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on their way to 5 ~ Calgary maternity photographer

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Well…. it’s been 7 months since I updated this old blog! 7 months! I can’t hardly believe it! I honestly thought as the kids got older I would have more time. Well, as other parents know this is most definitely NOT what happens!! My life the last 7 months has been a giant whirlwind and I am still struggling to balance out motherhood and working from home. I wanted to get back to updating the blog though, so I thought I would share a session from the summer that was so fun!

You may notice a little new feature I added, a pin it button. Please, feel free to pin away :) I want to see if it really works πŸ˜‰

I have photographed this family for so many wonderful occasions. Pregnancies, births and birthdays we’ve known each other for a while :) I was so happy when she saw a photo on pinterest and got inspired. We worked it all out and this shoot was an awful lot of fun!

Just beautiful.

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I love this shot. Love.

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Seriously glowing right?

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The perfect bump :)

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These shots are just simply amazing. Love them.

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Now… I’m going to have to keep blogging because this baby has been born… a ‘little’ while ago!!

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simply sweet | Calgary newborn photographer

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

This sweet little girl did not want to miss a minute of her session!
No matter what we tried she just wanted to flash those beautiful eyes! She was so pretty and so calm, just the sweetest little princess!!
I loves spending some time with you guys, you are wonderful parents as she is super lucky to have been born into such a great family :)

No sleep even though she was tired……

This was close to ‘almost’ πŸ˜‰

She was just too pretty! Love this!

What a beautiful family. Such a pleasure to photograph!

Absolutely love this photo. Such a wonderful moment.

 

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Finding beauty in the every day | Calgary lifestyle photographer

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Lifestyle photography. One of my most loved, most favorite of all times cherished ways of getting photos. I love watching my kids. I love photographing them doing their favorite things. Looking through pictures of them seeing them truly happy and enjoying what they were doing makes me smile. I love the simple things in life. And my photos of my children reflect that. I have wanted to delve into this type of photography for so long.
When this family contacted me I was completely over the moon. We were both so excited for this session, it was truly incredible. The images I got from this session are full of emotion. All the beauty that can be found in every day moments is inspiring. And amazing. I am truly grateful to have been able to shoot this session.

Because there are moments we as parents always hold dear. Always want to treasure.

The amazing giggle your child has when you whisper in their ear…..

How they love to play hide and seek looking through windows at you…..

The pure joy they experience while you dance around the living room with them while listening to their favorite song….

Sometimes we forget how much work even the simple things took to learn….
like crawling in a dress

or just how rewarding that cup of water was once they got to it

Things like first steps that we want to remember forever

little diaper tooshies

arms that want nothing more than to be picked up

There are family moments we want treasured forever

moments that make us smile

moments that will too soon pass by

the moments where to our kids we are everything and they are overjoyed to play with us

the smiles

the snuggles

the joy

the absolute joy our children bring us

THIS is why lifestlye photography means so much to me. This is why everyone should consider a little lifestyle in their lives. And this is how I love to shoot.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your day and to share such special moments.

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another baby makes four! | Calgary newborn photographer

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

18 months ago I had a wonderful session with a very amazing family. You can see little miss L’s photos on this page . We had a very tricky newborn session the first go round, so we turned one session into two and got some great shots of her!!
Then I did a more lifestyle approached session (they won one of my contests for a reality rocks session)for the whole family, those shots are over here. That was also an awesome session full of giggles and laughs.

And now… they are introducing the newest member of their family… little Mr.E!! He is entirely too cute, and was much more into getting photos done than his sister was!! Such a wonderful family, I am truly lucky to have many clients turn into such wonderful friends.

Thanks so much for bringing the whole family over for some pictures, and thank you for the birth announcement I just got! Mom has some crazy design talent!

How awesome is this family’s attire! Love it :)

She loves me now πŸ˜‰

I can’t even describe how much I love this…..

And just one more of the proud parents…. love these images.

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He’s 2! | Calgary children’s photographer

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Way back in Feb (yes I AM that far behind in my blogging!) one of my friends and clients brought over her growing family (she’s pregnant again!!) to take their 2 year old’s pics! As usual it was the most fun time :) I have taken this little guy’s pics quite a few times, and love getting together with the whole family :) You can see his cake smash !

It was much harder getting him into the photos than when he was one and just sat where we put him πŸ˜‰ But as usual we prevailed, and we got some awesome images to go together with the great memories our sessions leave us with.

Thanks so much for coming by again…. can’t wait for all this year has to bring for your family!

Blowing kisses…. so cute!

And…. haha we got you! Smiles and all :)

We took some cute ones of his sister too!

Also managed to get some great ones with a guitar! It was so cute watching him try to play with Daddy.

And then…. a sweet family shot! The perfect session :)

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Four means fun! | Calgary children’s photographer

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

These 4 kids ALWAYS leave me smiling. They are so great for photo sessions and they are so cute!! And Miss M is turning into such a beautiful young lady! These are my friend’s kids… and I love them. They are fabulous. They make you want to have tons of kids…… but I won’t πŸ˜‰

It was a VERY serious session.

There was NO laughing.

There was absolutely NO messin around. That’s just not how I roll πŸ˜‰

And there were a lot of really great, super awesome pictures. Pictures that prove 4 kids means a ton of fun!

And now I leave you with one of my faves….. from SUCH an awesome session :) Thanks guys!

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And one more :) | Calgary family photographer

Monday, October 31st, 2011

This is even WORSE! My sister has been waiting on these photos for over a year!

When it comes to pictures of family… boy I am a true slacker. Not that I want to be, they always get put on the to do list, but they are the one thing I never seem to get to.

I made it a priority last week to it and finish up before I was fearful for my life! No really, I feel awful. All I can say is I have no family pictures printed up for the last 2 years. So really… when it comes to family, I seem to have a time problem! But I’m working on it!

These were pretty fun. I had a vision, and everyone was into it. Too bad mother nature completely ruined our party. It was a total upset of a shoot. We planned on going for sunset. And while driving out to our location, the clouds came. Not just any clouds, but dark menacing ones. It was so dark, I had my ISO jacked, and we had about 10 min before it started POURING. Like storming, crazy rain, thunder and lightning pouring. And 10 min with a newborn, two kids and two teenagers is, well, not a lot of time!!

 

But you can see where we were going with this….

LOL. Hilarious.

Never heard them say this once. Not ever πŸ˜‰

Oh Jax, yes you are sweetie!

And so went all our games of Dutch Blitz…..

Typical. Teenager.

More typical teenager!

Keags, I can STILL hear you saying this :)

It took bout 57 photos to get one of everyone looking.

Miss you guys every.single.day. xoxoxoxo

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another family shoot | Calgary family photographer

Monday, October 31st, 2011

It’s been so long since I did this shoot it is rather embarrassing to be just blogging it now! Never mind the fact she just got her pictures πŸ˜‰ Let’s just say it was still warmish when they were taken. And that was BEFORE the heat came!

With my trips to Wpg, I had little time to be catching. NOW it is nice to say I am caught up :) Just working away on my brother’s wedding pictures now. So I thought I would sneak in a few pictures.

SO what would 2 photographers do planning a photoshoot? Go at 3pm in the middle of summer to take family pics. And bring my crazy kids! Let’s just say the odds were mounting, and not in our favor!! Sun and crazy. Oy.

Man… I LOVE these steps!

Cool shoe shot!

I think this is so cool!! If they come out again, we are going to have to revisit this. Dion had to work the whole time they were here, so I didn’t get the chance to get our pictures done!

It is seriously so nice to hang out with kids who like having their pictures taken. Unlike my own. Mine were with us, sabotaging this whole shoot the entire time. From having to go to the bathroom when we were furthest from the bathrooms, to sitting in ant piles, to interrupting at all moments… these kids were a breath of fresh air!

 

 

 

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a family stroll in the sunset | Calgary family photographer

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

One word. GORGEOUS.

There is a reason I tell people to book at sunset. These say it all.

Beautiful light with an amazing family…

in a gorgeous park…..

getting some family pics :)

Having some fun along the way!

We stopped on the way for just a few more couple shots…. when the light is so right, who are we to say no?

Thanks so much for the absolute pleasure of once again photographing your family!! The session was amazing, and it was so much fun to hang out again!

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mini session #5!!! | Calgary family photographer

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Well…. not really a mini πŸ˜‰ My friend opted for the whole 9 at her session, but was sure to book for the gorgeous sunset we were hoping for. The whole day was beautiful, sunny and warm just gorgeous out. Then just before mini #4 this crazy wind blew in and we were debating on cancelling. But we went ahead with that session and it turned out great. So we decided to go on with this session as we’d been talking about it forever.

Well. Enter clouds. Storm clouds. Sometimes, the weather just will NOT cooperate! It also cooled off, so we really just kept going and made the best of it. Even though we were both disappointed with the lack of sunset and the dark cool weather.

And it was worth it… her kids were completely angelic and we just went for it, making the best of it. Β And these kids nailed it. I think after a few years of taking their pictures, they just assume the pose πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

I always ask families to make funny faces…. just for Β fun. I totally see Christmas card written ALL OVER THIS.

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