Blog

here’s to 2014 | red deer family photographer
As 2014 dwindles to an end, i've spent the last few weeks cataloging and backing up all my sessions from this year...I couldn't help but feel so incredibly grateful for each and every one that has invited me in and trusted me to tell their families story. I've been shown such love being around these families and am forever thankful for these experiences. Photographers say so often how much they love their job and that their clients are the greatest...i'm no different but I consider these people friends and family... 1000 thank you's, "here's to the good you've found, and the great that awaits"    
READ MORE
wildflowers reunion | harvesting hope in washington
I'm not really sure how to start this....I'm at such a loss for words about how much these woman mean to me...how much I need them...how much a miss them daily...and how much I can't wait to see them next year. Joy has changed my life in more ways than one. Not only has she introduced me to some of my now best friends, photographed our own family, and opened a door to seeing life in a whole new way, but she has become a true friend. Her honest and heartfelt outlook on  women, whether it be as business owners, aspiring photographers, or as mothers, wives, girlfriends, etc is just so empowering....please  take a moment or two to read through t ...
READ MORE
you be the sweet and i’ll be the savoury | this is us
I find, more often than not, thoughts are hard for me to get out....i'm not sure how I can accurately describe the feelings I had when looking through these photos but I do know that my heart aches (in a very good way) for the amount of love I see through Joy's eyes. After our renewal vows were spoken, we spent the next day with Joy doing some family photos...we gathered egg & apples, picked the most beautiful dahlias from a farm that runs on the honour system, frolicked in the most magical trees (it was seriously straight out of a fairytale), and found a secret forrest in the shape of an abandoned lot (thank you for finding that place ...
READ MORE
wonderflow red deer | red deer photographer
I was lucky enough to register Jensen for pre school at the amazing Waldorf inspired Wonderflow School House here in Red Deer. This school is everything I want for my kids, a creative based education & a nurturing, positive environment. This year the school house (which is located in a Heritage Home in downtown Red Deer) needs to raise funds to have a sprinkler system put in place inside the home for fire prevention so we've been doing tons of fundraising to help fund the $15,000 investment. I offered to take photos of the all kids at the school and I couldn't have imagined how happy all these little people would make me :) Each child had ...
READ MORE
the watt family | red deer lifestyle photographer
Some of you may recognize this beautiful family from a few posts I did this spring. Lyndsey is a good friend of mine and back in the spring she was diagnosed with breast cancer, at the young age of 29. (You may take a look back at the beginning of her journey here & here) nearly 6 months has passed, full of chemo, sickness, good days and bad days, struggles and  triumphs. But I am happy to say that her chemo was discontinued early due to the great response the cancer was having to it. We decided to celebrate by having a little lifestyle session in their home at the beginning of October. They snuggled in bed, read their favourite books, ...
READ MORE
fall family photography | ©The Paper Deer Photography | thepaperdeer.ca
the cruickshank family | red deer family photographer
You know how sometimes a client falls into your lap and you just know they are going to be amazing? Meet the Cruickshank family; Simoi and I share a treasured love for the wilderness and I knew the moment I read her email that we were going to be fast friends. I actually started writing this post before I had even shot the session - that's how confident I was that it was going to be a super fun shoot. She had asked for her session to be in a beautiful place of nature, amongst the trees and moss in a little hideout in the woods. I knew immediately where I was going to shoot and took the boys out with me to set up (that proved to be a diffic ...
READ MORE
price family | red deer family photographer
Please help me welcome the Price family to my blog this morning! Her little guy, Hudson goes to pre school with Jensen at Wonderflow and boy is he a sweetheart! I'm not even kidding, their two wee ones are some of the most well behaved kids i've ever photographed. We got to check out the new kids nature park at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, which I think everyone needs to go check out, it is amazing! Although the sun didn't shine, we refused to let that deter us from documenting this family as they are today....loving, nurturing, and full of fun! enjoy...
READ MORE
fall for wheat | red deer family photographer
Fall just happens to be my favourite seasons so when my good friends at Wheat Canada dropped their fall line, I was anxious to get my hands on some amazing clothes! As usual, the linens are gorgeous and incredibly soft, the prints are...ummm...the CUTEST! and my boys love how comfortable they are. AND to make things even better, I have an exclusive discount code that will give you 15% off your order!! (expired Oct 31st) Just use the code "paperdeer" at checkout :) *All items are listed under each section of photos. Jensen: Deer Long Sleeve, Baggy Sweatpants, Toque Hudson: Mouse Long Sleeve & Trousers   Jensen: Trousers (these are ...
READ MORE
1...789101112...21