Graduation Session - Carolyn

I've known Carolyn since she was a newborn, and I photographed her as a brand new baby, so this grad session was extra special to me!! As you can see, Carolyn has grown into a gorgeous young lady!! 

We had a perfect spring evening for her photo session.  Carolyn didn't want her session to be overly flowery, but with the falling apple blossom petals and all the lilacs around, we couldn't help it!! 

Carolyn plans on traveling for a bit before she makes any future career plans. Congratulations on your graduation Carolyn! I know there's a bright future ahead for you!!

 

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calgary high school graduation portrait photographer yyc womens glamour beauty photography
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calgary high school graduation portrait photographer yyc womens glamour beauty photography violin musician
calgary high school graduation portrait photographer yyc womens glamour beauty photography

Graduation Session - Gillian & Rachael

These two lovely young ladies did their grad session together! We went to Riley Park here in Calgary on a beautiful spring evening when the apple trees were all in bloom and did portraits of each of the girls separately, and some of them together. What a fun way to celebrate their high school friendship.  Congratulations Gillian and Rachael!

 

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Graduation Session - Joel

I've known this young man and his family for many years, so it was an honor to photograph him for his high school graduation. He's grown into a very tall young man so I needed a step stool to get on eye level with him!! Joel, like many young men, doesn't like being photographed, so we only did a mini-session, but we were still able to capture a variety of different images for him.  He is unsure of his future plans, but is considering business or the trades. Best wishes to you on your graduation Joel!

 

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Graduation Session - Miranda

This beautiful young lady came to see me for some graduation portraits. Miranda had some photos done with the school photographer but wasn't happy with them, and really wanted some portraits in her gorgeous prom gown. She is also a musician and wanted to have some portraits with her flute, so we designed a custom session for her.


Miranda's day started out with hairstyling at Curious Salon where they created her beautiful updo. Next she had a gorgeous makeover by the very talented Rachel Draper Jones.  It was incredible to watch Miranda go from a pretty girl, to a stunning beauty!!

Miranada's portraits are some of my all time favorites. Here's a small sampling of them.

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calgary high school senior graduation photographer yyc teen beauty glamour portrait photography

Congratulations on your graduation Miranda!

I know that the future holds amazing things for you!

On Location Grad Sessions

I know there's still snow on the ground here in Calgary, but grad season is right around the corner and I'm now taking bookings for spring
on-location grad sessions. 

Most Calgary grads have a cap & gown photo done at school along with a couple casual portraits. That's great, but will you have any beautiful portraits in your prom gown?  For most girls this is one of the most special dresses that they will ever own in their life (other than their wedding gown). They spend hours and hours planning and shopping for their gown and their accessories, yet sadly most girls are lucky to get a few iphone snaps in their gown on grad day.  Graduation day is usually VERY hectic and it's often very difficult to set aside some time to capture some great photos. I've heard this from SO MANY people!!  So here is a fabulous idea. Schedule a hair and makeup test about a month BEFORE your grad, and then book a prom gown portrait session for the same day. That way we can take as much time as we need to create some beautiful portraits of you in your gown! Doing your portraits before grad will give you the chance to have your portraits ready to use before grad. You can use them on announcements or invitations, and even have an album or wall portrait to disply at your graduation party.  

Another option is to book a prom gown session AFTER your graduation. July is a perfect month for outdoor portraits in Calgary since the weather is nice and all the flowers are in bloom.  Again, we can take as much time as we need to create beautiful portraits.  And it's fun to get all dressed up in your gown again too!! Many of my clients have taken this option.

May, June, and July are the best months for outdoor grad photos since all the gorgeous flowers are in bloom, but the blooms don't last long so I only have limited spots available. Book now!

 

 
                                                   Mid May brings white May Day flowers.   

                                                 Mid May brings white May Day flowers.   

 
 
 
         At the end of May there's a week when all the pink apple trees are in bloom.

       At the end of May there's a week when all the pink apple trees are in bloom.

 
 
      At the end of May and into early June there are lots of pretty lilacs blooming.

    At the end of May and into early June there are lots of pretty lilacs blooming.

              In mid to late June you could have a peonie or rose garden session.

            In mid to late June you could have a peonie or rose garden session.

 
 
       Late June into July brings beautiful blue Lupines and  lots of other flowers.

     Late June into July brings beautiful blue Lupines and  lots of other flowers.