Urban Engagement Photo Shoot in Downtown Calgary

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Family photos on the Peace Bridge in Calgary

Family photos on the Peace Bridge in Calgary

Choosing an urban location in downtown Calgary for a family photography session I don't do a lot of family photos in downtown Calgary, but these family photos on the Peace Bridge convinced me to brave the parking and plan more urban shoots. It was so fun meeting up...

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Family fall silhouette in Carburn Park

Family fall silhouette in Carburn Park

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Robyn and Reece and their adorable children for a end-of-fall family session. These three kids are so fun to hang out with. They were lively and enjoyed exploring Carburn Park. They loved spotting all of the deer that call this...

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Newborn Joseph welcomed by his loving family

Newborn Joseph welcomed by his loving family

Is there anything better than a newborn? It's the tiniest bundle wrapped up with so much love and anticipation. A new life that brings with it so much promise as well as so much work (at least the first little bit). Although exhausting, a newborn holds such wonder it...

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Fall family photos on a cold day at Carburn Park

Fall family photos on a cold day at Carburn Park

This family shoot proves there is no reason to fear fall family photos on a cold day. It seems like the Fall lasted for about 5 mins in Calgary in 2018. The leaves turned and the temperature dropped dramatically not long after. I was still able to do a lot of sessions in the short window including this adorable family.

Shooting in Carburn Park is a must for me every year. It’s such a beautiful location and with the wildlife being used to people, it’s a great place to bring small children who are curious to see deer and birds up close.

I met this adorable family on a blustery, cold afternoon in Calgary. These kids were absolute troopers as we got them laughing while we explored the park. I’ve realized that sometimes, cold weather may not be a bad thing because siblings are more than willing to snuggle up beside each other when they are cold! Personal space goes out the door and everyone is happy to cuddle! All it takes for a successful shoot are frequent breaks for the kiddos to warm up and a willingness to do pretty much whatever it takes to make them laugh.

This shoot reinforced to me how when parents keep a fun and positive attitude, kids are willing to embrace any circumstance. Remember, all it takes is your photographer waiting for the right moment and you’d never know how cold they actually were.

I laughed so much with this family, they truly were so fun.

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Family photos on the Peace Bridge in Calgary

Family photos on the Peace Bridge in Calgary

Choosing an urban location in downtown Calgary for a family photography session

I don’t do a lot of family photos in downtown Calgary, but these family photos on the Peace Bridge convinced me to brave the parking and plan more urban shoots. It was so fun meeting up with Elaine and Roger on the Peace Bridge one one of the most beautiful fall days we had this year in Calgary. I’ve been able to meet with them over the years and record their boys growing up and it’s so fun to see their little personalities develop.

Look at these kids though! They are so cute and have a great bond with each other and their parents. I love seeing how kids come out of their shells during a shoot. At the beginning they might be a little shy, but by the end they are so relaxed you have to run to keep up with them!

As always, my favorite photos are those where I’ve been privileged to capture the relationship between parents and children. Years from now, these kids can look at these photos and see the love and joy they brought to their parents. What a gift for them.

Summer wedding at the Calgary Zoo highlights the importance of capturing the emotions of your wedding day

Summer wedding at the Calgary Zoo highlights the importance of capturing the emotions of your wedding day

Candid and documentary wedding photography records relationships and authentic moments

Tyler and Michelle recently had a beautiful summer wedding at the Calgary Zoo filled to the brim with family and friends. This wedding really stands out to me because of how focused the couple was in connecting with their family and friends and which made it easy for me to capture genuine moments through out the day. This couple have the sweetest relationship and truly cherish not only each other, but each other’s families.

Shakespeare’s King Lear asks the blind man how he sees the world to which he replies… “I see it feelingly”.

Is that not how we all should see the world? That’s certainly how I “see” weddings. There are times I’m quietly wiping a tear away behind the lens from bearing witness to heavy emotions. From an illness keeping the bride’s mother from fully participating in the wedding to the groom’s family mourning the loss of an older brother mere weeks before the wedding, this wedding had so many powerful moments as two families came together to celebrate a truly remarkable couple. The kindness and generosity of Tyler and Michelle is unmatched in my books. They have a truly remarkable support network in their lives and that speaks to the quality of people they are.

I was truly honored to capture this summer wedding at the Calgary Zoo which included tender moments between this bride and her wheelchair bound mother, her godmother, as well as her husband’s parents. Family is everything and my belief is photos that capture relationships are the timeless ones impervious to trends and filters.

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Family fall silhouette in Carburn Park

Family fall silhouette in Carburn Park

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Robyn and Reece and their adorable children for a end-of-fall family session. These three kids are so fun to hang out with. They were lively and enjoyed exploring Carburn Park. They loved spotting all of the deer that call this park their home.

I love photographing families because capturing the relationship between parents and their children is so meaningful to me, especially since having a daughter of my own. This family was so easy to work with because they clearly have a deep love for each other. From a father delighting in his two boys and the tenderness between a mama and her daughter, this photo session has it all.

I also was able to accomplish something I’d be trying to do for a long time, get a sunset silhouette of a family that also managed to capture the heart of the individuals.

I hope you enjoy this session as much as I enjoyed photographing it.