Archive for the ‘Pets & Animals’ Category

Teen Girl Portraits in Taber [Tayler]

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

teen girl portraits in Taber

I’ve known Tayler for a little over a year from dance and always thought she was one of the nicest people I have ever met. Now that I have visited her family and witnessed their love of animals, I see I was right! I was able to photograph the beautiful Tayler this autumn for her yearly photos and we spent all our time playing with their horses, dogs, and many rescued cats, all of whom loyally followed us around looking for love and attention.

Her family has a beautiful acreage near Taber full of awesome old trucks, large trees, and plenty of room for the animals to play. Tayler was such a natural in front of the camera that I was able to keep throwing cats at her and still keep a good pace ;)

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Early Spring Coulee Portraits [Jenae & Derrick]

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Early spring coulee portraits with dogs

Jenae and Derrick brought along their gorgeous blonde dogs for some early spring coulee portraits this April in Indian Battle Park here in Lethbridge. It took two tries… our first scheduled day saw rain and we decided to postpone, so of course that meant the rain totally cleared up in time for when the photos would have been! It was all for the best though because we did early evening portraits instead and the light was absolutely beautiful. All of the golden colors of the sun and grass perfectly complimented Jenae’s long blonde hair and, of course, the fur of their golden retrievers!

Derrick and Jenae are so sweet together and are a really laid back couple. You can tell it’s not just in front of the camera because their dogs Ayisha and Nala also radiate this calmness. It was so easy taking their photos! :)

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Snowy Winter Lethbridge Engagement Photography [Aamee & Jason]

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Snowy winter Lethbridge engagement photography

Aamee and Jason ended up choosing quite the chilly day for their snowy winter engagement photo session here in Lethbridge; we were expecting warm weather and instead got a blizzard! It definitely worked out in our favor because even though it was too cold to stay outside for very long, the snow made their outdoor photos look so dreamy and bright. I’m sure their cute pooches King Kong and Batman were also happy that they got lots of hugs and got to be packed around instead of stuck in the cold snow!

We started out the session in the much warmer indoors of the University of Lethbridge and had such great bright light coming in from the snow outside. Aamee and Jason are so cute and sweet together, so of course my favorite photos of them were when they got right in close and cuddly. Aamee also brought along a few really fun props we were able to use in their engagement photos!

I’m sure we will have much warmer weather for their Norland Bed & Breakfast wedding this June!

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Lethbridge Winter Adult Family Photos [Keltie, Heath, and Jasmyn]

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Lethbridge Winter Adult Family Photos

Just in time before the blizzard! Keltie, Heath, and Jasmyn got together with me for their Christmas family photos this past winter and brought along their fur babies Louie and Sophie. The family was so wonderfully coordinated and looked gorgeous :) They picked such a great color scheme of red, gray, and black to pop out against the subdued winter landscape, and the University of Lethbridge lake was a perfect spot.

Even though the dogs were over-excited by visiting a new place, I was happy to find they thought all of my sound effects were very interesting and were easy to get looking at me! They had a few frightful moments (I AM pretty big next to a Chihuahua!) but were pretty easy to calm down with cuddles. (more…)

Pavan Park Autumn Couples Session [Lisa & Trent (with Coco!)]

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Pavan Park Autumn Couples Session

Lisa and Trent decided to have a late autumn couples session done with their fur baby Coco in Pavan Park and I had such a great time with them. They are such genuinely nice people and were a joy to be around. I love seeing couples who are so perfect for each other like the two of them are.

Coco has soooo much energy and luckily they brought her favorite ball to keep her distracted throughout photos… all we needed to do to get Lisa and Trent on their own was throw the ball! Sometimes the best way to get Coco involved in a photo was to just let her photo bomb the pose, and she was pretty good at knowing exactly where to stand. By the end, her pace was noticeably slower and her tongue hung out a mile :)

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Crowsnest Pass Mountain Maternity Session [Erika & Josh]

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Crowsnest Pass winter maternity session

It is always so amazing watching the people I grew up with move through such huge milestones in their lives. Erika and Josh’s wedding was a big one for me, and now they have had their first baby! I am so happy and excited for them and it was obvious they are feeling those same things; they were radiating so much positivity at their Crowsnest Pass mountain maternity session. Even as we walked between locations, they couldn’t help but discuss big plans for their little girl (like how she totally needs a tree house to play with her dolls)!

I’m so excited to get to meet little Molly very soon!

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