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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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2016 | Personal
This year has been a year of growth for our children. Jensen started grade one and like many moms before me have said....they really do change so rapidly at this age. He has the biggest heart and I see so much love and compassion in him - for example, he came running into the kitchen at my mom and dads a few days ago, in a panic and said "come quick, the guy on tv said we have the chance to save hundreds of animals and to call this number to help!" My sweet boy had just watched an spca commercial and was so focused on getting us to help these poor animals.....i've realized now, more than ever that he is the window to my childhood. We are wire ...
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zabolotney family | waterton family photographer
Oh, Waterton....I have only ever been there a handful of times but I can't help but just fall deeper and deeper in love each time. It also helps to have incredible clients that will make the trek down south to adventure with me :) Jessica, Dean and their sweet little girl, Claire met up with me at the beginning of October for a family connection session on an unusually warm day in Waterton. It was a very special session because we were able to include Jessica & Dean's first daughter, Everly. If you look close you will see her <3
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amanda, evanie & noa | Rocky Mountain Family Photographer
Sometimes when you have close photographer friends that feel the weight of having growing children slipping through their fingers as much as you do, you just take a trip out to the mountains, brave the cold (well compared to the temperatures the past few weeks, this was summer lol), and hold your kids as close as you can. Amanda and I traded session back in October and it was so great to finally get a chance to photograph her and her two sweet little ladies. When I take these types of images, I take them with the children in mind. These images are not just for us as parents but for our children, our children's children and so on. Think for ...
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Teacher Silvanna’s Brood | Red Deer Family Photographer
I'm not really sure how to describe the love I have for my eldest son's Kindergarten teacher; Teacher Silvanna. She has the most kind heart and Jensen thrived under her care and attention last year. When she asked if I could photograph her brood I could not say no, even though older teens/ young adults is not something that I shoot all that often, these three were such a blast to hang out with. Silvanna is the kindy teacher at Wonderflow School House here in Red Deer. Waldorf education is something that I feel so strongly about and we are excited to be starting an initiative to start a K-5 Waldorf School (Woodland Grade School) right he ...
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Embracing The Chaos | Jan/Feb Class | The Bloom Forum Online Workshop
I am super excited to announce that my Jan/Feb workshop over at The Bloom Forum is now open for early registration! 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 the Chaos of these incredible beautiful family's. If you have ever wanted to whole heartily capture the love between fam ...
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the george family | moraine lake | rocky mountain photographer
ya'll.....this session was SOO much fun! My incredible Wildflowers sister Helen Joy and her family traveled ALL the way from Asheville, SC and met me in the Rockies for an incredible family connection session. I first met Helen Joy last year at Joy's wildflowers workshop reunion. Let me tell you about this woman....she has an infections laugh, huge heart, and a way with words that tears deep into your soul....that type of personality that you can't help but be drawn to. Back in Aug of last year, after the reunion, myself, Helen Joy and our good friend Amanda spent the day together traveling around Mt. Baker in Washington. It was probably o ...
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the hobbs farm | edmonton family photographer
I had the incredible privilege to hang out and photograph the Hobbs crew on their farm just outside of Edmonton, Alberta. Jenna and I have been friends on social media for what seems like forever (I can't even remember for how long haha) and it was so great to final be able to meet and spend some time with her and her beautiful family. I was welcomed Sunday night with wine - yessss - and great conversation and after a good nights sleep we woke up super early (well not really for us, we all have children lol), got the kids fed & dressed and the adults caffeinated, we set out for a tour around their 29 acres. We hoped for fog but the weathe ...
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