Wedding & Family Anthology Albums [Vanessa & Robert]

September 8th, 2022

wedding & family anthology albums designed in Lethbridge

Vanessa and Robert started their family’s album anthology with matching album designs of their wedding, maternity, and first family photos. It’s a significant first heirloom for their family and was so much fun to create a cohesive set! This was my first time designing a set of matching wedding and family anthology albums. Usually the design process takes place at different times between the milestones and certain features get discontinued from companies. Being able to do this these all at once meant matching everything right down to the leather choices and layout themes!

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Galt Museum Ceremony and Reception [Ashley & Stefan]

September 6th, 2022

Ashley & Stefan, Galt Museum ceremony and reception

Ashley and Stefan’s wedding may have set a new record for the amount of people crying at a wedding. I love all that emotion! Their Galt Museum ceremony and reception took place at the end of summer, where they travelled back to their hometown area of Lethbridge to be closer to family. This also meant access to gorgeous classic cars, and a stylized rental home for getting ready in!

It was such a pleasure to work with this family again. Although it was my first time meeting Ashley’s family, it was obvious why they are such a good fit with Stefan’s. Both families are so kind and welcoming, and also ready to break out into side splitting laughter. While listening to stories from early in Ashley and Stefan’s relationship, it was clear the couple prioritizes each other and knew what a perfect match they were right from the beginning. (Plus bonus points that they met how Cam and I met!)

Congratulations, Ashley and Stefan!

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Nicholas Sheran Family Engagement Photos [Kelsey & Aaron]

September 3rd, 2022

Nicholas Sheran family engagement photos

When Kelsey and Aaron got engaged, they wanted to celebrate with family as soon as possible! The couple from Ontario booked a trip to Alberta at the very end of summer to visit Kelsey’s father’s side of the family. They decided to celebrate their mini family reunion with a portrait session at Nicholas Sheran Lake in Lethbridge.

Kelsey was so excited to see her grandparents again! These photos were a big deal since her grandmother is usually behind the camera taking photos of the rest of the family. They finally got to get her in the photos!

We took the opportunity to spend half of the session on family photos and half on engagement photos of the couple. Kelsey loves being around water, so Nicholas Sheran was the perfect location for them.

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Smoky Waterton Family Photos [Joellen & Kurtis]

September 1st, 2022

smokey Waterton family photos

When Joellen and Kurtis planned to move from Alberta to Nova Scotia, they wanted to do something special to remember the area where they spent so many years raising their family. Their smoky Waterton family photos took place just before their big move while they were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. Luckily we could still see enough of the mountains through the smoky haze!

The family turned their photoshoot into an adventure by staying nearby overnight and then meeting me in the morning at the Prince of Wales Hotel. After some posed photos at the cliff behind the hotel, we went for a little hike around the beach below so the kids could play and let out their energy. Plus, we still had amazing views of the mountains!

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Lethbridge River Bottom Morning Session [Hemali & Vishal]

August 30th, 2022

Lethbridge river bottom morning session

The year before, Hemali and Vishal’s children didn’t enjoy their family photos too much. The kids didn’t like the way the grass felt and my funny sounds were a total flop, so our crying to smiling ratio was not great. The parents were brave and decided to try again last year with a Lethbridge river bottom morning session. Something magical happened – the kids had a blast!

This time around the kids loved exploring the nature reserve. All of the paths were so fun to run through, and that made everything so much more relaxed for the adults!

At the end of the session, Vishal said, “Photos were actually fun this year!” ;)

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West Lethbridge Coulee Family Photos [Andrea & Tylor]

August 28th, 2022

West Lethbridge coulee family photos

What better way to commemorate moving into your home than with a family photo in your new yard? While I was sad that Andrea and Tylor moved a little farther from me and are no longer my neighbours, they only went down the road a bit and now have a gorgeous home with the coulees practically in their backyard. Andrea got these West Lethbridge coulee family photos as a birthday gift from her family. We were a little overdue since the last session was a newborn one!

Their yard was already beautifully landscaped with flowers when they got the house so it was a beautiful location. After photos there, we went on an adventure to the edge of the coulees where there is a perfect vantage point of the high level bridge. The girls had so much fun running around there and especially had fun driving their dad crazy ;)

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