Photography Journal

Kelowna Woodland Bridal Session

Such a pleasure to finally work with Sylvia Hajdu from Top Notch Art of Makeup! We had been talking about collaborating for a photoshoot for quite some time. Sylvia is a super talented makeup artist and really fun person to be around. Can’t wait for our next project together!

Thanks to Wild Ginger Floral Design for your GORGEOUS floral crown and Devon from DejaVu Model Management for your mad modelling skillz.

Makeup: Sylvia Hajdu of Top Notch Art of Makeup – Facebook | Instagram

Floral crown: Wild Ginger Floral Design – Facebook | Instagram

Model: Devon Nagle from DejaVu Model Management – Facebook | Instagram 

Dress: David’s Bridal

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Tin Poppy Elopement

I have been intrigued by the Tin Poppy Retreat ever since I picked up one of their brochures a couple of years ago. I started following them on Instagram and then decided to reach out to Maggie Shook to see if she wanted to collaborate on an elopement styled shoot. Maggie and her husband Jeremy are the most interesting and creative people and I wanted to spend way more time talking with them.

Each unique and inspired accommodation on this beautiful, 160 acre property in the Larch Hills has incredible character and style. It has three rentals available – the Lavender House, Violet Cabin and its namesake, the Tin Poppy. It’s eco (solar-powered!), rustic yet luxurious and an absolutely perfect place for an offbeat couple’s elopement or intimate wedding. If I could do it all over again, this is the just kind of place that I would absolutely get married. Thankfully there are always vow renewals, right?

I collaborated with these fantastic artists/vendors from the central and north Okanagan:

Dress/Veil: Bliss Bridal Kelowna – Facebook | Instagram

Hair/Makeup/Bridal Model: Tanisha Langner of T. Langner Lashes and Makeup – Facebook | Instagram

Groom Model: Zach Langner, Artist – Instagram

Suit/Shoes: J.Crew / Gucci

Floral: Katie LaRone 0f Sweet Pea Flowery – Facebook | Instagram

Jewelry: JC Bradley Jewellers – Facebook | Instagram

Catering/Styling/Venue: Tin Poppy Retreat – Facebook | Instagram

Thank you to everyone involved! It was a beautiful day and I can’t wait to come back and spend a cozy weekend by the fire at this forested retreat in the hills.

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GABRIELA & JURI | LOS ANGELES, CA | APRIL 2017

“I cannot say enough good things about Paulina. Hiring her as my wedding photographer was one of the best wedding decisions I made. I am very self conscious about being photographed but she made me so at ease throughout the whole process. At first, I wasn’t into the idea of doing an engagement photo shoot, but Paulina convinced us saying it would allow us to get comfortable being photographed by her before the wedding. We ended up spending an afternoon in Venice beach which turned out to be so much fun! Just before the wedding day, Paulina sent us the engagement shoot photos, and after seeing how beautiful and natural they looked I realized that our wedding photos were in great hands.

All of our photos look incredible and truly capture the atmosphere of our wedding day. I also love that Paulina listened to my concerns and found a perfect balance between posed pictures (which I don’t love but you inevitably have to do) and candid ones. Paulina’s beautiful work speaks for itself, but I also want to add that she is a wonderful person and just really fun to be around. Thank you so much Paulina, I love your work!”

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Gabriela + Juri | Los Angeles Engagement

Gabriela + Juri. Venice, California.

 

 

 

 

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Spring Mini Sessions – Okanagan Rail Trail Fundraiser

SPRING MINI SESSIONS! Here’s what you need to know:

What: Spring Photo Mini session for Mother’s Day (or just because)
Who: Maternity, Children, Couples, Families
When: Saturday, May 13th – Morning and Evening appointments will be available
Where: Beautiful Kalamalka Park (exact location TBA)
Why: Because a) We have just made Vernon our home! b) The Okanagan Rail Trail Initiative is awesome and I want to support it, and c) I’d like to get to know more of you Vernon folks

$160 = 1 metre of trail. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Rail Trail. All you have to do is make your $160 (or more) donation directly on the Okanagan Rail Trail website after March 31st, then email me your confirmation of donation and choose your time! This is your chance to be a part of the legacy (and get a tax receipt). In turn, I will volunteer my time for your 20 min mini photoshoot. You’ll choose 8 digital files from an online gallery with an option to purchase more!

Space is limited. Email: paulina@otyliaphotography.com for more info! 🚲

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Milk Bath

Makeup: Tanisha Langner | Hair: Christine Crawford | Model: Meghan

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Brooke & Dalton

Brooke + Dalton. Celebrating love, everyday.  |  Makeup by Arisa Davis.

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Yarn Bath

Super fun collaboration with Camella and Brianne from A Twist of Yarn, located in beautiful Vernon, BC.  Their yarn boutique is a knitter’s dream!

Hair and Makeup by the very talented ladies, Christine Crawford from Evolve Studio and Tanisha Langner! And thanks to our lovely models, Meghan and Tanisha.

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Vernon Midwifery

It has been a great pleasure to get to know Carrie Sizer, Registered Midwife of Vernon Midwifery. Carrie is new to Vernon, recently moved from the UK last summer and is working with Sylvia Nicholson at North Okanagan Midwifery. She recently opened a beautiful office in the Alpine Centre off Kalamalka Lake Road and is accepting new patients!

Carrie and Sylvia provide care for pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period for women anticipating normal, low risk pregnancies and births. They attend women at their labour and birth at home as well as in hospital.

Their services are covered entirely by the BC medical services plan (MSP) but they say not to worry if you don’t have MSP, midwifery care is available to private clients too.

Carrie and Sylvia strive to provide care that is evidence based, non-authoritarian, supports informed choice and that recognizes the woman as the primary decision-maker. Read more about midwifery care here.

Take a tour of Carrie’s office below and enjoy the art on the walls provided by Otylia Photography.

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Kim | Pasadena, CA | May 2016

“My husband and I feel very lucky to have found Paulina to document the final days of our twin pregnancy and the beginning of our adventure with our new babies. Paulina has a remarkable eye for capturing the joy and beauty of maternity, resulting in gorgeous photos that captured the hope and promise we felt in the days leading up to our twin’s birth. In their newborn photos, she was able to showcase our baby’s first interactions as brother and sister and their unique personalities at a very young age. Breastfeeding has been a beautiful part of our journey as a growing family, and as a nurse and doula, Paulina made me feel comfortable and at ease as she captured stunning photos of me nursing our newborn twins. Paulina has a true talent for capturing life’s special moments and we will always treasure the precious images that she took for our family.”

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