I really love the look of black and white images to portray a more dramatic look to my images. I've been playing around with light and trying to better comprehend its uses in creating emotion, in both lifestyle and landscape photography.
Here's a few from this year that I've done so far....enjoy.
Laurie and Trevor are probably one of the sweetest couples I know...always laughing and smiling and their adorable kids have the same personalities. So to sum it up, my job as directing was pretty simplified...point & shoot...lol.
We opted on doing their family session in Fish Creek Park on one of the last warm days of the season. Calgary is notorious for extreme weather changes in a very short period of time, so I was relieved that we were able to squeeze this in!
Griffin & Reide were so sweet, and a joy to photograph...bubbly, energetic..so much fun.
Thanks you guys, and I hope you're enjoying the photos!
This is one of my favourite locations in the city- and there isn't a prettier time of year then Autumn to shoot a session here....
The colours are vibrant and majestic- just lovely.
I've known Ashley for many years now, and was thrilled when she asked me to take pictures of her wonderful family. We had a lot of fun creating these images- and I have to say, little Cameron was awesome, I just adore little kids & their funny little habits, Cameron's specialty was snapping his fingers. Lol...have you snapped your fingers lately? You should, I'd forgotten how something so simple can be pretty cool.
Enjoy the photos Ashley, Ian & Cameron...and thanks for allowing me to a part of your day...
I can't say enough wonderful things about this family...so I'll just mention a few.
As far as dynamics go, they were all first rate 'POW'...these guys & gals had me laughing just about all the way through the shoot.
Karen & Mark are probably the most down to earth couple I've ever shot...between the fantastic facial expressions, the 'prowling beast in the grass' moment, and my favourite goofy family pose towards the end (don't worry, I've included it here too, I couldn't resist..lol) I have to say, you guys take the cake.
Thanks soooo much for a great time, seriously, I LOVE my job.
Michelle and I have known each other for several years now...we worked together at the Foothills Hospital, and then I took care of her little one, Makena in my day home when I decided to work from home.
I began a career in photography 5 years ago, and in that time Michelle and Carey added another sweet little baby to their family...well, maybe not so much a baby these days. Tyler is a curious, playful little guy and although his disdain for posing was at times challenging, (not that I don't love a good challenge)..his expressions and energy were certainly captured with this session. AND what a smile he has- and those eyes, oh boy.
Makena was also such a joy to photograph, she always had a beautiful sparkling smile to give me. She is so sweet natured, and soooo pretty with those big blue eyes and golden hair.
All in all a gorgeous family with tons of personality.
I'm glad that we were finally able to make this happen..enjoy the preview...
It's been a long process for me...figuring out what I wanted to do, what my passion was. When photography came into my life, I knew I had found it. Through the mentoring of a very talented and widely esteemed professional calgary photographer, my eyes were opened to the limitless creativity surrounding this art form. Now, I've almost forgotten what the world looks like without a lens in front of it. I've developed a love and passion for photography over the years, and I want to share it with you.