Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Nicholas Sheran Wedding Portraits in Lethbridge [Katelyn & Brendan]

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Katelyn and Brendan, Nicholas Sheran wedding portraits

Katelyn and Brendan met with me for Nicholas Sheran wedding portraits immediately following their intimate church ceremony. The smoke from BC rolled into Lethbridge during their wedding ceremony, giving the park a dreamy haze by the time they stepped outside for photos. The pink glow from the smoke perfectly complemented their peach coloured roses while their main wedding colour of red provided a gorgeous pop of colour in the haze.

They kept their wedding party small, including Brendan’s own father as the best man. The small size of their group gave me so much time to focus on Katelyn and Brendan’s portraits. Even better was the fact they got married on a weekday, so we had the whole park to ourselves!

Congratulations, Katelyn and Brendan!

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Gorgeous Historic Norland Estate Summer Wedding [Kathleen & Mike]

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Kathleen & Mike, gorgeous Historic Norland Estate summer wedding

Kathleen and Mike planned a gorgeous Historic Norland Estate summer wedding over the August long weekend. Their wedding embodied summer with bright colours and lemonade!

When Kathleen enlisted her sister for help planning the wedding, any indecisiveness eventually led to her sister Googling “grandma wedding” for the perfect inspiration. Kathleen did all of the cross-stitching that was on display at the wedding. This included table cloths, table numbers, artwork, special charms for each bridesmaid, and even a rocking chair! Family members helped out with other details, including their beloved lemonade stand which was created by Kathleen’s brother in law.

Family played a very important role in their wedding day. Both of their mothers witnessed the marriage certificate, and their daughter had the most important role as maid of honour. On the way to the Norland, Kathleen and her sisters made a detour to the cemetery to visit their father. They kept their eyes mostly dry by bringing a dance party to dad as they delivered his boutonnière!

Between all the silly faces, the constant dance parties that would break out, and Kathleen and Mike’s amazing love for each other, we had such a fun day with them and their friends and family.

Congratulations, Kathleen & Mike!

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Lethbridge Summer Backyard Family Photos [Toni & David]

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Lethbridge summer backyard family photos

Toni and David were able to celebrate a rare occasion – all of their daughters were in town at the same time, including their granddaughter! They took the opportunity to do Lethbridge summer backyard family photos at their home. It’s been a very long time since their last official family photo session so it was time for an update!

Their home in the heart of Lethbridge was meticulously maintained, allowing us to do all of the photos right at their property. Even the park near their home couldn’t entice us away!

This family is so full of joy when they are together. They took no coaxing at all to embrace each other, hug, and whip out silly faces as needed.

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Dreamy Floral Light Painting Photography [Rain & Tuezday]

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

dreamy floral light painting portraits

A few years ago I came up with an idea to do some dreamy floral light painting photography at the Henderson Lake rose garden in Lethbridge. Some years the roses didn’t bloom all too well, while other years I never had enough free evenings. This year after seeing how gorgeous the roses were, I made it happen! I’ve worked with Tuezday as a model in the past, and her gorgeous daughter Rain has recently started modelling as well. I was eager to get Rain in front of my camera and had to get them together for this! Rain is already a natural at modelling and did fantastic holding long poses. These photos were done well after dark, requiring a flash light to focus and then using light painting to create this dreamy, fantasy effect.

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Galt Museum Summer Wedding Ceremony and Reception [Christine & Joe]

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Christine & Joe, Galt Museum summer wedding ceremony and reception

Christine and Joe planned their Galt Museum summer wedding ceremony and reception as a celebration of their families coming together. They each gained two amazing children out of their union, as well as all of the extended family that goes along with it.

Joe’s uncle graciously let us borrow their rural property for portraits and for Christine’s getting ready location, and what a stunning place it was! Only a few steps away we had wooden swings, cute bridges, and rustic walls. Christine and Joe began their portraits with a first look. They both did a wonderful job of keeping it together, especially when it was clear either could burst into happy tears at any moment.

Their children were hilarious! They all had the best silly faces, great attitude when I asked them to be super serious, and busted out their amazing dance moves the moment the music started at the reception. The strong friendship makes it nearly impossible to tell they are a blended family and not biological siblings.

Christine and Joe were all grins for each other right up until the end of the night. They are so perfect for each other. :)

Congratulations, Christine and Joe!

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Henderson Lake Children’s Photography [Tawana]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Henderson Lake children's photography

Tawana was celebrating his third birthday and his parents wanted to capture his personality at this point in his life. His mom warned me that a lot of that personality involved excitedly running around! Sure enough, he loved sprinting at the park and I think his mom and dad needed a good nap after all that chasing!

It was a beautiful day for Henderson Lake children’s photography other than the wind. Luckily Tawana loves the wind and it just made him want to run more! He was adorable in all of his outfits. I love when really little kids wear adult styles!

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