Warm summer evenings in Edmonton are my favourite. The air is warm, the sun doesn’t go down until late into the evening, and everything feels like summer is going to last forever. It never does – summer is way too short in Edmonton, but man on summer days like this, it really feels like it’s going to last forever. Taurian and Rachel’s Terwillegar Park Engagement Session felt just like, like the perfect summer evening.
Engagement Session felt just like, like the perfect summer evening.
Taurian found us just with a google search. So if you’re here, and you’re actually reading this, thank you! Every time you spend some time on this blog, it helps our google ratings, which means we’ll show up higher on the list, which gives us more of a chance for people to find us.
Okay, back to the engagement session. The session was so relaxed, we walked and chatted so much, and it was a wonderful way to get to know these two. There were dogs everywhere, but we managed to find some quiet spots to hang out and capture these two together.
After their session, they booked us for their wedding! Some people don’t realize that our wedding packages come with an engagement session, but they do! So we added it into the wedding package, and now we’re making plans for their wedding day.
Can’t wait to share that with you! It’s going to be a really fun wedding.
Rachel grew up in the country. Running through the fields, getting into mischief while being outside all day, it sounds like a wonderful childhood to me. Her dad still lives there, so it was the perfect spot for their Edmonton Engagement Session at the Farm.
Like most people, Rachel and Daniel told us they weren’t comfortable in front of the camera. Here’s the thing – you don’t have to have experience in front of the camera, you don’t have be comfortable, you don’t have to know what to do. That’s what our engagement sessions are for! We hang out, we get to know you, Gareth tells really lame jokes to make you laugh (sorry when you read this Gareth! haha!) Our engagement sessions are prep for your wedding in a big way, but they’re also symbolizing a huge stage in your life!
We are always happy to choose a location for your session! We have lots of ideas and spots that we have used in the past. But if you have somewhere that means a lot to you, somewhere that holds meaning, let’s use it. You will love your photos more, they will mean more to you, and you will feel more comfortable. Plus we’ll have the opportunity to photograph a new location, which is always a big win!
Rachel and Daniel, your wedding is going to be so gorgeous! We can’t wait.
Shauna & Gareth
What a fun in home newborn session! We have known Pheadra and Dave for a long time now, since we photographed their wedding! I’m sure it sounds so cheesy to say, but we truly love when our clients come back to us to photograph different stages of their lives. One of the biggest reasons these guys chose to have their newborn session in their home is so they could include their dogs in the session. So here it is – Mason and his dogs in this Edmonton in home newborn session!
Gareth photographs all of our newborn sessions – a little fact for ya! We get asked a lot if he still poses our clients even if they aren’t in the studio. The answer is yes! His goal is definitely to make these look as natural as possible, while still making you look your best. So he will pose you, shift you, make you feel comfortable and make sure the angles are flattering.
In home newborn sessions are still us – they still have the same vibe, the same attention to detail, the same cozy, intimate feeling. It’s just that some people want to remember how they decorated the nursery, how the house looked, how they felt in their space those first few weeks with their new baby.
Whatever you choose to do, the photos will be amazing!
Shauna & Gareth
The day was crisp, cold, the classic Edmonton winter day. The girls donned their retro dresses, Theresa’s mom sat in the living room finishing up her speech. The house was buzzing with anticipation, with excitement, with complete love. Massimo’s house was much the same: the family gathered, generations coming together to celebrate this momentous moment in two people’s lives that they love. The older I get, the more I realize how much joy a wedding brings the whole family. It truly is about two families joining! As Theresa’s grandma cried as Theresa got her dress on, I tried to imagine how it would feel to watch my kids get married, then my grandkids. Wouldn’t that be the craziest feeling?! Theresa and Massimo’s Edmonton Winter Wedding was definitely one for the books.
We met Teresa when she was a bridesmaid in her sister’s wedding (check it out here!), and so we knew the day was going to be amazing. These two are incredibly family orientated, and it showed through the whole day. They thought through so many details, and added so many personal touches to make the day their own. From Theresa wearing her grandmother’s fur coat, to the coke bottles, to the lovely cake, it all just helped their personalities shine through.
Theresa and Massimo, your wedding was classy, friendly, so family orientated and so FUN! Let’s be honest, it was pretty darn cold too, but we were quick, and the cold was easily forgotten.
THANK YOU for having us. For such a wonderful day. For the fun, and for braving the snow!
Hello 2019! I always have such big intentions with blogging when a year starts, and then work and life gets busy and this always falls by the wayside. Hopefully that doesn’t happen this year! I have SO much to catch you up on. Let’s start off with Shayla & Tyson’s in home Edmonton Lifestyle Maternity Photography session.
Shayla & Tyson worked so hard to make their nursery GORGEOUS, so it made perfect sense to photograph their maternity session in their home. Between their lovely room & the baby’s nursery, it worked out so perfectly.
We always want you to include what is important to you in a session – in this case their dogs are high up on the list! So adorable to have them in these photos. Along with having the photos done in their home, it added such a personal touch to their session. Our home has changed A LOT since we had our kiddos, so I love this idea.
In the past year Gareth has started photographing a lot of in-home sessions. It’s a more lifestyle approach our photography and I love the progression our style is taking. I’m going to try and tell you in each blog post who photographed a session, I think it’s fun to share that! I’m sure it’s obvious now, but Gareth photographed this in-home maternity session.
We had the privilege to meet their baby towards the end of 2018! That blog post will be coming right up. Stay tuned!
We had to reschedule these photos so much this year! Hello to two random snowfalls before the leaves even turned. I’m sure we all were getting a bit frustrated, and wondering if their session was actually going to happen. But mom bundled everyone up, I promised we would be quick, and we powered through their chilly fall photos.
The boys were smiling, mom and dad played, and we all laughed despite the chilly temperatures. Nothing got this crew down.
You are all such troopers!! The photos are stunning, I’m so glad we got postponed because it meant the leaves were the perfect fall palette, stunning and holding the last colours of the season.
We’ll see you again!
Shauna & Gareth
(You can check out their newborn photos here!)
It feels like we were just freezing our butts off outside for Shaina and Dane’s winter wedding! (It was stunning, and so worth freezing – check it out here.) And yet here we are, warm and cuddly in the studio, with their newborn Logan. I say this all the time, but I don’t mind repeating myself – seeing our clients come back through the different stages of their lives means SO much to us! We get to catch up and hang out with people we really like, plus we get to document their lives. Pretty cool job, right?
Logan reminded me so much of our son Callum when he was a newborn. They’re both big boys, rolly, with the same look on their faces.
These three just cuddled up together, mom dad gazed at Logan in wonder, and we had an absolute blast with them.
Thank you so much for coming back to see us! It was absolutely wonderful to meet Logan.
Shauna & Gareth
These two have been such an inspiration to witness! They are kind, they are so loving to one another, and they both just couldn’t wait to be married. Their summer wedding at the Muttart began with their First Look photos among the pyramids. Kane was SO excited to see Alisha, his nerves and his anticipation were so evident. When they finally saw each other, everything else melted away. They only wanted to spend the day together, celebrate together. The threat of rain didn’t phase them, they only had focus for each other.
Alisha said something on their wedding day that has stuck with me, and I think it is such great advice for any couple: sometimes she thinks about them as a couple that she forgets to love Kane as an individual. So she will always strive to love him as a person, for all the things she fell in love with him for. Such good advice! Something that was a great reminder to me, and I have thought about often since their wedding.
Their wedding party was SO much fun. Everyone was so helpful, so kind, so welcoming. Their village is a strong one, and we felt so welcome into their fold. The ceremony was incerdibly emotional, and I think one of the best moments of the day was when they made a stop for slurpees! Nothing like stopping for some of their favourite things on their wedding day.
Their wedding reception at the Union Bank Inn’s Madison Grill was a classy, cozy affair. All of their friends and family all together to celebrate them.
The day was really wonderful! It is an honour to know these two, and I’m so happy we were there to witness their marriage beginning.
May you two have many years of happiness!
Shauna & Gareth
(Check out their engagement session here)
Wedding Dress: Novelle Bridal (Designer Allure Bridals)
Groom’s Suit: Curtis Eliot
Bridesmaid Dresses: Novelle Bridal
Florist: Studio Bloom
Hair Stylist: Style By Stace
Makeup Artist: Bethany Earl
Reception Location: Madison Grill
Alisha, this gorgeous bride, wrote us and said:
If you’re interested in chatting with us about being a part of your wedding day, please contact us here!)
If you know us at all, you know we’re in love with this little man’s name! He has a pretty easy name for us to to remember, as we’re pretty used to saying Hello Callum to our own son!
Ashley found us through Mommy Connections, which I have been photographing for for years now! I was so excited to see them all again at their newborn session. Big brother Bensen is such a good kid, he was happy to read to his little brother and cuddle with mom and dad.
Newborn sessions always take some time. Baby needs to eat, siblings need a snack or just a break from having to sit still. We get it! We’ve done it. We’ve photographed SO many newborns by now that this is all normal to us. Don’t stress, and it will go amazing.
We had a lot of fun hanging out with you all! Bensen did so well, so did Callum!
Can’t wait to see you again.
A warm summer evening, time spent with a really great family, and the most beautiful golden hour light. There is nothing as good as an evening by the water.
We’ve worked with this family since the beginning – we photographed their engagement and wedding, and we’ve seen them every year since. It makes me incredibly happy every time we get to connect!
They made the drive up to our lake lot for these photos, and I am ALWAYS, ALWAYS happy to photograph a session up at the lake.
They splashed and they played, threw a ton of rocks in the water and explored every nook and cranny of the shoreline. There is a beautiful innocence of watching a child play in the water. Ryley is absolutely in her element when she’s playing in the waves.
You all are wonderful, and I’m already excited about next year!