Category Archives: lifestyle

Woods Family | Drumheller

Other than tripod self portraits and selfies, this was the first time The Woods Family had a family session & I was so honored to be the first one to document them. We met in the Badlands & go to adventure throughout them. Family session where they adventure and giggle together as a family is my favourite. I am so thankful that adventuring to epic places like this is what I get to do for a living. #bless

Peters Family | La Crete

The Peters Family were my next door neighbors growing up, their yard right down the road from ours. It was so special for me to get to come onto their yard after all these years and get to see them as grown, amazing, inspiring individuals. Mrs. Peters gave me the biggest hug at the end of the session and told me how much she appreciated me and how lovely it had been to see me again. Not even to document their family, but to simply see me. I teared up. That’s what I love so much about photography. I get to connect with people on a level that we wouldn’t normally connect on in a regular job. I am so thankful. As I was leaving, she told me to make sure to not be a stranger, and that I was welcomed over anytime. I am so thankful. I also don’t know if I have ever laughed so much at a Family Session. Liam, (Judy & Rubens son), came into the session knowing exactly what poses he wanted and every time I would bring my camera into his general direction he would strike the coolest poses, haha. Oh this family had me laughing and in tears. So good for my soul. I am so thankful for photography.

 

Morris Family | La Crete

This is the fourth year in a row that I have got the amazing blessing of documenting this adorable family!! & let me tell you, with each passing year they become more comfortable in front of the camera, more comfortable with me and love each other so well throughout the family session. I love seeing the connection of each family member with the other. To see their family jokes and quirks, to see them cheering on their mom to show off her muscles, to see them laugh together and love each other. Oh families, thank you for coming in ready to love on your kids and your partner. Thank you for always finding a reason to laugh and celebrate no matter what the situation may be. Thank you for letting me document it all.

 

Silas Andrew Birth Story | High Level, AB

Lisa and Greg have been my best friends since Jr. High, so I was honoured when they asked me to document their first born, coming into the world. Yikes, I am so thankful, so overwhelmed and so emotional when I look back at these photos from that beautiful day in February.  I live in Calgary and my friends live in the town I grew up in which is 10 hours away. So when Lisa called me on Sunday evening and told me that she went into labour and was heading to the hospital, my only option was to drive the 10 hours through the night and I am forever grateful I did. I got to spend the morning before sweet Silas entered the world, with his amazing parents.

Greg was there, supporting and loving Lisa through every contraction, and Lisa was being a hero and thinking of her sweet babe through every ounce of pain. They truly inspire me. At 7 in the evening, Silas Andrew pierced my ears with a loud scream and changed our lives forever. I am in tears as I think about the look on my friends faces as they saw their son for the very first time. My heart is overwhelmed. My love for them has only grown through this experience. I am so thankful. So blessed. Thank you Baby Si for entering our lives – you are so loved.