tracy cook {FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

While I was in Calgary I had the opportunity to photograph this sweet little girl.
Little Miss Olivia and my son were born ten days apart.
  Her mom and I have known each other since we were both just a few weeks pregnant. 
 We are part of a very special group of ladies. 
Here are some of the images from the session. 
(ps- I DARE you not to squish these adorable cheeks ! )

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tracy cook {FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

While in Calgary I was invited out to this family’s home for the photo shoot.  They live a bit out of town on a beautiful golf course with sweeping views.  The weather was beautiful on the day of our shoot- but sometimes the bright sun works against a photographer, so the best view wasn’t able to be captured as well as we would have liked.  But you work with what you’ve got, and I think we managed to capture some nice images of this very sweet family.  I hope you enjoy your photo preview !
sweet sweet little boys
Such a nice family
 the littlest guy had the BEST smile here, so what better way to highlight it, and show how small and sweet he is?
 Brotherly love
Mom and her boys
The dog I wanted to steal
haha
Hope you like your images.
tracy
The previously blogged session includes teens from this session.  
I’m happy to share shots of these two wonderful boys and their mom.
This session is one that is really close to my heart.  
While editing some of the images, I was really moved by the tenderness and love that can be seen between the boys and their mom.  I can only hope that my boy feels the same way about me when he’s a teen.
I have known this mom for many years.  We survived working for the same boss many years ago, survived learn to run courses, and always stayed in touch.  I have had the pleasure of being friends with this incredible woman as she travels down life’s road with grace, strength, and beauty while being an inspiration for others in how she conducts herself.  I am so pleased to see her thriving, looking so good, and being a wonderful inspiration to those around her, including me.  I’ve always known she was a one of a kind person, and have always treasured her friendship, so it gives me a lot of satisfaction to have been chosen by her to capture some of her family images.  I hope you enjoy the images.


tracy cook {FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

I was asked to photograph a group of five teens who are cousins.  We had a great location- with the minor exception of all of the mosquitos !  We had one mosquito magnet in our group, and I think she took the brunt of the bites.  The teens were great to photograph !  I think we got an awesome mixture of some fun shots, and some images that parents/grandparents and other family will cherish.  
Here is the preview of some of the images.
Hope they will be teen approved !



tracy cook {PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

You often hear that photo shop can be your best friend.  
But capturing natural light can be the difference between a good photo and a great photo.  I describe my photography is pretty organic- meaning I want to capture people and show them as they really look.  I use photo shop to highlight their natural beauty, and sometimes to remove that pesky blemish  🙂

But more important is the use of light, and the composition of an image.  In this image of my son, the light was hitting him just right, and he was laughing like crazy.  I love how the sun highlights his beautiful green eyes.

tracy cook {FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

These images are ones that my family will treasure.  My son, who you’ve seen on the blog from time to time had the special opportunity to have both sets of grandparents in one city at the same time- which never happens.
We live in Kamloops- my parents live in Calgary, and my in laws live in England- so needless to say, having 4 grandparents was total and utter   B  L  I  S  S  for my little guy.

I know that these are photos he will treasure for the rest of his life.  We did this shoot in Calgary.