• cake smashing,  Children

    Ryker Smashes a Cake!

    Meet the sweetest little birthday boy, Ryker…

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    He came over to smash his birthday cake. Before we got into the cake fun, we took some time to focus on the closeness and love that is so abundant within this family.

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    Onto the cake smashing! Once again,the amazing cake was made by “Once Upon a Cake” in Leduc. They always make the most detailed perfect cakes…

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    This little monkey really loved the little monkey…

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    He wasn’t sure what to think about his first ever taste of cake…

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    He’s so very close to walking on his own, luckily he always has a helping hand from Mom and Dad through this transition…

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    And with that, he had his fill! Happy birthday Ryker!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

  • Children,  Couples,  Family,  Maternity

    Cassey will soon be a Big Sister!

    Meet the M. Family…

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    They will soon welcome a new addition to their family…

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    Cassey has a lot of love to give! She’s going to be an incredible big sister. She’s already named the baby, and her amazing parents have decided to actually use the name Cassey has been calling the baby for months. How cool is that?!

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    We’ve gotten together for the past four years for photos, and I truly appreciate the time they put into driving to see me. At some point during previous sessions, Cassey finds her way to a big pile of leaves. This year was no exception…

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    Isn’t she adorable?!

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    I asked her to pick whatever pose she wanted for this next shot, love it!

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    Thank you so much for travelling to see me, I can’t wait to meet your newest addition!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

  • Children,  Family

    The F. Family on the Farm

    Meet the F. Family…

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    We discussed possible locations for their family session and she mentioned that her Dad had just built a new barn and we could do their session at his farm.

    When I pulled up to their family farm, I was blown away! Everywhere I looked there were perfect settings for photos.

    From the amazing barn…

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    to the beautiful horses in the pasture, and the perfectly stated quotes on this wall….

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    to the rock pile by twisted trees right at sunset (I made them run through a pasture of various states of dried up horse manure to get this shot with just moments to spare as the sun dipped below the horizon, thank you!)…

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    Ahhhhh!!!! I was in my glory!

    Not to mention this family is so photogenic and fabulous…

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    Hello personality, love it!

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    Thank you so much for asking me to capture your beautiful family! You are very blessed!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

  • Children,  Family

    The Hopaluk’s in Autumn

    Meet the Hopaluk Family…

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    Yes, I’m proud to say this beautiful family in our family. Josh and my husband are first cousins. You may remember them from their snowy maternity session featured on the blog.

    And now, just a few months later, they are back for a family session.

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    Their lives are enriched in love with the blessing of beautiful blue-eyed Sophie.

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    She’s very interested in everything around her…

    From grass…

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    To her own feet…

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    At 7 months now, she just started pulling her self up to stand with assistance…

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    She is adored beyond measure…

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    Photographing babies at this age can be tricky. It takes a lot of patience from Mom and Dad as I attempt to get the attention of a very active little girl all while they hold their smiles without it looking forced.

    As I was crouched down framing them around the tall pieces of grass, Josh says to me “Ummmm, I think you have a piece of grass in front of your lens!” haha!

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    Niki and I had a nice little giggle at his expense (sorry Josh, but it really was so cute) and it produced the most real smile of the session from Josh…

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    Thank you so much for traveling to see me for photos. Happy Thanksgiving Hopaluk’s! It was so good to see you again and finally meet Sophie, what a beauty!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

  • Children,  Family

    The M. Family IN THE LIGHT!!!

    Meet the M. Family…

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    I’ve photographed their family for years, and they are good friends of mine. Over the years, we’ve gone to various locations in the Leduc area. A few weeks ago, I was in their neighbourhood and couldn’t believe the location opportunities! We decided to meet on the path behind their house and go for a walk through the field, into the trees.

    Now I had a fabulous time trudging through the trees looking for the light; however, I’m not sure they enjoyed following me as I screeched “LOOK AT THAT PATCH OF LIGHT!!! Get over there right this minute, the light is amazing. Oh my THE LIGHT!!! Look at it! It’s filtering through the trees, GO!!!” In retrospect, much of that commentary may have been in my head. If that was the case, my bulging eyeballs while I marvelled at the light should have been a clue to my thoughts.

    But LOOK AT THEM IN LIGHT!!!! SO BEAUTIFUL!

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    And then just as the sun was setting (and Darren thought we were done) I made them climb a big hill for silhouettes…

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    Thank you so much for asking me to document your family love story once again! Much love!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

  • Children

    Sweet Natalie and Nolan

    Meet Nolan and Natalie…

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    They are so sweet, polite, happy and loving. They look out for one another. Nolan will always be Natalie’s protector. Lucky little girl!

    They giggled through the entire session which made my job so easy! What more can I ask for?!

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    I think the last photo just about sums up a brother and sister relationship, their reaction made me burst out laughing!

    Thanks for meeting me for photos, I had so much fun with these two. 🙂

    Christine