Archive for the ‘Event Photography’ Category

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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2019 Lethbridge MS Walk

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

2019 Lethbridge MS Walk

I was happy to return for my fifth year of photographing the Lethbridge MS Walk, held by the Lethbridge MS Society.

It definitely started out as one of the coldest walks I’ve attended! Despite the cold, the walk still had fantastic attendance and all participants were in great spirits. Before the walk the kids were kept entertained with balloons, face painting, and all the adorable dogs that attended the fundraiser. The children’s joy in turn was contagious!

Right as the walk began, the sun came out, warming up everyone enough to get their muscles moving. I quickly found my usual golf cart friend and had a great time capturing everyone having fun at Henderson Lake. The walk ended with its usual pizza lunch and still more sunshine, just narrowly missing the blizzard that arrived later that day!

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Lethbridge 2019 Diva Cabaret Drag Show at the Casino

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Lethbridge Diva Cabaret 2019 in support of Lethbridge Pride Fest

It was truly a privilege to be able to photograph Lethbridge Diva Cabaret for a second year in a row! Once again the event was held at Pure Casino Lethbridge and sold out both of its Friday and Saturday shows. Many of the performers from previous years returned and we joined by new queens, hyper queens, and a few performers from Calgary.

This year marked the 5th anniversary of the Diva Cabaret’s start in Lethbridge. All proceeds went to support the 2019
Lethbridge Pride Fest. Each year the show continues to promote its themes of inclusion and body positivity.

I even spotted a few of my group’s former dance costumes among the performers!

p.s. If you missed the photos from last year’s show, you can check them out here!

Viewer discretion advised: this post contains some burlesque images (without full nudity), so may not be appropriate while you are at work.

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Lethbridge Windy City Canine Rescue Bark in the Park 2018

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Lethbridge Windy City Canine Rescue Bark in the Park 2018

This year I was invited to have a booth at the annual Lethbridge Windy City Canine Rescue Bark in the Park and despite the rain, it was so much fun! So many people came out in support of Windy City Canine Rescue and braved the weather for a hot dog and visiting lots of puppies. A Better Chance Animal Rescue was at the event with their newest litter available for adoption and the puppies loved the attention! One was an escape artist who kept the volunteers on their toes through the entire event. Many Muddy Paws did a fun demo showing off their students’ running, jumping, and tracking skills.

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2018 Lethbridge MS Walk

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

2018 Lethbridge MS Walk at Henderson Lake

I was honoured to be asked to return for my fourth year of photographing the Lethbridge MS Walk, held by the Lethbridge MS Society. This year’s walk was held at Henderson Lake again, giving participants beautiful views of the water and Canadian Geese during their walk. This was probably the warmest year they’ve ever had for the walk and had amazing attendance as a result, including both newcomers and long time participants.

As usual, I had an amazing time photographing the event. The organizers do a fantastic job making sure all participants and volunteers are healthy and looked after. I had a golf cart friend again who sped me around the participants (and around the many, MANY geese at the lake) so we could capture as many moments as possible during the walk and at the festival area before and after.

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Lethbridge 2018 Diva Cabaret Drag Show at the Casino

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Lethbridge Casino 2018 Diva Cabaret Drag Show for Pride Fest

After a couple years of watching as an audience member, this year I had the privilege of photographing the Diva Cabaret drag show. Each spring the event is held at the Lethbridge Casino in support of Lethbridge Pride Fest and has grown in popularity so much that this year they added two additional performances for a total of four shows (two back to back shows each night). Even with the extra shows, the event was still almost entirely sold out!

The extra drag shows this year allowed for variations in performances and outfits each night. Friday and Saturday each offered a different experience, making it extra fun to photograph throughout the weekend. They even added a few drag kings this time around! I was especially excited to hear two songs that my own dance group has performed, including an intense group performance of “Cell Block Tango” by several of the drag queens.

The show explored ideas of race, diverse relationships, body positivity, and self-expression with lots of comedy mixed in. Everyone involved, both on stage and behind the scenes, did an amazing job!

Viewer discretion advised: this post contains some sexual images.

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