getting my film legs back | personal project | red deer family photographer
Every February I feel the heavy slump of winter and yearn for inspiration. Film photography is something that always boosts my creative spirit and I think I have inadvertently started an incredible personal project.
There is this light that happens this time of year around 10am at our patio door, a light that stops you dead in you tracks. We are lucky to have as much sun as we do in the Province considering the bitter cold that wreaks havoc on us for months on end. Last year I was still relatively new to film (I say new but like most, thats where I started off but got lost in the world of digital) and I wanted to experiment. So, I grabbed ...
Jayme – 6 months | red deer family photographer
Sweet Jayme is 6 months and since Aislinn was still pretty unsure of her new sister when we did Jayme's newborn photos, we decided to focus mostly on their connection for this one. These two were in such good moods on Sunday and I am so happy I got to see such genuine interactions between them.
Towards the end of the session, little Jayme slipped down and bumped her head on the arm of the couch and was notably upset. The last shot is probably one of my favourites shots ever. A loving tender moment between mother and daughter, that little tear just kills me....
Voted Top 100 Photographers to Watch in 2015 | Red Deer Family Photographer
This is such an incredible honour....I can't even wrap my head round this at the moment but I was voted one of Clickin Moms Top 100 Photographers to Watch in 2015....this is just so crazy. Sometimes it feels like I am just floating around in this giant community of photographers so to be included in this list, with all of these INCREDIBLY talented professionals, feels unbelievable.
Huge thank you to Clickin Moms for this honour. Please click here and get ready to be inspired by these amazing individuals!
Faces of CHD | Congenital Heart Defect Awareness
February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. To help raise awareness, spread knowledge and share the effects of this disease, Jayme of The Paper Deer Photography Blog, Christie of Lemon Squeezy Home and Kierra of The Irvine Home are each sharing one story of a child with CHD every day to showcase the trials, triumphs, journey and heartache of this devastating disease. We invite you to read and share this project to further our voices. Thank you. #Facesof CHD
Feb 14, 2015 - this is sweet Evanna's story...
Our heart journey started with a simple routine ultrasound. In November 2013 at 19 weeks pregnant, we had an appointment ...
The Paper Deer Mentoring | Red Deer Family Photographer
When I first started my photography journey, I had questions. A ridiculous amount of questions....and struggled to find the answers. I was lacking in confidence, in a new city and to be honest, too intimidated by other photographers to reach out. I was fearful of them assuming I was just another “photographer” trying get in the industry. I took a handful courses online, tried to read ALL the books but something was still missing. Being a hands on learner and incredible inpatient, reading something and then trying to apply it just doesn’t work. I needed someone to physically show and explain to me what to do and why in order for it to really s ...
Adventures with Mama Ford | Red Deer Family Photographer
My husband went to China for 10 days so to ease my separation anxiety, I packed up and took the boys to Banff for a little get-a-way. We adventured in town, took the gondola, ehem...I mean "rollercoster" to the top of Sulphur mountain, family napped away the afternoon, drove up to lake minnewanka, ate out....(and yes, I actually survived 2 days worth of restaurants with these 2 crazy boys...barely lol), and on our way back to red deer I made a pit stop at the zoo to surprise Jensen with the Penguin Walk! He has a serious love for anything antarctic right now and penguins are at the top of his list.
I'm so grateful for these two and that th ...
2015 rocky Mountain session | rocky mountain family photographer
A cool summer breeze, the freshest air in the whole world, playing in the mountain creeks, climbing trees, being together with your family and nature....
I am now accepting bookings for my summer 2015 Rocky Mountain Sessions!
These sessions hold such a special place in my heart and I have never been so inspired as I am when i'm in the mountains...I can't wait to shoot there again this summer and because of that I am holding a special promotion until Feb 14th! (*wink wink* to all that want to give their significant others something special for Valentines this year ;)) I have a ton of new locations and looking forward to telling the stori ...
new year, new adventures
Ok, so I had mentioned on my instagram a few weeks back that I was about to embark on a video adventure...I had no idea how much it would really impact the direction I want my photography to go. I originally said that I was going to do a 30 day project but I got way too much footage over the christmas holidays that it would have ended up being 30 minutes long haha. I managed to dwindle what I had down to just over 6 minutes (way over my 2.5 minute goal, ha!) and for this being my first video, i'm pretty proud of myself for following through and having this to look back on in the future. Below is also a few photos from our BC adventure!