She is a Certified Coach Practitioner and owner of “TLC Mindset” based out of Beaumont, Alberta. I have the utmost respect for Terri…she is strong in mind/body/spirit, driven, motivating, hard-working, and truly authentic.
She helps clients to eliminate their limiting beliefs and empower them to take action. Her belief is that a richer more fulfilling life comes from taking consistent small steps towards your goal.
It was an honour to photograph you Terri!
From my heart to yours,
You may remember Brandy from last year, she’s back with even more focus and determination and ready to compete once again! When we began our session, I immediately saw differences from last year’s shoot. First of all she has this glow!
We thought it would be fun to do another comparison shot. The white backdrop photos were taken exactly a year ago (six weeks apart from one another) and the black backdrop is this year. I can definitely see you added more muscle and definition Brandy!
Look at that back!!!!
Stay tuned for part 2 of our session, Brandy and her two gorgeous girls (yes, this strong woman as 2 kids!). We had lots of fun together and I loved photographing their connection.
Thank you Brandy, best of luck in your competitions!
If you follow my blog, you will no doubt remember buff Brandy! She booked two fitness shoots six weeks apart to document her hard work as she trains for the Alberta’s which is only days away.
Click HERE to view her fitness shoot from six weeks ago. My jaw literally dropped at the difference in her body within such a short six week period! I have so much respect for her dedication, motivation, and work ethic.
Here are two comparison shots to show what Brandy has accomplished with her hard-work!
You amaze me Brandy!
Good luck Brandy! I have no doubt you will be successful.
I first met Brandy at the Leduc Recreation Centre where she works as a Personal Trainer. What I first noticed about her was her smile, which she wears most of the time.
She dedicates her time to motivating and inspiring her clients, and she’s about to take it home as well! She’s in the process of creating an in-home Personal Training space to better serve her clients.
Brandy is one of the most dedicated and hard-working women I have ever met. You see she’s just a few weeks from competing at Alberta’s which will be her fifth show. She did her first three shows in 1999 and went all the way to Nationals. She took 12 years away from competition to have a family and live life, but after going to the Alberta’s last summer, she decided to get back on stage. She wanted to do something for herself since most of her time was allotted to her family and clients.
When I asked how her training was going, she told me she hired the best guy in the business Ron Partlow, a friend and fellow competitor. Ron has been an amazing part of her success as she trains. She competed at Muscle beach last October and placed first in Women’s lightweight and 3rd in Women’s Masters.
This photography session is the first of two as she trains for the Alberta’s which is only a few short weeks away on June 23!
Our kids go to the same school, so I am used to seeing her at school in her workout attire. Who knew that under her workout clothes, this is what her back looks like…amazing!
Brandy is focused, determined, motivated. I can’t wait for session #2 which will be 10 days away from competition. I have no doubt with her focus and hard work, we will see even more muscle definition and striations. Way to go Brandy!
I met Stephen a few years ago through a dear friend. I was so happy he contacted me to photograph him for his business head shots.
Stephen is the Business Development Manager for Iamfx.com
He’s kind, genuine, smart, and talented. The future is very bright for you my friend!
Thank you for the fun morning!
Meet my talented and beautiful sister Roxanne.
Roxanne was in need of some updated headshots for her business. She is the owner of “Right at Home Redesigns” based out of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Another great love of Roxanne’s is Theatre and she continues to direct productions and instruct drama courses, so we wanted to capture a variety of headshots that would serve dual purpose for both of her passions.
I’m so proud of my sister: an interesting, creative, devoted, and lively woman who is faithful and kind to her core.
She’s had a profound impact on who I am today. At a very early age, she introduced me to the arts, and I fell in love with a world of colour, expression, creativity, and thinking outside the box. Without her influence, I don’t think I would have found the world of photography that encompasses much of the same elements as does design and her world of theatre. Thank you Roxy. I owe you so much.
Not long ago, I wrote a blog post about Roxy on my “Reclaiming Life” blog: http://reclaiminglife.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/heres-to-different/
Check out her website if you want to update and transform your living space. She’s a decorating genius! 🙂
Right at Home Redesigns: http://www.rightathomeredesigns.com
Thank you for the honour of taking your photos Sis! xoxo
Meet my beautiful friend Elena
I first met Elena almost 7 years ago. We were both part of a healthy living group, and we made fast friends. We’ve shared many laughs over the years. When she asked me to take her Head shot I jumped at the chance to capture her beauty.
She’s also an extremely talented writer. All you Readers of Women’s Fiction…Elena will soon be featuring her Women’s Fiction novel: “NOTHING STAYS IN VEGAS” set for release mid July 2011 on Kindle.
Check out her website for more information: http://elenaaitken.com/
Congratulations on all you’ve achieved Elena, I can’t wait to read your novel! Your talent and gift for writing inspires me and I’m so thankful for your friendship. xoxo
I first met Tereasa at my kid’s school. She volunteers her time often.
Thank you for all you do within our school!
She also happens to be my Mary Kay consultant…I love Mary Kay! She’s incredibly good at what she does, I sat down in her makeup chair and she picked the right shade of foundation for me right off the bat. She’s very knowledgeable about the Mary Kay line.
If you need Mary Kay products, she can help you out! Visit her page by clicking HERE.
Julie is a fabulous hair dresser. I first heard about Julie while I was taking family pictures for my neighbour Amanda. As I walked up to Amanda for her photography session, the first thing I noticed was her fabulous hair. I said to her, “I must know who did your hair. Dish it.” and she replied “The best hair dresser I’ve ever been to, her name is Julie”. Ever since that session, I’ve been sitting in Julie’s chair with a cup of coffee in one hand and a magazine in the other, trusting her with my hair and talking her ear off. Seriously kudos to Julie, my hair has a life of it’s own (and it’s a crazy fuzzy life)…finger snaps and a head bow to you. When I leave the salon, I secretly wish Julie could just do my hair everyday…she’s a hair genius.
I trust her with my fuzzy hair, and I was so happy when she trusted me to capture her beauty. She honestly doesn’t even realize just how stunning she is (which is another reason why I enjoy her so much). My favourite part about Julie, is her sweet & modest nature.
She’s a stunning woman who’s so down-to-earth, personable, and kind. When I told Julie that I would be donating her session fee towards our Team Hope for the Leduc Relay for Life, she generously donated over and above her session fee to support our cause to fight back against cancer. Thank you!
If you need an amazing cut and colour, book an appointment with Julie Anderson at Melange Salon & Spa. Click HERE to visit their web page, and then book an appointment, you can even book online by clicking HERE! Your hair will thank you.
Thank you for the fun evening Julie! You are beautiful, both inside and out.
P.S. Excuse me for almost passing out when that bird aggressively swooped in at me. Lucky for me I wasn’t standing on my ladder. 😉