Archive for the ‘Portrait Photography’ Category

Lethbridge Spring Evening Family Photos [Marj & Earl]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Lethbridge spring evening family photos

It’s becoming a running joke between Drew, Alyssa, and myself that I’m going to have more photos of them than I know what to do with! After Alyssa’s family had their photos taken in the winter, spring was when Drew’s family had their turn. Marj and Earl have moved to BC and were down for the weekend to visit their kids.

We did their Lethbridge spring evening family photos at Aperture Lake and it was such a beautiful night. You just had to watch your step everywhere. This park has been very popular with the wild animals this spring! With careful posing we avoided any messes and found lots of space for me to force the siblings to give each other huge hugs. I think they secretly loved the chance to hug each other so much ;)

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Rainbow Themed Pinup Portraits in Lethbridge [Cassandra]

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

rainbow themed pinup portraits in Lethbridge

Cassandra has been dying her hair a variety of colours for the past few months and I’ve been so eager to get some photos of it! For Pride Month she got a full on rainbow added to her hair and we went out in search of the most colourful backgrounds we could find in Lethbridge for her rainbow themed pinup portraits. In addition to the usual bright murals that are downtown year round, Lethbridge Pridefest added even more variety for us as many businesses had rainbow themed front window displays!

Once it started getting a little too dark outside, we made our own bright colours indoors with gelled flashes. Cassandra came equipped with her big rainbow umbrella from Drunken Sailor and I brought my giant bag of bellydance veils for us to use as props.

This amazing hair colour and styling were both provided by Catwalk Salon.

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Waterton Fire Goddess [Creative Photoshoot with Sloan]

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Waterton fire goddess creative photoshoot

For the past few years, I’ve participated in the Lethbridge Scenic Portrait Project as a model and decided to be on the photographer side this year. For the project, photographers, models, and makeup artists are randomly teamed up and tasked with creating a portrait utilizing the landscape of Alberta. The final images from each group are then judged by a team of experts.

My team was made up of the super talented model Sloan MacDonald and Kristen Mrazek for makeup so I knew we could come up with something amazing! The first thing that came to mind when I thought of the landscape in Alberta this year was what has been touched by the wild fires. I wanted to turn Sloan into a Waterton fire goddess and make use of the burned trees there.

Until now I’ve been focusing on the negative effects of the recent fires by using them in my post-apocalypse series, showing that the negative future we are warned about is already happening in small pockets. However, fires can be a natural part of forest regrowth. This was definitely reinforced by all the greenery I had to photograph around and hide from these shots! The ground around the burned trees has already responded so well to the fires and is full of wild flowers. With Sloan in the flowing red dress, I wanted to add beauty to the devastation that has occurred, just as nature will slowly add its own beauty back in.

A huge thank you to Sloan, Kristen, and Cam who dealt with some of the worst wind we have ever experienced in Waterton. (On the plus side, wind and this dress are a match made in heaven!)

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Henderson Lake Morning Family Photos [Nic & Robin]

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Henderson Lake morning family photos

I love that Nic and Robin have an annual tradition of updating their family photos. They’ll always have memories of how big the kids were year after year, and it has given me a chance to watch their family grow since I first started working with them before their wedding. They came to Lethbridge this year for some Henderson Lake morning family photos at Gunnery Point. It was a gorgeous spring day and we squeezed the photos in just early enough to beat the heat.

I’m always so amazed at how well behaved and happy their kids are. Lucas never seemed to hit the “terrible twos” but instead has always been smiley and great at posing. Now that he’s heading out of that age range, he’s just as awesome and his sister is following in his footsteps. It’s not often you find a one year old who can smile on command, but Olivia has already mastered that! The kids did so great practising their patience as we circled around the playground during the session. They were rewarded at the end with some play time.

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Lethbridge Spring Blossom Maternity Photos [Andrea & Jeff]

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Lethbridge spring blossom maternity photos

I went to university with Jeff back in the day so I was excited to hear he and Andrea were expecting a baby this spring! I took them out to my favourite location with pink flowers for their Lethbridge spring blossom maternity photos. Andrea was just glowing and chose a fantastic dress for showing off her baby bump.

We did these photos in a bit of rain because time was of the essence… Andrea was right at her due date and we couldn’t risk postponing! (Luckily she didn’t go into labour during the session!)

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Lethbridge Pink Blossom Family Photos [Kieran, Erin & Ross]

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Lethbridge pink blossom family photos

The spring blossom mini sessions I had this year were a great way for me to catch up with a bunch of my former wedding couples! I got to meet little Kieran for the first time when Erin and Ross brought him out for Lethbridge pink blossom family photos. They warned me that he doesn’t smile much, but we got so many smiles out of him for photos! The family was so nicely coordinated in outfits all featuring splashes of pink to go with the flowers.

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