Indian Battle Park Morning Children’s Portraits [Audrey]

May 31st, 2016

Indian Battle Park morning children's portraits

Each time I take photos of Audrey, I hardly recognize her from the last time! She has grown so much in the last two years and this time around has added a puppy friend to her life. This was actually my second time working with Minnie because she helped us out at Halloween with our Windy City Canine Rescue, and just a short time after that, Audrey’s family adopted her.

Audrey was such a sweetheart for her Indian Battle Park morning children’s portraits and had such a fun time playing with and feeding snacks to Minnie.

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Lethbridge Spring Wedding Photos [Ben & Sheila]

May 26th, 2016

Ben and Sheila, Lethbridge spring wedding photos

Sheila and Ben joined us for their Lethbridge spring wedding photos just after their ceremony on what could have been a rainy day… but as luck would have it, it stopped raining exactly just during our scheduled photo time!

I don’t think I have ever laughed this much from a wedding party before. They wore blankets as scarves, high fived a jogger in the coulees at every bend in his path, the girls ran up the coulees in heels, one groomsman managed to get a girl’s phone number downtown in between photos, and everything finished with endless airplane puns at the appropriate time (though most of those came from Cam once they got going!). Seeing as how I first knew Sheila and Ben for their hilarious piggy back rides, it shouldn’t have been a surprise that they are such a fun group!

We started our photos in the coulees, now a saturated green from all the rain, then headed downtown to some of the most beautiful old architecture. Sheila and Ben have such a romantic, deeply passionate look when they interact with each other and these locations really accented those feelings.

Our last location was a fun one: the airport hangar! Even though we ended up not needing to escape any rain, it was such a great spot to take photos.

Congratulations, Ben and Sheila!

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Waterton United Church Wedding [Jared & Jessica]

May 24th, 2016

Jessica & Jared, Waterton United Church wedding

Jared and Jessica put together the perfect wedding they had dreamed of: a romantic mountain getaway that focused on their families coming together and the amazing connection they share. They even opted out of having a wedding party so they could spend more time and attention on their families.

We started the day at their Waterton United Church wedding, which was a perfect mix of sweet, touching moments and their nieces and nephews being adorable.

After the ceremony, we headed to the Prince of Wales Hotel (their favorite viewpoint in the park) for all of their portraits. Both Jessica and Jared were bursting with excitement all day and so full of joy to be marrying their soul mates. Even in the freezing wind, they couldn’t stop grinning!

They finished off their day with a private dinner (and a good shot of whiskey!) at the Waterton Lakes Lodge.

Congratulations, Jessica and Jared!

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Fort Macleod Spring Wedding [Henry & Kari]

May 19th, 2016

Henry and Kari, Fort Macleod spring wedding

After an entire day of torrential downpour, the clouds cleared and left behind gorgeous, lush green colors for Kari and Henry’s Fort Macleod spring wedding! We met up with the couple for their first look in the Fort Macleod Wilderness Park, where Henry couldn’t stop smiling hearing Kari approaching him. Once they had a few extremely happy moments alone, we went down by the river and the landmark green bridge with their wedding party (with their family helping out controlling traffic!).

After family photos in the park and their early afternoon ceremony, we met back up with them at the Galt Museum for the rest of their photos. They are so happy together and their friends seemed absolutely excited for them, making our job so easy!

Congratulations, Kari and Henry!

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Lethbridge Morning Family Session [Kevin & Sarah]

May 17th, 2016

Lethbridge morning family session

It’s hard to manage the separate activities of five children, so I really appreciate Kevin and Sarah taking a moment out of their busy day for their Lethbridge morning family session… even if it meant they had to rush off to their next activity! This family is so sweet together and I couldn’t get over how well behaved and ready for the camera the little ones were. They were definitely a family of perfect models!

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Nicholas Sheran Spring Family Photos [Sarah & Kyle]

May 12th, 2016

Nicholas Sheran spring family photos

I’ve known Sarah and Kyle for quite a few years now but this was the first time I got to meet their adorable kids! Josephine and Levon had a fun time playing in the grass at their Nicholas Sheran spring family photos. The kids are a perfect mix of their mom’s sweetness and their dad’s silliness :) That silliness came in handy from both parents when they had to act ridiculous behind me to get bigger smiles out of the children!

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