Not only was this photo session exciting because of all the laughs we shared, but this was a session to celebrate @mudslingerpaintflinger getting her very own custom made dress by me! Doesn’t she just look amazing and retro?! I love this look on her; what a great mini-session (which went overtime because we were having too much fun). I hope you love them as much as I do, DG 🙂
In the morning glow, on a winding path, the golden lace billows in the icy air. Hundreds of tiny trees fade into the distance, the buttes grow into high mountain tops. The Rocky Mountains of the North rise from the flat lands on the East, and spindly trees in the South, before hitting a vast expanse to the North. Although close to people, you are also far away; it is part of living in the North that gives both excitement and loneliness.
Bow Lake – Alberta’s Glass Lake.
To say that Bow Lake is beautiful is an understatement. Anyone who has seen photos or driven the Icefield Parkway themselves knows how captivating the drive is. From the moment you approach the rest stop, you see the mountains towering above Bow Lake; it reflects, like glass, the sky above, while somehow managing to stay absolutely frozen despite the subtle breeze. Maybe I was lucky and stopped at the right time, but I feel as though I have seen this lake in other years, just as still and pristine.
Like many travelers before me, I wanted to stop at Peyto Lake (the brilliant turquoise lake seen in thousands of photos online that stands below a cliff viewpoint), but this lake was closed due to construction on a new parking lot, and also for CoVid. Bow Lake did not disappoint, however, and I found a moment to enjoy it in my #reddressseries that I made for clients to use in photo sessions with me — I can’t help it if I also enjoy dressing up in marvelous gowns and dresses for my own photo shoots.
What about you? Have you done a traveling photo shoot? What is your favorite place to travel? Comment below ~
I have always enjoyed dressing up. As a child I wore dresses (every day) until I was in Grade 6 when a boy made fun of me and asked why I didn’t wear pants like normal girls. I am happy to say I still enjoy dresses from time to time (but do find pants warmer and more practical for most cases), and when I do wear a dress I like to make an occasion of it — like this #reddress gown I made for photography. If you have never visited Liard Hot Springs a few hours north of Fort Nelson, B.C in Canada, I recommend you make a trip. Not only do we see northern lights (almost daily in winter), but we have the best hot springs I have ever visited! They are naturally occurring, and surrounded by trees and wildlife. Often you will find moose in the shallow spring areas eating vegetation year round (do be careful as they are wild and very dangerous — they are not trained photo-props). If you are looking for a remote adventure, far from large cities and light pollution, come visit Northern B.C. and enjoy what nature has to offer. #northernrockiestourism #northernrockies #travelBC #travelnorthernBC
The nights are long in this small northern town in Canada; the long nights bring days where the sun barely skims the tops of our twig-like trees. The days are cold and will freeze the cells of your body within minutes. You must come prepared for what the land brings, and be ready for extremes.
Graduation sessions starting at $300 – for up to 3 friends. Add another friend for $75. Includes individual and group photos.
Just your son/daughter (grad) and family? No problem! $300 will include group photos with family, and individual photos of the future graduate.
Photos can happen before or after grad. It is never too late to celebrate!
It has become cold now. The leaves are gone and the snow has turned the pine trees into winter cacti; their bristles frozen and glistening white, like tiny swords ready for a fight. The true battle is not the snow, but the bitter cold. We have a long winter ahead of us and the storms have yet to blow through the mountain pass. Here are some photos to document the winter months.
Elza and Michael
In July, I traveled to the Netherlands for this beautiful wedding. The bride and groom chose to take their couple photos before guests arrived which worked out very well to capture intimate and happy moments before all of the excitement of the celebration. Michael was able to see Elza for the first time in a beautiful dress ( ) upon the steps of the magical Kasteel Hooge Vuursche in Baarn, Netherlands. The venue was well organized and perfect for this couple. Congratulations, Elza and Michael, on your special day. Wishes for you and your future together.