Dan & Angela | Married!

Ok, I know I am seriously behind in blogging! But since giving birth to my sweet little daughter I have been finding it easier and easier to ditch the blogging in lieu of Baby snuggles (can you blame me?) But Dan & Angela’s wedding simply must be shared! It was so delightful in every way. Maybe I’m biased because of my personal style but the home made food and vintage country style was so warm and welcoming. Angela managed to pull off delicate styling with the rugged and rustic backdrop of the couples beloved farm home. After the wedding we snuck away to a private lagoon and waterfalls in Kamloops back country. The only thing more beautiful than this sight was this couple standing underneath it, so in LOVE.

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Edmonton Christmas Mini sessions!

Halloween is over, November is here and it’s time to book your Christmas sessions! Last year my clients loved their holiday cards and I sent out a few of my own to friends and family and they were such a hit! Christmas is my favourite holiday so naturally Christmas sets are my favourite to build but this year I am twice as excited because I have something extra special in store!

milk and cookiesThis year I will be donating all profits to Edmonton’s Tegler Youth Centre. I’m working hard to raise enough money to purchase SLR camera’s for the centre!

The Tegler Youth centre gives kids a safe place to hang out, hearty after school meals, mentorship and uplifting recreational programming!  Together with Tegler I will be teaching an after school photography program that will give these kids the chance to learn a new skill, develop their passion and engage with caring volunteers. You can check out more information about Tegler and my campaign and contribute here: http://fnd.us/c/513f32/sh/a5Fn56

And finally here is this years Christmas mini promo and a few samples from last year! Session availability is limited.

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Edmonton Tegler Centre Fundraiser

This Christmas I’m raising money to purchase new Digital SLR cameras for the Edmonton Tegler Centre. The Tegler Youth centre is a shelter from the inner city streets of Edmonton. It gives kids a safe place to hang out, hearty after school meals, mentorship and uplifting recreational programming!  Together with Tegler I will be teaching an after school photography program that will give these kids the chance to learn a new skill, develop their passion and engage with caring volunteers…but we need help getting started!

You can check out more information about Tegler and my campaign and contribute here:

http://fnd.us/c/513f32/sh/a5Fn56

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Edmonton’s Kohan Foundation Fundraiser: Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Last Saturday night I had the privilege of photographing a truly incredible event! The Kohan Foundation held its fifth annual Red carpet gala in Edmonton. The monies raised directed to fund Edmonton’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. To date, they have successfully raised over $280,000 and hope to build the endowment to a total of $1,000,000! I can’t wait to here how much money the raised last weekend!

In 2008, Edmonton’s homeless count was 3079, and of those 259 were children under the age of 16. At its current growth rate it would reach 6500 by 2018. The Kohan foundation and it supporters believe we must transition from managing homelessness, with short-term solutions, to ending it with housing and support. Central to this is adoption of the Housing First approach.

Edmonton’s 10 Year Plan is working. The October 2012 homeless count found 2,147 homeless Edmontonians, 29% fewer than the 2008 count. As of 2014, permanent homes have been secured for 2,909 people who had been living on the streets – the vast majority are in private rental market buildings across the City. Of those, 84% of the people housed successfully stayed in their homes.

This year the theme for this black tie party was “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and all the guests stepped up to look the part. Not to be outdone by the Host and Party planners who put so much thought into every charming blue detail. Here are a few of my favourite images from the night!

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Edmonton Engagement Session: M+K

I had the pleasure of spending a stormy evening with Marianella, Kevin and their sweet new puppy, to celebrate their engagment. This couple will wed next summer and I can’t wait to share their special day with them!  If their team work planning a wedding is anything like their chalk drawing collaboration, then it’s sure to be incredible! Congratulations to the future Mr. and Mrs.

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