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.
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!!