Sled Island 2017 recap

Sled Island 2017 recap

Sled Island 2017 marks my eighth year as a member as a member of the photo crew for the festival. And it is one of the most challenging jobs I have done...but in the end it is also usually the most fun! This year was especially memorable because Kris (aka Valiska) achieved one of his long term dreams: to play a set at Central United during Sled Island.

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C&D - Fish Creek Park Fall Engagement Session

C&D - Fish Creek Park Fall Engagement Session

Fall is always a busy time for engagement sessions for me, and it's always feels like a guessing game as to when the perfect time for fall leaves will be. We met Cathy and Darcy in Fish Creek Park last October and managed to catch the very end of the fall colours. Cathy & Darcy love being silly together and there was no shortage of giggles during our session. I also loved the bright neon blankets they brought along for cuddling!

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Denise & Joel - Inglewood Engagement Session

Denise & Joel - Inglewood Engagement Session

One of my favourite ways to meet a new clients is when they come to me as a referral from past clients. Shortly after I posted Jay and Joanna's sneak peek this summer, I received an email from Denise and Joel wanting to chat about their wedding next summer. Within no time, we were planning their engagement session. As is often the case in Calgary, "fall" is usually about three days long and  it was especially weird this year since we the snow came at the beginning of September. Denise and Joel wanted a fall engagement session, but they wanted a more urban feel to their photos, so the fact that most of the leaves were already on the ground was ok. 

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Julia and Rob - Rustic Summer Engagement Photos - Ghost Lake Alberta

Julia and Rob - Rustic Summer Engagement Photos - Ghost Lake Alberta

When I first met with Julia and Rob, Julia had her heart set on some rustic summer engagement photos. They are planning a downtown wedding for this fall, so they wanted their engagement session to have a completely different feel. Julia even picked out one of the most beautiful spots out by Ghost Lake in the foothills. We were all on pins and needles the afternoon of the session as the forecast was for severe thunderstorms and a terrible hailstorm passed north of the city. But we were very lucky and somehow the storm passed right around the valley and instead gave us the most dramatic skies.

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Amy & John - Downtown Calgary Engagement Photography

Amy & John - Downtown Calgary Engagement Photography

Spring this year has not been kind for outdoor photography…but this is not new for Calgary. Amy and John wanted a spring time engagement session, we ran into so much bad weather that we had to postpone their session three times! Luckily we managed to squeeze it in at the end of May. They are getting married this Saturday, so it was just in time! Even though spring took a long time to arrive, I am loving all the green and beautiful blossoms that are finally popping up everywhere! Amy & John brought along Ayden, their very adorable son. They are such a sweet family and I really enjoyed infusing some family photos into this session. I kept telling Amy that her and Ayden have the same smile :)

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Shauna & Sadie - Calgary Engagement Photography at Heritage Park

Shauna & Sadie - Calgary Engagement Photography at Heritage Park

On a beautiful fall afternoon, I met Shauna and Sadie at Heritage Park to capture their engagement photos. Heritage Park is one of Sadie’s favourite places in the city . The fall colours were just starting to appear and it was a perfect afternoon for photos there. I had such an awesome time getting to know them better and hear their love story. Shauna and Sadie are getting married in November and I can’t wait to capture their romantic winter wedding!

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