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Archive for 'Family'

These two little guys had SO much spunk and personality. I loved hanging out with them and watching boys be boys as they took me on an adventure through their stompin ground.

 

It feels like just yesterday I’d purchased my new big girl camera and was squealing with delight at my upcoming wedding… their wedding. And now look, two kids later and i got to spend some time with them again 🙂

I was super excited to spend some more time with Adalyn and her family. She rocked her cake smash and I couldn’t wait to get out again with her mom and dad. It was a beautiful day and we couldn’t have asked for better weather!

It was one chilly morning when we’d decided to do these photos. Thankfully Heather knew of this little tropical oasis we could head to so we could all stay warm. I wasn’t too sure what to expect when she said she had an atrium we could use ( indoor locations on a holiday are a tough find) but this space worked out perfectly. These photos make me feel like we aren’t currently in January with snow!

 

When Jairo and Dianne asked me to do some family photos I was over the moon excited. We used to work together at Samaritans Purse and it had been years since I’d seen them and I couldn’t wait to catch up. All Dianne wanted was a beautiful winter setting and we got just that, the day was perfect!

It’s been a chilly one that’s for sure! Typical Calgary its a decent temperature and then bam freezing and then this weekend it’s going to be TWELVE degrees again??? Despite the recent cold that has settled in, this winter has been absolutely beautiful and I’ve so enjoyed braving the cold with so many wonderful families, and this one was a blast! There were some snowballs thrown and broken fence posts (Mom wanted to re create a photo from when they were younger and the post they were sitting on may have snapped…. I may have taken a little longer getting the shot as well so I could capture their reaction to it haha – don’t worry they were safe!)

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To say it was chilly is a bit of an understatement! It was the first cold snap of the season (although compared to today I’m sure it would feel quite warm) I love when people are still up to braving the weather, despite the crisp air it was a beautiful morning. Mom and I were both SO excited about all the snow and there was a lot of it – it adds such a magical feeling. IMG_0915-copy IMG_0926-copy IMG_0930-copy IMG_0936-copy IMG_0949-copy IMG_0954-copy IMG_0957 IMG_0978-copy IMG_0984-copy IMG_1020-copy IMG_1026-copy IMG_1029b IMG_1086-copy IMG_1066-copy IMG_1101-copy

It’s always a pleasure hanging out with this beautiful family! I had the pleasure of standing up with Natashia and Eric on their wedding day and being walked down the isle with the two other R brothers. Since then, it’s been wonderful watching their families grow and change over the years. Thanks so much for inviting me back to capture your growing family!!

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It was one of those days I wasn’t sure if I was still going to be doing session or if we’d have to reschedule, with kids ages one through four I thought for sure the cold fall (felt like winter) day was going to be a deterrent. It’s funny how the first cold day of the season has us in parkas and by the end of winter, a day the same temperature, will have people sporting shorts haha! Ok, maybe not quite… it was pretty chilly. Much to my excitement everyone was still game! Grandma later said that they had a whole family day planned and this was just the start, they were so excited to all just be together so there was no way it was going to be canceled. You could tell from the moment they showed up they were ready to battle the cold and snuggle close. I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked “how did you get them to smile like that??” for the first photo below, let me tell you it was all them! All I did was ask them to look at each other. It was a beautiful morning and it was such a joy to spend some time with them!

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Who would have thought this evening would be one of the last fall evenings of the season, I sure didn’t! We got these photos in just in the nick of time. The kids were so full of personality and loved smiling for the camera, ok maybe not for the camera … but their Aunt had all the right moves! She came along and I have no idea what she was doing behind me but they loved it!

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