red deer photographer ➾ artifact uprising art book
Last year my mom sent me home with a few keepsakes - her wedding dress and a giant scrap book of my first paintings, drawings, letters etc. It is something that I am so thankful to her for keeping all those years. I wanted to do something similar for Jensen because, like so many other kids in pre-school/kindergarden etc., he has SO many crafts that he has made here and at day home. I was struggling to find something that would hold everything, and still be nice-ish to look at. I have a giant binder with page protectors (pictured below completely over flowing!) that I had been putting his art in and then it dawned on me....I can still keep all ...
red deer photographer ➾ 6/52
February is also Heart Month! Becoming a heart family has been the most stressful and rewarding experience of my life. Connecting with each and every one of the families we have met in the hospital and through social media have had in incredible impact on our lives. Feb 7-14 is Congenital Heart Defect Week and we will be wearing red every day! 1 in 100 babies are born with a CHD and we are so thankful that Hudson's was caught while I was still pregnant. Thank you to any and everyone that has followed Hudson's journey, you have no idea how much your support means to us <3
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red deer film photographer ➾ dec/jan
I saw a quote the other day that really resonated with me...this explains perfectly why I am moving farther away from digital...
"Shooting Digital is like marrying that sensible girl - the one that went to Wellesley, from a good family and wears well made comfortable shoes. Sure, in many respects she'll make a good wife, but after a while the marriage might feel a little hollow. On the other hand, shooting film would be like marrying a flaky artist. She's quirky and maddeningly disorganized. She can't be trusted with a credit card or to pick the kids up from soccer practice on time. But she's just a beautiful person inside and out and makes ...
red deer photographer ➾ classic tattoo red deer ➾ film
For anyone that doesn't know the story of how Lucas and I met...this will give you an idea.
I'll keep it short but to summarize, I had an appointment in Dec of 2008 with the one and only Lucas Ford. He's a very sought after tattooer in these parts so I was lucky enough to sneak in an appointment. Little did I know it would lead to a wonderful marriage, an incredibly smart step son and two of our own beautiful boys....
...oh, and now he gets a free photography service ;) lol
Camera used: Rolleiflex 3.5f MX-EVS
Film Used: XP2 +1, Tri-X, Portra 800 (forgot about that green hue it adds lol oops)
red deer photographer ➾ 5/52
This week has been a tough one with my little Jensen. Pushing boundaries and seeing how far he can take certain situations, talking back and being utterly defiant. It's been a struggle but I am trying my hardest to kill him with kindness so to speak and not resorting to giving "time outs" like I used to in the past (clearly not working anymore) Instead offering solutions based on options. i.e.. instead of "eat your dinner or you're going right to bed", I offer him a choice - "Would you like to stay here and eat your dinner or would you like to go straight to bed?" It takes his train of thought from, 'this is what I want to do' to 'these are ...
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red deer photographer ➾ senior re-edit ➾ 2012
Back in 2012, I shot one of my favourite ever sessions on top of a mountain...here is my re-edit of a few of those images
red deer photographer ➾ 4/52
This week was all about weather and "firsts"
We went from piles and piles of snow shovelling to a wonderful little chinook from Hawaii (+10!)
Hudson started waving the cutest little wave and we also spied the beginnings of a tooth!
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red deer photographer ➾ 3/52
With H1N1 running ramped in Alberta and the INSANE amount of snow we've had, we've been spending A LOT of time at home *insert cabin fever here*
So I set up a cozy new reading nook on the top bunk of Jensen's room and he's been occupying that space frequently, scanned all of Jensen's art and crafts, purged our closets and did ALL the laundry AND put it away! (that is a feat all its own)
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