West Lethbridge Fall Family Photos [Ryan & Janet]

February 9th, 2016

west Lethbridge fall family photos

I’ve loved watching Ryan and Janet’s family grow over the years… I did their first photos when their oldest boy was only 2 years old and I can’t believe how fast time has flown! Now that they are a family of five, we got together again for west Lethbridge fall family photos at the university lake. This turned out to be a perfect spot with how much all of the kids loved climbing in the trees, and we had to make sure they each had a turn posing in one.

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Lethbridge Snowy Family Photos [Brooklyn]

February 2nd, 2016

Lethbridge snowy family photos

What a fun first session of 2016! With a coating of fresh snow in Indian Battle Park, I got to meet little Brooklyn and her whole family on this nice warm day. She brought along her mom, dad, and both grandmothers for her Lethbridge snowy family photos. She was absolutely adorable, especially in her pink and white cowgirl outfit. Brooklyn had the best full body laughs and is such a happy kid. My fake fart sounds were a big hit for getting those big laughs out of her! Even though it was a little cold for her, she was such a great sport and had fun playing in the snow by the High Level Bridge with her family.

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Extended Family Christmas Photos [The Major Family]

January 26th, 2016

Lethbridge extended family Christmas photos

It means so much when families invite me into their homes during their limited reunion time together. The Major family had all of their children and grandchildren down in Lethbridge for the holidays and decided it was a great time to get some extended family Christmas photos. This family is hilarious and I loved all the goofy photos they wanted to do (each serious photo needed a goofy equivalent, of course!). Their interactions are so amazing and they really feed off each other’s creative energy.

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Pincher Creek Bloomin’ Inn Winter Wedding [Mike & Lanna]

January 21st, 2016

Lanna & Mike, Pincher Creek Bloomin' Inn winter wedding

Mike and Lanna’s Pincher Creek Bloomin’ Inn winter wedding was everything they hoped it would be thanks to the amazing snowy day we had! The Bloomin’ Inn was the perfect venue for the rustic theme they wanted, especially since it’s a working cattle ranch and Mike is also a cattle farmer. While the venue matched their lifestyle, they wanted a different landscape than they are used to seeing and chose to get married closer to the mountains, later having their reception at Castle Mountain.

The weather really delivered to give Lanna the snowy winter day she wanted. Thick snow hugged all of the tree branches, fluffy flakes fell, and not a trace of wind could be found (which is so unusual for Pincher Creek!).

I thought Lanna giggled a lot at their engagement photos, but her wedding day was much more exciting, eliciting endless laughter and huge grins from her! I love how emotional she is and how over the top happy they are together. This postive energy made it easy to hike through several feet of snow to find the prettiest spots on the ranch, and Lanna came prepared with her big boots.

After having their first look out in the snow, their guests started to arrive for their ceremony inside the Bloomin’ Inn.

Congratulations, Mike and Lanna!

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Lethbridge Early Winter Family Photos [Chris & Gemma]

January 19th, 2016

Lethbridge early winter family photos

Gemma and Chris brought their kids out for Lethbridge early winter family photos at the university lake, along with their cute Labrador puppy Bear. Hoping to avoid the snow, Gemma totally lucked out with her choice of session date and the weather felt like autumn! This family gives each other such awesome big hugs, which then give them the biggest smiles :)

Bear is definitely a happy part of the family and the kids light up playing with him. He loved all the animal smells at the lake!

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Lethbridge Indoor Autumn Family Photos [Bernie & Barbara]

January 14th, 2016

Lethbridge indoor autumn family photos

I can’t believe how much Annelies has grown! It feels like just yesterday we did her one year photos but she just recently celebrated her second birthday. Her grandma and grandpa were excited to get the whole family together for portraits that week in Lethbridge. We started out with their indoor autumn family photos to avoid the leftover chill that hung around from the day before, plus to get a few photos in peace from the usual Lethbridge wind :) Their wardrobe color scheme looked so great in Markin Hall at the university!

Annelies had so much fun being the center of attention and especially loved getting chased by her dad when she tried to run away. Barbara and Bernie love doting on their granddaughter and she had the biggest smiles the whole time. She’s such a well behaved two year old that it was even easier to photograph her now than when she was one! Maybe she just hasn’t learned the word “no” yet ;)

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