Archive for the ‘Individual & Grad Portraits’ Category

University of Lethbridge Graduation Photos [Michelle]

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

University of Lethbridge graduation photos

I started out the U of L grad week with the lovely Michelle who was celebrating her newly acquired degree! Michelle and her family came back to the city for her convocation and University of Lethbridge graduation photos. To avoid being rushed we did her session the night before grad, which I think was a fantastic move as convocation day is so crazy! Her mom and dad (mostly dad) tried their best to embarrass her during the photos but Michelle would have none of that ;) After her cap and gown photos around the university campus, we headed over to Aperture Park for more casual portraits. The rain tried to threaten us but instead we had a beautiful evening!

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Casual Lethbridge Urban Portraits [Megan]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

casual Lethbridge urban portraits

I’ve met Megan a couple times while we were modelling together at local fashion shows and have been super interested in getting her in front of my camera. I knew it was time to make this happen when I came across a new location I wanted to shoot at! After having her makeup done by the very talented Ash Makeup Artistry, we headed out for an evening of casual Lethbridge urban portraits.

The city has been doing a fantastic job putting in new architecture with personality and I’m so glad I got to try out all these new spots with such a talented model. Megan is gorgeous and has so much charisma in front of the camera. I think she has a very promising career in modelling!

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University of Lethbridge Convocation Photos [Bert]

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

University of Lethbridge convocation photos

I met up with Bert, his wife Geraldine, and their five beautiful children for his University of Lethbridge convocation photos immediately after his graduation ceremony finished. Bert’s family was buzzing with excitement over his accomplishment, and his sisters were so excited they couldn’t stop hugging him! To celebrate his achievement, we wandered around the U of L campus that afternoon for family portraits. It was such a beautiful day, though that’s not the kind of day you want to be wearing a heavy black robe ;)

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Lethbridge High School Grad Photos [Hailey]

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Lethbridge high school grad photos

This graduation season I was thrilled to work with Hailey for her Lethbridge high school grad photos. From our brief time taking photos, she gave off such an air of maturity and kindness. She is beautiful both inside and out!

The rain from the day before and threat of even more rain that day made for fantastic photos in Indian Battle Park. The colors became so deep and rich, really making Hailey’s dress pop out.

Hailey wore a stunning black and gold floor length dress with sheer lace accents, and the gold perfectly complemented her long blonde hair. She rocked that dress!

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An Explosion of World Dance and Music, our 2016 Lethbridge show!

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Ammena Dance Company Explosion of World Dance and Music poster

Ammena Dance Company’s “An Explosion of World Dance and Music” 2016 is coming soon! Tickets will be on sale on February 2nd at the Yates Memorial Centre in Lethbridge and this year we are doing two shows again: Friday March 4th and Saturday March 5th!

This is a very theatrical year for the show as we feature a reoccurring character throughout the pieces, have a few numbers bigger than ever, and open the show with a fun circus themed piece. This year’s show really centred around the circus so we did the poster photos earlier this year to make use of the Whoop Up Days fair in August. Ammena Talhami was quite the spectacle at the fair grounds in her costume, though I’m shocked we had no photo bombers ;)

This year’s show will feature Can Can, Bollywood, bellydance, African, Dancehall, funk, jazz, and more, including the special circus themed piece so please come check it out! The show will also be starting a little earlier this year as we do our first preshow, continuing the circus theme.

Model, Wardrobe: Ammena Talhami
Makeup and Hair: Jennifer Murray
Concept, photography, design: Tanya Plonka

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Barnwell Country Portrait Session [Tayler]

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Barnwell country portrait photography

I loved working with Tayler again this year for another Barnwell country portrait session with her and all of her adorable animals. Tayler has a huge passion for dance, but I think she’s at her most natural when she’s snuggling her cats, grooming her horses, or rounding up her energetic dogs. Her love of animals is really admirable.

I went out to her family’s place again and we found all new spots from last time for her photos. It’s so beautiful there and they have so much character with their vintage trucks and colorful barns. Tayler was gorgeous and was so easy to photograph again :)

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