An outdoor wedding, at a tree farm, surrounded by her family and friends. That was Rachel’s vision for her wedding, and she had thought of every detail. Her DYI game was strong, and they had all worked so hard to ensure this was the day of her dreams. Rachelle and Derek’s Outdoor Edmonton Wedding was going to be unforgettable.
Just before the ceremony was set to start, the rain began. And it didn’t just trickle. The clouds opened up and the sky exploded. It was a storm of epic proportions. They tried to hold off to see if the rain was going to pass, but finally they had to call it. It was no use, that outdoor ceremony was not going to happen. The guys rushed all the chairs inside, the guests pitched in, and together they transformed the barn into a beautiful ceremony site in no time.
Rachelle was disappointed, of course she was. But she took a deep breath and decided to make this the best day she could. And you know what? She did. She made it INCREDIBLE. Her eyes were only on Derek, they laughed and cried and had the best time. The rain even let up enough for us to head outside for some photos before it started up again.
This day was all about family coming together to make this day magical for the couple. The whole family played a part in helping, and the love they all put into the day shone through.
We can never predict the weather, but these two – and all of their guests – proved that it’s just as much fun to dance in the rain.
So much love to you guys!
Shauna & Gareth xox
This is the day you have been planning for and dreaming of. Your favourite people in the world are gathering, the dance floor is waiting, the champagne is chilled. Every little detail has been tended to and now it’s time to walk down the aisle and join forces with your one true love. You will remember these moments for the rest of your life; the family, the friends, the cake, the music, the tears and the laughter. You deserve to have this beautiful experience thoughtfully documented as you share the story of your wedding with family and friends in the decades to come.(more…)
We met this family a long time ago through mutual friends (such great timing for them, those mutual friends just had a baby as well and we did their photos too! Check them out here. We were so happy for them when they wrote us and told us they were expecting a third baby! And now baby Girl Makes Three – Keats Family congrats!
We get asked all the time if people can “sneak in” sibling photos, or “add on” family photos to their newborn session. They are ALWAYS included you guys. Always. We believe those family photos are so important, so we will always make a huge effort to get those sibling photos done first. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to get the older kiddos comfortable, sometimes they’re really agreeable and it’s quick. We’ve seen it all my friends, so never worry about the time it’s taking. It’s all part of the job!
These big brothers were super cooperative, and they made our job so easy! It was really obvious they’re proud of their baby sister and they were more than happy to show her off.
Thank you so much for choosing us to photograph your growing family. We are so happy for you all! She is absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to see her as she grows.
Shauna & Gareth
This was such an amazing newborn session. Siblings can be tough some days, the studio can be intimidating and it’s not often we expect our toddlers to sit exactly still and look right at a camera. We’re always prepared to work hard to get the sibling shots, which parents ALWAYS want (I know I did!) But Emily did so amazing at Reid’s newborn session. She was so excited to hold her brother and lie with him on the bed. We didn’t have to do a whole lot. We already love this little boy so much! These guys are some of our best friends, so documenting their newest addition is such an honour. Welcome to the world Reid!(more…)
There are a ton of families that I have had the pleasure of meeting since we started this business. I’ve met moms who inspire me, who give me advice and who make me want to be a better mom. Carly is, hands down, one of those moms. She wants to play with her kids, she embraces their personalities, and she is so happy to document real life. That’s what led them to go ahead with this shoot, so we ended up embracing the rain with the Axani family!(more…)
I was invited to speak at a grade 4 class about photography, and light. If you’ve ever chatted with us about our work, you know that light is EVERYTHING to us. We have to choose the time of day that works best for our photos. Light is SO important to photography. Cool light adds so much interest to the shot.(more…)
In a land far far away under the golden Australian sunshine sits the little town of Townsville. I admit it’s not the most imaginative of place names, but most importantly it’s the place where Rachel and Daniel met.
Being away from home, living a life separate from the regular day to day realities is an adventure. Meeting your person makes it all the more exciting.
Rachel and Daniel brought back a lot of memories for me of my time down under. It takes a very certain couple to meet while traveling and stay together when they settle into the everyday routine once they come back home. Rachel and Daniel did it, and that is a true testament to their relationship.(more…)
We just love this wonderful family! We met them when Lyndsey and Jordan booked us for their wedding. Since then we have documented them having a son, and now as their family grows together. Just love seeing them for the Daniels Fall Family Photos.
A fun fact: The quilt they brought to this family session we’ve been using since their wedding. We decided to head outside for some sunset photos at their wedding, and this quilt was sitting on the gift table. We grabbed it on our way out the door, used it, and it’s been a part of every session since. Jordan’s mom made (mother of the groom, now grandma).
I absolutely love that we wandered and played and explored with these guys. We used this location for our own family photos years ago, and it’s still such a gem!
Thank you so much for a wonderful evening you guys! I always really, really love seeing you.
There were a couple things that these guys brought to their session that are ALWAYS welcome – smiles, cuddles, and their really fun dog! We had so much fun at their fall couple session with a cute pup!
We get asked a lot if dogs are welcome at our session. YES! Always! We choose a dog friendly location, and we just hang out with them. They’re a part of your family, they should be included!
Fall is all about cozy sweaters, and plaid, and boots. When choosing your outfits always choose what you feel great in. Your outfits should “go” together but you don’t be too matchy matchy. I always suggest lying the outfits down on your bed and looking at them together. Still not sure? Send me a photo and I’ll help you decide! You can always look through our portfolio or the blog for inspiration.
Can’t wait to this year’s fall sessions! They’re going to be beautiful. Interested in one? Email me at email@example.com