Jennifer Kapala Photography; Calgary Photographer

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This was one of my last sessions of last year, an extended family session, which are some of my favourite sessions to photograph!  Although we originally planned an outdoor session, we moved it indoors to accommodate everyone’s needs in the family. I really feel that studio sessions can be a lot of fun! Some of my favourite pictures from this session of the cousins together really show how despite the distance (they came from all over the States and Canada), there is still such a strong bond and sense of play :)

Thank you for inviting me to photograph your time together. It was an honour :)

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I was recently invited to be apart of a small group of photographers committed to shooting one concept a month over the course of four months.  We have to post our concepts at the beginning of the month, progress throughout the month and by mid month we have to have an image ready for critique by the group.  If any of you have ever shot a concept, it’s a pretty intense schedule and I have all my planned out as I have found getting the props and locations and models to be half the battle.

This is the second one I have done; I will post the first one at a later date, but I wanted to share this one first. I have titled this one “Master and Commander”, as I drew my visual inspiration from this movie, in terms of setting the time period.  More than anything, I wanted to protray how children effortlessly turn their reality into fantasy through a use of their vivid imaginations.  The tub grounds the picture firmly into reality, but as the child gets deeper into their game, reality fades into imagination.

I would love this picture to serve as personal inspiration never to let go of that child-like wonder and ability to draw from my imagination to make my own reality come true…and to capture the essence of the quote below….

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

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I hope you enjoy this new series as much as I have making it:). I would love to be able to offer these types of concept shoots as commissioned portraits, so let me know if you have an interest in them!

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It was a very busy end of January for us here!  I went to Whistler for the fabulous National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP)retreat, which I highly recommend if you are looking to invest in your photography. I met up with my sweet friend Barb, who attended all the way from Maui, from Endless Summer Photography (you can see the article she did for NAPCP on vacation photos here – and yes thats my family!), and while I learned a lot, and made new friends (check out the fabulous Mandy from Flow for Photographers and her incredible skills), I was glad to be home and start to prep for the Exposure Photography Festival show I participated in.  More to come in the next blog post on that!

A shout out to Framed on Fifth for their incredible job in framing my prints for the festival – they turned out amazing and I couldn’t be happier!

Here is what my favs from Week 5 looked like…

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And Week 6…

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Looking forward to getting caught up soon!

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It’s been a busy busy February here as I participated in the Exposure Photography Festival, which I will be blogging about soon,  and I haven’t been active much on the blog!  I decided to try to get caught up a little on my 365 project (which I am still doing!!) and post week 3 and 4 (finally!).  Here is a little of what our January looked like…

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My first baby of 2015 and I couldn’t have been more thrilled. From grandparents, to a big brother and to sweet little Emma’s first baby smiles – I loved capturing it all…

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Thanks for having me,

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