The Extended Monk Family

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Last fall I asked Kylie if her mom would sew our family a quilt. The idea was that each year we would have our family photos taken with it. Then when our kiddos were all grown and having families of their own, we would still have this precious quilt to remind us of all of the beautiful memories.

Instead of paying Sharon for her amazing work and attention to detail, Kylie suggested we ‘trade labor’. Therefore, this summer I took some photos of their beautiful family.

I think we each got a hell of a deal… if you’d like to see the gorgeous quilt Sharon made, check out this post.

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Cake Smash: Elwood Finnie

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I love photographing this family. They are such beautiful people inside & out, lots of fun to be around and have a stunning home that I have had the pleasure to shoot in three times now.

Click here to see their lifestyle newborn session & here for their fall family session.

A kid’s reaction to cake is always a bit of a surprise. Parents may think they have an idea of how it will go but most are shocked. I think Elwood certainly surprised his parents when he dove head first into his first pile of sugar and was covered head to toe in whipped cream. Anyways, it was an absolute blast and I can’t wait to share this amazing session with all of you!

Keep on scrolling to see Elwood’s priceless introduction to CAKE.

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Baby Fletcher

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You know those people who are put in your life for a reason? The ones who keep you grounded and can talk you through anything… the ones who get you through that first nursing clinical… the person who will come with you to your kid’s art class on their day off… the friend that your kids call Auntie…

Well now I can officially call that person family.

The world works in mysterious ways & I can’t wait to meet the newest member of the family! #babyfletcher

Here are a few more photos from my session with these two beautiful souls!

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Mama & Me Giveaway

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In February I decided to celebrate motherhood by giving away a ‘mama & me’ session over on instagram! Beautiful Ali won and we took some gorgeous spring photos of her and her adorable daughter Rowyn. I was told Rowyn could sometimes be a bit shy and might take take some time to warm up… Needless to say, the photos turned out better than I could have imagined and I definitely plan on making this special giveaway an annual occurrence!

Here are a few more,

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Maternity: Kyle & Kylie

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A few weeks ago, I met this gorgeous couple for their maternity shoot and it was such a pleasure having them in front of my lens. Not only are they beautiful people inside and out, but I genuinely enjoyed the fact that it was just the two of them! Don’t get me wrong, I obviously LOVE photographing families and children – especially my own. However, the task certainly comes with a few obstacles. This session was like a breath of fresh air that I didn’t know I needed. I was just able to revel in the space created to celebrate these two before they become parents and welcome a beautiful baby into their family.

I am so humbled to have been asked to capture this special time in their lives!

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Maternity: Tredget Family

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These three are welcoming another beautiful baby into their family any day now & you can just tell that Finnley is going to be an amazing big brother. He already dotes on mama’s tummy and whispers secrets that only babe can hear. I cannot wait to meet this new squish and bask in all of the newborn goodness! But first, here are a few last shots of them as a family of three.

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Engaged: Patty & Chris

Patty & Chris were an absolute dream to work with! Not only are they a gorgeous couple but were also complete naturals in front of the camera. People tend to tense up and get self conscious when they know a camera is around… but these two just continued to be themselves and relish in the moment. They are getting married this summer and I don’t doubt it will be a beautiful occasion filled with lots of love, laughter & happiness. Congrats again you two!

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The Extended Steinkey Family

This post is sooo long overdue! Last fall I had the opportunity to photograph a lovely extended family at my parents’ hobby farm (one of the many perks of booking with me!)

Prior to the shoot, Julie and I discussed the possibility of needing an indoor backup location due to frigid temps in the forecast. In the end, we ‘braved the cold’ and it totally paid off! The weather was mild, the light was beautiful and we got a bunch of STUNNING shots. Take a peek!

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The Watson Family

Photographing the Watson family is always so much fun because they are super easy going, totally open to all of my suggestions and ideas… oh and it’s my sister’s family.

Jill knew that shooting at the Muttart was on my summer bucket list so we met there on a gorgeous late August evening. The views, lighting & location certainly did not disappoint and we got so many amazing shots. My niece and nephew each got a photo in front of downtown Edmonton and views of the River Valley with a bunch of info regarding their upcoming school year. Jill & Rick got some really beautiful photos of just the two of them (they just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary!) & of course we got a portrait of their pup Einstein! I had so much fun and look forward to documenting this family for many years to come!

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The Blackmore Family

I had the most amazing time photographing this handsome little guy with his bright blue eyes & irresistible dimples! Along with their pup, I met this family at my parents’ property when the leaves were the most amazing golden colour. We had so much fun crunching in the leaves, being thrown high into the air and capturing some beautiful memories. Totally swooning over this session 🙂

Enjoy!

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