Summer nights...

Every session I do is special to me. Having the opportunity to capture moments in your life that are important means the world to me. Whether it be a newborn session, your wedding or just capturing a moment in time of your family, they are all unique and I am honoured to do each and every one. However, there are some sessions that just resonate with me, this one was one of them because I was really proud of how they turned out.  Back in June I was contacted by Jenilee to do her family photos. I was honoured because she had mentioned that she's very particular with who she chooses for photos. (Which I understand completely, there's so many components that go into finding someone who is right for you!) Anyhow, she was as sweet as can be and I was really looking forward to our session. We started with her husbands extended family, and had fun with the big group. Their property was so gorgeous and had the most incredible old auto body shop that was his grandfathers business. It was so cool and was the perfect backdrop for some of the group shots, along with his old car which is a favourite among them all.  We had fun taking some shots around the property, but we soon carried on, just Jenilee and her sweet family to the most picturesque spot I could imagine. 

As we drove down the country road, I saw a rock formation that looked so incredibly cool, to my complete and utter happiness, that is where we went. It is said to be an old buffalo jump, and I still get all the feels when I think about how amazing everything turned out. We had some pretty terrible forest fires around us this summer, which is awful, but on this particular night it added to ambiance of the evening. The sky was beautiful warm shades of oranges and pinks, and the sun setting was bolder than ever. I was so happy with how these shots turned out and loved their sweet dynamic - loving, playful, and doting, which showed up tenfold in the photos.  We were out for quite a while and sweet Elyse was such a trooper staying out past her bed time, but it was so worth it to have these images. All in all, it was one that sticks with me, and I'm proud of how they turned out. Going in to a session not knowing where I'm going and not having a plan in place is hard, especially for someone who likes to have full control on most things in life. But my trust in Jenilee paid off. From our first conversation I knew we made a connection and I could tell her vision was similar to mine. Here's some of my favourites from the night.