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Hello, my name is Sarah Murdoch. I want to tell your story. I want to capture those fleeting moments. I want to document the laughter and the {happy} tears. I want to honour your life, your family and your relationships. I want to preserve your memories for generations to come. I want to be your photographer. And I can’t wait to meet you!

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Alissa & Matt -married! {Calgary Wedding Photographer}

You know it’s going to be a good day when you arrive at the bride’s house and hear the words “is it our favourite photographer?”; “it’s our ONLY photographer”. I have had the absolute pleasure of capturing all three of the sister’s weddings in this truly amazing family. Blair, my second shooter extraordinaire, even talked about how we could totally fit in as sisters/or maybe cousins and Blair made sure to get a picture with everyone to solidify that fact. A word to the wise, if she shows up at family events, you’ll now know why. But let’s talk about Alissa and Matt and their beautiful wedding which was held at Canyon Meadows Golf Club in the south end of Calgary. I haven’t had the chance to shoot there yet and let me say that it is a spectacular venue and I highly recommend it. I think one of my favourite parts of the ceremony was the wine box. Matt and Alissa live out in the country and often walk their dog along the nearby abandoned railroad tracks. So Matt handcrafted the box himself and used a railway spike in the design. The wine box ceremony is something that I wish I had done at my wedding- perhaps now that our five year anniversary is coming up, we can do our own version. It’s really something special and would be so wonderful to open in another five years. Because I have been at so many family events, I truly felt like family and it was just the best day. There is a ton of laughter in these pictures and although I am a pretty funny person, most of it is not a result of my jokes. It is simply just an awesome bridal party filled with the best of friends having the best time. We were spoiled with the weather; it had rained all morning and just as we left for the ceremony, the sun came out and gave us a sparkling day. Thank you for letting me capture your love and family and for making me (and Blair) feel so at home.

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Out at the Ranch {Calgary Family Photographer}

When planning a family session, or any session for that matter, I like to get as much information as possible to make the photography as authentic as possible. Family photography, at it's core, is anything but natural (it's not every day that you plan your family's outfits and head outside only to be followed by a photographer) but I really do strive to capture the essence of the family itself. In talking with Julia, she mentioned that her son loved to throw the football and her daughter did cartwheels. So, that's exactly what we did! I don't think I'll ever stop loving working with children, their joy and zest for life is inspiring and reignites my soul. This session was a lot of fun, complete with our own game of football throwing, my camera hanging by my side. Enjoy! … [Read More...]

Hey there blue eyes {Calgary Family Photographer}

When you have children, there are lots of opportunities for unsolicited advice from friends, family and strangers. I was prepared for that and to be honest, most of it was either helpful or expected, usually along the lines of "Enjoy them while they're little, they grow up too fast" (ok, so this is very very true but not an awesome statement whilst in the throes of newborn hell). Anyways, I think what made me the most surprised was how my son acted as a barrier breaker to basically, the entire population of people we have encountered. Everywhere we went, people smiled at me (well, him.... but indirectly at me. woo!), talked to me (about him), and some, more times than I can count, even boldly stretched out their arms, almost demanding to hold him. I'm pretty trusting and I love how happy he made people, so I'd usually take a quick 'crazy reading' and hand him over. Weird, yes, but also delightful. In the beginning, I didn't get why people liked my son, or felt the need to engage with … [Read More...]

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