Gladstone Mountain Ranch Wedding [April & Ed]

September 30th, 2014

30 gladstone mountain ranch wedding Gladstone Mountain Ranch Wedding [April & Ed]

Continuing with a fantastic year of friends getting married, April and Ed’s Gladstone Mountain Ranch wedding was another very special one since they have been dating since we were in high school! (Obviously there were many jokes about how Ed likes to take his time with important decisions.)

They came back to Alberta for their very intimate wedding and chose a beautiful spot in the trees for their ceremony at the ranch. It’s such a gorgeous, peaceful location in the mountains and they couldn’t have picked a better spot! With the wedding being so intimate it gave us lots of time to spend with just the two of them for photos. After all this time they still know how to be romantic and I love seeing how comfortable they are with each other. :)

April is a very literary person so books played a huge part in the theme of their wedding, combining with natural forest touches. It was fantastic to get to work with Andrea at Elegant Weddings and Events again, who kept the day running perfectly.

Congratulations, April & Ed!

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Waterton Family Photos [Chelsea & Brendon]

September 25th, 2014

01 waterton family photos Waterton Family Photos [Chelsea & Brendon]

When Chelsea contacted me to do Waterton family photos, I was so excited! I’m normally only there for weddings when we have a tight schedule, but for family portraits we could take our time and explore as much as needed. Her and Brendon, along with their sweet children Alexis and Liam (some of the most well behaved kids I’ve ever met!), met with me one summer afternoon and enjoyed the beautiful day with me.

It was such a gorgeous day in Waterton… sunny but not too hot, and all the colors were so vibrant, especially in the wildflowers that were in bloom. We went on a few mini hikes exploring the park and the kids got to have a fun wagon ride to get there.

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Park Lake Mermaid Portraits [Miss Marin]

September 23rd, 2014

01 lake mermaid portraits Park Lake Mermaid Portraits [Miss Marin]

As a treat for Marin’s 10th birthday, she got to transform into a beautiful mermaid! Park Lake was a perfect backdrop for her mermaid portraits that evening with its gorgeous views of the water. The docks and rocks against the lake were perfect for a mermaid to come out onto land and Marin was all for climbing on everything! She had some pretty great skills in hopping around with a fin on, while her dad helped her with the more difficult terrain :)

Her mermaid tail was so fun to play around with and I’m sure she’ll get lots of use out of it this summer. It definitely deserves a few more swims!

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Summer Evening Family Photos [Lucas, Michelle & Joe]

September 18th, 2014

10 summer evening family photos Summer Evening Family Photos [Lucas, Michelle & Joe]
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Michelle, Joe, Lucas, and their fur baby Bear met me for some summer evening family photos, deep in the mosquito infested parks of Lethbridge! Aside from having to swat at mosquitoes, it was such a beautiful evening down by the University of Lethbridge lake. Lucas and Bear both had a great time playing in the trees, and Bear eventually gave up on photos for a nice cool swim! They are such a sweet family and clearly love their little boy so much. They had no trouble making him smile and laugh when they played with him!

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Lethbridge Autumn Farm Wedding Photos [S & A]

September 16th, 2014

10 lethbridge autumn farm photography Lethbridge Autumn Farm Wedding Photos [S & A]

I had a great afternoon with this cute, young couple for their Lethbridge autumn farm wedding. We met up just after their post-ceremony luncheon for family photos and followed with portraits of them and their wedding party. They chose such a beautiful farm to take their photos on! We had no shortage of locations with old wagons, a gorgeous pond, wooden swing, and huge flower beds. We also made a few stops throughout Lethbridge to get our iconic fields and big blue skies :)

Congratulations, S & A!

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CASA Grad Session [Hanna]

September 11th, 2014

07 casa grad session CASA Grad Session [Hanna]

Hanna was such a treat to work with! We had her CASA grad session on a beautiful summer evening and lucked out with no rain so we could also go outside. She had such a stunning, perfectly fitting white gown, as well as a classy scarf to change things up (complete with a gorgeous brooch from her aunt). Hanna is so charismatic and has such a wonderful huge laugh, making her super easy to photograph.

CASA made the perfect backdrop for the beginning of her photos. The warm colors there really made her dress pop and it looked fantastic for the Audrey Hepburn, classic vibe she loves. Galt Gardens, conveniently across the street, had such beautiful sunlight by the time we went outside!

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