Lethbridge River Bottom Photos [Corrine, Albert, and the Kids]

November 12th, 2019

Lethbridge river bottom photos

This year I’ve done a bunch of giveaways to celebrate my 10th year in business. Corrine was one of the lucky winner’s of the year’s first giveway! We waited for nice weather, then her and her family decided to do summertime Lethbridge river bottom photos.

Although the family was briefly photographed by me at Corrine’s sister’s wedding, this was the first time in a long time that the focus was on just them! It seemed fitting that this 10th business year celebration coincided with 10 years since they’ve had proper family photos done.

We started out around Lethbridge’s high level bridge in Indian Battle Park, then headed to the river. The kids loved playing there with all the rocks to throw and trees to climb in!

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Thelma’s 100th Birthday Party Celebration in Lethbridge

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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Lethbridge Newborn Photoshoot [Mathias]

November 5th, 2019

Lethbridge newborn photoshoot

Mathias was surrounded by family and love for his Lethbridge newborn photoshoot. Not only did he get to snuggle his mom in photos, but all of his extended family was there! Mathias is the second grandson in the family (after his cousin) and his abuelos radiated happiness around the two boys.

He started out his session a little sleepy (minus many snack breaks) and then woke up to make the most adorable faces! I especially had a weak spot for this family being Disney fans and including that in the photos :)

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Twin Butte Wedding Elopement [Mackenzie & Scot]

October 31st, 2019

Mackenzie and Scot, Twin Butte wedding elopement

Mackenzie and Scot knew they wanted their wedding to take place somewhere with a view of beautiful mountains. After hunting through the cutest places on Air BnB, they decided on a Twin Butte wedding elopement! They found an adorable cabin at the Drywood Creek Hide-A-Way, located in the foothills just outside of Pincher Creek.

Scot had been kicked out of the cabin just before I arrived so Mackenzie could get ready without spoiling her finished look. When she emerged and Scot saw her for the first time, a huge grin washed over his face! They had their private ceremony in front of the wood cabin, then we went right into photos.

The cabins are located down by the winding creek, and the nearby highway was just out of view. We found some beautiful pops of autumn colour that the snow hadn’t stolen, and Mackenzie and Scot kept each other warm with lots of snuggles and a blanket on hand nearby.

If you know that area, you know it’s windy, and that day was no exception! Mackenzie wore a cathedral length veil that was so perfectly dramatic in the wind. We were also on high alert and had to chase it several times when the wind tore it out of her hair! We saved the windiest spot, the mountain view, for last and it was worth every gust we had to endure.

Congratulations, Mackenzie & Scot!

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Christmas Cut-Off Dates

October 29th, 2019

If you are thinking of photos as a Christmas gift, please keep the following cut-off dates in mind.

Album ordersNovember 2
Flat & Folded CardsNovember 8
Digital files (download or USB)November 18
Wall Art Pieces and CanvasesNovember 18
Print ordersNovember 25
Gift CertificatesDecember 22

The last day to have a session with prints possible before Christmas is November 10th.

Your photos are ready for viewing approximately one week after your photo session, so please factor in that, enough time to select your photos, and shipping times (if applicable).

Sessions are available in December from the 16th through to January, but photo viewings are not guaranteed before Christmas. If you’d like to book a session, please email me at info@tanyaplonka.com!

Pattison Outdoor Advertising Promotional Photos in Lethbridge

October 29th, 2019

Lethbridge commercial photography

If you’ve ever seen a large outdoor ad in Lethbridge (which I’m sure you have!), chances are Andy made it possible. Andy is the Lethbridge rep for Pattison Outdoor Advertising. He was in need of some updated photos showing the work he does and what products he offers to businesses looking to advertise.

We split the photoshoot into two segments. In the first, Andy pulled some strings to get two City of Lethbridge buses sent to Henderson Lake to focus on Pattison’s awesome wrap around bus ads.

For our next photo outing, Andy gave me a tour of where their top performing locations are throughout Lethbridge. We stopped in each spot and Andy was prepared with super fun poses for each one.

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