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May 28, 2017

Where to even begin with this one. When Carlene called me for maternity photos, I wondered where the time went.  How did we get here so fast?  She was barely a teenager, a lover of volleyball, an outgoing happy girl just yesterday, I swear.  As I photographed her and Chris together that first time, with all […]

January 14, 2017

FILED IN: Wedding

During all weddings, I focus so much on the bride and groom, and those first few rows of family and closest friends at the ceremony, that I rarely truly see the faces of everyone else present and witnessing two beautiful people make lifelong promises to one another.  Shannon and Trevor’s church ceremony was no different. […]

January 1, 2017

FILED IN: Uncategorized

I always write a “Year in Review” blog post on December 31, and could easily do it again this year, telling you all about the special couples and families that I met this year  – and yes, they definitely were special and amazing, and I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to meet and […]

November 9, 2016

FILED IN: Uncategorized

Thomas planned the whole thing.  He would tell Erin that he had entered into a contest for a free photo session and won.  During the session he would propose.  Thomas really wanted to pop the question at Birchwood Trails, where they often walk their dog. He timed it perfectly.  I would send a “You Won!” email to him […]

November 7, 2016

FILED IN: Engagement

You know when you meet a couple and instantly get all good feels about them?  You just somehow know that they are meant to be?  That’s how I felt when I met Karin and Steve.  From the first click of the camera these two were just enjoying each other, laughing, joking, running hand in hand, […]

October 29, 2016

FILED IN: Wedding

Kaitlin was the type of bride that had everything organized weeks ahead of time, schedules laid out and a clear vision of how the day will go.  By the wedding day she was ready to relax and take it all in. While Events with Vizability worked their magic in the ballroom downstairs, decorating the room […]

October 16, 2016

FILED IN: Portrait

Where to start… Anyone that knows me knows that Audrey has been a big part of my life since coming to Fort McMurray.  I was so fortunate to meet her on February 4, 2002 (yes, I remember the date, it’s our friendiversary!) when we started a new job together.  I arrived first and sat waiting […]

October 7, 2016

FILED IN: Engagement

I’ve been taking a post-wedding season break to spend some time with family in Newfoundand over the past week.  It’s been a much needed, wonderful break, but I’m excited to get back to a schedule full of fall photos before the snow flies (we may cutting that one close!).  I’m also looking forward to sending […]

October 4, 2016

FILED IN: Wedding

As the saying goes, “everything happens for a reason”.  That couldn’t be more true for these two.  Their story is really something that touched me and many other of their guests.  I won’t tell the full story here, because it really is theirs to share.  I will say that after heartbreak and tragedy, Tracy and Mark […]

August 8, 2016

FILED IN: Wedding

Brittany and Blair were planning a wedding at MacDonald Island when the wildfires happened.  Like many other evacuees, they were forced to reassess plans, priorities, and for at least a week during the most uncertain times, the future of their life in Fort McMurray.   As you can imagine (or as you know!), life was […]

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