Anna & Alan Married | Edmonton Wedding Photographer

Anna & Alan just wanted a few quick shots to celebrate their earlier in the day nuptials. Congratulations again you two!

Cathy | Edmonton Family Photographer

This session was a tough one. Maria asked me to photograph her mother with her family one last time, her mom was dying of cancer. So this session was to celebrate her life. And even though it was a sad occasion they came together and celebrated Cathy's life with smiles and laughter. We all shed a few tears, but I'm so happy I was the one chosen by Maria and her family to capture these moments for them.

Cathy has now passed away and I hope she is free of pain and it looking down on her beautiful family as they try to make it without her. Cancer is an asshole.

Personal Post - Welcoming baby Zoey

Some of you may know already that I had a baby! My husband and I found out in April that I was pregnant. It was a surprise. I knew I was before I took the test, I could feel it. So when I went and bought the test and took it home it was mostly for my husbands benefit. 

So I went and did my thing and when the two minutes was up I asked my husband if he was ready to find out, he said no....haha! He wasn't ready for what was coming. So when I came out and said it was positive I thought he was going to pass out. I could literally see his heart beating out of his chest. I wasn't that surprised like I said. This was our announcement.

But in the leading months I think I went through every emotion I could go through. I was scared, shocked, sad, happy, terrified, excited, everything. A whirlwind of emotions. And the sickness, this pregnancy was a hard one. It was so different from when I was pregnant with the boys, I knew it was a girl. 

And with both boys I never got any maternity photos taken, not sure why. I was so young with Erik that i guess I never thought of it. And with Ethan too it was just something I never thought of. I took my own monthly photos of course but never any professional. So I took advantage of having some amazing photographer friends and got lots done! Here are some from my session with NC Photography.

I've always loved the look of a milk bath session and wanted to have my own done so bad. So I had a session done with my dear friend Melissa DePape Photography I LOVETHEM! They are perfect.

And the last maternity session I had done was a gown session. Winter and a red gown with a floral headpiece, seriously can't get any better then this! My other dear friend Amy with L3 Photography shot this for me. I'm in love with every photo. Thank you my lovely friend.

I had a vision for her nursery. Woodland, I love woodland animals and the theme is so pretty. I searched Pinterest for ideas and went to work. I built most of the decor for her room. It turned out so fantastic! I really wanted it not to be pink, so I chose soft peach and mint. I'm not sure why but I don't want her to be obsessed with pink and princesses...haha! Maybe it's because I've been surrounded by boys for the last 24 years! Here is her nursery. 

The day finally came when I went into labor. It was 5:00 in the morning and I was sleeping, and was woken up by my water breaking. That was something I never experienced before, I was in the hospital and had it broken for me with both boys. And once they broke it I delivered instantly, so when my water broke in bed I was terrified it wouldn't be long before she was here. I woke Lee up and we headed for the hospital. But I was wrong, It was 9 hours until she arrived. This labor was different, longer and much more painful. Thank God it wasn't a 32 hour labor like some ladies I know. But it was still long for me. 

We welcomed our new little one at 2:05pm, she weighed 6lbs 7oz and was 18.5 in long. A little bit of hair and a cute button nose. She was perfect. Her little hands, little toes just perfect. The only thing was that we didn't have a name for her yet. We couldn't agree on just one. We had about 5 we liked and we decided that when we saw her we would know what her name would be. Well it took only a few hours until we decided on Zoey. It was perfect and suited her. Here are some images from my fresh session with Melissa DePape Photography.

Let me say having a baby at almost 40 is a real eye opener. It's tough, really tough. And having a baby 12 years after your last baby is a huge change. We are exhausted to say the least. I feel like I'm 80 years old when I wake up in the middle of the night to warm up a bottle. Walking down the stairs is the most painful thing ever! But we are in love with this little bundle of cuteness so it's all worth it. Her little smiles light up a room, and when she gives us those smiles we forget all about being tired and sore. 

We will have some wonderful adventures with this little one. She is now almost 2 months old and we are all totally in love! Her brothers love her and she loves her brothers.

Nicole & Jeff Married | St. Albert Wedding Photographer

Nicole and Jeff's big day was finally here! The ceremony was beautiful and nice and quick. They exchanged their vows and we headed out.

It was a rainy day so we had to make a change in plans and find an outdoor location and The Enjoy Centre was perfect! And thankfully I met a girl named Ashley there and she allowed us to use the greenhouse area! I was so happy to find her. If you need to book it ask for Ashley, no one else.

What a beautiful wedding day! Congratulations again you two!

Meredith | Edmonton Newborn Photographer

Sweet little Meredith was so good during her session. Isn't she a sweetheart? And I looooove her name!

Nicole & Jeff Engaged | St. Albert Engagement Photographer

Nicole and Jeff contacted me to capture their big day this summer. We headed out to my usual spot for their engagement photos and the weather and scenery did not disappoint. As did the couple not disappoint. They were perfect together. I love when a couple can just go with it and be together without me having to tell them how to pose and how to act with eachother, they just do their own thing and I capture it. Excited for their wedding!

Steph | Sturgeon County Photographer

Had this sweet family out for some pictures. The kids were so adorable. And it was the perfect evening, loving that Fall colors as usual. 

Swanson Family | Sturgeon County Family Photographer

My cousin Roy came back to see me for his family photos this year! His blended family is a very sweet family, the kids are all precious. And of course the end of the session was saved for a few of just mom and dad :)

Makayla | Back to School Session

My cousins daughter started school this year, so we got together and did a back to school session of her! She is in pre-kindergarten and she is super cute! She always has this big smile for me when I see her. Love her to bits and I hope she has a great year in school!

Conor & Jamie Married | Morinville Wedding Photographer

Their day was finally here! Conor and Jamie's wedding was perfect. And they were all troopers seeing as it was absolutely freezing and windy. The day went great and we managed to get some terrific photos even with that nasty wind and cold. Congratulations again you two!!