Norland Estate Evening Wedding Portraits [Tracey & Mark]

November 24th, 2022

Norland Estate evening wedding portraits

I always love when a couple will do what it takes to get the shot, even when we can see our breath! Tracey and Mark fell in love with the architecture of the Norland as soon as they saw it, so it was an important focus point for their photos. After their private ceremony, I met their family at the venue to start their Norland Estate evening wedding portraits.

Their union was a celebration of their families coming together, so they had all of their children stand in as the wedding party and focused on the kids as much as themselves when it came time for photos.

Congratulations, Tracey & Mark!

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Henderson Lake Morning Family Portraits [Twyla & Frederick]

November 22nd, 2022

Henderson Lake morning family portraits

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of vibrant colours, so of course I love how Twyla and Frederick coordinated their outfits for their Henderson Lake morning family portraits. Their red and blue colour scheme looked so great with the vivid summer colours at the lake!

Their youngest, Tarick, had a blast at the session. It was obvious from the very beginning how much he adores his older siblings, so being able to run around the park with them was the best! (Though not quite as amazing and being swing around by his dad.)

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High Level Bridge Winter Family Photos [Teresa & Russ]

November 17th, 2022

High Level Bridge winter family photos

Russ and Teresa’s boys took a little convincing to get them onboard for a session, but Teresa was persuasive! (When Mom really wants something, it’s best to go along with it.) Their High Level Bridge winter family photos were a little colder than they were used to… the family had just gotten back to Lethbridge from a warm vacation! Between that and the little kids, we moved fast, and the boys were probably very grateful ;)

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Shi Chi Go San Photos at Nikka Yuko [Lear & Noah]

November 15th, 2022

Shi Chi Go San photos at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden in Lethbridge

Children’s sized kimonos get twice as cute when it is for twins! Lear and Noah’s family came to visit Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden in Lethbridge for their Shi Chi Go San photos just before the garden closed for the autumn season.

From Britannica:

Shichi-go-san, (Japanese: “Seven-Five-Three”), one of the most important festivals for Japanese children, observed annually on November 15. On this date girls of three and seven years of age and boys of five years of age are taken by their parents to the Shinto shrine of their tutelary deity to offer thanks for having reached their respective ages and to invoke blessings for the future.

The boys had gorgeous nearly matching kimonos and especially loved the ceremonial swords they got to carry. Nikka Yuko was such a perfect location for this and we caught the early fall colours in the garden.

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Lethbridge Food Photography [Mojo’s Craft Pub & Grill]

November 10th, 2022

Lethbridge food photography, Mojo's Craft Pub & Grill

Sometimes I have to try really hard not to drool on my photo subjects! I recently did some Lethbridge food photography for Mojo’s Craft Pub & Grill to capture their entire menu. Over one session we did every dish, including those from their ghost kitchen menu. I was able to quickly work through a few setting styles for each item so the restaurant could choose what worked best with their designs. I’m always impressed at how quickly the kitchen can get everything out!

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Oldman Watershed Council Farm to Table Tour

November 8th, 2022

Oldman Watershed Council Farm to Table Tour

Last month I had the pleasure of being involved with the farm to table tour hosted by Lethbridge non-profit The Oldman Watershed Council. The free tour included lunch from The Penny Coffeehouse, a tour of a farm near Coaldale, and a photography lesson from myself. Even though it was cold, we all had a lot of fun!

The photo lesson centred around taking control of the settings on your DSLR or mirrorless camera and we started while on the drive to the farm (courtesy of a party bus from California Dream Limo). Once at the farm, the landowners gave us a detailed tour and explained the work that goes into the farm. We got to meet all the friendly animals who live there, the most friendly being an extroverted goat and a small orange kitten who joined us on the entire tour.

Thank you to everyone who came and braved the rain!

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