Posts Tagged ‘airplanes’

Aviation Themed Pinup Photoshoot

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

2017 Explosion of World Dance and Music poster for Ammena Dance Company

This year’s showing of An Explosion of World Dance and Music by Ammena Dance Company will be a bittersweet event. Along with all of the love and energy that goes into creating this show, we will be paying our respects as it is the last show ever. Ammena is starting a new chapter in her life and closing her dance studio this spring. Some of us have been with her for 12 years so this really marks the end of an era!

The 2017 poster is based on one of the cutest pieces this year, Jetset, which features sparkly blue flight attendant outfits. Ammena used her connections to get us access to an airplane and once there, the poster photos quickly turned into an aviation themed pinup photoshoot because it was just so much fun! We also chose this theme as it reflects Ammena jetting off to her next adventure in life.

This year’s show will feature Bollywood, Broadway, African, Soca, contemporary, burlesque and more, so please come check it out!

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Lethbridge Spring Wedding Photos [Ben & Sheila]

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Ben and Sheila, Lethbridge spring wedding photos

Sheila and Ben joined us for their Lethbridge spring wedding photos just after their ceremony on what could have been a rainy day… but as luck would have it, it stopped raining exactly just during our scheduled photo time!

I don’t think I have ever laughed this much from a wedding party before. They wore blankets as scarves, high fived a jogger in the coulees at every bend in his path, the girls ran up the coulees in heels, one groomsman managed to get a girl’s phone number downtown in between photos, and everything finished with endless airplane puns at the appropriate time (though most of those came from Cam once they got going!). Seeing as how I first knew Sheila and Ben for their hilarious piggy back rides, it shouldn’t have been a surprise that they are such a fun group!

We started our photos in the coulees, now a saturated green from all the rain, then headed downtown to some of the most beautiful old architecture. Sheila and Ben have such a romantic, deeply passionate look when they interact with each other and these locations really accented those feelings.

Our last location was a fun one: the airport hangar! Even though we ended up not needing to escape any rain, it was such a great spot to take photos.

Congratulations, Ben and Sheila!

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Hastings Lake Gardens Wedding [Sophia & Mark]

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Sophia & Mark, Edmonton Hastings Lake wedding

I’ve known Sophia since high school and though we hadn’t seen each other since, I loved watching (via Facebook) how happy she has been for many years with Mark. The two of them are such a great duo and so perfect for each other, and they decided they should finally get married!

They started out the day with a Hastings Lake Gardens wedding ceremony, followed by photos around Sherwood Park and Edmonton, and finally their reception at Royal Mayfair Golf Club. Hastings Lake Gardens was such a gorgeous location filled with beautiful flowers at the main location and fun, rustic backdrops out back.

It poured during their ceremony but despite the weather, they both had the hugest grins and could not stop laughing in happiness! Their great senses of humor made their day beautiful and happy no matter what the weather did, and we even got lucky and had the rain stop in time for outdoor portraits.

Sophia pulled some strings and got us access to an airport runway as one of our locations. Sophia is a pilot so it was such a fitting spot! They kept that theme running throughout their day and did such an amazing job with the consistency. Even their invitations were flight tickets :)

Congratulations, Mark & Sophia!

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William, Lanae & Darren | Lethbridge Airport Family Photos

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

I love when people come to me with wonderful photo ideas! Darren is a pilot, and along with Lanae and their cute son William, they wanted family photos that captured what he does. We met up at the Lethbridge Airport where Darren had brought his plane in, and since it was a quiet day there we had lots of space to work with :)

William was super smiley and very interested in all the airplanes… a future pilot himself, perhaps? This was so much fun to do and I’m so happy to have been a part of it. (more…)

Aerial photography!

Monday, October 6th, 2008

As you can tell, I’m trying to catch up on photos before I leave!

On Saturday Hope sent Sarah and I out to do aerial shots of a few branches throughout Alberta. It was the first time for both Sarah and me to do aerial photography and fly in a small plane, so what an experience! Hope’s cousin Josh was the pilot, and he was awesome to fly with. He was fun to be around and really good at what he does (oh it made the day less painful).

I was worried about motion sickness, so Hope got me sea-bands to wear. She tried to talk me into Gravol (it`s an anti-nauseant for those of you in the US), but that stuff knocks me out; Sarah has learnt it is very chemically similar to sleeping pills, which ironically don`t work for me!

Hope, James, and Jaxen saw us off. Jaxen was the only one okay with being up that early.

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A sample of photos from July!

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Dino and Jamie’s jam night

The Plaid Tongued Devils

and The Lethbridge Air Show!

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