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Anderson Family | maternity & family photography | look in anticipation

A.Maternity  028crop-2020-700I met up with the Anderson Family last week for some maternity and family photos.  If you’re thinking that these people look very familiar, you are right.  I had the privilege to photograph them on a quiet Sunday afternoon in fall, just before their son had surgery. I’ve been documenting life moments of the past half a year and it is a joy to capture moments that really matter.

There have been lots of changes for this family, and each day and each week is a new experience for sure.  Something to celebrate is the anticipation of  the arrival of their baby within the next month!

We had hoped to get more photos of everyone outside in the snow, but the wind gusts were incredibly fierce.  Saskatchewan weather is unpredictable and fun!  Thanks for braving the cold Carolyn, you make pregnancy look elegant, no matter what.

Blessings on you all as you prepare for this baby!

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Favourites of 2013 | look back

2013 was a great year!  Thank YOU clients for putting yourself in front of the camera and allowing me to get to know you and capture your photos.

I’m in the process of culling photos for a new website (!) and having so much fun looking through this past year.  Some images really tugged on my heart-strings and I fell in love with them.  Sometimes they were planned moments and sometimes spontaneous!  Thanks for trusting me and letting your photo be taken.  Here are a few of my personal favourites from this past year:

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Behind The Scenes 2013 | look revealed

2013 was a year of many changes for me both personally and professionally.

Our family moved from BC to SK, we moved a few times within the city of Saskatoon, and our kids have gone to a few schools, but I think it’s safe to say that we’re finally settled!  In the realm of photography, I’ve had to learn to shoot quickly in freezing cold weather, and to remember that wind is a big contender here for photo shoots.  There’s a lot less rainy days, and the sky is seriously gorgeous on the prairies.  I love the amount of space to roam and the (lack of) traffic and ample parking are a bonus.

Here’s last year’s behind the scenes in 2012 to take a peek back.

And here’s this year’s highlights…

In front of the camera:  This was a Narnia-inspired winter portrait shoot.

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In front of the camera:  A fun grad portrait session.

Shaina 8878-700Behind the Scenes:  This is the unedited version of the same photo.  I had scouted out the location ahead of time, and I knew with the grad schedule we would be shooting in full sunlight midday.  I spied this map/info shelter and the one grey wall was all I needed to give a minimalist backdrop to her gorgeous dress and looks!

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In front of the camera:  A band of brothers in a (seemingly) quiet and still moment.

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In front of the camera:  A “Friends” inspired group photo shoot.

DSC_0472ress-700Behind the Scenes:  Our brilliant plan to haul a couch down the riverbank in front of the fountain meant a few things:  1)  We had a couch to wait on for our turn to use the fountain (it was a busy photography day that long weekend!) and 2) my assistant needed to then guard the couch and everyone’s personal belongings as we roamed through the rest of the park getting group shots.  It’s a difficult job, that guarding stuff,  but someone’s got to do it.


In front of the camera:  A couples anniversary portrait shoot.

cement wall couple photosBehind the Scenes:  Their adorable baby waits, minded by my multi-talented and patient assistant.


In front of the camera:  A birthday portrait session.

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Behind the Scenes:  Yup.  I’ll admit now that she’s my kid.  Oh my.

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In front of the camera:  A wedding party jumping.

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In front of the camera:  Bride and Groom portraits.DSC_7051bwpw-700

Behind the Scenes:

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A few out-takes:

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In front of the camera:  A detailed wedding rings shot.


Behind the Camera:  I’m smoothing out the sand with a twig to erase the footprint!


 In front of the camera:  a whimsical wedding in the rain, with a fabulous Bride & Groom

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Behind the Scenes : chivalrous shoe changes!

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DSC_8932lan-700A city view in autumn.

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Gokavi-Suderman Family | family & maternity & birthday photography | look smashing

Suderman 147-2020-700This was somewhat of an epic shoot, that has turned into an epic blog post!  I love it and I hope you make it to the end to appreciate all the cuteness.  Obviously there is a lot to celebrate in the Gokavi and Suderman home!  We took family photos, maternity photos, and their little guy just turned 1 year old, so we ended the session with a birthday cake smash.

What a fun cake smash we had!  Ruth picked out a rustic butter cream ombre cake from the  fantastic sweet maker, Candace at Candy & Cake Sugar Designs.  Little Levi was uncertain as to just what to do with the cake, but after a bit of prompting, he ate it face first!  So much fun!

Derek and Ruth, your laid back approach and joy with parenting is so evident.  Levi is a wonderful little man to have you as parents.  Blessings on you as you anticipate next baby’s arrival later this winter.

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Labrecque Family | family photography | look justplainawesome

Labrecque 014crop2ss-2020-700The Labrecque Family is just plain awesome.  Juli is also a photographer herself and knows how to put together a look with amazing style.

Earlier this year I started randomly getting referrals from out of seemingly nowhere.  When I went to drop off a finished photo order  I asked my client if she didn’t mind checking her email to let me know just WHO  had referred me?!   She mentioned a “Juli,” whom I had never met before.  I found Juli online and emailed her to verify that she indeed was sending clients my way.  Juli was due with baby Oliver and was limiting her shooting schedule, so she was sending clients over.

I have to tell you, the photography industry is a funny thing.  Sometimes it can be seen as a competitive business and sometimes you can just meet the best of people and become good friends.   Juli is, without a doubt, the good friend category.

Labrecque Family, you were lovely to work with and fantastic to photograph and those little boys of yours… adorable!

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Lowe Family | family photography | look cheerful

118gv-700The Lowe Family met me at a park close by their home, one that is special to them and that they frequent often.  It’s always great when it works to have photo sessions in an especially meaningful location.  This was the last family session I shot outdoors before the snow came, so I’m quite sure they win the award for braving the cold (and double awards for the early morning!)

Lowe Family, you guys were a blast to hang out with and your kiddos are adorable!  Thanks again!

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