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the cornish family | rocky mountain family photographer
So, for those that might not know this woman (but let's be honest, I know most of you do haha), this is my sweet friend Sarah Cornish of My Four Hens Photography. We have been social media friends for what seems like forever and last weekend we finally had the chance to meet in person in her stretch of the Rockies way down in Colorado! It should come as no surprise that she is just the sweetest, kindest, most honest person. With 6 kids in tow we trekked up to Estes Park, CO and wow, even though I shoot in the Canadian Rockies 90% of the time and have seen my fair share of mountains, the park there is insane with beauty and did not disappoint ...
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The Family Narrative | International Family Photographer
Back in the spring of last year, I was contacted by my sweet friend Posy Quarterman about speaking at this new workshop put on by four pretty fantastic boss ladies that focused SOLEY on the genre of family photography. After suffering with the stigma that family photography was not viewed as important as other genres (i.e.. weddings) and being told by their peers that photographers that only shoot family's would never be able to make the money that wedding photographers make, they decided to push back and create something that nobody has. They want to empower us, to let people know that yes, we ARE worth it and family photography IS worth eve ...
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Mini Mountain Escape
Just a quick weekend trip to the mountains with my littles. This is definitely one of my most favourite spots in Banff and the day we went was perfect. usually when we take the boys to the mountains, we adventure during the day and end up having to shoot in direct high noon sun but that day was the perfect mixture of clouds and not too cold.  
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Embracing The Chaos – April/May Class – EXTENDED!!
I am super excited to announce that my April/May workshop over at The Bloom Forum is now open for early registration. I have also extended the class by and ENTIRE week! So much more information to get your season started with a bang! See below for more information. EMBRACING THE CHAOS with photographer Jayme Ford Want to break free from the ordinary and create emotive images that will stand the test of time? No more fake smiles and uncomfortable looking, forced connections. Learn to work with unhappy dads, ease the stressed out moms, and enjoy those crazy littles. Come join me, Jayme Ford of The Paper Deer Photography and Embrace th ...
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shop the skinny | alberta brand photographer
The boys and I set out to the mountains at the beginning of November to enjoy one of the last - and very unusual - warm days of the year (it was 14C degrees that day!) for one of our favourite shops in Edmonton, Shop The Skinny! We stayed at one of our favourite places in Dead Man's Flats and it has the cutest little abandoned cabin & windmill ever. I've been wanting to photograph the boys here forever and now was the perfect opportunity! After lunch we zipped up the mountain to spray lakes and pulled over at the absolutely most gorgeous location. It was so perfect....the crisp smell of the trees and fresh snow.....I could believe how ...
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moraine lake elopement | rocky mountain elopement photographer
I think I have found a new love. Elopements are such a beautiful intimate setting for two people to share their vows and express their love for one another. Why not save a ton of money and plan an adventure in the mountains (or wherever!) with just the two of you or only the closest of family members?! Well, and me of course ;) Dust & Kitty traveled all the way from Hong Kong for photos at Moraine Lake! While they technically got married a few months prior, they did not have a photographer at their wedding. Dust is a fellow tattooer and a good friend of my husbands, so when he emailed me and asked if I would photograph their "elopement ...
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aliesha & ryan | emerald lake elopement
Aliesha and Ryan's intimate elopement at Cathedral Mountain Lodge was a DREAM - seriously, if you're looking for a gorgeous place to elope in the mountains, they offer an amazing package! And I would love to photograph it, of course ;) - Cozy cabins, close family, and the most perfect parting of rain clouds for their ceremony (it seriously rained the entire morning and stopped just for the ceremony and formals - talk about lucky!) I immediately clicked with these two when we first met in November 2015. Aliesha is a budding photographer (who recently took my Embracing the Chaos Class and is KILLING it) that is also introverted like me, so w ...
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2016 | A year of acceptance
Each year I am blown away by my clients, their willingness to allow me to create memories that will be forever kept and passed down to the wee ones they are squeezing and tickling in each of those images. Sometimes this passion is so strong that it hurts to think about and makes my heart heavy. truth bomb in 3...2...1... This year was an incredibly difficult season for me mentally. Having anxiety and being introverted is tough in this craft and I have definitely struggled this year with balancing the constant overwhelming feeling of doubt and my fear of emails and replying to people via social media - please tell me i'm not the only one ...
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