This was a great summer session with a fun Weyburn family! I knew they wanted their photos this time near water but in a private location. A funny sidenote – prior to the shoot I was met at the door with a steak knife by the landowner at one of the locations I went to scout. If felt bad that my visit was startling and also didn’t realize I looked so scary! Anyhow it ended up that it was too muddy to get in to that spot and this couple found the perfect location for their family photos. It was a quiet, lush oasis!! Since the photoshoot was just after a rain the scenery was fresh and vibrant. Stunning surroundings to explore, be goofy and have fun on a gorgeous summer evening. These handsome boys are energetic and their smiles + laughter were adorable! It was fun to capture these memories early in the summer!!
There’s a favorite time of year in our backyard for me. When the peonies are blooming! There’s something about the pop of color of the pink peonies that brightens up our yard. It’s amazing how much these plants grow in a year from shoots coming out of the ground to the large bush they become as the blossoms start to form. I’m always excited to watch the progression! We have this beautiful pink variety and a white one with hints of pink.
For as hyped up as I get over my peonies, this year however was a letdown. It was a tough growing season!! Watering doesn’t seem to have the same effect as rain and it was so dry. There were about 5 nice blooms and within a day the strong winds nearly demolished them before I got to photograph them (besides on my phone). Last year’s peonies were abundant and lasted nicely. Even well enough to make a bouquet for my Mom. Most of these photos were taken on medium format film. Thanks to Canadian Film Lab for the scans!
I’m taking you back to Greece with another beautiful wedding shoot I have to share! An elegant event at the Poseidonion Grand Hotel on Spetses Island. The last one to be posted here…until the next trip to Greece! For the duration of the wedding photography workshop that I attended there, we stayed at this gorgeous, historic hotel. It certainly was a luxurious, 5-star experience!! This hotel is an exceptional choice for celebrating a wedding! With plenty of unique, beautiful locations in and around the hotel along with a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea. Having a horse and carriage was perfectly suited to this quaint island that doesn’t have any cars. This shoot is also proof of the magical portraits that happen during golden hour and the light in Greece is stunning! Along with this great looking, loving couple. It all came together beautifully!!
Poseidonion Grand Hotel Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Planner: Think Happy Events | Stationery/Calligrapher: Paper Ocelot | Magnolia Rouge | Songbird Silk | Wedding Rentals: White Lilac Rentals & Zazoo Event Rentals | Cake: Pavlovs Lab | Hair & Makeup: Frantzeska Makeup + Hair | Flowers: Jim Labrako | Ring Dish: Marbella Dish | Vow Books/Stationery: Love Me Do | Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav | Veil: Noon On the Moon Bridal | Groom Attire: Christakis Athens
Film Processing: Canadian Film Lab
Typically on the first day of spring I like to share a seasonal post. However this time I’m sharing at the end of the season. Spring is an exciting season and seeing the new growth makes me feel in awe of nature everyday! It’s okay to say farewell to spring when this also marks the beginning of my favorite season of the year. 2019 is flying by and I want to enjoy every single day of the summer season to the fullest. Here are some beautiful spring blossoms and prairie crocuses. We are lucky to have a pasture with native grasses across the road from where we live so each spring pretty little crocuses add some color to the golden landscape. Ah spring, a season that brings so much cheer after winter!!
Happy Father’s Day 2019
It is special and beautiful to capture happy, precious moments like these. The bond of a father and his child/children. The little ones and grown ones that made them a parent and they care so much about. It has been wonderful to once again work with so many incredible, fun and loving dads in the past year.
In honor of the third Sunday of June dedicated to celebrating fathers, let’s show our appreciation and love for the men that value family and make life more enjoyable! Happy Father’s Day!!