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Painting with light is a popular technique used by many photographers.

We took these images while taking a short break during our week of renovations (see part 1 and part 2 of our reno project).

This is painting with light, Sam and Mary style:

painting with light 1

painting with light 2

painting with light 3

painting with light 4

Okay, so we cheated. The real technique doesn’t require a paint brush!

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A few random thoughts:

This past weekend, we were invited by a past client of ours to their house to watch the Grey Cup (of course, I was cheering for the Roughriders, since I was in Regina for 4 years back in college and made it to a few of their games! Go Roughriders!) It was one good party with plenty of good food and company. The bonus was, we got to experience what it was like to see photos we’ve taken, on our clients’ walls. It is so nice to meet clients that become your friends and so weird being at their house and seeing images you’ve helped to create for them. The best part is watching them cherish their photos and know that we’ve done our best to create images that go beyond words, but makes you feel something. We are truly grateful and deeply honoured!

Well, things are slowly gearing down for us as we head into the winter months, but rest assured, we’ve got lots planned for the new year. The winter is a good time to catch up on all that stuff and to update our website and blog with a new look. You’ll definitely be seeing some changes, and we can’t wait to show you what we’re working on!

Last weekend, Sam and I had the opportunity to shoot together for a lifestyle session. We’ll be posting images from that session next week, so be sure to check back. However, I couldn’t miss this shot of Sam heading back once the session was over and we were packing up to go.

Here is just a teaser for you of what’s to come!

Coming home


We did not expect it all to come, all at once. But it did. We woke up yesterday to the squealing of delightful voices, and to this:

View through our window:

First snow fall

We did the dance of joy, and then settled down to enjoy the peaceful, quietness, of snow falling. And falling. Inaudible sweet sounds. It was as close to picturesque as we could get and it is enough.

First snow fall 2

First snow fall 3

Happy first day of snow!
(oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to all you celebrating!)


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Recently, we had the pleasure of photographing a family session for the wonderful Campbell family. They are such a sweet, gentle and beautiful family and we couldn’t be more happy to show them the photos from their session. When they mentioned they had two girls, and after getting to know them more, we knew exactly what we wanted to do with their session.

The weather was so unpredictable that day, with the clouds hovering about, not being sure what they wanted to do. We got a bit of everything from gloomy clouds, to light rain, to winds, and it finally ended with blazing sun. It really made for beautiful dramatic photos though!

There were so many to choose from, but here are a few of our faves:

Campbell 2

I love everything about the next two photos of the sisters!
Campbell 1

Campbell 3

This one is equally endearing, I couldn’t resist posting…
Campbell 4

The beautiful, Amelia.
Campbell 5

And the adorable, Katelyn:
Campbell 6

Campbell 7

Campbell 8

Of course, we had to have some fun family shots!
Campbell 9

Campbell 10

To Jen & John:  Thank you so much for trusting us to capture these moments of your family. It is always so nice when we get clients that trust our vision and you guys all made it such a fun session! We are lucky to have met you and adore your little girls!

much love,
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Many of you have probably received our email blast this week with the introduction of our first ever newsletter, as well as letting you know about our custom designer holiday cards. If you haven’t received it, and would like to subscribe to our newsletter, email us, and we’ll get that to you right away.

Without further ado, here is one of the 10 unique designer cards we have available for the holidays and we couldn’t be more excited about them. These 5 x 7 folded cards are just perfect for sending to all your family and friends this holiday. Just pick your favorite images from your session and we can get these custom cards to you! Order yours by Nov. 20th to get them in time for the holidays, please contact us for more details.

card holiday

Aren’t these girls just too cute? We’ll post our session with the Campbells in the next week or so, in the meantime, have fun preparing for the holidays!


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We are busy this week playing catch up on a few more sessions we are finishing up, but found a few more photos I wanted to post of our trek in the woods. I love the changes that the seasons bring and fall is definite one of my favorite seasons!

Here’s one of the snake sam found which was too cool not to pick up!
Woods 12

Woods 13

Woods 14

Did I mention there were a lot of snakes out?
Woods 15

All work and no play, makes a photograher tired, grumpy and gray.
Woods 11

Woods 16

Woods 17

Hope that you are finding rest and time to play this season!


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