Bees & Brides

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in Bee Keeping, Wedding | No Comments

Stories & pictures from both sides of the veil

As both a beekeeper and photographer of weddings, there is never a day in either field that isn’t either quirky, strange or surprising.  Both subjects are seemingly the stuff of rainbows & unicorns – colourful and unpredictable, multi-layered and untameable –  in our imagination’s reality.

It doesn’t matter which side of the veil I’m on, there will always be a story to tell. So I invite fellow photographers, brides & beekeepers and whomever else has a few moments to kill every now and again, to give these entries the odd look as I spin off a few yarns.

I’ll promise not to be too “technical” but I can offer some insights and information about all kinds of things – Secret Okanagan landscapes where I keep bees (or bring brides for photo shoots), actions & reactions to the insect world and yes, the occasional “Zilla” story. I also promise not to be a “gloss-over.”  I ended up where I am now because I believe in drinking water, not just skimming cream and because I have an undying belief that most things are pretty darn wacky when you put them under a microscope.

If anyone wants to come out for a look at the bees, just let me know. I can suit you up and put you to work. If you can lift 100 pounds, you might even make some money during pollination. If you want to come out and see brides in their natural habitats, sorry but you’ll have to observe their antics second-hand through pictures & stories.

In the end, it’s up to you what you want to believe. If I paint a picture with enough conviction, hell, it might even be the Truth.