Penticton Engagement Session | Tara Lilly Photography | Rebecca + Jon
Penticton Engagement Session | Rebecca + Jon
Hiking to waterfalls, fly fishing and drinking Corona’s while watching the sunset made Rebecca & Jon’s Penticton engagement session a highlight of the season.
Rebecca & Jon travelled a long road before they met me for their Penticton engagement session. They met at a house party when they were 21 and had an intense summer romance, and then dated on and off for a while. Four years ago, a mutual friend set them up again, and they both realized the spark was still there. Their second ‘first’ date was at a nice restaurant, but after terrible service and an underwhelming appetizer, they decided a six-pack and pizza was a better idea for an entree.
The next four years of their relationship was dedicated to spending as much time outdoors as possible. Rebecca and Jon both own Jeep wranglers and enjoy 4x4ing. (Jon did mention that his is better). They love fishing, hunting, hiking and camping with their beautiful border collie named Storm. Vancouver island is one of their favourite places. They have camped and travelled all over from the south to the very remote corners in the north of the island. Their love of the island also made the perfect setting for Jon to propose.
Jon planned a special weekend for the two of them last July, but kept the destination a surprise. He told Rebecca to pack a bag but wouldn’t tell her where they were going. After arriving in Vancouver, they boarded a 6-seater airplane and flew to Tofino, where they had a hotel room over looking the ocean. They spent the next two days exploring Tofino, hanging out on the beach and adding a few specimens to Rebecca’s ‘heart-shaped rock’ collection. On the final evening after dinner, they grabbed a bottle of the favourite sparkling rosé and two plastic wine glasses and headed down to the rocks to watch the sunset. When the sun was about to go down, Jon started talking, and when Rebecca looked over at him he was down on one knee with a ring box open.
The rest is history and they have planned a 4×4, top of the mountain, Thanksgiving potluck, perfect wedding day!
When we met for their Penticton engagement session, we hiked up to the waterfalls on the Naramata creek (while dodging poison ivy.) We then went down to the shores of Lake Okanagan and went fly fishing, where Jon caught a 5lb carp and finished the day drinking Coronas overlooking the lake as the sun went down behind the mountain they will be getting married on!