First comes an engagement session, then comes marriage, then comes maternity and now baby! I really value when I get to travel this journey with such special people as Mitchell and Teresa. Sydney is one very blessed girl – she really hit the jackpot when it came to family. Her mom and dad are that perfect balance of easygoing and organized, kind, funny and patient. They also happen to make a stunning couple so it no doubt little Sydney is just gorgeous.
She was a complete doll for us during our session, which was an emotional one for me. I had just come from being with my daughters at their dance recital, which left me overwhelmingly sentimental. Then to see these two wonderful parents, enjoying the journey of the beginning of parenthood, definitely spurred some waterworks.
These two just make me smile. They have such an easy going way about them that I was first able to pick up on when Ryan initially called me about her wedding. During that first conversation, when I asked her about her wedding, she talked about family – that’s just the kind of people they are. We started their engagement session at the Filberg Park, where they endured me starting their session playing with light and trying to capture something a bit different. After more time in the park we headed to an area close by for some photos with the dogs.
These two were so lovely to work with and make such a stunning couple.
I am 100% that their Dolphin’s Resort wedding will be full of intimacy and warmth.
and with their fur-family
Ohhh.. it is such sweetness that it is engagement season, it is like a tasty appetizer before wedding season. Jada and Blair helped me kick it off with a romantic feeling session in the Cumberland area. Between their obvious chemistry, ease with each other, and radiating warmth (although it was a really chilly out) these two rocked their session.
Such an incredibly fun couple -
I first photographed Keltie and Phil five years ago and it was a session full of spirit, joy and connection. Since then I feel blessed to have become friends with them. Keltie (pretty sure we are shopping soul mates) and she even makes the occasional guest appearance helping us out a McKinnon Photography. Five years later, these two still have the same love of life and each other that I saw in them the first time I had them in front of my camera.
Keltie and Phil, along with pups Jasper and Banff, have created a beautiful, warm home full of personal touches, so it seemed just right to start our session there and then we ended our evening at the same place we photographed five years ago.
I have big love for these two <3 and look forward to continuing to grow our friendship through shared laughs, and un-inhibited conversations.
A heartfelt thank you for letting me play with moving photographs for your session.
The results of the photo session is so important, of course. It is about having meaningful photographs – right?
The day after this session I sent the kids a note and silly photograph taken at then end of our session and this is what I received back:
“Thank you for sending us the message. Thank you for everything we did at the photo session. Thank you for the family picture. Thank you that the kid picture was so fun. We liked the funny faces. And we love you Karen.”
Now, I didn’t know Natalie and Graham before this session, so receiving a note like this, and knowing they had a good time, meant so much to me. This note affirms my belief that: the value in having a professional portrait created is also in the experience.
Theresa, Jamie, Graham and Natalie met me for their portrait session and despite our chats, and being familiar with my work, I think they weren’t entirely sure how the session would feel, they were so relaxed and open to the experience and really just handed it over to me.
It was easy, and natural to capture the joy and love in their super fun family. Thank you so much Theresa, Jamie, Graham and Natalie for making my job so wonderful.