Animal Rescue Dog Photography [Twister from AARCS]

May 26th, 2022

animal rescue dog photography from AARCS

I’m always so excited to do animal rescue dog photography to help our four legged friends find their forever homes. One of the last dogs I got to photograph was gentle giant Twister. Her and her foster family met me at Park Lake for her adoption profile photos. She didn’t mind one bit that there were other people and dogs at the lake. She was too focused on all the awesome sticks and my funny noises!

Twister was very quickly adopted through the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS).

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Tecumseh Road Family Photos [Dee & Rich]

May 23rd, 2022

Tecumseh Road family photos

Now that’s a view! When I arrived at their home, I wasn’t at all surprised why Dee and Rich decided to use their Christmas gift from their daughters for Tecumseh Road family photos in their own backyard. Their patio area had a perfect view of the mountain range and the river just past the highway in the Crowsnest Pass. They also had a cute little forest that hugged all the homes in their neighbourhood. We almost did this session in the winter but I’m so glad they waited, because the fresh spring green colour in the trees contrasted so nicely against the mountain vistas.

We included the girls’ partners in lots of the photos, but also focused on the original crew, including recreating a photo Dee had of the girls when they were young. Everyone had a great time, especially their dogs once they got to join in on the excitement!

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Downtown Lethbridge Grad Photos [Brooklyn]

May 19th, 2022

downtown Lethbridge grad photos

To celebrate the end of high school, Brooklyn’s family treated her to a fun session of downtown Lethbridge grad photos. Her mom and brother came along in the beginning for a few photos, then let Brooklyn do her thing! She had wanted an urban location so I chose the city hall area for how many diverse settings it gives. Brooklyn’s baby blue grad dress looked amazing with the local architecture and pops of blue sky, plus she knew how to work it!

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Henderson Lake Family Grad Photos [Hunter]

May 12th, 2022

Henderson Lake family grad photos

Why not make your graduation a family affair? Hunter celebrated with everyone for his Henderson Lake family grad photos. Instead of only focusing on photos of himself, his parents and sister also joined in. Since his family was all visiting for his drive in graduation ceremony, his grandfather, uncle, and aunt all decided to come along for photos too! This put a little less pressure on him since he doesn’t like having his photo taken too much ;)

Hunter was able to borrow the blue graduation gown from his high school so we could show off this huge milestone in his photos, but we also did some more casual photos without it. It was awesome to see him at this huge accomplishment after a few years of family photos.

Congratulations, Hunter!

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Galt Museum Grad Photos [Lejla’s High School Graduation]

May 5th, 2022

Galt Museum grad photos

I last saw Lejla when she was a flower girl at her aunt’s wedding, and I hardly recognized her all grown up! Lejla was now graduating high school and I was so happy to catch up with her family during her Galt Museum grad photos. Lejla selected an ornate mermaid-style purple grad dress, which looked so striking against her dark hair and the rich colours during golden hour.

Lejla wanted a bit of nature in her photos as well, so we started nearby at the High Level Bridge in Indian Battle Park. She was up for climbing onto anything for photos (with some family help) and was a natural in front of the camera, already knowing how she prefers to pose. It was hard not to get carried away and photograph her into the night (that particular colour of purple being a favourite of mine did not help this). Even the Lethbridge wind added an amazing element!

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Pavan Park Spring Grad Photos [Teddy & His Family]

April 28th, 2022

Pavan Park spring grad photos

Graduations may still have been smaller in scale for another year in a row, but there’s nothing in the way of still having a fun session to celebrate! Teddy had his Pavan Park spring grad photos with his parents and brother right after all the green came out in the river bottom. Pavan Park was gorgeous that evening. Even the new, loud swarms of bugs left us alone.

This family has such great energy together and made each other laugh through the whole session.

Teddy and his younger brother love mountain biking, so they brought their bikes along to use in the photos. This was the first time either of them had tried biking in formal wear, and it went surprisingly well! The true question is whether that will be the last time they bike in suits. :)

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