Princess Series- Part 2- Wash Day

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Superhero Photo Shoot

One of the wonderful things about kids is they love to dress up and play the part ! For this session we headed out to the Strathcona Natural Area and played superheros. untitled-7983

It’s always good to have a friend as your sidekick !

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tracy cook {PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

What a fun session !  I normally do primarily families, and edit in a very traditional way, but with this session, it was just one beautiful, photogenic woman, and I was given lots of  opportunity to edit in a very funky, fun way.  It was a fun session, and I love the cool images we captured !
Hope you enjoy this mix of traditional and non-traditional natural light photography !

tracy cook {FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

Today was probably my last fall photo shoot before the snow flies this year.  I think we caught the fall leaves just before they all fell to the ground.  We headed to a spot very special to this family who spent many summers out there.  The “boys”, truth be told are more men then boys, but really, to this mom they are her boys.  This shoot probably had to be one of my favorite to do.  The “boys”, clearly their mom’s apple of her eye, and dad’s pride and joy are really nice young men.  I can’t express how awesome it is to see a family so connected to each other and how nice it is that boys past their childhood come out for photos.

As I sat here editing the images, I kept reflecting on my family.  As the mother of a boy, I think I caught a glimpse into my family a few years in the future.  My son is almost three, and these “boys” are men, but I constantly had flashes ahead to when my son’s a young man, and hope that we will be as connected as this foursome are to each other.  I hope this is us when my boy is a young man.  
At the end of the session I chased the boys away to do a few images of their parents, clearly still very much in love after many years together.  How awesome to see that !  I’m partial to the images of them too, again…. hoping this will be me and my husband down the road.  
Enough rambling… here are the images…. I sincerely hope we’ve accomplished what you guys were hoping for !

tracy cook {FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

We sure lucked out on weather for today’s family session !  I had a beautiful family of three, at my favorite time of day- nearing sunset.  The little man was such a sweetie- and so generous with his smiles !  I’ll answer two quick questions I know you will have once you see these pics.  1) yes, the fall colours really were that magical and  2) yes, this little man really is THAT absolutely adorably cute !  (ohh those blue eyes !!!)
Enjoy the preview !

 Seriously, this gorgeous little face is awesome
Modelling portfolio ? 

 Quick change of clothes and we were off again !  Who doesn’t love a little man in overalls and boots !  ADORE!!!!

 I love natural moments…..
 Coming up on their 5th anniversary- congrats guys !

tracy cook {NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

Hubby and I both share a love of photography, exploring, and heading off the beaten trail.  With my mother in law in town to look after our little guy, we decided to go exploring.  A neighbour had seen my photos of old buildings and barns before and recommended this very secluded place not too far from Kamloops.  I suspect there is a lot of history to these sets of dwellings- I need to look into it further before I can say much.  Although it was a dreary rainy day, I loved what we found !  We happily explored for hours, and these are some of the images I captured.  
A cold house built into the hill- still in good repair
 Love the roof !
 An apple tree in the background.  Bear poop nearby.
 Isolation.  Way back when it was occupied- peace and serenity, or boredom and depressing?
I think I squealed when we went around back of this one and found the car
Grass growing from under the motor
Love the details of old vehicles in poor repair
What a great find !  We so enjoyed the day on our own, and I loved capturing these images and exploring !!

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 ! )

I hope you don’t mind me sharing more then just my client photography.
This series is titled….
A city girl who loves cows
 Cows who were following me along the fence line as I took scenery photos…. I think they thought I was a weirdo.
I love her
My husband said if I loaded her up in the back of the truck i’d have a big issue when we got home, and attempted to unload a cow into our backyard.
Spoiled sport !

Photographing Alberta – part four

Rowley Alberta

Just literally steps away from the main street you’ll find these beautiful grain elevators.  
I guess they were sold to the town by the Alberta Wheat Pool for $1.00.

If you know anything about grain elevators, you know they are imposing figures in the praries, are no longer used, and not often found.  These are in really good condition, and again are going to be preserved by the community for tourism.

 The elevators as seen from a disused train nearby.






Definitely a place I’d like to explore more.  We were short on time, and were given the opportunity by one of the locals to go inside buildings which I would have loved to do, but time didn’t allow.
I do have to say it’s a weird feeling to be there- we were pretty much the only ones there, and all of the locals knew it.
I totally felt like an intruder although they are a welcoming community.