YAY ! we had so many people enter the giveaway and I enjoyed reading all the amazign comments and reasons to have a photo shoot.
Congratulations to Jenna Palmer and Her mom you have won this giveaway I will send you an email to make sure you are notified as well.
Thank you all for entering and as a fun way of saying thanks I am sending you all a special offer in your email because all your stories were just so wonderful.
Hey just in time for Mother's Day gifting!
My giveaway is ending soon and I want to make sure your mom has a chance to win a portrait session.
I really think we will have a great time together, lets chat, chose outfits and pan out your custom session. We can meet in Drayton Valley for coffee or just book and shoot. You will love your photos! Good Luck
Good evening friends!
Every mother is a blessing to her family. I am so thankful for my Mom, she is always there for me and our family. She has such an empowering energy that she is eager to share and lift us up to our callings. She is supportive, truthful and to the point that's what I love it about her. She has boxes of photos printed of her growing up and growing into her grandmother-hood, we cherish these memories she has had captured and preserved in print.
When families come to me I always take photos of Moms and the kids and few of mom alone. Moms also need sessions just for them, and its a great gift. Shooting in and around Drayton Valley and the Brazeau county. Moms look amazing everywhere and with proper posing and lighting she will love her images. photo sessions can be gifted to mom or booked for her for after Mother's Day. We can meet at her favorite place, The North Saskatchewan River, E-M-tee town, Your property, near the Clean Energy Technology Center, Parks and trails.
Mom your children will look for photos of you... What will they find?
I want them to find beautiful photos of you.
Many of my clients ask to bring their fur babies along to the shoot and I always say yes. Fur babies are part of the family, they are loved just like our own people babies and loved-ones.
Weather we are shooting out at our Brazeau County acreage, on location in and around Drayton Vallley or at the families property I love taking the time to focus on the pets interacting with their humans. I am offering Pet Portraits because after all they are just like kids in every family I know. Contact me to book your pet photography session. We will enjoy a fun and relaxed session of playing outside where I will capture some amazing character shots, and of course some action while we enjoy the great outdoors. After your session we will get together for a coffee and visit I will share with you your amazing images and this is when you will choose your favorites to order and display in your home. There is no minimum order required and you will only purchase the photos you love.
Protraits of our Fur Baby Copper
A few images of how we have incorporated pets in family photo sessions
Oh I just cant contain my self. We had an amazing day celebrating our children's birthday party today.
Knowing that a some of our family and friends are gluten free I planned on having some cupcakes there to make celebrating easy for everyone.
I contacted Krystal at Blakes Cakes and she was amazing, she is the mom of our girls friends. I asked her a few questions to share with you all a bit about her and I am so happy to share with you a bit of her story. Please follow her on her FB page
From our family she gets great reviews the cupcakes were gobbled up and they were so tasty, moist and of course safe for everyone who attended. Not to mention they were beautiful!
Me: How long have you been baking cakes for others?
Krystal: I've been baking for Drayton and area for 7 years now
Me: How did you get started with specialty cakes, and what occasions do you bake for?
Krystal: I started getting into special dietary orders when Julia was diagnosed with celiac disease 5 years ago. I have all separate equipment I use for those with special dietary needs. I cater to gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free as well as regular cake, cheesecake and cupcake orders for all occasions.
Me: What are the flavors customers can chose from for their cake order?
Cake Flavors: Marble, Golden Vanilla, Classic Chocolate, Lemon pound, Coffee, Red or Blue Velvet, Carrot, Spice (Seasonal), Gingerbread (Seasonal)
Filling Flavors: Peanut Butter chocolate, Cream Cheese, Raspberry, Orange, Strawberry, Chocolate, Lemon Curd, Mint chocolate, Mocha, Dark Callebaut, Chocolate Ganache, Cookies n cream, Bailey's Irish Cream, Amaretto
Thank you so Much Krystal!
Oh my! This photo pretty much sums up why I love my job!
Its a passion of mine to create amazing photos of families. It doesn't really matter where we are I am always laughing and having a great time with the kids and adults alike. Out at our family acreage in the Brazeau county just minutes from Drayton Valley, I invite many of my clients to come and play out in our fields.
Many clients have given me the best feedback I could ever ask for in that not only did they love their images, but their children really enjoyed themselves, they left happy and excited about their time with me. This truly is why I love my job.
Quite a few of my clients choose to have their sessions down by the North Saskatchewan River just east of Drayton Valley and I am happy to play with them on the river bed of stone and small trails, this always makes for a fun time and the kids are always exploring new things, it’s a bit of an adventure.
I’d love to capture some exciting new adventures with your family this summer.
Lacey an amazing mother of 2 great boys and supportive wife to a strong and loving husband. During our time together I learned more about a woman that I thought I knew for many years. In our chats, she felt comfortable to share with me about how things have been for her family. Some people may concentrate on the ups and downs as just that, but something I learned from this amazing woman is positivity can be seen in every experience . This family is a great asset to our community and I am so proud to call them friends.
Thank you Lacey for trusting in us and sharing this amazing testimony
I challenge all women to book a session, bring a friend or your mum and let your inner beauty shine.
Check out my giveaway where you and a guest could win your dream shoot and shine.
Here are some of Lacey's stunning photos from her session.
I am so excited!!!
What better way to celebrate the new life that spring brings to us.
The baby birds, green grass, willow buds... Oh bliss.
I believe every woman should have the experience of professional portraits. Michelle and I work together to transform everyday women into the beautiful goddess that we all see in them every day. You know who I'm talking about when I say everyday women, your best friend, your mum, your sister, your day home provider, your teacher... You have forgotten someone...YOU!
Yes you deserve this experience too!
who do you want to be photographed with, who do you feel deserves this makeover experience?
1. Like my FB page
2. Comment on the Giveaway announcement FB post with a nomination, who would you love to be photographed with?
3. comment in the blog comments "what dream shoot/style/outfit would you love to be photographed in, and who would you love to share this experience with.
April 30 I will draw from all qualifying entrance, make sure you do all 3!
The winner will receive a double makeover and photo shoot and one framed print for you and your guest a $550 value
After your session we will meet and I will reveal your images to you. You will see your inner beauty though your portraits. You are welcome to purchase the images you love, there is no minimum order required.
I look forward to seeing who you want to be photographed with.
So excited for the spring give away for Drayton Valley area!
Stay tuned for all the details tomorrow at 7:00 am. Come on back to my blog for the scoop. So many great things to celebrate in the spring. It's a season of rebirth, rejuvenation, growth, Easter, Mothers Day.
Lets celebrate together.
Feeling so blessed, humbled, and so thankful for these lovely ladies to trust in me to photograph them. I am building my portfolio in women's modern portraits. Some call it glamour some just portraits I am speechless, we laughed, had fun goofing around, blushed a little and shared an amazing day together. I must say these beautiful women really are stunning, both inside and out. Huge shout out to Michelle Harley for being for your knowledge and being such a talented makeup artist, you are amazing. I have a couple more portfolio sessions and will be add their images here. If you want to experience your very own glamour day, am booking full makeover sessions into March, please message me we are going to have so much fun together.
Not Just portraits | Drayton Valley Event and Commercial Photographer
Having a great eye for the details in an image doesn't just make a good portrait it also comes in handy for event photography and other commercial work. Weather you are hosting an event, showing off a new product or wanting to update your business profile Images. If you are a big or small company, non-profit organization or community coordinator I can help you capture the best images you will want to showcase.
Some of the companies and organizations I have worked with:
Humans Helping Humans
Rotary Club of Drayton Valley Alberta
If you are interested in Event coverage, Business Profile image, product or equipment Photography Lets connect!
Preparing for your Outdoor or studio session
Some great resources for you to check out local shops and services in Drayton Valley
1 Enjoy your pre-session consultation! Be sure to ask questions and be open with your answers, I am here to design a session that will best showcase you and your family.
2 I will be sure yo help you out with wardrobe ideas, lay out your outfits and send me photos of them in your home, is one thing I may ask you to do. check out my Wardrobe board on Pinterest
You don't have to go out and purchase all new outfits for your session many people have wonderful items in their own closets.
If you are looking to purchase an outfit and help the environment and local business check out the Poka dot boutique and consignment shop in Drayton Valley they have a great selection and prices are good as well. check out their facebook page
also an amazing shop with great new brand name fashion for both men and women is located in down town shopping sector - Karma Kollection in Drayton Valley - See what people are saying about the shop on Facebook
3 Hair and Makeup - Of course I offer these services as an add on but I welcome you to check out the amazing Lisa Swap at Transitions Hair Design upstairs next to Drayton's Returant or Safari Hair salon near the TD Bank. Having a trim or color touch up before your session sound like great ideas for sure, but i caution you to plan your appointment a few days in advance just in case you need some time to get used to the new look.
Living in rural Alberta sets the stage for endless creations when it comes to shooting outdoors. I LOVE collecting and building random photo nooks to play in or around with families. I had a great time with the H family, the boys are amazing! Oh we had some good laughs. Allowing the kids to goof, play and choose their favorite spot to be photographed is very enjoyable for me and them. Just a short drive out of Drayton Valley I often host families and couples for their sessions. The light is stunning and we always have a great time together.
I look forward to hearing from you
Not your ordinary school photos.
With the day's getting shorter into the fall and winter I am using my off camera flash a bit more these days.
I had a wonderful pair of siblings out for "school photos" and we played around a lot.
But mum was super happy with the photos we created. These kiddos had some great ideas; posing with an old fence, climbing a tree, out in the field even in the old bus house. Oh my we ended up with wet feet and sore cheeks from all the laughing.
I would definitely go on an adventure with these two any day. So much fun.
Its an absolute joy when I have the privilege to photograph a baby from birth to the first year.
I had this handsome little man in my home studio yesterday, what a cutie I am sure you will agree.
His babbles and little giggles just melt my heart. Mr. L turned 6 months yesterday and he sure was in the mood to have is photos taken.
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