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Save the date session & products. What is a Save the Date? Usually sent out as a postcard, this is a brief invitation that informs your guests of an upcoming wedding, the date and location, then tells them that you’ll be in touch in the near future. It is a polite way of saying please […]

April 30, 2020

Save the Date! | Red Deer & Calgary Wedding Photographer

A frozen theme… This is the second year that I’ve taken part in The Princess Ball, here in Red Deer. It is an annual event that has been going on for 9 years now, raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis. Sadly though, this is the last year that founder Kelly Tibbets will be organizing the event…but […]

February 26, 2020

The Princess Ball | Red Deer Family Photographer

Saying goodbye to Red Deer… After 3+ years in Red Deer, this family is saying goodbye and moving northwest for a new posting. I had the privilege of getting to know Lisa when I first moved to Red Deer back in 2016. We met at a women’s dinner for Mountie spouses and over the years […]

January 31, 2020

Wheeler Family | Red Deer Family Photographer

Intimate wedding with a “Jaws” ending. This summer has been incredibly rainy, but on this wedding day for Melissa & Andrew, there was 0% chance of rain! It was hot, hot, hot! The guys got ready at the couples home in Timberland. It was pretty chill, even Zola their dog was laid back…just taking it […]

January 19, 2020

Andrew & Melissa’s Wedding @ Westerner Park | Red Deer & Calgary Wedding Photographer

Bridges, nature & pathways. I met Ashten & Philippe at the downtown Red Deer CPR Walking Bridge, 2 hours before sunset. That’s when the “magic light” happens, creamy and soft golden light. We had a ton of fun as we ventured onto the bridge for some casual shots. We even got Philippe dancing! On the […]

December 20, 2019

Ashten & Philippe’s Engagement Session | Red Deer & Calgary Wedding Photographer

Lacombe Ringette Association @ the Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex, Lacombe This past weekend, teams from across Alberta and Saskatchewan gathered in Lacombe for the Annual Ice Breaker Tournament. There was plenty of excitement come Sunday, when the finals were being played! As a special treat to the teams, the organizers wanted to provide each […]

November 23, 2019

Lacombe Ice Breaker Tournament | Red Deer/Calgary Event Photographer

Sunset warmth, running off energy, Grandma’s love. This session has been in the making for almost 2 years, no joke! Daughter-in-law Sheena, bought a gift certificate for Grandma Susan for Christmas of 2017. You heard that right! We have been working around work schedules and nasty weather for the past little bit, but we finally […]

August 12, 2019

Dykens Family Session at CPR Train Bridge | Red Deer/Calgary Family Photographer

12 years later, they are back with the kids! 12 years ago, the Pulham Family (my sister and her husband, and their newborn eldest daughter at the time), came to Calgary for my wedding. They haven’t been back since…but when work allowed my sister to make a visit to Alberta, the rest of the family […]

July 29, 2019

Pulham Family Visits Alberta | Calgary/Red Deer Family Photographer

Encouraging a new interest… If your child has recently started showing an interest in photography and you are thinking about buying them their first camera, there are a few things you need to consider. As a parent you probably know that a kid’s interests can change tomorrow, next week or even next year but the […]

July 26, 2019

Choosing the Right Camera for Your Child | Red Deer/Calgary Family Photographer

Should I hire a MUA (makeup artist) for my wedding day? You’ve made a big investment in photography (and possibly videography as well) to help capture your big day. You want to make sure you absolutely look your best. Although, I’m sure you do a very nice job on your everyday makeup, I strongly recommend […]

July 19, 2019

Do I Really Need a Professional Makeup Artist? | Red Deer/Calgary Wedding Photographer

Emotional first look, milkshakes & dance party. Getting Ready The day started at the Four Points Sheraton Calgary West where we photographed Sean and his groomsmen getting ready. Amongst getting ready, they were busy playing Nintendo Switch with the young ring bearer. As a gift, Sean gave his groomsmen tactical boxes as well as new […]

July 18, 2019

The Near Wedding in Calgary | Calgary/Red Deer Wedding Photographer

Countryside, horses, family & laugher. It was such an honour to be part of Caden’s Grade 12 Graduation from Lacombe High School. I was invited out to their acreage in Lacombe County where we spent a couple hours with his immediate family, girlfriend and Grandma. They had so many different areas of the acreage that […]

July 17, 2019

Cadens Senior Grad Session | Red Deer/Calgary Grad Photographer

Extended family, new home and the perfect backyard setting. This family knows how to document all the important things in life! I have photographed them on numerous occasions and was ecstatic when they called to say extended family was coming into town and they wanted to document it. A little bit of rain didn’t bother […]

July 17, 2019

Lemieux Family Session in Sylvan Lake| Red Deer/Calgary Family Photographer

Feel proud when you look at a photo of yourself. We have all seen photos of ourselves where we simply weren’t happy about how we looked. It’s easy to be your own worst critic but it’s even easier to make small changes in how you pose for photos in order to look slimmer and more […]

July 10, 2019

Simple Tricks to Look Thinner in Photos | Red Deer/Calgary Wedding Photographer

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Caleb, a recent graduate of Lacombe High School! I had the pleasure of taking some quick photos of him, his girlfriend Ashley and his family, in-between the ceremony and dinner portion of his grad day, at Westerner Park. There were so many people there, I believe they had […]

July 5, 2019

Caleb’s High School Graduation | Red Deer/Calgary Grad Photographer

Fun in the sun & water at Three Mile Bend. It was the most gorgeous Fathers Day, when I got together with the Moser Family at Three Mile Bend. The sun was BLAZING out, and for half of the session, it felt like shade was hiding on us. We started out in an open grassy […]

June 30, 2019

Moser Family Session | Red Deer/Calgary Family Photographer

Are First Looks Important? Many of my couples ask me whether or not they should have a first look. If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering the same thing. In my professional opinion, I think they are an excellent idea. I love first looks. I know that they are a tad bit ‘untraditional,’ but let […]

June 24, 2019

Why a “First Look” is a Must on Your Wedding Day | Red Deer/Calgary Wedding Photographer

Private greenhouse purchases, lunch with friends, activities for the kiddos. I had the pleasure of capturing this Client Appreciation Garden Party that Kim Fox and Roxann Klepper, from RE/MAX real estate central alberta put on last week. They had over 100 families come out to enjoy a free bbq, bouncy castle, bubbles (event the parents […]

June 1, 2019

Client Appreciation Garden Party With RE/MAX Realtors Kim Fox and Roxann Klepper | Red Deer/Calgary Event Photographer

Why sunset is the best time for photos. So you’ve heard about Golden Hour but don’t really know what it is? It’s a pretty popular time of day for photographers to shoot. I’ll tell you what it is and why I prefer this time of day to others.  Family Sessions – When clients contact me […]

June 1, 2019

Consider “Golden Hour” For Your Upcoming Session | Red Deer/Calgary Wedding and Family Photographer

Fashion, Hair and Makeup Tips and Advice Obviously, you want to look like the best version of yourself on your session day. After all, all these photos will be seen by your friends, family and peers for many years to come. Here are a few tips and tricks where beauty and fashion are concerned.  Keep […]

April 30, 2019

Beauty and Fashion Tips and Tricks for Your Senior Portrait | Red Deer/Calgary Grad Photographer

Accessories Make or Break Your Outfit You’ve got your outfit planned, know exactly what you’re doing with your hair, and have already spoken to the makeup artist about that wicked cat eye. Now it’s time to consider your accessories, which can make or break your outfit. Here are four things to keep in mind.   […]

April 23, 2019

Choosing the Right Accessories for Your Senior Portraits | Red Deer Grad Photographer

My Passion Provides You With Amazing Photos! If you have ever wondered what spurs on a photographer’s passion, you are about to find out. Below are just some of the many reasons why I wouldn’t change my job for anything in the world.  Photography changes how I see things. I notice colours, textures, flowers, trees, […]

April 7, 2019

Why I Love What I Do |Red Deer Family Photographer

Rich Details, Modern Couple I recently attended a workshop where we focused on our flash skills. We had a gorgeous couple model for us all day long. They had recently been married and were such troopers – smiling repeatedly, braving the cold weather, being affectionate with one another, taking our instructions for posing and trying […]

March 31, 2019

Boho Wedding | Red Deer Wedding Photographer

Choosing a meaningful location. Choosing a photo shoot location might seem like a big deal but it really doesn’t have to be difficult. A location usually drives some of the other decisions you will need to make about your shoot so it’s important to choose the right place. Here are a few questions to ask […]

March 25, 2019

How to Find the Perfect Photo Shoot Location | Red Deer Family Photographer

“She’s my little lemon” Meet Bella, an 11 year old lab/pitbull mix – a bit of a question mark when it comes to breed but I could clearly see lab in her! Here’s some fun facts about Bella: She loves her squeaky chicken (who also attended the session) and cuddling with her dad. She has […]

March 22, 2019

Bella The Beautiful | Red Deer Pet Photographer

On a -14 degree day in February, these two tied the knot! To keep her warm, the bride wore a fur overcoat that was handmade by her mom. After a quick ceremony at Coronation Park with a small group of family and friends, we headed to the Rusty Pelican Restaurant for a reception packed with […]

March 15, 2019

Intimate Wedding on a -14 Wintry Day

One of our most frequently asked questions is: How long should I book my wedding photographer for? This is a great question, and we’re here to help you find the answer. What do you want covered? First, you need to decide what important details you want covered. Do you want a lot of getting ready […]

February 26, 2019

How Many Hours Do I Need To Book My Photographer For?

Compassion Canada Trip For This Mom Don’t hold this against me…but Ontario has, and still remains an important piece of my heart – it’s where I grew up! Although I may call Alberta home and confidently say that it’s where I found love, stability in a job, grew my family and made great new friends…it’s […]

February 20, 2019

Pulham Family Session | Red Deer/Calgary Family Photographer

Valentine’s Day just passed…did some of you get engaged?! Congratulations if you did! Here’s a blog post just for you! If you want your pictures to really showcase your love story, I have some ideas to help you plan the perfect engagement session. Let me help you prepare for your session by sending me over […]

February 18, 2019

You’re Engaged – Now What? How to Prep For The Perfect Engagement Session

I met this beautiful girl named Geneva, at a portfolio building session I held for senior dogs. She is 10.5 years old and at times during her session, her back legs would become twisted and she would almost fall over. But to her rescue would come her amazing owner who would proceed to lift her […]

February 11, 2019

Gentle Giant – Geneva

Some people shy away from winter sessions because, well, it’s cold. But winter sessions make for some prime photo ops, so don’t write off the brr months. 1. Keep tracking the weather. Those white winter days after a lot of snowfall can result in some seriously gorgeous photographs. Booking two months out probably won’t work, […]

February 5, 2019

How to Prepare for Your Winter Session

1. Winter sessions are short: I’ve done sessions that last 1+ hours with some very brave clients who are willing to brave the cold. But let’s face it, who wants to be outside for a long session in the dead of winter? If kids are involved, that’s a whole other ballgame! Hands and cheeks start turning […]

January 8, 2019

5 Reasons You NEED To Do a Winter Photoshoot!

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