Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Gibbons Family at Glenbow Ranch Park

I had never been to the Glenbow Ranch Park before it was suggested by my client Ashley, but I'm sure glad to know about it now - it's a vast valley with spectacular prairie views. Of course, the day we met up there was perhaps the windiest day of the year, and the fall chill made it a bit trying on Ashley's adorable 6 year-old daughter, but she was a trooper and never complained.

The wind, as it turned out, worked to our advantage much of the time, adding some energy and movement to the images. Check a few out:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fall with the Cramptons

The Crampton family are some of my favourite people on earth, and so it's always a treat to get to do portraits for them. For this session, we just made a quick trek to a local Didsbury park to make a few shots - four kids means tonnes of extra-curriculars, and not a whole lot of free time.

Here are a few shots that give a sense of the session:

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Capturing Love in Love, Saskatchewan

While I presently have no aspirations to dive into wedding photography, when my wife's cousin Kari asked me to photograph their small, low key wedding at their parents' homestead in the appropriately named village of Love, Saskatchewan, I was too honoured to say no. I've known Kari for almost as long as I've known my wife (going on 16 years!), and she's among the most fun-loving people I've ever met, so the event was all but guaranteed to be a blast. Her new husband, Jared, is a super nice gentleman who, although not that keen on having his photo taken, was game for anything.

I wanted to be sure we captured both the family farm and the expansive fields indicative of Saskatchewan, and we had a blast seeking out photogenic spots. Here are a few images from the day:

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Shea Family at the Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Holy moley it's been a while since I updated this blog! So, I guess, Happy New Year!

With the economy such as it was in Alberta last year, I had lowered expectations as to how much work I'd be attracting; as it turned out, it was my busiest year since starting the business in a long while. I'm so thankful to the families, business owners, and individuals who chose to hire me last year. I was privileged to meet and work with a whole lot of really great people, some of whom have become friends beyond our work together.

I'm going to play a little catch-up over the next little bit, highlighting some shoots from 2015 that I haven't yet shared. To start off, here's the Shea family.

I met these folks after they won my session through a silent auction at WO Mitchell Elementary school, where my daughter attends. I adore this school and the staff that works there, and so I'm happy to donate a session every year to their auction.

The Sheas gathered at the Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs for their session, a scenic location I've worked at several times. The whole family was fantastically kind and made the shoot a breeze.

Here are a few images - mostly in black and white, as it turned out. No real reason other than that's what I was feeling:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Welcome Theodore!

The newest Muncaster baby arrived, happy and healthy, and I was honoured to make family portraits with the new arrival just five days after he was born. Some extended family was in town to celebrate, and we got some great images of everyone inside before moving outdoors

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Slobodeckis at Prince's Island Park

The first time I worked with the Slobodecki family, their son was about one, and we travelled to Fish Creek Park one evening when the sun was low, having a blast and getting some beautiful, flared-out shots in beautiful light. Now they have two adorable kids, and were looking for new portraits with a similar warm look. We met at the Peace Bridge, and walked across to Prince's Island Park - where I haven't been for years - to find good locations with the golden sun streaming through the trees. They're an awesome family and I can't wait to work with them again!

Check out a few of the photos we made together: