2019|Shoot and Share Contest

 

As I mentioned in a previous blog, I entered a huge contest called Shoot and Share. I entered again this year and went all in with 50 submissions from over my year of photographing all of my amazing clients.

 

This is the biggest contest that is held over the year with a jaw dropping 583, 150 entries this year. Photographers from all over the world enter every year and I am so excited that I had the opportunity to participate in it. The talent is amazing and I have learned so much from just looking at others work and knowing exactly where I want mine to be. We have just entered round 7 which means we are officially in the top 30% and I know I have at least 1 photo still in there floating around somewhere. SO Exciting!!

 

I went in with a full heart and a heavy hand on my decisions going back and forth adding and removing and re-adding selection after selection until I finally came to my final 50 choices. I chose photos that made me smile and laugh until I cried remembering every moment I spent photographing families, weddings, friends old and new.

 

I have loved every second of spending time with all of you, meeting you and finding new friendships. I chose photos that made my heart soar with memories and love and photos that made me feel all the feelings I have in me.

 

I truly want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me with your memories as you grow together, I couldn’t be happier that I got a chance to be part of it.

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Summer Family|Egleston

I met with this lovely family last fall on what was supposed to be a beautiful evening, the dark rain clouds rolled in…and right past us, but I was still able to capture all the amazing love this family has for each other!

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Spring Maternity|Stather

I’ve been shooting this family since before they were a family. I have loved watching them grow in every sense of the word. I was so excited when Crystal told me she was expecting another baby this spring, so we planned for a maternity shoot, which was quickly taken over by little miss madam! We were absolutely killing ourselves laughing over her posing her self and just kicking her feet up in my little chair, completely uncoached. Tears just rolling down my face as I shot image after image of her setting herself up. I love sessions like this where I feel part of your family and I get to capture these hilarious, happy delightful moments. Miss S – don’t ever change that darling personality of yours, it will take you far!

Winter Maternity|Bader

I can’t believe this session was a year and a half ago! I met with Nicolette and Sam during one of the craziest weather systems we’ve had in a really long time with long periods of fog leaving THE MOST AMAZING hoar frost you have ever seen. It was a photographers winter wonderland dreamscape and I wanted to take full advantage of it. It took Nicolette a little bit of convincing but I got her in the end and the result was nothing short of gorgeous!

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Wedding|Meghan & Jason

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing one of my oldest friends weddings last summer. It was everything! We did a first look where my second shooter Kayleigh of Kayleigh Lynds Photography and I shut down the middle of Rice Howard Way in Downtown Edmonton and did an amazing first look with Meghan and Jason.  We then went and did some quick family photos of their soon to be family of 3 and then hit the pub for a quick drink before heading down across town to have their ceremony and some more formals at the Alfred H Savage Centre at the Edmonton Equine Park. The day was amazing and like all weddings rushed by all too quickly with their small ceremony of close friends and family. Thank you so much Meghan and Jason for sharing your day with us! And also Happy almost Anniversary!

 

Couples| Jessica & Johnny

Like I’ve said before sunset is my absolute favourite time to shoot. The light is gorgeous and the beautiful painted sky adds so much to your shoot. So when your photographer says lets meet at sunset – you nod enthusiastically and go in knowing you are getting the best possible time of day! I met last summer with Jess and Johnny, I’ve known them since they were just young and in love, well honestly they are still young and in love but it’s been a few years since I’ve seen them last so not as young haha. They were an absolute blast to be around, and Jess I am still so sorry about the bee stinging your butt!

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Summer Engagements| Carol-Anne & Dennis

If you can’t tell already sunset is my favourite time to shoot at. The light is always perfect the sky is colourful and you can always get some pretty amazing silhouettes with the right spot!

Carol-Anne and Dennis are such a lovely couple! Carol-Anne found me through a project I did a couple years ago and we met over coffee and I fell in love with the couple as we bonded over our beagles and all things English!