Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Levi is awesome - Airdrie Children Photographer

Here is a little man that was such a pleasure to photograph he almost made it... dare I say it...easy!

I used a simple set up in their living room and matched the same lighting I had used when I photographed his brother at Bright Explorations Preschool.  That blog post can be seen here.

Levi was a natural in front of the camera. He hammed it up when I needed him to and he was relaxed when I needed that as well. We played, we laughed and we talked. I found out he was really loved his blanket...so why not have a picture with it...he likes to show off his tummy, so we gotta make sure we get that... he also is quite the artist so at the end of the session I let him color on my backdrop and even invited his brother in on the action for a few photos. 

I think those are the things that as a parent you don't want to forget, because when they go off to college you may want to remember those little pieces of their personality past.

It was a fun session with a great family.  I am very thankful to have been invited into their home to capture this little mans personality.

Thanks for looking and Enjoy!

With this post I am going to continue to try something new...

Help Levi out by leaving comment on this post and I will give him a free gift!
All you have to do is leave some love below by clicking the 'comment' link below...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kylie and Darren are Expecting - Calgary Maternity Photographer

Like the post title says, this awesome couple is expecting a new bundle of joy any day now!  I had decided I wanted to get a few different locations done in this one session so I chose to go to the Ramsay area.  Problem was in all my planning for the shoot I overlooked the fact that it was sneak a peek for The Calgary Stampede that night.  That meant no parking in and or around that area, without a proper local resident parking pass.  

I got there early to scope out the locations I had in mind and good thing because I had to sweet talk the Parking Patrol to allow me to park in the area.  I got the okay with a warning of 'even if the guys come by they could be ruthless and still tag and tow you'.  So off we went to get the shoot done!  During the session I was stressing a bit, and a few times I had to look around to see if there was any patrols around. As lucky as we could be we didn't end up getting a ticket or towed! All though thinking about it, even if I had it still would have been worth it to hang out with these guys and get some seriously awesome photos!

I am excited to meet their little one when he/she arrives and get some more great photos to add to the portfolio and grace their walls!

With this post I am going to try something new... Help Kylie and Darren by commenting on this post I will give them a free gift!  Just leave some love below by clicking the 'comment' link...


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Levi Teaser - Airdrie Portrait Photographer

Here is a teaser from Levi's shoot I did in Airdrie last week.  This little man was a follow up to the Bright Explorations Preschool shoot I did a while ago (you can see it HERE). 
Enjoy the teaser, there is more to come soon!

Monday, July 18, 2011

50th Birthday Luau - Calgary Event Photographer

For the past few months there has been many a night of planning and organizing in our house and a few others too. Busy planning a surprise 50th Birthday for my Mother in-law, Shannon. This was one of the hardest surprise birthday parties to try to arrange, you see, Shannon knows everybodys routines and how they don't stray from them. So when Andy said he didn't want to race, Cody said he had to work, Jenn wasn't able to go to Edmonton to race and all of a sudden Melissa had to go to work on Saturday she had to have known that something was up.

Getting her out of the house was another chore.  How often does Shannon get a call from Val to go out and get her hair done and have some lunch?  Well lets say it doens't happen often she did finally agree to go but it was a lot later than we had hoped to  get started setting up!

Lots of people helped get all the things lined up during the day, coming out to Bearspaw to help set up tents, chairs, pull the pork, cut the buns, set up the tiki bar, pick up and set up the Maragrita mixer, put up decorations and limbo bar, water Shannons flowers and Valet all the guests cars outta sight so it could still be a surprise. 

The biggest tip off to her was when Andy called and said he was getting hungry and was wondering when she was coming home...that NEVER happens, he would work on the cars until midnight without coming in to eat if it were up to him!  She came home wondering what was up but had no idea that all her family and friends would be there with a Luau set up in the back yard!

We had a delicious feast consisting of pulled pork, Huli Huli chicken, a few different salads and a spinach salad inside a watermelon, lots of fruit and a few different desserts including one cake(well actually 3) made by none other than my awesome wife.

So was she surprised you ask?

I still think she was! One of my favorite things was when she said "Is that Ben and Donna here, you said you were racing!"

Happy 50th Shannon from all of us, hope you had a great time!
Here's a few photos from the night.  Enjoy.