• Children,  Couples,  Family

    The Loving M. Family’s Session: a Thanksgiving Tradition

    It has become a tradition now to get together with this beautiful family for a family session on Thanksgiving week-end as they travel through visiting family. I can’t say enough good things about their family, they are kind, considerate, and so very genuine. I love capturing their family love story.

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    The girls have grown so much! Little Jane doesn’t sit still for long, we chased her around for most of the session which made for some sweet candid personality shots. Adorable kids, well-behaved dogs, loving parents…sweet perfection!

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    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

     

  • Children,  Couples,  Family

    Lawson’s Loves

    Meet smart, adorable, active, inquisitive, Lawson….

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    I last photographed this little guy when he was one. He sure has changed, he talks a mile a minute and he runs even faster! Now he’s 2…

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    And so very loved and cherished…

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    This beautiful family travelled to see me for their photos, the morning of their session the sky opened up and poured rain. We decided since they had already travelled, we would just hope for the best. The rain stopped for the exact amount of time it took to capture their family love story and made for some fun puddle jumping opportunities….

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    Thank you so much for the fun afternoon, as always you are a pleasure to photograph!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

  • Children,  Couples,  Family

    The W. Family’s Love Story

    Meet the W. Family…

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    I just love photographing this family. They are really laid back, fun, and all around amazing people (with a great sense of style too!)

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    This has to be one of my favourite jumping photos of all time, everything just came together perfectly and they are some pretty high jumpers.

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    Thank you for the beautiful evening! You are blessed.

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

     

     

  • Connection Sessions,  Couples

    Michelle and Rob’s Connection

    Michelle & Rob recently celebrated their 25th anniversary and booked a connection session to honour this milestone. The much loved hotel symbolizes how far they’ve come in 25 years. When they were first married so young and just starting out, staying at a place like this was beyond reach…they dreamed of a day they could stay there with all the trimmings.

    They’ve built a beautiful life…3 amazing children, and a relationship full of love and respect. Their connection is one of fun, adventure, and adoration.

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    Congratulations on 25 beautiful years.

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

     

     

  • Children,  Couples,  Family

    Meredith & Darina’s Connection

    Meet Meredith and Darina…

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    This is the fabulous life they have built together…

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    I have known Darina for many years, she’s my best friend. We didn’t get to know one another until our senior year of high school even though we were raised in the same small town (a town where one can be chased by a Cow down main street…just ask Darina) 😉 We were just two awkward girls who had an awkward conversation and ended up realizing that we shared the same mind with the very same twisted sense of humour. We became fast friends and shared life’s moments with support, love, & humour…the good times and the hard times too.  Talking to Darina is like writing in a diary. I love her so much.

    When she met Meredith, I was over the moon happy for her. They compliment one another perfectly and he brings so much happiness out of Darina. They just get one another, and if you spend any amount of time with them you will have a ridiculous amount of respect for their connection and love. They are a ton of fun too, if you can find that one person in life who makes you laugh daily, then you are pretty blessed…

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    This photo sums our session together up pretty well. Poor Chase wasn’t feeling well, so he took some NyQuil before the shoot (I have dozens of yawning frames!) And Darina…this is why I love her so much. She makes everyone around her laugh constantly…

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    I’ll end with my favourite photo from our session together, they are so much fun! Poor Jess also wasn’t feeling good, but he was a trooper.

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    Merry Christmas my friends! Thank you so much for meeting up with me, I loved every second of our time together.

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

     

  • Couples,  Fitness Photography,  Your Story

    Strength and Beauty: Bonnie

    Meet my fun, beautiful, strong friend Bonnie (otherwise known as Bon Bon…fits her perfectly).

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    We met at a Mom’s playgroup years ago. Yup, this stunning woman is the proud Mom to three amazing kids.

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    When she told me her plans to walk the stage at Northern’s in Edmonton this year, I knew she would give her whole heart and soul to this journey. She’s one tough chick with amazing motivation and drive.

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    I am so honoured to have been able to capture all her tenacity and hard work. I adore her, no matter how much time passes between seeing each other, we just pick up where we left off. Genuine friendship without pressure is a gift; I’m very thankful Bon Bon is in my life.

    Along with photos of her physique, she also wanted photos with the love of her life…her husband Trevor. Together they support one another through life’s goals and dreams. Powerful team…

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    Congratulations my friend, much respect and love. xoxo

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine

  • Children,  Couples,  Maternity

    The Family We Choose

    Meet the Little Family…

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    They are our family. Not by blood, but through years of growing, memories, good times & hard times, much laughter, many bottles of red wine (soon Char can toast with us again), and a whole lot of love. We’ve been through so many of life’s roller coaster events together, and I am so honoured to be a part of documenting this next exciting chapter for their beautiful family…baby #2.

    Our plan was to rent a Studio location downtown to achieve the full-of-light, ethereal, romantic feel we were going for, but they were thrown a big curve ball when Char went into pre-term labour. Thankfully, they were able to stop the contractions; however, at a cost of one Momma at home for the next few weeks putting her feet up and relaxing.  This is no small task for active, vivacious, full-of-energy Char.

    So an at-home session it was, and I’m really pleased with how it all turned out. Sometimes things are just meant to be.

    Shy, proud to be 3, and her little buddy Duke…

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    She’s going to be the best Little big sister ever…

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    She’s so adorable! She’s our little buddy.

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    Her Mom and Dad shower her with a ridiculous amount of love and support…

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    Char is glowing at 34 weeks…

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    Char and Barry compliment one another perfectly. They are an amazing couple who we love and respect so much…

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    Thank you for another great session! I can’t wait to meet “Mini” Little.

    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,  Couples,  Family

    8 Years of the S. Family’s Love

    Meet the S. Family. We have met on the same beautiful fall week-end every year for 8 years now.

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    We’ve known one another since we were kids, growing up in the same small town. And now, I get to photograph their kids as they grow and change. I love getting to know them a little better with each session. They are so expressive and have so much to say!

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    We’ve picked the same location for the past few years, so we can do comparison shots of their family silhouette. I can just imagine their future family wall covered with their yearly silhouettes.

    Thank you so much for spending the afternoon with me again, it was so great to see you all!

    Till next time, from my heart to yours,

    Christine

  • Children,  Couples,  Family

    Catching up to Jayden

    Meet my beautiful friend Jill and her amazing little family.  I always look forward to our yearly sessions together. Life is busy and it’s been years since we shared a dorm room at boarding school. I just love seeing her with her family, in fact it never gets old…because to me she’s still that girl I met back at Caronport High School with the infectious giggle and the ear to ear smile. We’ve shared so many great memories, and I adore being able to capture her loves in a photograph.

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    Jayden is growing up so fast! He’s very inquisitive, smart, and wow is he active. We chased him around the park for most of the session. He switches gears so quickly! One minute he’s laughing, the next he’s trying to figure something out which involves many questions…

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    He’s surrounded by a ridiculous amount of love…

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    Oh how life has grown in love for my dear friend Jillian.
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    Oh how life has grown in love…I love comparison photos because you just don’t realize the full extent of a memory captured within a photograph until life moves forward and you look back with a full heart. These photos are 3 years apart…

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    Thank you for once again asking me to capture your family love story. It was so good to see your family!

    From my heart to yours,

    Christine