Willow Drive Family Photos in the Crowsnest Pass [Nicole & Derek]

January 12th, 2021

Willow Drive family photos in the Crowsnest Pass

We always joke about how Alberta can have all four seasons in one day, and no where is this more true than in the mountains. Nicole and Derek’s session had to be postponed so many times because of October blizzards, and they finally got the proper autumn session they wanted in November! Other than the usual Crowsnest Pass wind, it was such a beautiful day for their Willow Drive family photos.

The kids loved the adventure we went on in the valley. The older kids especially loved being able to pose with their little brother, and had a ton of photo requests they listed off for me :) They were also pretty excited to let me know they had met my dad another day!

This area is one of Nicole and Derek’s favourite places in the Crowsnest Pass. It was so sunny and perfect to take in all the mountain vistas.

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Best Wedding Photos of 2020 – From Photography by Tanya Plonka

January 8th, 2021

best Lethbridge wedding photos of 2020

What a year 2020 was! By the time March rolled around, we weren’t sure if we were still going to be able to call ourselves “wedding photographers” this year, or if COVID was going to cancel weddings and events completely. Quite a few of our couples decided to postpone their weddings until 2021, but the rest decided to shake up their plans and go for it!

We saw a little less travelling this year, but still managed to visit Waterton many times and went as far as the Pioneers Cabin in Edmonton. Many of the weddings were made more personal by cancelling venue reservations and moving the festivities to family’s and friend’s farms and ranches, where we found some stunning views of the Alberta landscape.

With 2020 being such an oddball, it was totally fitting that it was also a leap year! We started out the year with James and Kaylene’s leap year / 1920s themed wedding before we had any idea of what was to come.

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An Explosion of World Dance Online Edition [Lethbridge Dance Show Poster Design]

January 7th, 2021

Lethbridge dance show poster design

COVID is not getting in the way of Ammena Dance Company‘s annual show! Thanks to Zoom dance classes and the Yates Theatre pivoting to do live streams of shows, the dancers have been hard at work in their homes preparing the dances. As long as we’re allowed to get together for performances by March, the show will be live streamed to ticket holders. This means you don’t have to live in Lethbridge to see the show this year!

This year’s theme is a haunting, centring around the ghosts rumoured to reside at the theatre. I had two ideas for posters around our spooky show. The first was inspired by vampires and Rocky Horror Picture Show (“The Time Warp” appears in one of our dances). For the second, I wanted to take the ghost theme literally and create multiple exposures where our choreographer, Lise-Anne, was the ghost. Because I couldn’t decide, I just did both! (The second design can be seen after the “read more” page cut.)

In the 2021 show we have the return of a few favourites that were missing from last year, such as Bollywood, and new additions like lyrical!

Tickets for households can be purchased through the City of Lethbridge’s tickets website up until the show.

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Outdoor Garden Boudoir Photos in Lethbridge [Miss Harley]

January 5th, 2021

outdoor garden boudoir photos

When you’d love to get boudoir photos during a pandemic, it’s important to have a really good friend who will let you borrow her yard and help you get on a motorbike in your underwear!

Miss Harley had spent time working on herself and wanted to celebrate with a boudoir session, which would conveniently double as a birthday gift for her boyfriend. Since her boyfriend is a huge fan of classic cars and motorcycles, she wanted to create something special to rival the pinup girls that are known to line the walls of garages.

With the help of a friend who owned a few perfect vehicles for the job, Miss Harley had her outdoor garden boudoir photos done in this beautiful space with a Harley Davidson motorcycle and red Chrysler Crossfire car.

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Law Office Headshots in Lethbridge [Hlady Rouleau Law Office]

December 29th, 2020

law office headshots in Lethbridge

Hlady Rouleau Law Office needed to update their photos to refresh their website and wanted the professional feel of a library. We did their law office headshots using one of the lawyer’s individual offices as a backdrop. With just a little bit of rearranging (and hiding any personal photos and collectibles), the bookcase worked perfect.

This goes to show any space can work for photos. By the time myself, the lights, and the lawyers squished into the office, there was no room left for their web designer who was overseeing the photoshoot!

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Santa Paws Pet Photos at the Bone & Biscuit Lethbridge West 2020

December 24th, 2020

Lethbridge Christmas pet photos with Santa

Our Santa Paws photos looked a little different this year with Coronavirus, but we found new ways to make it work! Santa came to visit us at the Bone & Biscuit location in Crossings in west Lethbridge wearing a very festive mask. We safely spaced out all of our pet families with appointment times, and loved it so much that we’ll do it again! Our more anxious dogs got to have more time to sniff Santa without a bunch of other dogs waiting and watching.

This year all money raised was in support of Windy City Canine Rescue. We were visited by 60 dogs, 4 cats, and broke our average of one dog peeing on the floor with more than 3 accidents! Luckily, Santa did not get peed on this year, and thanks to his mask, you couldn’t tell if a dog had tugged on his beard a little too hard. (However, Santa WAS knocked out of his chair at least twice by excited pooches.)

We saw the return of quite a few favourites from last year (including the small crying boy who, sure enough, still cried at the sight of Santa), and hope to see everyone again next Christmas!

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