March 5th, 2014
I’m so excited to work with Kayla and Jeff for their Crowsnest Pass wedding next summer! I’ve already done a few photos with Kayla when she was a bridesmaid in her sister Erika’s wedding, so it will be fun for them to trade places this time. We headed out to the Pass for their winter engagement session to get some gorgeous snowy winter photos in the trees, and luckily our chilly week of -20C finally broke and we had warm weather and sun :)
We began the session on the Miner’s Path for some nature images and even with the warm weather, the snow still seems so untouched and fresh there. (We just had to be SUPER careful over the icy paths!). Afterwards, to get a better splash of color in the photos, we visited the old buildings of downtown Coleman and by then we were quite happy to be back in the sunlight!
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March 3rd, 2014
This is my kind of engagement session. As soon as I found out Lorianne and Shreyo were up for doing zombie engagement photos, I knew I would get along great with them! This took a bit of coordination with them coming from out of town and having to get together some of Lethbridge’s finest undead, but the end result was sooooo worth it. The couple who can take out zombies together definitely stays together, and Lorianne and Shreyo had some mighty fine zombie fighting skills.
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February 26th, 2014
Thank you so much to everyone who voted this year! I am so happy to announce that I’ve won first place in the photography category for the 2014 Lethbridge Sun Times Best of the Best!
Your support over the years means so much to me and I couldn’t have gotten here without all of you telling your friends about me and sharing photos. Thank you!
February 19th, 2014
The last time I saw Stefan, he couldn’t run away on his own yet… now he’s soooo much bigger and has just celebrated his 2nd birthday! It was a little too chilly and windy for him outside on our first try so instead we went to the beautiful new(ish) CASA arts building here in Lethbridge for his cute children’s session.
For a two year old, Stefan is soooo well behaved. We still had to move quickly to keep his interest, but he was on his best behavior and actually stayed put (briefly!) where we put him. He pretends to be shy but then drops super flirty smiles, at least when I make fart noises :) Read more here »
February 12th, 2014
Mayte and I see each other all the time for photos. She is a regular foster mom for the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society so I often get to have fun puppy play dates with her. Even though I’ve spent lots of time doing photos with Mayte for all of the puppies she fosters, this was the very first time her and her family got to be the subjects! We did their joyful, happy grandparent and grandchildren portraits in Lethbridge early in the winter in the not-yet-snowy Indian Battle Park.
Mayte, her husband George, and their dog Tango met me for photos on their own to start off their session. They managed to get some romantic cuddle time in even with Tango running around like crazy. Once we were finished with the photos of the couple and their pup, we were then joined by their four adorable grandchildren. They were so much fun to work with and I think Tango loved his adventure because he managed to find some pretty big sticks in the river bottom! Read more here »
February 4th, 2014
I knew I’d be working with Hope for her modeling portfolio, but it wasn’t until I saw her awesome black vinyl bodysuit that I knew these were going to be some Tron Legacy inspired photos!
I’ve been wanting to do this photo shoot for a long time and had been flip flopping between being the photographer or being the model. The only problem was that I LOVE doing light painting, something a Tron photo shoot would definitely need, so I didn’t really want to give that up to someone else! (You know, the hour of patience it takes to do it through trial and error!) When Hope came into the picture with the most perfect wardrobe for it and perfect hair to pull off Gem’s style, my decision was made.
Lorelei Hoffarth and I teamed up for these photos and the funny thing was that we both independently decided we wanted to do light painting with Hope, but it wasn’t until we discussed the idea further we realized we were on the same page! It was so fun seeing the differences in our photos starting with the same model, wardrobe, hair, makeup, and even basic lighting techniques… We ended up with SUCH different images, and even our light painting techniques were vastly different.
Our lovely and talented model was Hope Vande Beek, who did a great job holding reeeeeaaaally long poses while we ran around her with all sorts of crazy flashlights and blinded her with flashes in a nearly pitch black room. Makeup was provided by Cayley Blande at Colors Salon and hair was styled by Jenn Burton, who both did a wonderful job. Last but not least, thank you so much to Lorelei for opening up your studio for this fun concept shoot!
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