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.

Now booking.

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 again...it'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! 

Personal Branding Session - Colleen

This beautiful lady came to see me for some corporate branding portraits for her new business. She wanted a variety of looks including a formal corporate look, some relaxed and casual shots, as well as some creative glamour beauty portraits. This is exactly what I love to do!!

Colleen started her day at the Edges Salon in Crowfoot where she had her hair styled. Next she came to my home studio where Rachel Draper Jones did an absolutely stunning makeover for her. Colleen brought several outfits that would reflect the different looks she wanted, plus we did a couture look with one of the tulle skirts in my studio wardrobe. We ended her session by doing my "field of flowers" shot.  Colleen looked like Sleeping Beauty all covered in pink flowers.

We had a great time during the session and I think we created some gorgeous portraits!  

Enjoy!!


 

Here's Colleen's "before" photo and a few images from her makeover.

And here's a few of her corporate portraits! 

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Colleen brought this beautiful red dress to match her corporate branding colors.

And then we had fun and did some glamour portraits!

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Colleen, it was so wonderful to work with you!!  You are a truely a lovely lady both on the inside and the outside.  

Sisters Session - Isabella & Chloe

I've had some down time this summer which has been really great!  I've been spending time doing fun things with my family, and enjoying the summer heat, but I also spent some time painting a couple new backdrops.  I wanted to test them out so I asked these two beautiful young ladies to come and help me test them out.

I've photographed Isabella and Chole before, for their graduation cap & gown portraits, but this was a totally different experience for them.  This session was all about the flower crowns,  ethereal dressses, and flowers. We had lots of fun and their images are just gorgeous!!

Thank you Isabella and Chloe for spending the day with me! Enjoy!