Picture Butte Coyote Flats Family Portraits [Rick & Mary]

March 29th, 2018

Coyote Flats family portraits

Rick and Mary celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary by having Coyote Flats family portraits taken with their children and brand new grand daughter. I hadn’t seen their eldest son and daughter in law since their wedding so it was wonderful to see them again with an adorable baby!

The Prairie Tractor Museum is always such a great location to use because of all the different backdrops it has. Everything looked fantastic with the gray and coral colour scheme the family picked out for their clothes. I loved how well coordinated they were! Our only issue was that the photos took place the day before the big wind storm and it was already pretty gusty… we had to hide behind a lot of buildings and time the photos perfectly for the girls’ hair! Despite the wind everyone was in great spirits to celebrate this special day for their parents.

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Guest Post: The Bride, The Groom, And The Photographer – Your Wedding Needs All 3

March 27th, 2018

The following is a guest post by Wendy Dessler. Enjoy!

bride sits on white metal throne while smiling at the camera
Photo credit: https://www.pexels.com/photo/beautiful-blur-bouquet-bridal-265727/

It takes a lot of people to make your wedding dreams a reality. Your wedding planner, gets all the details in order, and works with the dozens of vendors that prepare the venue, the flowers, the music, food, and the transportation.

The bride and bridesmaids are wearing beautiful dresses in the latest fashion. The Honeymoon plans have been made and now the moment is here to join your life partner forever.

Yes at that tender moment your photographer is focusing, waiting and capturing the perfect scene. She is with you when you exchange rings. She is near when you throw the bouquet, cut the cake, and cry at the father-daughter dance. Your photographer is freezing this moment in time for you. She is a very important part of your wedding. So it is a very good idea if the bride and groom share their dream with the photographer.

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Lethbridge Winter Coulee Pet Photos [Tanya & Will]

March 22nd, 2018

Lethbridge winter coulee pet photos

Tanya was in need of updated professional headshot photos and her house made a great studio! She collects artwork on her travels and it added such great pops of colour in the background. By the way, doesn’t she have a great name? ;) Even her dog Will got to update his headshots while he waited for her to switch outfits.

After her headshots, we finished the session with Lethbridge winter coulee pet photos. Tanya regularly goes cross country skiing with Will. There wasn’t quite enough snow at the edge of the coulees to actually put her skis on, but we brought them along to pose with.

One sign of a good photographer is being able to photograph black pets and still have details show. I think it is an entirely new challenge to photograph a white dog in the snow! In a few spots the snow was a little deep for Will but he had so much fun bounding through the powder!

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A Collection of Farm Animals

March 20th, 2018

Southern Alberta farm animals chicken photos

Last year I second shot a rural outdoor wedding with a friend and loved sneaking away between events to photograph all the critters who lived at the farm! Their large collection of chickens roamed around, keeping an eye on our doings, while the sweet horses watched from afar.

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Snowy West Lethbridge Engagement Session [Christine & Joe]

March 15th, 2018

snowy west Lethbridge engagement session

Christine and Joe didn’t quite have the engagement session we were expecting! We had booked their photos many weeks in advance to take place over the February long weekend. Our plan was to drive out to the Crowsnest Pass, and we hoped there would still be some snow left. The last two Februarys have been a little dry here, so we didn’t want to get our hopes up too much! As their photography date approached, we heard tales of daily highway closures. Then it came: yet another heavy snowfall warning on our travel day! In the end, they had a very snowy west Lethbridge engagement session just as the huge snowfall began its descent.

As a substitute “forest,” we met at Aperture Park on the west side and hiked through snow that ranged from one inch to two feet deep. Christine and Joe were such amazing sports about it! Christine feels the same way about winter as I do (which is not favourably), yet they perfectly acted like everything was warm and fine. Even while being pelted by snow, they were so lost in each other. Joe couldn’t resist nuzzling into her and making them both break out in huge grins.

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Coaldale Lifestyle Family Photos [Lydia and the Kids]

March 8th, 2018

Coaldale lifestyle family photos

It was on an important one year anniversary in their lives that Lydia and her four children invited me into their home for Coaldale lifestyle family photos. Lydia wanted to capture what their life is like at this moment in time – what their house looked like, the activities they loved doing together there, and the personalities of the kids at their current ages. We started out with a snugly story time on the couch before each of the children gave me a tour of their awesome bedrooms and favourite activities there. After a game of Jenga, we went outside for hockey and bike rides. The kids loved bouncing between so many activities and having tickle fights on the bed.

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