I love “winter!” {Calgary engagement and wedding photographer}

You know when you meet someone and you just know that they’re “good people”? When I first met Danielle and Jared, this was exactly my thought. This wonderful couple is exactly who I strive to find and be found by; people who I would welcome into my home for a dinner party or go out for drinks with. Now that I’m a mama, more than ever, I want to spend my time away from my family with awesome people. I want to laugh and be inspired, be giddy. And that is exactly what happens, it’s almost on a chemistry level. There is so much trust that goes into a photographer/client relationship and when that trust is there, it really does feel a bit magical. Now for another fancy quotation- can we talk about “winter” in Calgary right now? Ohmygoodness, I am in heaven. I don’t think I have ever had so much fun shooting in the winter. It’s as though the summer light, the golden hues, are here to stay year round and that makes this photographer really really happy. So go on and enjoy this lovely little engagement session of this truly lovely couple.

Winter Family Fun {Calgary family photographer}

I never really know what to expect when I enter a family’s home for their portrait session. But always, without a doubt, we have the best time. I have loved working with children for as long as I can remember, as far back as junior high when I would look after the neighborhood children and put on camps for spring break. Although weddings and engagements are my main focus (pun!), family sessions continue to be important to me. Documenting family life, especially now that I have my own little man, is something that I will always love. I think it all comes back to telling stories; I want to tell stories and I want to capture moments. Check out this gorgeous family. I love that we all suited up and braved the chilly weather for some awesome outdoor shots!

2014::: Oh what a year! {Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Emerald Lake, Phoenix, Edmonton Wedding Photographer}

Aaaannnnnddddddddd big exhale. WOW. 2014 has gone done in history as my craziest, busiest, most awesome year ever. EVER. I have been saying a lot lately that I feel really lucky to be attracting such lovely, like-minded couples: people who end up being more like friends than clients. It was incredible for me to put this post together and reflect on every single one of them, each picture brought back so many amazing memories and definitely put a smile on my face. I’m still smiling as I sit here and write, actually. This year also marked my first year of mommyhood. My son Logan was born in October 2013 and as you can see, I didn’t take any time off with weddings starting in January 2014. I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. I look at my business almost as my first baby and I love the fact that I have been able to balance both while still keeping my sanity and making sure my beautiful family isn’t neglected. Speaking of this first baby, I am entering my tenth year (yes! 10 years!!!) as a wedding photographer and I am pretty astounded by that. It certainly doesn’t feel like 10 years. I feel humbled to have been part of so many couples’ new beginnings, capturing moments that will live on forever. I have had the pleasure of shooting weddings all over the world, from Maine, Vermont and Arizona, Fernie, Golden, Emerald Lake, Christina Lake, Cranbrook and Invermere to Scotland and Jamaica. Of course, there isn’t anything much better than shooting in my own backyard, finding really cool hidden gems here in Calgary and then traveling out and searching for beautiful locations in Canmore and Banff. 2015 is on track to be just as awesome. I truly love what I do, I live for it. And I can’t wait to share what’s to come. Best wishes and Happy New Year! Enjoy!

Jackie & Garett :::at first glance::: {Calgary wedding photographer}

As I wind down for Christmas (yay!!!), here’s a little ‘first glance’ at Jackie and Garrett’s 12.13.14 fairytale wedding. They were married at the gorgeous new Bowness Scout Hall and we had absolutely terrific, if not balmy for December, weather. This wedding definitely appealed to my whimsical, fanciful side and I loved it!

karolina & Tyler -engaged! {Calgary, Kananaskis wedding photographer}

Well, I’m winding down a pretty incredible year, I would say the best yet. I survived the juggle of mommy-hood with business-hood and still have my hair and my sanity. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been happier. I love that I can continue pursuing my passion while also still being an awesome {but nowhere near perfect momma}. 2015 marks my 10th year in business and this spring I will be celebrating my very first couple’s 10th wedding anniversary with as much enthusiasm as they have. I am looking forward to a little break and then super excited for February when I have the absolute thrill of shooting two incredible weddings, one of which will be Karolina and Tyler’s. It will be held at the Delta Kananaskis, complete with pre-wedding outdoor festivities. I can’t wait! The weather lately has been knocking my socks off and this session was particularly stunning. We definitely hit a winter golden hour and I feel so lucky because it’s pretty rare in the winter. Enjoy this beautiful winter engagement session!

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