Best 9 of 2017

Every year I say it, and this year is no different; how is it almost 2018??

Also every year I run a nifty little app called 2017bestnine on my Instagram account (your account has to be public for the app to work).

The app collects data and gives you a grid with 9 images from your Instagram feed that received the most likes for the year!

I’m always fascinated by the results! All I can say is wow, you guys like snow! It’s a good thing I live in the Canadian prairies were we have snow 6 out of 12 months! HA

I shared these in my stories but thought I’d blog them as well along with some more details!

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Taken with my Canon 6D using 35mm f1.4 lens

Shot during a session with my client Rachel and family!

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Image taken during a snowy stay up at The Lake House in Riding Mountain National Park!

Using my Canon 6D with 50mm f1.2 lens.

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Also taken up in Riding Mountain National Park while going on a fall hike with my husband.

Using my Canon 6D with 35mm f1.4 lens and my hubby throwing leaves into the air! hehe

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Image taken on my parent’s pond just outside of Winnipeg.

Purposely blurred using my Canon 6D with 35mm f1.4 lens!

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If you have time while in Winnipeg, go visit “Back Alley Arctic”! An alleyway full of stunning art work by Kal Barteski!

I took a walk on a super snowy day and captured this image with my Canon 6D using my 35mm f1.4 lens (yep its my fav lens & body combo).

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So if you’ve been following me on Instagram for a while, you’ll recognize this row of trees! I take pictures of it often, my favourite time of course is after a fresh snowfall!

Located just outside of Portage la Prairie, MB

This image was taken with my iPhone 7 Plus as a “drive by shooting” :) and edited using a few of my fav apps; AfterLight, PicTapGo, and VSCO.

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Truck full of dahlias! This was my personal favourite shoot of the year and I was happy to see you all liked it too!

Taken on my sweet friend Dawn’s flower farm in southern Saskatchewan!

Again using my Canon 6D with canon 35mm f1.4 lens.

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Another image from my session with Rachel & Lee and family! See the full blog post here.

This is a film image taken with my beloved Contax 645 using 90mm f2.0 lens. I swoon over all film images and will be shooting more and more with it!

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And once again, my row of tiny trees!!! I actually took this image in 2016 (is that cheating?). But posted it again to announce availability as a holiday card or print!

Believe it or not, taken with my iPhone 7 Plus!

Thats a wrap folks! Thanks for all the love in 2017!

Happy New Year!!

xo

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Rej & Kelli and Max

I hope you all are enjoying your extra long weekend, staying warm and spending time family & friends!

I wanted to share one more holiday session with you! I had spotted this darling little Christmas tree place on Roblin while driving past and knew I had to do a session here. Kelli (Sugar Blossom Jewelry) was equally excited to drag her family out for a morning session! It snowed perfectly the night before, leaving a pretty dusting of snow on all the trees!

Sit back and enjoy these images!

Thanks Rej & Kelli and Max for braving the snow for a quick but sweet session!

Happy Holidays!

xoxo

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Lee & Rachel and family

Hello.

I realized that I’m running out of time to blog some of my holiday sessions! So I best get on to the next one!

Say hi once again to my wonderful clients (turned friends), Lee & Rachel and their beautiful kids Sawyer and Miller.

We had planned a fall session but snow came really early this year so we quickly switched gears and embraced the season! Starting with a little foraging among the snow and pine trees.

(I’ve mixed things up and used both digital and film images here, curious if you can tell the difference?)

Having seen Lee’s beloved green GMC truck on Rachel’s instagram feed a bunch, I knew we had to incorporate it into the session!

So we decked her out with this gorgeous wreath (thanks Lee for enduring our creativity, HA) from Sunshine Greenhouse in Steinbach.

After the kiddos had their fill of being photographed, I gently forced Rachel to model for me!

Thanks for being my muse!

Ending the day with a little one on one styling session with Rachel! Including hot cocoa and marshmallows around the campfire!

(not included, a certain little boy deciding to join us with bare bum and Sorel boots HAHA)

Thought I’d spare him the embarrassment of naked bum pics, as cute as it is!

I walked away from this session so grateful and inspired!

Thank you Rachel & Lee!

Happy Holidays!

xoxo

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Rej & Kelli and Max – Life at Home

Last year in December I did a “life at home” session with Rej & Kelli and their (then) 8 month old Max!

I’ve been waiting for a good time to blog this session and figured right now (before I photograph them again soon) would be a good fit, especially with the holiday season upon us!

Kelli has been a friend for many years as I first shot their wedding and now work with her on all her look books for her successful business; Sugar Blossom Jewelry! Kelli’s home, just like all our photo shoots is absolutely stunning. Especially decked out for the holidays! Sit back and enjoy this cute little family in their home!

Ok, so Max’s room needs a little extra love! Possibly one of my favourite nurseries ever!

How darling is that wallpaper? And the llamas… so good!

Hope you enjoyed Max’s “crib”!

Thank you Rej & Kelli for inviting me into your home! And Max; can’t wait to play with you again!

Max’s wallpaper; Ferm Living

Llama print; The Animal Print Shop

xoxo

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November musings…

Fall was a whirlwind this year followed by the early arrival of winter…

I try to embrace and find beauty in each season!

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