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Hi, I am Nettie

As a wedding photographer, I like to meet with my clients before the wedding day. I want to get to know them. I want to become their friend. I do this for 2 reasons, the first being that I am a people person. I love meeting new people and enjoy being in the company of others. The second reason is that I want all of us to be comfortable with each other. I always say, the more comfortable you are with your photographer, the better your photos, and the over all experience will be.


However, I have realized that many of my couples do not live here in the valley and we do not get a chance to meet before the wedding day. So I've decided to help them, and my future clients get to know me a little better by writing up some facts about me. Some of these are random, some of them are personal, but all of them are a part of me.


So here it goes.....



Anyone who knows me knows that I am addicted to potato chips. Any flavour, any brand. They are crunchy, salty and aside from being super unhealthy, they are the perfect food


My first language is a dialect of low german. I have lost a lot of it over the years and do not speak it fluently anymore. This is something I regret, which is exactly what my Mother said would happen if I didn’t continue to speak it daily. So Mom if you are reading this…you were right!


I have one brother and six sisters, a bunch of in-laws and nieces and nephews whom I adore


I love watching live theatre and live music


I am scared of chickens


I was part of a prison ministry team when I attended Peace River Bible Institute. My team traveled to the prison in Grande Cashe, to lead a church service with the inmates, share our testimonies, sing worship music and just talk to them. It was a very rewarding experience for me


I have never been to college


My first love is music and though I can not really play an instrument, I can sing


I do not like wearing socks. My toes enjoy their freedom


I have read the entire Lord of the Rings series about 6 times. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched the movies


If I could, I would play with legos all day


My favourite food is rice. Any kind of rice.


I am a visual artist and work mostly with acrylics. I paint landscapes and still life and have done a few portraits in the past. Since my school did not have any sort of art program,  I taught myself with the help of a book about painting flowers onto rocks


I do not enjoy country music however, I love Dwight Yoakum


My husband Herman is the best thing that has ever happened to me. We were friends for 9 years before we started dating and I can barely remember a time in my life when he wasn’t in my life. I am the luckiest woman alive that he chose me.



Well thats me…..well at least some of me. If you would like to know more about the on goings of my life, feel free to check out my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/somethingbluephotographypenticton/  or follow me on Instagram at somethingbluebc. I look forward to meeting many wonderful couples in the future and sharing more of myself with them through my photography.