Writing On Stone Family Photos [Violet & Her Parents]

December 2nd, 2021

Writing On Stone family photos

Robbie and Vanessa were up for another family adventure after their maternity photos in Waterton. We met up for another trip a few months after their daughter Violet arrived, this time for Writing On Stone family photos. Vanessa grew up in the area so the provincial park is very special to her. The hoodoos are such a unique landscape that it definitely sets their photos apart from most family sessions!

We arrived early in the morning to beat the crowds, while the smoky sky that day kept away the summer heat. Hoodoos are definitely best photographed so it looks like no one else is there, like some foreign planet ;)

I got to hear the family’s full setlist of both consoling and enthusiastic children’s songs. That was all that made Violet excited! It was definitely easier to get her to smile with one of her parents singing behind me, seeing as how I didn’t know the songs (and she probably wouldn’t have been very happy with my singing voice anyhow).

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Shannon Terrace Family Photos in Calgary [Melissa & Schuyler]

November 26th, 2021

Shannon Terrace family photos in Calgary

I was pretty sad to learn that one of my favourite Lethbridge families was moving to Calgary. However, things still managed to align during their first year in their new home and we were able to schedule a session while I was passing through the city! Melissa suggested Fish Creek Park as a potential location and I got to work researching what would be the best spot in this large nature reserve. Once I found the beautiful forest backgrounds, I knew we had to do Shannon Terrace family photos!

This part of the park looks like a forest in the mountains. I was shocked that this existed right in Calgary. Everywhere we wandered we found huge trees, views of the creek, and fun fallen logs to climb on. The kids may be hitting age ranges where they have more disagreements with their siblings than affection, but they could all agree that the exploring was still fun to do together :)

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Pincher Creek Wedding Album Design [Dixie & Trevor]

November 18th, 2021

Pincher Creek wedding album

Designing this Pincher Creek wedding album meant I got to relive how fun Dixie and Trevor’s wedding was! This Modern+ Album came with the wedding package they chose, and they had me choose the photos that go in it. For their reception, I designed with more of a collage style because they had way too many hilarious and emotional moments to choose from, like their garter removal prank or their huge dance circle with every guest up on the floor.

The charcoal leather binding and slate coloured album bag were a perfect complement to the silver colours in their wedding palette.

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Simple Newborn Photo Session in Lethbridge [Emmalyn]

November 11th, 2021

simple newborn photo session in Lethbridge

Emmalyn arrived a few weeks earlier than expected, which was quite a surprise for her mom and dad who were expanding their business at the same time and trying to focus on opening a new location before she arrived. She quickly changed their focus (and added a few long days for her dad). We did the photos on her original due date, so even though she had been hanging around for a couple weeks, she was still newborn tiny and fit perfectly in her parents’ hands.

Her mom had some favourite photo ideas of what she wanted their photoshoot to look like, so we went with a very simple newborn photo session. This meant clean backgrounds and lots of photos that would look great in black and white, and with a focus on Emmalyn.

Emmalyn did throw a bit of a wrench in our plans in that she refused to do any photos where she wasn’t being held! As a result we got so many great photos with her mom and dad holding her. In the end she compromised with us by doing a few by herself as long as she was swaddled.

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Autumn Family and Pet Photos in the River Bottom [Claudette & Marc]

November 4th, 2021

Lethbridge autumn family and pet photos

Claudette and Marc had plenty of things to celebrate and combined it all for autumn family and pet photos. The couple were recently engaged so it was a perfect time to update family photos with the boys, as well as get a few cute engagement photos.

They also wanted to celebrate their older dog Stella while she’s still full of energy (the river bottom brought out extra energy). While Stella is in her senior years, little Monte is a brand new addition to the family!

After some cute photos with the dogs, they were put back in the warm vehicle so things could be a little more chill for the human members of the family.

We had to work quickly… after a gorgeous autumn week, Claudette and Marc’s photoshoot was scheduled just one hour before the first big snowfall of the season started! It was MUCH colder than these photos let on! ;)

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A Coven of Witches [Creative Portrait Session in Lethbridge]

October 28th, 2021

A Coven of Witches, Lethbridge creative portraits

Just as I had been wanting to do witch-themed photos, I was serendipitously contacted by a group of friends who were planning a girls’ weekend away in Lethbridge in the coming summer. They wanted to dress up like a coven for a fun photoshoot during their trip. It was incredibly hard to wait the many months until their visit, but soooo worth the wait!

Chelsey, Joanne, and Trish absolutely killed it. They selected sexy black outfits all with unique personality and enlisted the talents of Katt Panic for their makeup.

I had so much fun with these women, and they were up for anything! I got everyone to levitate, they climbed on trees in their dresses and heels, and by the end they braved the cold to make use of some creative lighting after dark. The best part of the session was their energy and the positivity they gave to each other, encouraging each of their friends and telling them how sexy they were.

This was easily my favourite photos session this year and I’m so thankful you ladies found me!

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