The Heart and Soul Behind it all...

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Hey Friend, 

I am a Family, Maternity, Newborn Lifestyle Photographer located in Airdrie, AB. I have a passion for captivating people in their element and making them feel comfortable in front of the lens. I have recently added Lifestyle branding to my portfolio and I am absolutely in love with this part of my business. 

My first run in with photography was when I was 8 years old and I snapped a photo on a camping trip with my bestie...USING A DISPOSABLE CAMERA!!!! Before you judge, it was the 90's, so it was a much different time then. I took my photos after developing them to show my grandma my trip. She came across this gorgeous sunset landscape photo. She asked for a copy and took it and entered into a photo contest.. and I freaking won it!!!! I honestly thought that it was just a lucky shot.

 

Fast forward just after high school my friend was doing journalism and asked me if I could help her with her camera.... I can be the "techy" one sometimes. ( if you don't believe me ask my Mother in law! HAHA) Anyways, I went on her assignments during her first year and essentially did all the photos while she did the captioning. We made an excellent team! Somehow I still didn't get the hint that this was what I was supposed to do. 

5 years after that the universe sent me another nudge... third times a charm right?!?!? My sister in law asked if I could attempt using her camera to take their family photos. I said "Oh Sure, I can probably figure it out" and BOOM! it hit me this is what I am supposed to do for the rest of my life. So I saved up for my first DSLR and practiced, and practiced, and practiced until my friends were probably sick of being my test subjects. Once I felt more comfortable and felt It was time to show this to the world I integrated my photography into my Wedding Planning business. That didn't last long when I discovered where my heart was.

 

I owe the courage this took to my friends and family for unconditionally loving me, and listening to me talk endlessly about my dream. Ultimately, it was a conversation I had with Janine Deanna Photography during a wedding showcase I designed in Red Deer that pushed me! She didn't even know me and she believed in my and just told me to go for it! So here I am cultivating and growing my dream!

I am all about authenticity and showcasing who people are. I cultivate happy memories and capture you making memories and experiences... I want you to look at the photos and feel the warmth of the sun, imagine the smell of the coffee or the softness of a newborn. Photos are the one thing in this world we get to leave behind for our children's, children's children and I want them to be able to feel as thought they know the person in the photo by capturing their personality.

 

I have always loved giving back to our community so I encourage you to check out my Perpetual Happiness program. A portion of all my revenue goes towards our community and impacting a special person or family. Book your session with me to be a part of it and nominate someone you think needs that extra boost!

Just in case you need some fun facts about me:

  • I actually enjoy cleaning my house.....

  • I dont like things in my soup... haha if its not a creamy puree I will pass

  • I am a frequent pantry snacker

  • I am really clutsy and miraculously haven't broken any bones

  • I am terrible at playing Catch HAHA. (my friends and family love to test this theory and then laugh with me as I attempt the least graceful miss)

  • I have a banana buying problem so I end up with 30 bananas in my freezer every couple months. But then we all get the most delicious banana bread EVER!!!

  • My perfect night includes either some NETFLIX bingeing or playing board/card games

Contact Me!!