview but with the focus on my wedding photography!