Winter Family Portrait Session

I have anticipated this shoot with the family for a whole month!After 2 extremely cold weekend, Edmonton finally got warmer! Having taught one of the girls from a former teaching job,  we were reconnected after a friend referred them to me.

I have to say, I was a bit nervous about this whole thing because I had to put my teacher hat away for a day and order the family around for poses and instruction to get good pictures. Oddly enough, the friend who reconnected us thinks that I was perfect for the job because I know just the trick to make everyone smile and get them to look their best. Well… here are some of the highlights =D  What do you think?

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Family Portrait Session in Edmonton Strathcona Area

I approached my old time junior high friends personally for a family portrait session on location. I was so excited when I found out that the family were just thinking of getting a family photographer in town =) Kory and Brittney were both friends I knew from junior high. We haven’t seen each other in close to 8 years! It was so awesome to get to meet their daughter who I have only seen pictures of on facebook. She is definitely cuter in person! This will mark my first on location photography session with a family! Kory was my walk home from school buddy and Brittney was my favourite in band class haha. Kory was a pretty athletic and active kind of guy, and Brittney was a quieter yet fun person to be around, so it’s no surprise that the little girl had a perfect mix of that. She wasn’t timid and the five of us had a really fun time and good conversations. All I needed to do was suggest and observe while taking pictures close by or from a distance. Edmonton Family Portrait Photography Candid-collage011

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Edmonton Family Portrait Photography Candid-collage019 The little one became my biggest help in this shoot (after my awesome assistant Lilian of course). I had lots of ideas before the shoot began, they were dynamic, action packed and full of excitement, but when it came to the actual shoot, they were all just photography driven and became soo insignificant. Suddenly, she would break off from mom’s hand and plays with what was interesting to her, she would also make these little remarks that guided me to the next shot. Every little expression the family made changed the dynamic of my thinking and my shots. I slowly reviewed these shots last night, and realized all my favourite shots actually came from them! Yes, photographers are the creative mind, the creator of the product, but who is in the frame? The photographer can have a style, a signature move, but there are subjects out there that are powerful enough to blend with our creativity. Thanks again for the great time!  So, what are your favourite shots? For more of my favourites, check out the photos below!  edmonton family portrait on location -019edmonton family portrait -005

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Indoor Family & Maternity Portrait Session

Many families are often unable to photograph their precious moments, especially in Edmonton. Asides finding the time to book a session from the new busy family life, , then there is location! Finding a convenient location that is family friendly is not always easy. The weather in Edmonton is cold for 10 months and summer only officially start in July! Some wants to preserve the most authentic, candid moments in their point of time with the family, so I thought an “on location” candid portrait session right at their home would be totally worth the effort!

The family have requested me to have a family photo in their home, and I was a bit reluctant at first, but everybody was happy how the photos turned out, so I am glad I took the challenge!

I have also included some maternity photo highlights from way back in February, what do you guys think?Maternity Session 2

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