Winter Family Awesomeness

How cute is this little girl!

People lean into family sessions in the fall but winter family sessions rock!

I love Karly and Maroc’s family (including their two hyper, silly dogs!) So much fun, and I even got the Marco to simile during the shoot! LOL! So, why just do your family portraits in the fall when winter snow can make colours and your family photos explode!!!

Mel and Tyler's Maternity Shoot

I was asked by Melanie and her husband Tyler if I’d be interested in shooting a maternity session for them and instantly got super excited and terrified at the same time. I have never shot a maternity session before so that made me a little nervous and since Melanie is a photographer as well, I felt I had to really be on point and make her images amazing.

They were both such troopers, late December, below zero, morning and no jackets for the photos…. BOOM! They bought their A game!

Thanks you two!

young family fun

I have to admit, shooting another photographers family photos is a little nerve racking. There’s a good thing that happens though, the kids of a photographer are ready, willing and able to get their photos taken.

No warm up needed!

The colourful fall season was cut short this year in Calgary do to an early, heavy snow storm but we managed to sneak in this session before winter came back full power.

PS- I love when a family comes ready to play and laugh!

emerey family cuteness

Holy cuteness overload!!!

Photographing younger children can be a bit of a challenge, but when they show up excited and ready to go… magic happens!

That’s how these two littles came to this shoot. 


I decided that I’d called them Wonder Woman and Bautista (Because Noah was a big Blue Jay fan, in fact the whole family are!)  They giggled when they were tickled and posed perfectly when I needed them.  Just look at those amazing eye brows little miss Wonder Woman has!

Come on , how cute is this family!

They also brought in some super fun ideas, like making the word L.O.V.E with their bodies, a giant picture frame and baseball gear.  So many options and choices to use and shoot.

Thanks Mom, Dad, Wonder Woman and Bautista!

50th wedding anniversary

50 years of wedded bliss!

Now that’s a long time. If he keeps this up she just might end up keeping him! 

Shooting a large group can be intimidating but if you think of them as a smaller size and not 15 people, slow down, look at everyone’s pose, face, and shoot multiple image of each set up just to make sure you get at least one shot with everyone’s eye open you’ll nail it.