Archive for the ‘Event Photography’ Category

University of Lethbridge Nursing Faculty Pinning Ceremony

Friday, June 24th, 2022

University of Lethbridge Nursing Faculty Pinning Ceremony

Congratulations to the nursing grads of 2021/22! The University of Lethbridge was finally able to have in-person convocation ceremonies again and the nursing class was able to have their pinning ceremony. The event was held in the ballroom at the university with graduates, faculty members, and their family in attendance.

This year’s graduates had unique challenges during their education. Their time at school saw a pandemic, online classes, and a faculty strike. Making it this far was even more of an accomplishment than any of them had anticipated.

Thank you for having me photograph your University of Lethbridge Nursing Faculty pinning ceremony!

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2022 Lethbridge MS Walk

Monday, June 20th, 2022

2022 Lethbridge MS Walk at Henderson Lake

The Lethbridge MS Walk, held by the Lethbridge MS Society, was finally back after a two year hiatus due to COVID. This was my sixth year photographing the walk and it was great to see so many familiar faces after such a long break in the event. While they planned for a smaller crowd, the turnout was still fantastic! It’s almost like the weather knew it was a big deal for the walk to be back… all of the rain forecast for that day held off, making this one of the nicest days the walk has seen.

There was so much energy at the walk this year. People were so happy to see each other! The lead in to the event was filled with so many reunion hugs, and the warm-up before walking had way more excited participation than usual.

Like the last few years, the walk was held at Henderson Lake and followed the usual route. I wasn’t able to get transported around in a golf cart this year, so I doubled back on the route once everyone started and caught people as they returned, with beautiful views of the lake beside them.

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Art’s Alive Gallery Show at the SAAG

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

45th Annual Art's Alive and Well in the Schools at SAAG

This was a huge year for our young local artists… the Art’s Alive gallery show got to be in person for the first time since COVID!

This was the 45th Annual Art’s Alive and Well in the Schools presented by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. The show featured work from Lethbridge area K-12 students and included an awards presentation for some of the outstanding young artists. It was an amazing opportunity for students to see their work professionally on display in an art gallery, rather than only online or at local construction sites.

As a graduate of the University of Lethbridge’s fine arts faculty, I love seeing art and young artists supported and encouraged like this in our community. It makes the city so much more vibrant!

Congratulations to all of the students who had their work displayed!

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YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2022

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2022

Here are the amazing recipients of this year’s Women of Distinction Awards from YWCA Lethbridge & District! This was a very special year for me to get to photograph as I am friends with two of these women, Cam had an amazing experience working with one of the others, and we are all so interconnected through our community ties. There was only one degree or less of separation between any two people in the room! These women are all so deserving of the award for making Lethbridge a better place.

After cocktail hour and mingling at the Sandman Signature Hotel, all of the women were introduced by the people who nominated them and received their award before giving speeches.

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Lethbridge Commercial & Event Photography [Western Financial Branch Opening]

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Lethbridge commercial photography

I was able to provide both commercial and event photography last year when Western Financial Group opened their new branch on the west side of Lethbridge. Prior to their big public opening, I visited the location to do on-site portraits of their manager and staff.

Later that month, they had a grand opening event where they invited the other branches to check out the new space. Mayor Spearman came along to help with the ribbon cutting. Their marketing person managed to track down a pair of those ridiculous over-sized scissors for the special occasion, and the scissors were a huge hit with the attendees! I floated around the event capturing candid photos of the guests, as well as a few portraits with stakeholders.

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Thelma’s 100th Birthday Party Celebration in Lethbridge

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

100th Birthday Party in Lethbridge

What birthday is more special than turning 100? Thelma reached this milestone with excitement and is looking stunning for her age! Her daughter organized the 100th birthday party at the seniors complex where she lives, where she was joined by friends and family. Two of her younger brothers made the drive down just to join the party!

Thelma arrived at her birthday with a huge smile on her face and enjoyed eating lemon cake and visiting with her friends. As one special touch, a local RCMP officer came to wish her a happy birthday, dressed in the iconic red uniform. Thelma and her husband had worked for the RCMP so this had been an important part of her life.

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