I am so happy I met the Cameron family. I first met Kerry at the Lethbridge Women’s Show earlier this year. She commissioned me to photograph her beautiful daughter, Madison’s graduation photos. With Madison now away on a basketball scholarship to Michigan, one son working on agriculture and the other still in school – they decided now was the time for family photos while everyone was in one spot. They just make me smile being with them!
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I first met Karlee Conway (nee Stevens) several years ago when I was Communications Manager for Alberta Beef Producers and Karlee did communications for Alberta Milk (she’s on maternity leave at the moment). She was just such a fun and spunky person. Fast forward to her wedding three years ago and I was honoured to be asked to be her photographer. Then, last year I photographed her maternity photos. It’s been awesome to play this role in her growing family! Yesterday I met with her family near Millarville to take photos of the entire family. I loved catching up and getting to meet little Nixon.
When the bride comes from a family of seven children and the groom was in a rock ‘n roll band – you know their wedding is going to be awesome. Amanda and Curtis’ wedding was lively, full of families and kids with a real sense of having “their people” surrounding them on their wedding day. I first met with Amanda, Curtis and Curtis’ son Cruze for their engagement session in Nanton. Not only did I find out they were drop dead gorgeous to look at – but they were even better on the inside. It’s quite obvious to everyone around them that this is a true love….that they respect each other, love each other and have a little fun in between!
I first met Chantel and Ryan a couple of years ago. I’ve photographed their family and finally yesterday – photographed their wedding. For the first time in the four years I’ve been a wedding photographer, I had rain during portraits. We were expecting this and had an amazing indoor location lined up. The Saskatoon Farm is nothing short of amazing. Everywhere you turn, there is a nook and cranny that has something new. It even comes complete with cats, dogs, chickens and a turkey! After, the ceremony took place at the Crystal Ridge Golf Course in Okotoks. Thankfully the rain was finished by then.
It was a perfect day for a beautiful couple.
Headshots are a little like a visual resume. How you look, is sometimes how you are perceived at a first glance. Having a professional headshot is imperative for everyone that is in business. Lee came to me for a variety of head shots. He needed one that would work for his family’s cattle business, one for his Calgary corporate career, and one that was a little more casual for a LinkedIn profile photo.
I met Jennifer and Gerard at the Strathmore Bridal Fair nearly two years ago. They were newly engaged and excited about the wedding planning ahead of them. Jennifer is from Saskatchewan and Gerald, from Nova Scotia and they make Strathmore home together. They are both the sweetest people, that make the perfect couple. We did their engagement session in the winter and used a skating theme.
Fast forward to August, and their wedding finally arrived. Friends and family came from as far away as Poland to celebrate the couple. The dance floor was hopping all night – especially when the Rankin Family came on
I met Ally through friends when I lived in High River. She is just the sweetest person and I was so excited to hear that she had a baby girl last year. She is just as cute in person as she is on Facebook. Ally and her in-laws came to Nanton for a family session. They are such a fantastic group of people! Enjoy this small taste of their session.
When Jane contacted me to have family photos taken, I became a little nervous. This usually never happens – but Jane is a professional photographer as well. It feels different when you photograph someone else who is in the same industry….it’s a good kind of different though. You can check out Jane’s business (Jane Russell Phototography and Design) on her website.
But, like many photographers – we take photos of everyone but ourselves. It’s important to step out in front of the camera and be present in your own family photos. I was honoured that Jane asked me to help her do that.
The Brown Family is nothing short of awesome. Lori, Brian, Kolton, Carson and Cayde are a pretty awesome family. They farm near Nanton with two of the boys working in the oil industry in Calgary.
Minnie and Dale had a beautiful backyard wedding on their Okotoks property. It came complete with chickens, goats, horses, donkeys, dogs and a cat. It was pretty awesome. I love photographing small weddings because of the intimacy that surrounds them. It’s personal and special.
I first met Matt and Melissa when I photographed their engagement session last year. They are the couple that has been together forever and you just see a comfort, companionship and love that comes with years of being together.
Their wedding was beautiful. Melissa comes from a big family that is close, so many of her people played a big role in their wedding. I loved everything about their day from her dress to their decorations, speeches and the candy bar (which I believe should be mandatory at every wedding).
I had a great time photographing the Bohlender Family at their Bearspaw home this weekend.
Tagen and Russ met by being Scrabble players……then Russ moved to Canada from England to be with Tagen. It’s such a sweet story that is fitting for such a great couple. I know Tagen’s family from calling Nanton home. Meeting Russ’ family that came over from the Queen’s country – you see how amazing his people are as well.
The wedding was so individual and unique. I loved everything from Tagen’s dress to the decor and food. It was the perfect day…for two pretty cool people!
Sierra and Spencer were married in the perfect location….at her family’s home on the water in Winfield, B.C. near Kelowna. It was gorgeous. This backdrop was amazing for two people who met several years ago in University and have traveled the world together.
Along with an incredible group of family and friends, Spencer and Sierra joined together with their personalized vows to become a new family.
Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of your day. It was nothing short of amazing.
I met Chelsea and Blake (and Cohen) earlier this year over coffee and loved them immediately. They are this fun and family oriented couple and I can’t wait for their Canmore wedding next year. We had the engagement photos near Lloydminster and choose a great, rustic location. The evening ended perfectly….with a rainbow!
I’ve know the Laycock Family since I was in junior high. I spend lots of time with their youngest daughter Ange when we were in school. Many years have passed since, so it was so great to catch up with the entire extended family last night to take photos for Diane and Duane’s 40th wedding anniversary. They are still the same fun and close family that I met over two-decades ago and they now have several grandkids that are just as much fun as their parents and grandma and grandpa!