I’m always thrilled to work up at beautiful Sun Peaks Resort; great people, unparalleled scenery, a plethora of things to experience and a great village. What’s not to like? This multiple shoot assignment had me once again teamed up with the extremely hard working, driven and talented Director of Marketing & Communications of Sun Peaks Resort, Christina Antoniak. Together we’ve managed to pull off some pretty strong content over the years so I was excited to be able to put my creative energies into new golf material they were in need of for a variety of uses.
Our first shoot had us on the stunning back nine with a trio of players. The day in the valley started off as a real beauty but later in the morning I noticed the smoke from the E. Shuswap rd. fire drifting northwest. Driving up for our 2:30 start I was getting nervous as I saw the localized air patterns had drawn some of the smoke all the way to the resort. We managed to get fairly lucky that day with only minor smoke over our vantages, and overall the sky was great with those emotive big puffies in the sky that look awesome when you’re at altitude. You’ll see a couple of shots teeing off from the signature 16th hole, which is a dizzying drop off tee area that just makes you happy to be there. I have to say I was very surprised, after the winter we had to see the course, and especially the greens in tournament like conditions; a testament to the staff.
The second part of the shoot involved the front nine, and once again the weather was stellar. After getting a ten minute scare from a large cloud that made it seem like our light would elude us, it broke up and turned into what you see; wispy, swirls of cloud mixed with vibrant blues creating a very warm, soft feel. We started with a pair of boys and later met up with a couple to finish our session. Despite not feeling the greatest, Christina toughed it out and was once again a huge factor in what we were able to to produce. Enjoy the images below 🙂
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