Monday, October 17, 2011

Family Ties.

This was one of the most unique family photo's I've done, in all good ways! It is fun when people venture off the beaten path to get creative in a meaningful way for family photos. We ventured to a vehicle/equipment museum, the Yoho museum by Peers AB, that neither party had been to before. There were more antique vehicles in this place than I had seen before, and most were all original. A true gem, and for this family their is a special connection to the history of such a place.

These young kids breathed new life into the old vehicles presence and had a fun time doing it! They ran, they laughed, they played, and they posed. Then we went to a park nearby, and they did it all over again! A memorable time captured, past preserved. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it! This was a lot of fun and I'd do it all over again.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

An Autumn Walk Through the Neighborhood.

So I have a bit of a confession. This is a family that I've wanted to take photos of for a long time. As a Photographer, I can't really go around town asking families to hire me directly. I have to put myself out there and then wait and hope they like my work and decide that they want a piece of the art I hope to provide.

Well, of course timing is everything, and this Mom has perfect timing. I've seen consistently how hard she works in this community over time to volunteer for different causes and needs and I was thrilled when she put effort together to donate to our local spray park through an auction fundraiser that I was glad to contribute to. Such hard work has gone into providing a great community for not only her children, but everyone's. Thank you so much!

On the day I came to this house it was slightly misty, the kind of day that could get better or worse. I felt like I was in England in this family's yard with the weather and the perfect hedge and the brick paths. And might I add, a perfectly behaved dog that sat so nicely in on the family photo. My own pup could learn a thing or two! We headed out for a walk through parks and woods and the children bounded about. I'm telling you, it felt as much from an English country side setting as it sounds! At least to me it did. A very fun time, thank you so much!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A New Wee One.

Oh, how I love puppies! I am such a sucker for them. I was thrilled when this little one came along for some family photos for some pet-ography as the newest addition. I could have taken her home after, too. We had this exact puppy growing up and they are so perfect for families.

There is something very nostalgic about fall time, and after a fresh rain, the damp earthy scent in the forest we walked through felt soothing. It occurred to me that I watched this family grow over the last few years on film and that is a neat thing to see. They have become sweet friends that I love very much! These girls are turning into little ladies and I enjoy the memories our families share together. Thanks ~K family!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Skip, Jump and Run because it's so Fun.

The fun thing about living in a town is that you get to know families in so many ways. Schoolmates, friends, caregivers, neighbors, friendly faces. This family fits for a few of these and have become something I smile about when I think of our home town.

This spot by the river, besides being on private land, seems like a bit of a secret. So much to explore and do in one little place. Watching this family do that reminded me of how sweet some of our days can be with the same silliness and curiosity I see in my own family. What a gem they all are!

Thank you so much for letting me have the pleasure to capture some memories on this afternoon!