Grayden's grad session took place last fall out at his family's acreage.  Grayden is not a suit or dress up type person so he really didn't want to have his grad photos in a suit.  I loved this, as I really like to cater my grad sessions around the personality of the graduate and capture who they are!  This session was awesome, we had such a great time taking photos with his horses and his dog and of course we did some with the whole family.  Here are some of the favourites from Grayden's grad session :)

Congratulations Grayden!

Sarah and her beautiful twin sisters, Rachel & Rebecca, decided to do a fun outdoor lifestyle session in the snow as a Christmas gift for their mom.  I love loved the idea!  I realize our winters can be quite cold, and this day was no exception, it was a good thing we decided to do the session in the little park next to my parent's place in Lloydminster as we could go inside to warm up!  Although it was freezing the girls were such troopers and even layed down in the cold snow for a few portraits!  In the end all the cold was worth it as the portraits turned out gorgeous!

Here is a super fun session from last summer mostly about an adorable rescue greyhound, Peanut, and her humans Stefanie & Darryl!  Stefanie became a great friend through triathlon training and had talked about having a session for her fur baby Peanut!  I love photographing pets, they are always so much fun and have so much character; so on a beautiful August day we went to Louise McKinney Park, downtown Edmonton and had a great time photographing Peanut and a few with Stefanie and her husband Darryl.  Here are some of the favorites from that day :)

Have I mentioned how much I love outdoor photos in the winter!  There is something so beautiful about snow and if you have a day like I did with the Bourassa family where you even get some hoar frost then it's just pure magic!  I had such a great photographing this gorgeous family out at Budmiller Park in Lloydminster.  It wasn't too cold out and the lighting with the snow was just gorgeous.  I love how each (with the exception of Corey) wore a little red, there is something about the colour red and photos in the snow that go so perfectly together!

I love love to photograph sessions outside in the winter.  There is something so beautiful about snow in photos, the only downfall of course is finding those brave enough to brave what can be a very cold session!  Mavrick, Samantha, and their adorable fur baby Bentley decided to be those people.  And boy was it worth it, although cold, the setting with the snow and trees was so beautiful especially for Christmas photos!  Here are some of the favorites from their gorgeous winter lifestyle session.

Here is the Schwenk family, another gorgeous lifestyle session :)  They  were wanting some beautiful indoor photos for Chrismas cards and for their home.  So I decided to see if we could photograph at The Root as it is such an awesome  place in the community and has some super cool decor which makes for gorgeous photos.

Merry Christmas, Brandy, Greg, Piper, Rocklin, & Ava! I had such a wonderful time photographing all of you :) 

Here is another gorgeous family Holly, Tyler, and their handsome little man Kingsley!  Being that the weather started to cool off and the beauty of fall was turning into winter we decided to have this shoot a little inside and a litte out.  And what better spot for some indoor photos than the store Holly is co-owner of, Socko (also my most favorite clothing store and I must insert a plug for it so please check it out you will not be dissapointed!) and the beautiful Root Community Emporium accross the street!

Here is another gorgeous fall family lifestyle session.  For this one we went to Bud Miller Park in Lloydminster and took advantage of some of the trails with the pretty fall sun shining through the trees.  We had a great time on the shoot and what can I say Haylee and Brody are two very adorable kids and it was so great getting to capture their little spirits!  Here are some of the favorites from the session :)

Thanks Raelean and Easten for having me photograph your family, it was so much fun :) xo

Fall is definitely one of my favorite times of the year for family lifestyle sessions.  There is something magical about the leaves changing and falling from the trees and I love when I get to shoot when the sun is just low enough to come through the trees and create beautiful flair and back lighting!  This session encompasses some of that fall magic :)