Thursday, November 24, 2011

True Beauty, Shared.

It was an honor to take these photos, but an even greater honor to know these women since I was young myself.

Mother, daughters, sisters... friends.

The day we took these photos it was one of the coldest in our new winter season. So between warming up in the vehicle and at the coffee shop these ladies spent time together like I have seen so many times at so many family functions, casual get togethers and warm embraces over the years. They told each other how beautiful they are (and they are!). They laughed with each other and sometimes at each other (like sister's and mom's do!). They reflected at how close they are, and how they are close enough to take life's blows and stand back up, together.

This day we took these photo's is one of the best examples of why I love doing what I do because instead of just taking photo's I got to witness another precious memory for this family and it is now captured for years to come.

Thank you so much, it means a lot to me as I hope it will for all of you!

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!