I am about to send this session off for printing, and I wanted to share one more. This mom really nailed the pose and the beauty of an underwater session! Underwater photography sessions are always so much harder than they look and require lots of coaching. At Underwater Kids, we just released some information on an underwater workshop we are hosting in March 2019 in Florida. Guess what? We will be using real people, not underwater models. If you are a photographer, I am sure you have been to those heavily stylized workshops, with awesome looking models that give you gorgeous portfolio building images, but not practical skills to apply to sessions. Yeah, me too. What did I learn? Not as much as I hoped thats for sure. I am committed to that not happening, as its especially important when you are interested in adding underwater photography to your business. Your clients come to you with these visions in your head, and its your job to deliver them and keep your client safe. Let us help give you the tools to take your business to the next level by learning how to photograph really clients in real situations, in pools, with lights, backdrops, props and in springs. Capture images that you will you an awesome portfolio, the skills to make that happen every time and ways to apply it to your business.
Feel fee to ask your questions about the workshops or booking an underwater session!
Time and silence are the most luxurious things today.
I am always so honoured when mommas ask me to take their underwater maternity portraits! They are so unique and such individual works of art that I feel is often lost in an area of insta everything. It all takes time. Time to plan the shoot, time to prepare all the materials before hand, time to coach, time to make the photograph, time to edit by hand (so far I haven’t found a “preset for that”), time to work on it all. Its a slow process and a labour of love.
Much like the process of becoming a mom itself ❤️
I always love sneaking mom and dad away for a few quiet moments, even in the most chaotic family sessions. Its so rare for couples to get their pictures taken together when kids come along, yet so important to remember why it all began.
A few of my favourite moments from a few quiet minutes…..
I photographed this beautiful senior to celebrate her last year of high school in the early summer. We spent some time photographing her in her gorgeous red gown, and then this super sweet casual outfit. The weather wasn’t co-operating (how unlike Calgary!), but we managed to make the most out of it!
I wanted to share a few of my favourites of this beautiful girl!!
Thank you so much for asking me to capture such an important milestone!!
I just love that super intense, ever curious and full of wonder newborn gaze….its one of my very favourite things to photograph.
That warm summer glow of the evening and the lake so warm, so familiar and so special. Sometimes you do get to go back to places that have special meaning in your life, places you weren’t ever sure you’d see again. And so it was this summer that we traveled back to Butterfly Lake, in Muskoka Ontario. A place I spent most of my summers as a child. A place I hadn’t been to in almost 30 years. Not much changed at that lake. It was still a magical place to spend some time and it felt like stepping back through decades as we sent down familiar roads with my parents.
I have so much to share from this trip, but for now, just one.
I love seeing how my little clients grow and loved that this family asked me back to photograph their time together at a lovely downtown park one morning this summer. Life through a toddler’s eyes is really quiet simple, run, explore, listen to know one and have fun…what happens to us?!??
I usually only show a few, but this one spoke to me and I cant decide on just a few, so here’s a whole bunch!
The last one was a special request from Mom: “She puts her feet on mine and we walk around together/ Pretty soon she won’t fit, and I want to remember it always.”
Personally, there is no better reason to take a picture than that. Thanks for having me.
I spent some time s few days ago with the incredibly talented Miss C who just graduated from high school and is on to great things in the fall. I loved the details of her dress and her quiet beauty inside and out. To me, capturing grad sessions is so important. Often as our kids gets older we forgot to capture these times just as much as we did their first steps, yet this time is about a different sort of first steps, isn’t it?
Here are a few of my favourites from the session…
Thanks so much for having me!
I loved this sweet couple from the States who flew all the way up to the Rocky Mountains for a baby-moon. I wanted to share a few of my favourites from their session in Kananakis…more to come soon!
“She does this really sweet game she made up on her own where she tries to kiss everyone when she’s on her Dad’s shoulders.”…..
And so she did.
I love seeing how much my little clients grow. Hard to believe she was so small just a year ago when I photographed this lovely family here.
I have so many more sessions to show – hope you are having an amazing summer!