Pavan Park Graduation Photos [Eve’s Belated Grad Session]

November 24th, 2020

Pavan Park Graduation Photos

Eve’s graduation wasn’t quite as she expected it to be with how our year played out, but she was still able to celebrate in less traditional ways! Her class had an outdoor event to celebrate their accomplishment, and it was better late than never for her photography session! We did her Pavan Park graduation photos late in summer instead of our original plan for spring. Once her hair stylist and makeup artists were open again, they had a bit of a waitlist to catch up on!

Her dark blue gown made for such a dreamy look among the bright colours in the mid-afternoon, and still looked amazing in the darker shade of the trees. Plus it had just enough volume for some fun twirling photos!

Eve’s mom and little brother came along to help with her photos and were able to enjoy the gorgeous afternoon outside together. She wasn’t technically a university student yet, so it still counted as being a high schooler ;)

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Lethbridge Large Family Photos [Roy & Woutera’s Extended Family]

November 17th, 2020

Lethbridge large family photos

2020 definitely seemed to be the year for Lethbridge large family photos! An in-law from one of my previous extended family sessions that year rounded up her family and they got together to celebrate their father Roy’s 60th birthday, as well as welcome a new baby into the family!

Woutera and Roy loved a nature look so we used one of the big fallen trees in Indian Battle Park as the base for posing. This is always a win for multi-generational sessions because the kids love climbing the logs!

Once the kids’ photos were finished, all the adults had their turn getting photos with their parents.

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West Lethbridge Anniversary Photos [Basil & Hilda’s 55th Anniversary]

November 10th, 2020

55th anniversary photo session

Hilda and Basil’s daughter Margaret wanted to do something special for her parents to celebrate their 55 years of marriage, so she arranged these west Lethbridge anniversary photos for them.

Both Hilda and Basil have lived very interesting lives. Hilda is a published poet and Basil used to be a professional soccer player! He was able to bring a soccer ball to the session and was very proud to show off the Brazilian flag in some of the photos.

Margaret hopped in for a few family photos, but most of the session focused on the lovely couple. Margaret and I were grinning and giggling at how cute her parents are! They are a perfect example of finding someone who can still make you laugh in 55 years.

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Halloween Sunset Wedding in Orton [Jessica & Dustin]

November 5th, 2020

Jessica & Dustin, Halloween sunset wedding

Halloween is by far my favourite holiday, so you can imagine my excitement when Jessica and Dustin contacted me while planning their Halloween sunset wedding. Jessica adores Halloween and she was not about to let the rare Saturday it fell on go to waste!

They wanted their ceremony to take place outdoors to incorporate the setting sun and chose a friend’s farm just outside of Orton. We got lucky with a gorgeous Halloween evening, and the farm had such great curvy trees to go with the theme.

Jessica wore a beautiful black wedding dress with lace accents and a black veil, and had a friend build them a coffin for a very dramatic bridal entrance. This is definitely the first wedding coffin I’ve photographed!

Congratulations, Jessica and Dustin!

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Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Autumn Portraits [Sonny & Kimiko]

October 29th, 2020

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden autumn portraits

Sonny turned the exciting age of 70 this year and was able to break his birthday into several small celebrations to practice social distancing and keep group sizes down. For one of these celebrations, he booked Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden autumn portraits with his wife Kimiko for the final weekend the garden was open for the season.

Everything aligned perfectly for us! The colours were extra vibrant this year, there wasn’t a hint of wind, and Sonny’s actual birthday happened to coincide with this beautiful day. Sonny and Kimiko are adorable together after nearly 50 years of marriage, and their garden host and I shared in the delight of watching the couple giggle and embrace.

I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to spend this extra time at Nikka Yuko this year. (One of my hobbies is taiko drumming, and we got to be the final performance of the season!) The garden is by far one of the most beautiful places in Lethbridge, and I can’t decide if I like the fall colours or spring blossom season more!

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Cleaning Service Staff Photos [DirtBClean in Lethbridge]

October 27th, 2020

Lethbridge cleaning service staff photos

I know some amazing female entrepreneurs in Lethbridge. One of those is Dammy, who after getting a science degree decided she loved running a business even more! Dammy is the owner of DirtBClean, a residential and commercial cleaning company in Lethbridge. She needed some cleaning service staff photos for their new website, so we did a quick little session with some of her employees and work truck. The location was chosen keeping her bright white and blue branding in mind.

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