Peek08.19.14

I was so honored when this client contacted me to let me know that they would be back from Boston the second week in August and would like me to take pictures of their latest addition.  Although it was not a trip that was originally booked, I was so happy that I was able to make it work.  Aren’t these two adorable!  The hair on both of them was gorgeous!  I know mom has had to be super patient with me trying to get everything out from the last trip so hopefully it was worth the wait:).  Their two year old was being a two year old which I know can make parents worry about what we are getting.  Apparently I forgot to tell them it is one of my favourite ages and they should not worry:).  Although sitting is not what this age wants to do, playing definitely is and we can get some great real smiles at the age…before they learn “cheese”.  A game of peek-a-boo goes a long way:). C Family, I apologize for the delay in getting a little peek up for you!  Thank you – it was so great to see you again!!

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Summer cabin08.18.14

So growing up my family would spend a portion of the summer at my grandparents’ cabin in BC…as I got out of the car for this session the smell in the air brought back a wave of fond childhood memories.  It is pretty special to be able to get away from it all and have some family time in nature.  My family has had to revise what it looks like for us so an annual trip to San Diego will have to suffice as a tradition for now (not that I am complaining:).  Kids really remember those times more than anything.  I was honoured to get document this for this client.

This was probably my favourite shoots with this family because as soon as we hit the water dad and the eldest son had smiles that I had never seen before…they completely relaxed and were totally themselves.  It was AWESOME to watch!  My only disappointment was that I made a last minute decision to not take my bathing suit and underwater housing because I knew that dad had to get back to Calgary and as soon as I get in the water, it is pretty difficult to get me out:).  I will have to go back and do water/watersport only session at some point:).  Definitely will go down as one of my favourite shoots!

On that note, I was supposed to do a lot more of these cabin location sessions this year but had to cancel due to my logistics.  I will be figuring out a way to make sure that those sessions happen next year – definitely through Sicamous and the Shuswaps and possibly a couple of others.  I will make sure that I post details as soon as I have them.  If it is something that you are considering for next year, please contact me early and I will do my best to work it into my planning.

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Not sure who had more fun08.17.14

If you follow my blog, you will recognize this family.  I wish I had time to go back over the 8 years and put together a collage from our sessions…maybe one day.  There were some pretty major milestones this year…new big teeth; riding a two-wheeler; everyone trying to keep up with the little one…oh, that is not new:); and a full set of little teeth that will soon fall out.  We had so much fun capturing it all.  Love that the little one asked mom the next morning if they could meet me at the park again…definitely one of the best compliments!!  H family, thank you so much for allowing me to document for you each year.  It is always a highlight for me.

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Watching them grow08.16.14

It was so nice to see this cute family again.  I have worked with them since their daughter was only a few weeks old.  It is definitely one of my favourite parts of my job to watch the little ones grow and change each year.  It is amazing how quick they do!  The dad actually mentioned as they were leaving that it must be pretty cool to watch families grow and I really can’t explain how true that is. I am so thankful that I get to travel back to continue what I started 10 years ago…can’t believe it has been 10 years now that I have been doing this too:).

We were suppose to head outside this year but Mother Nature was pretty indecisive so we stayed dry in the studio…and it gave me a chance to play with the lights again.  I do love all of the different things that we can do there.  Have also been playing with editing a bit.  First picture has a bit more of a muted look…client galleries will include both.

D family, it was so great to see you again!!  More soon!

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Dads08.14.14

As I am going through editing sessions and putting together orders from the last few months of sessions, I am honoured as I get to watch and capture families interacting together.  I am particularly moved watching dads interact with their families right now…it probably stems from watching my own husband with my kids over the summer.  I know that these are dads that work hard for their families and some that don’t necessarily get to be around as much as they would like to be.  They hold important positions at work* and have to be extremely professional but then they come home and play soccer with their kids, goof off, snuggle, tell silly stories and sometimes are just a big kid too.  Having been on the corporate side for a long time, it is very awesome to really see the other side of these guys:)

*Please note, I know that moms work hard too…in and out of the home cuz I certainly get to see both sides of that too.  But as a wife and a mom, I know how fun it is to see the guy in our lives having a blast with his family.

I originally did not add pictures to this post as I did not want to single anyone out but then decided it does not make sense if you can’t see what I see.  So here is a cross-section of great dads that inspired this post:)…and this is just the recent ones:).calgary family photographercalgary family photographercalgary family photographercalgary family photographercalgary family photographer

 

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