• Connection Sessions

    Jace and Joni’s Connection

    Meet Jace and Joni…

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    Joni contacted me with a fun idea for their shoot, tailored not only around their love for one another, but also their love of baseball. They are an active and fun couple, and so very in love. I absolutely loved photographing them.¬†Their connection is very sweet, fun-loving, and full of admiration and respect. Of course there’s a bit of competitiveness too ūüėČ

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    We started the session with Joni’s other love, Volleyball. Isn’t she stunning?

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    I love that they brought a baseball with the date they first became a couple.

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    Thank you both for an amazing session! You 2 were a dream to photograph!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

    P.S. Special thanks to Jessica for your help in finding the perfect ball diamond, and to Sarah Grose for Joni’s fabulous Makeup!

     

     

  • Commercial

    Citadel Drilling Rig 3 Olympus

    I was honoured to photograph Citadel Drilling Rig 3 ~ Olympus

    Impressive is an understatement. As I pulled up to photograph the Rig, I couldn’t have ordered a more perfect sky if I tried.

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    I photographed Citadel Rig 3 over the span of 3 different occasions.

    Here is a time lapse as they raised the derrick.

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    We took the shoot to the air! What an incredible experience! Thank you Wes from Edmonton Regional Helicopters for the flight over the Rig (and for taking our photo when we landed). It was my first helicopter ride, and this one had no doors on it so we could get the best shots! I was able to photograph the rig from every angle without having to shoot through glass and I felt completely safe.

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    Citadel Rig 3 from the air…

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    A view of Edmonton on the way back.

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    I returned again when the Olympus sign went up! Citadel asks their crews to name each rig, which gives each Rig it’s own identity. “Olympus” ~ perfect name for Rig 3.

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    Thank you Citadel Drilling for the opportunity to photograph beautiful Rig 3. Can’t wait to see Rig 4 (and more).

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

  • Family

    At the Lake with the B. Family

    Kristine and I were talking over a glass of wine at our annual May Long camping trip. She shared with me that their family had just purchased a lot in Leduc to build their new home. Now this is very exciting news to me as they will be closer to our family and we happen to enjoy them a ridiculous amount (even if they are East and we are West ūüėČ ). We talked about the a date and location for their upcoming family session and she asked what I thought about going to their current family home on the lake as a way of celebrating and honouring the time they lived there. Ummmm yes please!

    Their family home on the lake which they expanded as their family grew. Their home full of love where they brought their babies home from the hospital and tucked them into bed each night. The lake they watch from their porch as the sun sets and lights up the water like twinkling diamonds.  The beach they play on and skip stones across still water. Their family living room where homework is done, pictures are coloured, crafts are crafted. The bedrooms where beds are jumped on and books are read.

    As much as a new chapter is exciting, I’m so grateful they asked me to capture the home they will be moving from. Love lives here, and love will move to a new home where a whole new set of memories will be created. The best part is the extra time they will get to spend together as a long commute disappears.

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    Thank you for inviting me out to your special place. All the best in this next chapter in your family love story!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

     

     

  • Personal

    My Happy Place

    My main floor is undergoing extensive renovations (including my office space), which makes editing within a construction zone a little tricky. Our outdoor space has been my saving grace…

    My son Lucas made me the LOVE sign on the side wall. My son Ty made me the adirondack chair camera bottom left. These little personal hand-made-with-love touches make this space my happy place.

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    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

  • Children,  Family

    Sophie’s Loves

    Meet sweet, chatty, curious, dainty and oh so adorable Sophie…

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    The last time I photographed her, she smashed a cake. She has grown up so much, and she talks‚Ķa ¬†lot! ¬†She has¬†a¬†big personality packed into her little body. She is one loved little girl…

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    She’s highly distractible, everything catches her eye…

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    It was so good to see you all again, thank you for making the trip! Your family is beautiful!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

     

  • Family,  Grad,  Personal

    My Ty

    Meet My Ty…

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    After years of photographing Grads, I had the proud honour of capturing our own¬†ridiculously handsome Grad. We are¬†so proud of the man he’s grown to be‚Ķ.kind, funny, smart,¬†strong-willed, determined, witty, and full of life.

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    Our little family watched with pride as he confidently walked the stage to receive his diploma…

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    Our 3 amazing kid, love them so much!

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    Ty and his gorgeous, kind-hearted girlfriend Kaila…

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    Ty asked his Aunty Brenda (my little sister) to be his escort for the March (isn’t that awesome?) ¬†Love, love, love this moment…

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    My boys at the banquet…

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    I’m a pretty proud Mom…

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    We don’t have many family photos, what’s that saying: the shoe maker’s kids have no shoes? ūüėČ ¬†Thank you so much Laurie for capturing our family on such a special day.

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    Congratulations Ty, we are so proud of you! Can’t wait to see what your future holds.

    All my love,

    Mom

  • Grad

    Leduc Composite High School Grad 2015

    I was honoured to capture a few of the Leduc Composite High School graduating class of 2015. They were lots of fun to photograph, their excitement was infectious.

    I love photographing Grads, and this year really pulled at my heart-strings as one of the grads is my son Ty (I’ll blog another post devoted to him, I’m so proud!)

    We started out at Telford Lake where the hugo limo-bus pulled up to take them all to their ceremony….

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    The ceremony was full of tributes, speeches, and words-of-wisdom as a¬†theatre¬†full of loving¬†families watched with pride. ¬†We met again at the Legislative grounds in Edmonton, it was packed with other grads from all over Edmonton and surrounding communities. I was thankful to find a little patch of somewhat unoccupied space to photograph them all. ¬†Don’t they look amazing?

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    Congratulations to you all and thank you for your patience during the two mini-sessions! You all have a bright future!

    A note to the parents and grads: The private online gallery of images is ready to view should you wish to order, please use the contact section to request the password and information. Thank you!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine