Once in a Lifetime | Working in the Yukon
Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.
Gosh, I have been wanting to blog about our adventure for a while now! What a crazy few weeks we had. Jim and I were asked to work for Yukon Stone Outfitters; and were super stoked to take the opportunity! Jim was guiding and I was cooking & helping wrangle.
It was almost an eerie feeling having the cub drop me off & fly away, being in the middle of nowhere by myself (...Jim was out hunting and met me later at camp).
It is such a beautiful place, and we were tucked away close to a stream and just up from a lake in the heart of the province. I found myself super busy between co ...
October 17, 2015
A Little Adventure | in the NWT
“The very basic core of a (wo)man's living spirit is (her) passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” - Christopher McCandless
What an amazing few weeks. We have been looking forward to this trip for almost a year now, it is crazy that it has now come and gone.... but what an unbelievable trip it was. I have heard Meg & Bailey (of Ram Head Outfitters) talk of their area for years now & although I have seen photos, they never really did the area justice. The open count ...
September 16, 2015
Kevin & Vennisha | Drayton Valley Wedding Photographer
"In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours.
In all the world, there is no love for you like mine." - Maya Angelou
Wedding gown & bridesmaid dresses: David's Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Base Salon & Supply
Flowers: Valley House of Flowers
Decorations: Flower Farm
Catering: Ukrainian Food Catering
When I first met Vennisha & Kevin I immediately was excited for their big day. You know when you can tell two people are perfect for one and other? That was this moment. They are so caring and kind to each other. The way they look at and smile with one and other gives me goosebumps. They reminded me why I love my job!
The s ...
September 15, 2015
Kale & Tatum | Central Alberta Wedding Photographer
"Cowboy take me away." - Dixie Chicks
Where do I begin with this day?! Gosh. It makes me emotional every time I think about it. From the moment we pulled into the ceremony, we had goosebumps. My second shooter, Rand, and I have known Tatum since we were babies. She is the most down to earth, thoughtful & kind person you will ever meet....not too mention loads of fun!! It is very cool to see her having found her soulmate. Kale is one big teddy bear! SUCH a great guy!! Being that they are both very involved in rodeo, it was very suiting that they got married in her parents' arena!
CHEERS, to a wicked friends' wedding, all of those who ...
August 17, 2015
Kyle & Jodie | Central Alberta Wedding Photographer
"I knew you were the one when I realized your smile was my heaven, your laugh my favorite song, and your arms my home." - Steve Maraboli
To say this day was magical would be an understatement.
The below vendors played such an intricate part in the making of this great day.
Decorations / florals: Dazzle by Dawn
Wedding Gown: LA Collection (Manitoba)
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Bridal House
Hair & Makeup: Blushed Beaute
Catering: Grandma Jo's
The ladies got ready in Kyle & Jodie's home. It was lovely to feel the energy as we pulled into the drive. Jodie was surrounded by friends & family.
The guys were hilarious. We barely got a wor ...
August 5, 2015
Bryan & Kendra | Acme Wedding Photographer
"The older you get, the more you realize that it isn't about the material things, or pride, or ego. It is about our hearts and who they beat for." - R.A.
I have said it before, but it is often the in between, unposed moments that I love the most. What an amazing day, to see my friend this happy gives me goosebumps. What makes it better? It was on a day she married an incredible guy.
I am truly blessed to have the friends I do. Their wedding day was amazing. I could tell once we arrived on Friday that everything would be perfect, and if it wasn't nobody would be stressed. It was lovely to meet both of their families and see how close & ac ...
July 23, 2015
Lee & Terra | Drayton Valley Engagement Photographer
There is something about Alf Alfa in bloom that I love... and these two! What a perfect evening this was! I loved how evident it was that these two were completely in love. I could tell because they breezed through the session, with love in their eyes and smiles on their faces. They have planned a magical winter wedding and I cannot wait for it!
Their love is humble and grounded. Very inspiring. Thank you for allowing me to capture it.
July 16, 2015
Travis & Celeste | Buck Lake Stylized Shoot
"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, & having fun." - Mary Lou Cook
Models: Celeste Hernandez & Travis DesLaurier
Suit: Suits by Curtis Eliot
Dress: Pure Bridal
Jewellery: You Fancy Huh
Candles: Alumination Canada
Location: Buck Lake, Alberta
I am SO excited for wedding season to begin! I absolutely loved last year, and am stoked with the soon-to-be brides I have this year! I wanted to get a little practice prior to jumping in head first, so I organized a small stylized session. Working with Celeste & Travis was a dream, the weather was amazing & the photos aren't so ...
June 10, 2015
New Zealand Adventures | Life of a Travelling Photographer
"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." - Unknown
AH! Where do I begin?! What an absolute whirlwind the last month and a half have been! I went to Toronto and had a fabulous week & then was off to New Zealand! Jim (...my now FIANCE`...feels so cool saying that) is originally from New Zealand, so we do travel back often. I have a few mixed emotions about returning, because it is where dad passed away, but it is such a beautiful place filled with lovely people, that it is hard not to!
Jim took my friend Meg (from Ram Head Outfitters) Tahr hunting the first few days, while I did some catching up with friends. I got to spend ...
June 2, 2015
Jeff & Kristy | Banff Engagement Photographer
"The best kiss is the one that has been exchanged a thousand times between the eyes before it reaches the lips."
I originally met these two at a friend's wedding that I was taking photos for...& I was thrilled when they asked me to be their photographer! It was so much fun spending the afternoon together & "hiking" into Johnston canyon. They were such troopers....and their admiration for one and other gives me goosebumps. It is beyond words describing how easy it is to work with couples so in love, everything just comes natural to them. I am stoked for their wedding next year! (...talk about organized ;))
This has been one of my fav ...
April 15, 2015