Big Island of Hawaii | January 2019 Vacation

Aloha!! A year ago I woke up on the Big Island of Hawaii after a late nite arrival. After 10 years of not being to the island I was delighted to be back!! My younger sister, her one year old and I booked just 3 days before departure and what a great, quick decision that was! We joined my parents and were glad they didn’t mind last-minute stragglers. I had forgotten just how expansive the lava fields are as you drive across the island. There’s so much variety in the scenery and we had incredible weather. Especially considering we stayed the majority of our time on what is considered the rainy side of the island. I love these fun memories of an amazing trip with some of my family and the exceptional hospitality of my uncle + aunt!! I’m also glad for a wonderful husband that said to not miss out on a great opportunity when he was busy with work that kept him at home.

This is our second day at home after another wonderful time in Hawaii. It’s tough adjusting to this cold, winter weather. So I’m reminiscing as I haven’t blogged these photos yet. There will be many photos to come from Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii as I work through them. Re-living all the warm, sunny memories on these cold, winter days now that we’re back home will be lovely!!

We enjoyed visiting the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and walking the trails that lead through a lush tropical rainforest. I never knew so many colors and patterns of orchids existed until being in their gorgeous orchid garden.

We stopped along the road for a closer look at the lava rocks. You could still feel the heat in the rocks from the volcano.

The world’s newest beach – Isaac Hale Beach Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. This black sand beach was created by the lava flow from the volcanic eruption in 2018. It was interesting to see how this destructive force of nature also created something fresh and new. Nature is amazing!!

It was fun to hike in to Akaka Falls!

We drove up to the Mauna Kea visitor centre at 9200 feet. That was as far as we could go without 4WD and a little one. Coming down it was fascinating to see the craters!

I have yet to hang this photo of Rainbow Falls in our home but there’s a local couple enjoying it in theirs after being the highest bidder on the print I donated for the Dr. Brown fundraiser! There was a blood moon, a total lunar eclipse.

We lucked out with our whale sightings. The best was seeing a whale and calf fairly close from a beach park in Hilo. There were lots of sea turtles swimming there too.

We spent our last few nites in Kona, soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the beach at the Queen’s Bath. The photos we took here in the pretty tropical surroundings and by the ocean are my favorites!!

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Kohonick Chapman | Weyburn Extended Family Session

Each year it’s a highlight to meet up with this couple and their fun children. It was an extra bonus this fall to include Grams too for an extended family session. Every year they amaze me in front of the camera!! There were crazy strong winds and it was barely above freezing so it was a challenge to find sheltered areas when the wind seemed to come from every direction. But they kept smiling and cuddled in close. They’re a beautiful, happy and energetic family!! With a very close bond to Grams. It’s wonderful they enjoy to share their family photos for Christmas and it’s a gift for me to have them in front of my camera! Including their newest addition, there are now two cute, fluffy pups. It’s special to create memories with their wonderful family!!

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Weyburn extended family session Saskatchewan family lifestyle photographer BEAUTI photography family photo
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Weyburn extended family session Saskatchewan family lifestyle photographer BEAUTI photography family photo
Weyburn extended family session Saskatchewan family lifestyle photographer BEAUTI photography family photo
Weyburn extended family session Saskatchewan family lifestyle photographer BEAUTI photography family photo
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Weyburn extended family session Saskatchewan family lifestyle photographer BEAUTI photography family photo

Lake Minnewanka | Happy Holidays

Wishing you have a wonderful, safe and fun holiday season!!

Last Christmas Eve we headed out to the mountains as we were in Alberta and our days spent with family were after Christmas. Hiking at Lake Minnewanka was the perfect way to spend Christmas Day!! Lots of fresh air, beautiful scenery to take in and time together just the two of us. The views along the lake are stunning, especially with the reflections!

Roy + Lauren | Ranch Engagement Photography

I’m excited to share more of this wonderful ranch engagement photo shoot! Roy and Lauren got engaged in late September on a fall adventure to Glacier National Park. On that crazy weather weekend that turned into a snowy wonderland in some places! It was a getaway of surprises!! On a hike surrounded by nature’s beauty, Roy proposed with this gorgeous custom-designed engagement ring! Later that week, I went for a check up to the dental clinic where Lauren works and we met for the first time. I instantly liked Lauren’s friendly, outgoing personality. It made for a fun appointment hearing all about their exciting weekend away and initial plans for their wedding!! There was a lot of thought being put into their special day already! I left a card but wasn’t expecting to hear from them as a couple photographers had already been contacted so receiving a message of kind words that evening was a happy surprise for me. Meeting the cowboy that totally adores her a few days later was great and I’m very honored they chose me to be their wedding photographer!

We’ll be back at this picturesque location in June for their wedding day. It’s a beautiful setting with meaning for them as they spend a lot of time here at the ranch and with the horses. From how enjoyable their ranch engagement session was, I know they will have an amazing wedding day! These two really made my job easy and fun with how happy, excited and in love they are! Congratulations Roy + Lauren!!

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Mataya and Aleah | Okanagan portrait photography

The colors of the Okanagan Valley in autumn is spectacular!! Spending time there in October was a bonus to have an extension of this beautiful, colorful season. It was a busy and fun time together. Packing, moving, unpacking. But we also made time for a sisters and back-to-school photo shoot of my sweet nieces. With all the pretty fall colors in their new backyard. Along with a scenic drive in Lake Country. Stopping by a vineyard, enjoying the vibrant scenery and driving along the lake where this house with the bright yellow tree caught my eye. There have been lots of changes for these girls the past few months moving provinces and it’s nice to see that they are very happy in their new home and schools. I don’t usually get to see them two months in a row so it’s pretty nice that I just got to see them again!! I’m looking forward to a summer visit when we can spend our days at the beach and on the lake!

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Okanagan portrait photography sisters photo shoot fall colors photo
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