Posts Tagged ‘women’s portraits’

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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Beautiful Lethbridge Violin Portraits [Julianna]

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Lethbridge violin portraits

It comes as no surprise with my passion for music that I love photographing musicians with their instruments! Julianna was prepping for her graduation recital and needed some photos with her violin, so we headed down to the river bottom in Lethbridge to capture some violin portraits. Her mom was also pretty excited to get some new photos of her daughter! ;)

Julianna was so photogenic (look at that smile!) and chose great outfits to fit with the golden early spring colors in Indian Battle Park. The subdued colors really accented the richness of the violin’s wood!
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Spring Apple Blossom Portraits in Lethbridge [Katt]

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

spring apple blossom portraits in Lethbridge with Katt Panic

As soon as the beautiful pink spring apple blossoms appeared, I quickly called up Katt Panic (the amazing local makeup artist) for some portraits. Between Katt’s trademark pink hair and her gorgeous pink cherry blossom arm tattoo, she was a perfect fit to stick up in the blooming trees! Katt of course did her own hair and makeup (even if the wind fought the look she aimed for) and was a wonderful model. It was great to finally get her in front of the camera instead of only doing behind the scenes work!

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Drunken Sailor Fashion Photo Shoot in Lethbridge

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Drunken Sailor fashion photo shoot

This was such a fun project to be a part of! Drunken Sailor, which is hands down one of the best and most unique stores in Lethbridge, was putting together a magazine editorial with some of their everyday wearable looks and I was able to take part in their fashion photo shoot. Our gorgeous models were given fabulous pinup hair and makeup from Catwalk Salon and Katt Panic, a perfect compliment for the vintage inspired clothing they were modeling.

Clothing: Drunken Sailor
Makeup: Katt Panic
Hair: Catwalk Salon
Models: Carisa, Heidi, Thea, and Loralee (owner)

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