red deer photographer ➾ 2013 ➾ A Year In Review
If 2014 is full of amazing people like 2013 was, it's going to be a great year! I had the privilege of meeting some beautiful souls last year and look forward to greeting all my new clients with a fresh sense of inspiration and commitment to telling their stories...Here are a few favourites from my sessions this past year...
I strive to create photographs that spark a memory, an emotion, or simply love...thank you to all who trusted me and invited me into your lives :)
red deer photographer ➾ a week of inspiration
to say these women are inspiring would not be doing them any justice, I can't even articulate how much I cherish these relationships.
In august of last year I saw a post from a photographer that I had been following for a while that said she would be putting on a workshop in Asheville, NC. I immediately got butterflies and called up my husband to get the a-ok (he was in Europe at the time haha) We agreed that even though it was over our anniversary, it would be an incredible experience for me to learn and work with a mentor. That mentor was, Joy Prouty of Wildflowers Photography. I had big expectations for this workshop but I had no idea the ...
red deer family photographer ➾ film
finally sent in a bunch of rolls of film last month and was blown away by the scans. Film is very near and dear to my heart and I am hoping to introduce more and more into my session. None of these are edited, they are straight from the lab :)
Leica M3 with Fuji Pro400H
Rolleiflex 3.5 with Portra 400
Scanned by Caribou Film Lab
chic critique cover contest ➢ the paper deer photography
My submission for the Chic Critique Cover Contest!
red deer engagement photographer ➾ victoria + michael
at our consultation victoria had mentioned she wished that it would snow for their engagement photos.....well she got what she asked for the day before their session!
and not only did it snow, it snowed a FOOT in 24 hours and Red Deer looked SO beautiful.
trekking through the trails in a foot of snow was another story but we managed to get some exercise and some beautiful photos and luckily it was quite warm :)
red deer family photographer ➾ all hallows eve ➾ where the wild things are
we started reading 'where the wild things are' to Jensen a few months back and I could not think of a better costume for him. Ever since I could remember Jensen has reminded of me of Max.....full of energy and mischief, with such an amazing imagination. Even when I asked him what his name was yesterday, each was answered with "I AM MAX, MOMMY!". Hudson, of course needed to be one of the wild things and after a little DIY with his costume, he was all set and cuter than ever!
"Let the wild rumpus START!"
red deer family photographer ➾ wilkinson family
Sometimes clients come along that you absolutely click with. I normally try to meet all my families prior to their session so we can get to know each other a bit better but Erin booked her session super last minute so there was no time. During our short walk to location we had a mini consultation and I fell in love with this family :) They have a rambunctious little 1 1/2 year old that reminds me so much of my oldest, Jensen. They're both runners! It's a challenge that I am accustomed to and accept it with open arms.
red deer lifestyle photographer ➾ what I am thankful for
I am thankful for many things. This life has thrown me some curve balls this year and it took some self reflection to really realize how beautiful this little life of mine is.
Firstly, I am thankful for my husband. He is the most selfless, inspiring man I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He has sacrificed so much and worked so hard for his family and did so without any hesitation. I am absolutely in awe of him and and his passion for his craft. I only hope one day to be admired by my peers like he is by his.
Secondly, my boys.
Jensen, you are my wild child. So free and fearless, I know you will do great things and will do them with ...