Vivid Fall Family Session in Lethbridge [Nicole & Cody]

September 7th, 2021

vivid fall family session in Lethbridge

Nicole and Cody had such a vivid fall family session with how amazing the colours were last autumn! Their photography session in Indian Battle Park allowed us to escape the wind and make use of the golden tones in the river bottom.

I had already photographed Nicole and her daughter on the fun mothers-daughters New York trip we went on, but this time the guys (including dog Coco) got to be included. I’m not sure they were as excited about it, but they did good for following Mom’s wishes for family photos!

Coco and the kids climbed whatever they could and were super excited to be out on our photo adventure. Nicole was happy to learn how easily I caught all the moments between the chaos ;)

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Private Farm Wedding Ceremony in Lethbridge [Haley & Ryan]

September 2nd, 2021

Haley & Ryan, private farm wedding ceremony in Lethbridge

Haley and Ryan were met with a ton of challenges in planning their wedding. After a year long postponement due to COVID and having to change their outdoor venue from a local park to a private farm wedding ceremony, their wedding day brought a new challenge of rain! If rain on the wedding day is a sign of good luck, it seems even more fortunate that it would stop just as their ceremony began. Their location hosts did an amazing job running around drying off seats and it didn’t take long into the vows for their guests to be able to put their umbrellas away.

This year has been so fantastic for very personal wedding officiants. Ryan’s cousin performed their ceremony, which made it so much more special. Family played a vital role throughout the day as they also had all of their siblings and a number of cousins in their wedding party.

Portraits were done at Pavan Park where the group really got started partying, followed by their reception that night at the Italian Canadian Club. Everyone there was so happy and excited to celebrate the couple; as soon as the dance floor opened, it was packed!

Congratulations, Haley and Ryan!

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Vibrant Autumn Family Photos in Lethbridge [Tak and Abby’s Family]

August 31st, 2021

vibrant autumn family photos in Lethbridge

With their oldest daughter starting her last year of high school, Abby and Tak decided it was finally time to update family photos while both girls were still home! The date they selected ended up giving us the most vibrant autumn family photos we could have hoped for. I cannot believe how colourful this last fall was!

We did all of the photos in the Helen Schuler Nature Reserve to escape the wind and every spot was so stunning. Celine and Sophie get along as great friends just as much as sisters (at least in front of me!). They’re definitely going to miss each other once college rolls around!

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Nikka Yuko Wedding Ceremony in Lethbridge [Lisa & Jim]

August 26th, 2021

Lisa & Jim, Nikka Yuko wedding ceremony

Lisa and Jim planned an intimate Sunday wedding to celebrate with their immediate families. After a beautiful Nikka Yuko wedding ceremony, we did all of their portraits in the Japanese Garden. Between the heat and the smoke, tourists mostly stayed home and it was like they had the entire garden to themselves!

You only need to spend a few minutes with Lisa and Jim to get a feel for their great senses of humour. Once you meet their families, it’s obvious where they got it from! The day was filled with roaring laughter from everyone and lots of enthusiasm when the Elvis sunglasses were brought out. It’s so important to find someone who makes you laugh. Lisa and Jim absolutely have that covered.

Lisa and Jim were wonderful to spend the afternoon with. We really appreciated that they were willing to take full advantage of the garden’s lack of boundaries when it’s booked for weddings. We had them going even more off-road than normal and it was so worth it!

Congratulations, Lisa and Jim!

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Late Summer Outdoor Newborn Photos in Lethbridge [Samara]

August 24th, 2021

Lethbridge late summer outdoor newborn photos

Samara’s mom and dad brought her down to the Lethbridge river bottom for her late summer outdoor newborn photos. I was loving all of these outdoor newborn sessions last year!

It was a beautiful hot evening so she was super comfortable, but we couldn’t let her cute bear ear sweater go to waste! We had to work quick with that outfit before she realized she wasn’t dressed for the weather.

Samara was happy all through her photo session. She made sure we got lots of photos of her bright blue eyes!

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Lethbridge Backyard Wedding Ceremony [Cindy & Darrin]

August 19th, 2021

Cindy & Darrin, Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony

Cindy and Darrin had an intimate Lethbridge backyard wedding ceremony at their home. They invited only their children and grandchildren to keep it extra special, and although their families are already essentially merged, this was the day to make it official!

I was thrilled when Cindy asked for advice on when to do everything to make it look as amazing as possible. We were able to get their portraits done just before dinner so their ceremony would be close to golden hour. With the help of the smokey skies, we ended up having the golden hour look for nearly the entire time we were with them!

We started out with photos in Sunridge at the waterfall and then finished in their beautiful large yard just as their guests started to arrive. They did an amazing job transforming their yard into a dreamy wedding venue covered in artificial flower arrangements and tents to divide the ceremony and reception spaces. Everything about the wedding was DIY and so well done. (p.s. I’m always so grateful when couples choose us to be the big splurge on weddings like this!)

The highlight of their celebration was definitely their relationships with their families. We fortunately had extra time to capture tons of candids of everyone laughing together and the little kids having a blast at their grandparents’ party.

Congratulations, Cindy and Darrin!

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