Fall Family| Bolduc

I’m not the kind of person who makes friends very easily. Having been burned more than a few times, I find I am very reserved when it comes to making new friends and meeting new people. Laurissa came into my life about two years ago. I decided to sign up my oldest daughter Lila for a dance class as she loves to prance around the house making up some seriously bizarre moves and singing away.

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When we got there I was as usual a hot mess hauling a car seat and telling Lila to hurry as we were going to be late (once again as usual). There we were met with two other moms and their kids and of course the first thing to jump to my mind was “ohmygod I can’t do this…” But I got Lila’s slippers on and one of the sweet girls grabbed her hand and said “Hi I’m Millie” and off they ran together with Audrey (I’ll introduce this sweet soul in another blog) to get to their dance class.

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The girls have been friends ever since greeting each other with hugs so big it brings tears to my eyes every time it happens (which is like three days a week haha), Lila has a mad crush on Laurissa’s older son Liam, Stella (my younger daughter) always loves playing with her youngest daughter Eliza and I couldn’t be happier to say that Laurissa is truly one of the only friends I willing let hug me. They are like warm cookies and tea on a cold rainy, kind of day hugs that warm you right to your toes and her soul is the sweetest of souls.

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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.

Mom & Me|Laurissa

I met this amazing lady through my daughters first dance class and have become fast friends. She is the type of friend that makes friendship easy and fun and everything I look for in a friendship. My daughter squeals with excitement over seeing one of her very best friends, so it’s always a visit I look forward to having for both our sakes.

 

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!

 

Wedding 2017

Last summer I had the opportunity to photograph a vow renewal. It was lovely and all about family.  The couple chose to do a hand fasting where their children fastened their hands together to represent their union as a family. With all the fires that happened last summer the skies were a little hazy but still made for such a lovely sunset ceremony on their property.

Wedding | Gillian & Christopher

With Wedding Season upon us I thought I would share some of the beautiful weddings I shot last summer! A reminder of all things beautiful, beautiful weather, people, couple, vows, love.

My first wedding of the season was with Gillian and Christopher. This couple was without a doubt the sweetest couple, and so beyond in love it was amazing. They surrounded themselves with their closest family and friends to celebrate themselves and their union. The dress couldn’t have suited Gillian more and they were just so beautiful!