Lethbridge Lifestyle Photography [Model Call Families]

December 13th, 2018

Lethbridge lifestyle photography

This summer I teamed up with a local organization to build up their image library with Lethbridge lifestyle photography. After running a model call on my website, several families were selected to take part in the project. I got to work with such a diverse group of people, from friends to past clients to some new faces! We ended up with so many natural and joyful images for the organization to choose from. Here are some of my favorites!

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Santa Paws Pet Photos at Bone & Biscuit Lethbridge West

December 11th, 2018

Santa Paws pet photos at Bone & Biscuit Lethbridge West

Our second year visiting Santa was a success! This year’s Santa Paws photos were held at the new Bone & Biscuit location in Crossings in west Lethbridge.

Santa Paws 2018 Stats:

– Santa was visited by 41 dogs and 9 cats
– Santa’s hat was stolen once
– Santa was debearded twice (once by a dog and once by a cat)
– 458* bribery treats were administered
– there was only one floor accident
– one very brave pup got closer to Santa than last year

*totally made up number

Proceeds from the event went to support The Last Chance Cat Ranch.

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Lethbridge Business Branding Session [Krista at AcuPlus Wellness Clinic]

December 6th, 2018

Lethbridge business branding session AcuPlus Wellness Clinic

I had an amazing time getting to know Krista from AcuPlus Wellness Clinic as we planned her business branding session. Krista wanted to bring more of a personal touch to her business’s online presence since her work is so focused on her relationships with her clients. We started in her home to capture the themes of healthy eating that she encourages of her clients, as well as her love of animals and nature. Her cats made special cameos in the photo session! We then headed to her clinic, which is a warm environment full of beautiful artwork, and finished with headshots in Indian Battle Park to again capture her love of nature.

Business branding is such a fantastic new trend in marketing because it supplies you with custom stock photography to tie your website and social media together for a cohesive brand experience. Each business and individual comes away with photography that is totally unique to what they offer their clients!

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Pavan Park Autumn Morning Family Photos [Melissa & Schuyler]

November 29th, 2018

Pavan Park autumn morning family photos

I love seeing this family grow every year! Melissa and Schuyler brought their children out for Pavan Park autumn morning family photos on the tailend of the season. We were very lucky with this beautiful day as we had to reschedule once due to a huge blizzard! These are their first full family photos since their littlest arrived (he had his own newborn session while his siblings were out of the house on adventures). It was adorable seeing how much his brother and sisters looked after him. Whenever he fussed, they tried to cheer him up, and they helped Mom and Dad pack him around. We’ve traditionally done their family photos around their home instead, so this was a new experience with lots of exploration opportunities. The kids loved throwing the leaves, exploring through the trees, and sliding down the banks to the river.

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Indian Battle Park Autumn Engagement Photos [Ami-Marie & Devin]

November 22nd, 2018

Indian Battle Park autumn engagement photos

I was so excited to hear from Ami-Marie when she got engaged to Devin. I’ve photographed her friends and family, and now I get to photograph her in love! Her and Devin love the fall (it’s when they are having their wedding too) and decided on Indian Battle Park autumn engagement photos while all of the amazing colours were out. We explored the Helen Schuler Nature Reserve for the first part of their session and then visited downtown Lethbridge, which was just as vibrant. Ami-Marie and Devin are so cute together, full of snuggling and laughter. I’ve been told that Devin will need to lose his beard soon for work, so I’m glad we were able to capture its glory in this engagement session!

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Lethbridge Sandman Signature Hotel Autumn Wedding [Stacie & Gerrit]

November 15th, 2018

Stacie and Gerrit, Lethbridge Sandman Signature Hotel Autumn Wedding

Stacie and Gerrit planned a romantic Lethbridge Sandman Signature Hotel autumn wedding with dark grays with deep red accents, all of which looked striking with the fall colours. In mid-October, we’re never quite sure what weather we’re going to get. Stacie and Gerrit were treated to all of the weather! The temperatures climbed early in the day, along with quite a windstorm that drove us indoors for family portraits. We refused to hide from the weather all day and sought shelter in the Helen Schuler Nature Reserve.

While Stacie and Gerrit laughed and had a great time with their wedding party in the river bottom (along with a lot of getting lost in each other’s eyes), the sky became blacker and blacker until we started hearing thunder and seeing lightning! We finished their photos in a downpour before rushing back to the safety of the hotel.

Their reception was filled with so many sweet stories from their families. Wedding receptions usually turn into a bit of a roast, but theirs was mostly a celebration of how loved they are by everyone around them (with a healthy dose of roasting from their siblings).

They took a break from their reception at the Sandman Signature Hotel (formerly the Lethbridge Lodge) for night time photos. Luckily by then the rain had stopped, and the snow hadn’t quite started yet! Stacie and Gerrit embraced tightly on the edge of the coulees – partly to stay warm but mostly because it meant they finally had a moment alone together :)

Congratulations, Stacie and Gerrit!

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