This gorgeous family! What a pleasure.
Charlotte is the talented (and incredibly beautiful & kind) woman behind Kootenay based 'Lota Love Photography' and we got together this past weekend to swap family sessions and catch up. We've traded sessions before and it was wonderful, so & I was thrilled to do it again this season. Even more exciting is that Charlotte, her husband Steven, and their adorable daughter Blair have big news to share....
Coming April 2018 there will be a second little monkey in the Truant Family!!
I could not be more thrilled for these fabulous human beings, and could not be more honoured to have been trusted to help them make their big announcement.
Mitch and Allison are getting married next summer in the gorgeous mountain town of Rossland, BC. They decided to seize one of the perfect fall days the autumn before their wedding to get some beautiful engagement photos done. We met at Nancy Greene Lake, in Nancy Greene Provincial Park for this woodsy-lake-outdoorsy session and could not have asked for more beautiful weather!
Before arriving for their session, Ally warned me that she and Mitch would be "awkward" and need "help with posing". I assured her that that is totally normal, and helping clients pose & feel at ease is all part of my job. But when she and Mitch arrived, I met a couple who were so fluid & at ease in front of the camera that I still don't believe that they aren't professional models. These two have a chemistry that is undeniable, and photographing them was an absolute joy! I am more excited than ever for their July 2018 wedding.
Thank you to all the wonderful families who came out for my 2017 Fall Minis! It was great to meet the new faces, and see the old faces again. Here are a handful of my favourite images from the weekend!
When gorgeous mama-bear, Shondell, initially booked her family portrait session a few weeks ago, she gave me a heads up, "If you can pull off a miracle and have all 4 of us look decent in a photo, I will love you forever. We are "Chandlers"."
"Challenge Accepted", I thought.
We met at Castlegar's beautiful Millennium Park for an hour of walking and exploring. When we initially got going, Shondell's youngest, L*, was quite shy and not exactly feeling it... but she warmed quickly and definitely surprised me with her keen willingness to participate and take direction. All 3 kids absolutely slayed this session!
It was such a treat to work with this beautiful family! I don't mean to toot my own horn or anything, but judging by the resulting photographs, I think that Shondell just might have to make good on her promising of "loving me forever" because I think I got several shots where everyone looks much, much better than 'decent'.
Jessica was the first Mother to meet me to participate in my Everyday Breastfeeding Series. The aim of this series is to document and normalize what breastfeeding really looks like on a day-to-day basis. It's not all flower crowns, flowing white dresses, and fields of wild flowers. Usually it's messy houses, unmade beds, and greasy hair. Or, in Jessica's case, the back seat of her truck while out & about.
The flower crowns and wild flowers made for pretty pictures, and have their place, to be sure. But I want to show that there is beauty even in the mundane. Even when you're rushed, or stressed, not made-up. Even when your baby is teething hard, distracted, or refusing to latch.
Breast feeding is hard. And it's often not picture-perfect. But it's still beautiful.
I want to thank all of the mothers & babies who shared their time with me for this project. I appreciate it more than you know. More images to come.
Birchbank Picnic Grounds. October 7 & 8th.
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One of my favourite parts of being a Wedding Photographer is getting to shoot the weddings of my friends and family. Last Saturday's wedding in the shadows of Canmore, Alberta's dramatic Rocky Mountains was one such event.
I met Lindsay, the bride, quite a few years ago (I won't say exactly how many!) when she and I were both attending the University of Calgary. I ended up leaving school early and pursuing other endeavours, but she and I stayed in touch over the years, chatting here and there on Facebook and even seeing each other last year at the wedding of a mutual friend (which I also photographed!)
When it came Lindsay's turn to get engaged, I was flattered when she asked me if I would come to Canmore to shoot her wedding. It is always so fun to be part of my friend's big days in this capacity and to lend my skills & passion in a way that feels lasting and meaningful. I truly have the best job!
I had never met Lindsay's betrothed before, but the moment I met Ryann it became evident why Lindsay had agreed to marry him. Charismatic, quick to smile, and incredibly warm; Ryann made me feel like we had been friends for a decade within just 1 minute of meeting him in person. More than that, as the day went on and I got to see Lindsay and Ryann interact, it became clear that these two had really found their perfect match in the other.
I am so happy for my long time college friend, and wish her and Ryann a life time of happiness together.
Is this not the most beautiful family? I swear, I am not just saying that because they are my relatives!
It's always a treat to work with people I know, and an even bigger treat to work with people I know well. My Brother & Sister in Law just moved to the Kootenays from Regina and it was so great to spend a bit of time with them today snapping some Family Photos. I have a feeling that now that they live 5-doors-down (literally!) I will be seeing a lot more of them, and capturing many, many more memories for them. And that's absolutely A-OK by me!!
I don't always offer Mini Sessions but when I do it's when
the air turns crisp and the leaves turn golden!
I am pleased to announce my 2017 Fall Mini Sessions Put on your sweaters, boots, and scarves and have your annual family photo done for less than half the cost of a regular family portrait session!
October 7 & 8th Only
Birchbank Picnic Grounds
5 downloadable images chosen by you from a gallery of 15+
Up to five family members
Available Time Slots:
The Fine Print:
- $100 session price is due, in full, at the time of booking and is considered nonrefundable.
- Up to 5 family members per booking. Additional family members are $25 per person.
- Clients will download their favourite 5 photographs from a gallery of 15+ shots. Additional digital photographs may be purchased for $20 each, or the entire gallery for $100.
- In the event of pouring rain, we will reschedule for the weekend of October 14 & 15th.
Email today to reserve your spot! INFO@WANDERLUSTPHOTOGRAPHY.CA
Oh boy, oh boy. What a treat this wedding was.
I have been dreaming of shooting at Nelson's *gorgeous* Blaylock Mansion since I moved to the Kootenays 4 years ago. Finally, this past Saturday I had my opportunity! And what a gorgeous wedding it was to introduce me to such a beautiful venue. I could not have asked for a more radiant bride, a more glowing groom, or a more stunning wedding party. What an event!
When the bride, Britney, was a little girl, she and her family used to come to Nelson to camp every summer. Britney says that they drove past the mansion many times during their camping visits, and every time Britney would look up at the gorgeous, historic building and dream of one day being married there. And so when the day came that she was planning her wedding with her dashingly handsome high school sweetheart, Brendan, the venue was a no-brainer. Nelson's Blaylock Mansion.
Blaylock was the perfect venue to match the couple's theme, as well-- 1920's 'Great Gatsby'. Guests were encouraged to embrace the theme and come dressed to impress. It was awesome to see so many of them done their swingingest beaded dresses, feathered head bands, hats, and suspenders. Britney and Brenden are from Calgary, and planned their wedding themselves from across the rockies. Despite the miles between them and their dream venue, no detail was over looked and the day went off without a hitch.
Special thanks to the incredible vendors who all pitched in to help this day be the smashing success that it was:
BellaFlora Floral Design for the bride's amazing bouquet
Aura Spa & Salon for Bridal Party hair & makeup
Hume Hotel for the delicious catering
Nicole Rita Tomney for the bride's stunning custom designed & handmade gown
and of course, Jesse Winkiewicz who assisted me and absolutely smashed it! Thanks Jesse!
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33-years-young, Tamara Boden is a Family Portrait & Wedding Photographer out of 'The Kootenays' region of south-eastern British Columbia. She loves being right, going on adventures, snuggling her dogs & husband, roadtrips, indie/off-beat weddings, chubby babies and making people laugh. When not behind the camera or at her computer, you will find Tamara planning her next big trip, seeking out the perfect cup of coffee, and counting all of her infinite blessings. Thanks for stopping by!