New Year, New studio and a Giveaway!

As you may know my family and I have recently relocated to Edmonton. Although it’s kind of scary to restart my business I have really been enjoying getting to know Edmonton! So now that I am all settled in I am offering a promotion to kick off the new year in my new studio as well as giving away a free session via a face book contest. Hopefully this means I will get to meet lots of Edmonton families in 2014.

To help me with this is one of my new favourite bloggers “Frugal Momma.” She specializes in saving Edmonton families $$$, so this promotion is right up here alley. She will also be the one selecting a winner for or face book contest. Head over to her page to view the contest and enter it simply by sharing this promotion with your friends.

https://www.facebook.com/Frugaledmontonmama

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Happy Birthday Mr. M!

This little guy’s Momma got a hold of me last minuet in desperate need of a photo shoot to celebrate his 1st birthday! I think the 1st birthday is such an important milestone, and its amazing to compare your newborn photo shoot to the 1st year photo’s to see how much they have changed! So we ran out to a park in Calgary right before I moved and it only took us an hour to get a thousand expressions from mr. personality! Thank you to this momma for letting me spend an hour with this gorgeous little boy.

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A gift to my son

As  a photographer there is one little family that my camera often neglects…my own! Sure I have lots of pictures of my son, he is my go to model for new props and sets. But it’s hard to find time for my own family. But be honest its just an excuse to not get in front of the camera my self. I’m going to put it out there, the reason I don’t have a lot of photographs of me and my family is the same reasons all you of ladies tell me you know don’t want to be in the photo’s with your kids…I am terrified of being photographed. You all tell me “I need to lose that last 10lbs.”  “I have nothing to wear,”  “I don’t have the time,” Boy I hear ya! But I think about how few photographs I have of my mother and the fact that I have almost no family pictures with both my parents and it makes me sad. And then I think what if something happened to me and my son had no photos to remember his momma, he wouldn’t care that I was fat or my hair was a mess he would just want remember me as I was… I don’t know about you but thats more scary than getting in front of the camera. So even if we never look at these photo’s again they will be my gift to my son, so that he can look back and remember us as we where at this time and the love we all obviously share.

So even if you don’t hire a photographer, please exist in photographs for your children! Ask a friend, switch off with your partner like my husband and I did here, or go find a photographer who will make you look fabulous but don’t let another year go by with out having a few special images to document this stage in your families life. And just to prove I’m practising what I preach here   is our session.

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Welcome Ashlynn

I first met this sweet family for momma’s maternity session. The kids were both so sweet and excited about the arrival of their new little sister, I could not wait to come back and meet number 3! As with all my in home sessions the rooms where super hot so baby would sleep well…but even though we where all sweatin, she wasn’t sleeping. Though she was asleep for almost the entire session, she was not crying or upset in fact I got a few wakeful shots of her peering at me and some very sweet little expressions…I will take that over a sleeping baby any day! I hope you enjoy this peek into Ashlynn’s session, and thank you again to this wonderful family for allowing me to come to your home and spend the afternoon with you.

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Sweet Anticipation.

The Whole family is excited and waiting for a new little sister! Baby number 3 is on the way and momma will have her hands full but have lots of help from big brother and sister who spent the session showing momma’s baby bump lots of love…a few of those special moments I even got to capture. We set the stage for the sweet arrival by taken a few shots in the nursery and then moved out side. Aidan couldn’t wait to catch grasshoppers and Aubrey couldn’t wait to put on her pink cowboy boots. Such a gorgeous family with so much love, and so much fun to photograph. I can’t wait to come back for newborn photo’s, but for now here are a few of my favourites from this session!

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