Fierce, Fabulous & Fun Shoot.

I was asked to shoot a very different type of portrait, and was thrilled to be included in this idea.  The details were fabulous, the outfit, the flower crown, and the makeup !

It’s really cool as a photographer to step outside of your comfort zone and shoot something totally different, and edit in a more dramatic way that I normally would. Here are a few of the images from this fun shoot.

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Beautiful November-Family

Now it’s not a true family session because we snuck this in before the weather turned cold, so Dad was at work unfortunatly. However, we will catch this family of 4 for a true family session as soon as spring hits here in Alberta.

But for today, I was able to get some sweet sibling images, along with a few with mom. This mama is a very special lady. She is kind, sweet, and beautiful inside and out. I am so thankful that we happened to meet and become friends. She is one of those people that you can’t help but adore. She is an inspiring, lovely soul that I’m thankful to have in my life. So here is part 3 of the images. I really hope she likes them.

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Fall in Edmonton

Late one Sunday night, with bedtime looming, I rushed to get all my things done,

For I was hoping and praying to get out for some photography fun.

Sure it sounds easy to snap a few pics,

But sometimes kids don’t cooperate and can be little…..

Under a canopy of the colourful trees,

There was me, down on my  knees,

Baragaining and begging, asking, please please won’t you please look,

Over here, just a few more I promised, of the photos I took.

And in the end, I did get a precious few,

Of these adorable, beautiful, wonderful two.

So next year when fall comes our way,

I’ll be out snapping images of these precious days.

For these wonderful people are only little for just a while,

So I hope these photos do for you, what they do for me, and make you smile.

Tracy, October 2016

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Little Milky

 

untitled-4782When she was little we used to call her little milky. Today I put little milky in a milk bath and we took some photos. I had an idea in my head of what I was hoping to capture. This wasn’t it, BUT, as is the case with life, sometimes what you get is better than what you hoped for.

and it’s not a surprise that the smell of flowers, AND milk brought a curious onlooker.

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Lifestyle Shoot – In the Kitchen

I’ve had an idea for a lifestyle shoot in the kitchen for a while now. My dining room walls are bare, and the best way to adorn them are with pictures of my littles. I love lifestyle photography, a general idea, a few props, and the natural fun that this type of session breeds makes for some adorable photos.

 

Sooooo help me out here…. which ones are your favs to go on the wall?

Keeping it Real !

Someone posted an article the other day that talked about how facebook statuses that people post make up the 5% of their life that is ideal. It looks something like this. Perfectly dressed children. Smiling,wonderful, loving family. 
 
We DON’T post the crying, screaming, arguing, the exhaustion. 
 
I guess that’s ok, as long as everyone out there realizes those idealic posts, which seems to make up 99% of Facebook life, are NOT the real, full  truth.These sanitized, cleaned up, buffed and shiney posts aren’t what you should compare yourself to, or try to measure your worth or success as a parent or person. Because when you compare what your life is like 95% of the time, to this 5% idealic, you are bound to feel bad and feel like you don’t measure up. 
 
So, here are two sides of the coin. The real, and the ideal.
 
Real….
 
Beautiful location, crabby, tired child who doesn’t want to pose
 
 
 
Ideal…. caught that 1 second and managed to snap her looking peaceful, content and perfect.
 
Truth is, we have more of the first picture than we do of the second. And that’s ok because she is two, and it’s to be expected. I know this is the case for you too. Secret’s out. And it’s actually going to help everyone now that we understand this fact. So spread the word. This is your real life too. 
 

Oh the vintage details at the Alberta Train Museum !!

We had the opportunity to explore the Alberta Railway Museum over the long weekend. Our family loves trains, but my father in law was also here from England and is the biggest train fan of all. We owe a huge thanks to the museum. They generously offered to have us out there even though they were not able to open because my father in law has missed it the last few years and would miss it again this year because the rain postponed the opening day.
We had an afternoon of the best experience ever. We had our own private, very knowledgeable tour guide in one of the amazing volunteers. As we explored the place at length, we often met up with other volunteers who had stories to tell, experiences to share, and offered a peak into what working on the rails were like, and how their lives have been impacted through working with trains. What a wealth of knowledge . They all were a pleasure ( to say the least) to speak with.
For me, as a photographer, a lover of trains and vintage things, I love the little details. Here are some of  my captures from the day.

 The first, and youngest generations of our family spending time enthralled in train conversations ! They LOVED it !

 Superb Volunteers with a wealth of knowledge 

I’ve had the idea for a series of photos in the kitchen with my two year old for a long time. My dining room walls need art ! I haven’t had a chance to set it up yet, but last week, it sort of organically happened. She had the outfit on, and was “baking” so I captured a few cute ones.

I think now I have a better idea of what I want, and how i’ll make it happen for the day I organize it to have a real shoot with her. And then, we won’t have pajamas under the apron. 🙂

These are the images, I’ll share the images and see if I’m more successful in achieving what i’m hoping for when I set it up. But you know how it goes, sometimes the set up ones are a flop, and the natural unplanned yields better images.

So until then… here is little Ms.Danica 2 yrs 3 months