Glamour & Beauty Session - Debbie

This beautiful lady recently came to see me because she wanted portraits as part of a milestone birthday celebration! I love doing glamour sessions for birthdays because I know how seeing yourself beautiful and vibrant can boost your self esteem and self image!

Debbie’s day started with hair styling at Curious Salon, followed by a beatiful makeover by Rachel Draper Jones

Debbie didn’t need any business portraits so this session was all about being beautiful, glamorous and having fun. She brough several outfits of her own, plus I dressed her up in a couple of my studio outfils. She looked amazing in all of them!!


Wow Debbie!! 50 looks absolutely fabulous on you! Congratulations and enjoy your beautiful portraits!

Glamour & Beauty Session -Tammy

This lovely lady came to see me because a special someone in her life bought her a session as a birthday gift. Her friend wanted her to feel special and experience a beautiful portrait session all for herself. What a thoughtful and fabulous gift!! 

Tammy's day started with hair styling by Claire at Curious Hair, followed by a beautiful makeover by Rachel Draper Jones. 


Tammy is a lawyer and has also been in the political spotlight, so she has had profession portraits before, but it was time for updated ones. She wanted a classic and contemporary look for her portraits which suited her perfectly. We did several looks, from formal business portraits, to classic, to soft and casual. I even convinced her to hold a some flowers for a few ultra feminine portraits. 

We had a lot of fun and Tammy really enjoyed her day.  And both Tammy and her friend loved her portraits.  Happy Birthday Tammy!

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In Studio Grad Sessions

Class of 2018! Have you bought your grad gown yet? Come and wear it for some beautiful in-studio graduation portaits!  You don't have to wait until May or June to have graduation portraits done. Doing them early gives you a chance to wear your gown and do hair and makeup trials before the big day.

Your high school gradation is a once in a lifetime special day and it deserves more than a couple cell phone photos while you are rushing out of the door!  Have your portraits done now so you don't have to worry about doing on grad day, or worse yet, not having any done!!

All sessions includes hair and makeup for one person and three different looks.

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Birthday Session - Hannah

My daughter Hannah recently turned 18 so of course I used that as an excuse to photograph her. I was also trying out a dress and some jewlery I bought for my studio wardrobe. 


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The Beauty Project - Geraldine

Geraldine is the last of my Beauty Project sessions for 2017. This lovely lady had her 50th birthday this year and I'm so glad she chose to have a portrait session to celebrate herself!  Please enjoy her story and her beautiful portraits!

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How old are you? Only answer if you feel comfortable. It's optional!: 49...almost 50 ;0)

Are you from Calgary? If not, where are you from?: You bet!

Are you married? : Yes, for just over 30 years

Do you have children?: Yes, 4 (youngest one passed away in October 2011)

What do you do for a living?: I work at WestJet as a Communications Coordinator.

Have you ever had a portrait session (by yourself) before?: No

Why do you want to participate in The Beauty Project?: I've seen your work, and I want to feel beautiful once's been a while

What does beauty mean to you?: Oddly enough, beauty on the inside is more important to me any day...however, it's awesome when that inner beauty shines through to the outside. Really, it's not about the perfect teeth, or being skinny, to me it's about being comfortable in your skin, with what you've been given so you can focus on the person inside.

When do you feel the most beautiful?: Yikes, this is a tough one. I guess when I'm with my husband, who loves me through thick and thin (literally and figuratively ;0), when I'm doing things to improve myself either physically or mentally, and when other people tell me I am.

What does being a woman mean to you?: Being a woman is a gift. I love that I was able to bring life into this world, that my body held ones so dear to me. I love that being a woman allows me to be strong, and yet there are days I depend on my husband, which is OK too.

What do you love about yourself?: Oh dear...physically I love my hair and my smile. I love that I have the desire to help others, that I have compassion, and that for the most part, I'm a "cup half full" type of person

Tell me your story.: I could probably write a book. I'm almost 50, married for 30 years to my amazing husband Jerry, have 4 kids, Kaitlin (28) Kyle (25) Lauren (24) and Connor who would have been 21, but died in October of 2011 at the tender age of 15. Connor was also born with a progressive disease that made life very "interesting". I was able to be a stay-at-home mom for many years, taking care of him. After he passed, I was fortunate to land a job at WestJet which has been amazing. My husband and I LOVE to travel and we have crossed off many bucket list destinations in the past 5 years, including Iceland, Russia and Italy. I love to garden and to decorate.

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Geraldine, it was such a pleasure getting to know you and photographing you! You are truly a beautiful woman inside and out!