I’m an extremely extroverted wedding photographer living in Kelowna. I grew up in Pemberton, north of Whistler, BC.

I love life and all things involving adventure. 

If I’m not in the mountains on horseback, then I’m definitely on a snowboard. Otherwise, you can find me spending my down-time hiking, paddling, and fishing with my pup and my better half. 

Basically what I'm trying to say is that if you want to do something outdoorsy and fun, I'm totally down.

I am all about work-life balance, when I can find it! I’m an early riser and a go-getter, but I also love to sit by the fire with friends.

Some would say I'm a wiz in the kitchen, and I can certainly say that my passion for food is both a blessing and a curse. As a result, you might also catch me working my butt off in the gym!

I’ll listen to anything - but rock and roll has my soul.
I also love a good podcast. 

I love having a career that fills me up and connects me with the community.
Learning new things and meeting new people feeds my fire.
I genuinely want to know everything there is to know about you, quirks included, and be your friend for a long time coming. 

it's pronounced paula or pala, whichever you like more

Hello... It's me. 

My name is Pala Kovacs, and I'm your new favourite third wheel! If you're into good times and positive energy, then I'm probably the right fit for you. 

Fun fact:
My family home is so deep in the bush that during the winter you need 4×4 to get there.

Wedding Planners

Planning a wedding can be daunting. Why not hire a seasoned professional to take care of all the details for you? View my list of BC’s best wedding planners here.


Wedding planners in BC and the Okanagan

As an entrepreneur, it’s essential that you constantly work on your personal development. Here is a list of books that will guide you as an entrepreneur.


13 Books every Entrepreneur should read


I’ve put together a list of 25 of Kelowna’s best spots to take photos at! You’ll find plenty of gorgeous lookouts, vineyards, forests & more. These locations are all outdoors and for those who love an adventure.


25 of Kelowna’s best places to take photos

Engagement Shoot at Dilworth Mountain Park by Kelowna Wedding Photographer Photos by Pala Mikayla

Planning a wedding on a budget is stressful, which is why I’m here to give you the best tips on planning your frugal wedding.


Planning A Wedding On A Budget – For The Frugal Brides & Grooms

Budget-friendly wedding planning for the frugal bride and groom

This guide will help your selfies reach their full potential! Look good, feel good, and set fire to peoples’ feeds with your bomb selfie! We will go over: lighting and how to find the good stuff, how to calm your facial muscles, posturing, backrdops, & editing.
be sure to message me @PhotosByPalaMikayla on insta if you have any questions!



How to take better selfies, written by kelowna wedding photographer Pala Kovacs

Hiring an engagement photographer is a personal choice and will depend on your preferences, budget, and needs … everyone is unique! But skipping that special moment of the engagement, or neglecting to capture your couplehood pre-wedding means you might be leaving out the most important part of your love story. Here are 10 reasons why […]


10 reasons you should hire an engagement photographer

Engagement Photographer in Kelowna, BC

    The wedding photos you take on your wedding day will be photos that you will cherish forever. That’s why it is so important to hire the right photographer to take the perfect photos.     Great wedding photographers have the experience and skill to take photos that not only stand out, but help […]


5 Wedding Photos You Need to Take On Your Special Day

5 photos to take on your Big Day

    Thinking about hiring a wedding photographer for the big day?     There are so many incredible photographers out there that searching for your perfect match can be time-consuming and overwhelming.  Here are some things to consider and questions to ask to help you find a reliable person who will make these memories shine.  […]


What you should consider when hiring a wedding photographer

How to choose the perfect wedding photographer for your big day

    An elopement wedding sounds so romantic, doesn’t it?  You’ve probably seen it before in movies: the bride and groom are on the run, escaping a disapproving family member or some other dramatic scenario.   But the contemporary version of an elopement isn’t so much about “running away” as it is about doing things your […]

How-To's, Photography, Weddings

How to Organize an Elopement Wedding

How to organize an Elopement Wedding

The goal of your brand story is to become a narrative that speaks to the values you believe in and want to express to your customers. Click here to learn more about building your own brand story!

Entrepreneurship, How-To's

What is a brand story and how to use it in your business

Build your business story

Kelowna, BC – Making memories last a lifetime and beyond is the goal of the professional photographer at Photos by Pala Mikayla. As a professional photographer with years of experience and a stunning portfolio to boast of, the expert photographer at Photos by Pala Mikayla has been able to capture rare and fleeting moments, making […]

Press releases, Uncategorized

Press Release – Photos by Pala Mikayla, a Top Kelowna Photographer Announces Special Rates on Wedding Photography Services

Kelowna Wedding Photographer - Photos by Pala Mikayla

Here are the top Venues for your Wedding Day in the North Okanagan. Check out these two off the grid ranches to make your dreams come true!


Top rustic Wedding Venues in the Okanagan

Rustic wedding venues

Learn how to create professional quality images with your smartphone. Click here to find out tips to start taking better photos.

Entrepreneurship, How-To's

How to Create Eye-Catching Photos with a Smartphone

Here’s a list of Kelowna’s top catering services for your wedding day in the Okanagan. These chefs will provide a seamless service and satisfy your palate with the unique flavors of their dishes. Click here to get the list of Kelowna’s best catering companies for any taste.


Top Wedding Caterers in Kelowna

Best Wedding Caterers in the Okanagan

Click here to learn the harms of plastic on your health and why you should switch from plastic to glass.


Health effects of plastic – switching to glass.