I have had the privilege of photographing this beautiful family before and was delighted when Brittany asked me to capture a few photos before Olivia's First Communion. The rain stopped just long enough for us to get some great shots. Olivia was so beautiful and so excited for her big day. She carried her great-grandmothers rosary as her parents and grandparents beamed with pride. Thank you for inviting me to photograph this wonderful day!
Afsheen approached me with her vision for our Spring shoot while we were still in the middle of Winter. Afsheen has very fond memories in East Village. She used to run there (everywhere but the suspension bridge) and still walks there often with the family. We arrived nice and early on Sunday morning, I was sure glad we did when we finished and saw everyone make their way outside for brunch! This family of three has a big trip coming up and I'm excited to hear all about it when they see me for their next shoot in August.
A last minute detour was made between the ceremony and reception at Whitney and Tyler's wedding earlier this May. The maid of honour went into labour the day before the wedding! They were still at the hospital so we stopped in to take some photos. I felt so blessed to meet this little family and capture these moments. I was going to do a longer blog on how emotional the visit was but I thought I would borrow the words written by Jaxon's mommy instead:
Dustin DesLauriers and I are proud to announce the birth of our precious little boy Jaxon Thomas Joseph DesLauriers. Born at 39 Weeks, Saturday, May 19th at 2:12pm in Canmore Alberta.
6lbs 11oz18” long
From Canmore to the Grey Nuns NICU, we have finally made our way home and we are so thrilled to get to know this little guy. Jaxon was diagnosed with cleft lip during my 18 week ultrasound and they could not determine if the palate would be affected until birth. At first it was quite hard for Dustin and I as this does not run on either side of our families. But, the support, knowledge, and positivity given to us by The Stollery since week 18 has been incredible; we are so lucky to have this hospital so close to home.
Jaxon was born with a complete right side cleft, meaning both his lip and palate are affected. We have already met with some of the Cleft Lip and Palate team at the Stollery and we have a plan in place to correct his cleft.
The week has been quite the journey and this little guy just really wanted to crash the wedding of the year for his Aunty Whitney Ogilvie and Uncle Tyler Ogilvie.
Remember When Photography was kind enough to let us share some photos they took during some of the most memorable moments for my little sister and I. We ended up missing the ceremony but was able to make a quick appearance later that night. Thank you Brittny for capturing these moments for Whitney and I
Shawn and Sandra are celebrating their first year of marriage. They set up everything they needed to make pizza and even offered to make an extra one for me! This was the first time I left both my boys with their dad so I was sure tempted to stay and hang out for dinner! I hardly had to direct these two love birds as they cuddled with one another. I could go on and on about these two but I'll let you read all about them in next months issue of SageHill Great News magazine! Thank you both for opening your home to me and making me feel so welcome!
Parisa and her fiance Keegan met me in the studio for some new headshots. Parisa is a young, hard working professional who launched her own legan practice in Evanston, Calgary Legal Coaching. She is passionate about helping people by directing them through the legal process to allow for much more affordable services. Keegan is a Networking and Security specialist for an oil and gas company here in Calgary.
Jessica met us at the studio to do Parisa's make up. The couple had a wedding later in the day so used the opportunity to get some fun couple photos after we finished the formal head shots.
Parisa and Keegan are featured in the April issue of Your Evanston.
I enjoyed getting to know both Keegan and Parisa, and I hope to work with them both again soon!