Miss Kinley’s mom had a crazy amount of ideas for this shoot. She sent me ideas and outfits – and she even had Kinley’s Grandpa build the blue ladder for the shoot!
I really, really appreciate when parent’s make this much effort for a session. Outfits play a massive role in the feeling and outcome of your photos, so when great ones are chosen, amazing photos like this turn out!
Kinley is part way through our First Year package, you can see her newborn photos here. She is growing so fast, and she is one of the HAPPIEST babies I have ever met. She never stops smiling at me. Maybe she just thinks I’m funny looking?!
Thanks so much for joining me in the beautiful evening light. We had the perfect evening!
A couple of weeks ago we had our own family photos booked. I had picked our outfits with care, the photographer had chosen a great location, I had been thinking about them and so excited about them for days.
Fall is a crazy busy time to year for photographers, so the only time our schedules meshed with Nicole (my amazing friend from NC Photography) was in the morning. I was a bit worried about it being too cold, but I was confident it would work.
The morning came, I was up early, did my hair, we got all done up and we were off.
It was a disaster. A total. Complete. Disaster.
Callum was a sick, snotty, miserable mess. He was irritable, uncooperative, and the most devastating to me – he wanted nothing to do with me. I couldn’t hold him, he kept pushing me away, I promise you he was acting like I was a horrible mother. Thank goodness I knew our photographer because it was embarrassing!
In the end, we got maybe 3 photos. It just wasn’t working. I ended up calling it off, everyone was persevering but Callum was crying and cold and it just wasn’t worth it.
So when I tell you “I get it” – I do. Trust me. We’re a family too. We have a child with bad days, and moods, and now that he’s motoring around we can’t control his every move. So I’m not judging you. I don’t think you’re terrible when your child is too busy exploring to want to have their picture taken. And TRUST me, I understand that sometimes kids are just having a bad day.
Other than the fact that I want amazing photos of our family as we grow, this is the reason we get photos done every year. It is SO important for us to remember what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera. What it feels like when the photographer is telling you to make your child sit on your lap and it’s just not happening. I get it. I remember. And I will do absolutely everything possible to make your kids have fun and to capture some beautiful memories. We’ll work with them. If we have to play, we’ll play. If they need a snack, they can stop for a snack. It’s not a race.
We got home from our shoot, Callum stripped off his pants, and came downstairs to set up for a shoot I had in an hour. He plopped down in the middle of our studio and I snapped this while I was testing the light. They really don’t do what you want, when you want, do they?
p.s. Nicole tried again with us this morning and everything was wonderful. Callum is a busy boy but she jumped and danced around and made him laugh and caught his attention. Now I can’t wait to see them!
The evening was warm and hazy and quiet. We hung out in the canola fields and enjoyed the warmth that is all too short in Edmonton.
I’ve since met their new little one, Tegan, and she is beautiful. And with these three surrounding her, she is so loved.
Congratulations to all of you. You’re a wonderful family.
These two got married on a beautiful day surrounded by tons of friends and family. In perfect Italian style we were welcomed in with offers of food and drinks and complete open arms.
The day was relaxed, fun, and a busy bustle.
Thank you so much for having us there to capture your amazing day. Congrats!
Ceremony Location: St. Joseph’s Basilica, Edmonton
Reception Location: Nova Hotel, Edmonton
I just love this lovely little family. Elsie is a ball of energy and fun and she makes me smile every time I see her. And she loves her little brother so.
They booked our First Year package for their son, Dane, and added on family photos to his six month session. We had a beautiful evening capturing these last warm Edmonton evenings. We even snuck in a few photos of just mom and dad. That’s so important and is always so forgotten once little ones come around.
Thanks so much you guys!
Six months flies by! We photographed Rebekah when she was first born, and with our First Year package we get to follow her as she grows.
Summer in Edmonton means outdoor photos. Rebekah isn’t quite sitting up yet so with the help of mom and some pillows she was nice and comfy.
Beautiful morning out! It was wonderful to see you again Miss.
These two got MARRIED! We have a ton of images to share, but for now, look at this beautiful image!
The ceremony and photos took place at the Leduc West Antique Society.
Congrats you two!
Beautiful girls who wanted to run and laugh and play and pick flowers. A mamma who really wanted gorgeous late evening light and flowers for their photos.
It sounded like the absolute perfect way to spend a warm summer evening. Yes, we were eaten alive. We sprayed bug spray a million times.
I wasn’t even bothered, I was having way too much fun. This family was a dream!
We have been having such an absolute beautiful summer in Edmonton, and man does this session ever show it.
You guys were wonderful!
Brydon and I knew each other way back in high school. He was the type of guy who would give you a ride if you needed, come hang out whenever, he was a blast.
Fast forward 10 years and I get an email to photograph his proposal. Ummm YES! Absolutely. It was so exciting to be a part of such an amazing moment in someone’s life, especially someone I know.
Fast forward again, and we chose downtown Edmonton for their engagement session. They used to live downtown and they love it!
These guys have been working SO hard and look SO amazing and I can’t wait for Saturday!
We have been photographing Riya’s family for a few years now, we captured her beautiful mamma’s pregnancy here.
We’re so excited to watch her grow! Congrats to your beautiful family, guys.