I'm in my 11th year of being a wedding photographer. I love taking pictures of couples and trying to artistically document who they are, using skilled photography techniques. This year, I have decided to take things slow. I've booked myself light this season, and I can already tell how much I have needed this gift to myself. For the last 11 summers, I gave myself the most impossible schedule. I'm a very hard worker, and I love working with the brides and grooms that I have had. Normally, on any previous summer, my camera is in my hands so much that I had spots of skin that rubbed off where my hand touched my camera constantly. I don't even want to go into the long computer hours. I didn't pay attention to back-aches, eating regularly, or restroom breaks at all. I was in creative zone and I loved it there - so I lived there.
That lifestyle took a heavy toll on me. So, I'm giving myself a break, and it is such a great thing. Learning to move at a slower pace to care for myself is definitely a necessary education.
I met Christine and Shaun in Waterton for their engagement session. When they drove up with their two fur-babies in their car, the dog-lover in me exclaimed, "doggies"!! I was happy that they wanted to incorporate their "kids" into their engagement session.
Waterton is my playground. We are so blessed to have this amazing landscape so close to us. I was so happy to be there with these two. It was a relaxed session and Christine and Shaun were up for anything.
It felt SO good to have my camera in my hand again. My need to be creative is like my fourth child I need to care for, or an itch I need to scratch. I HAVE to use my creativity. I've always been this way because I am a creator. I'm just giving myself rules, so I can balance my life.
Enjoy this fun couple's images...
I love taking pictures of couples, wedding, anniversary, families... basically people who love each other. The engagement session, to me, is the beginning of the family heirlooms. It is the pre-cursor to the wedding album, the baby pictures, and the family pictures. The engagement session is untouched by time. It is the pure relationship in it's infancy manifesting itself....showing the reasons why they are walking down the aisle. I love photographing them. They are playful, organic, and genuine.
I would like to do a big shout out to Tompkins Jewellers here in Lethbridge. Everyone that buys an engagement ring from Tompkins gets an engagement session from me. Thank you Tompkins! Congratulations Braden and Marcie!