Cake Smash: Ronan

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At the beginning of March, Jess & I invited Brit & Ronan to join us for a duo cake smash session! Our amazing friends at Sculpt Barre West were so kind to let us use their studio again and we had an absolute blast! The two kiddos had fun tearing it up in studio, sharing veggie straws (amongst many other various snacks), and digging into their beautiful & scrumptious cakes. I still cannot believe that they’re already a whole year old… and have the personalities to match!

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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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Newborn: The MacKinnons

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I met this beautiful family a couple of years ago for a mini session & just before Christmas I got to meet this adorable little peanut! Baby Olive is 9 lbs of pure perfection and is already totally adored by her big sister. I think it’s safe to say that they are all settling into being a family of 4 quite nicely.

I can’t wait to run into the ‘MacKinnon sisters’ at the playground this summer! They are beautiful – here are a couple favourites

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The Hirtles: A Video

Just in case you need a reason to smile on this beautiful spring Friday afternoon…

– More Information on Video Sessions to Come –

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Newborn: Meidinger Family

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I consider myself truly lucky to have this photography gig. It allows me to stay home with my girls, make my own schedule & hours, meet new people, contribute to my family’s income and most importantly it allows me to do something I love. However, I can’t have done it without the help and support of all my wonderful friends and family.

Thank you to all of you who have booked me for sessions, shared my posts, referred me to friends, credited my photos, etc… Thank you for believing in me and trusting me to capture your family’s fleeting moments that you may have otherwise forgotten. I shoot from the heart and take these photos as much for me as I do for you & your family. I love to capture the raw, the emotion and connection… I love feeling all the feels.

So this is the perfect session to follow that up with. This brand new family of 3 is a beautiful example of why I love doing what I do. Give me all the baby snuggles, mom & babe hanging in the nursery or a little skin to skin with dad.

I love watching friends become parents and seeing them care for and nurture this new little stranger that the nurses and doctors have let them take home from the hospital. It just warms my heart.

Russ & Katrina… Ophelia is perfect and you guys are such amazing parents already. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

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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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The Weslosky Family

Brit & Nicole gifted their mom a family photo session this fall and it was absolutely breathtaking! The leaves were the most perfect colour, Ronan was just the cutest little babe in a box & the entire family looked amazing. I am so lucky to have access to such a beautiful place to take photos… and it just happens to be Jeanette’s favourite place on earth! Here are some of my favourites.

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