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The Armstrong Family – Kimberley Family Photographer

I LOVE photographing families – especially when the backdrop is in Kimberley, BC.  This is my idea of a perfect session – a loving family, amazing kids, golden sunlight, and the larch trees are glowing.  I think the reason that I enjoy family photography in particular – it’s the response from the mom.  In this case, the Armstrong family had not had a professional family photo taken before – and when Jackie first saw the photos – she was brought to tears and hasn’t stopped thanking me since.  That my friends is why I do what I do – that’s the good stuff  :-)

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Family Road Trip to Moab – Personal

I decided to make a video of our family trip to Moab, Utah.  A trip filled with hiking, biking, camping, and climbing.  One my family will never forget.  Enjoy!

 

brett rossi - March 14, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Have any arguments about me sharing this on my twitter?

admin - March 14, 2014 - 11:34 pm

Go for it :-)

Jenelle - March 30, 2014 - 4:51 pm

finally got a chance to watch this – loved it!! so cute!

Remembering Tom Podivinsky – and the importance of a photograph

It’s been a hard week, and I’ve had a lot on my mind. There is something I want to share with you through my blog.  The devastating news of losing Tom Podivinsky in a skiing accident hit hard last Monday.  I have been a part of a community reeling from the news, in shock, and heartbroken for MB and the kids.

I received a phone call a few days ago from a friend.  He was requesting that I go through my catalog of photos and search for any photos of our fallen friend.  I was overcome with a feeling of desperation, frantically combing through the photos, hoping I would find enough.  Each photo I found, I cried, remembering the moment.  Something as simple as a snapshot of a few friends, suddenly turned into a priceless treasure.  A simple profile picture capturing Tom’s unmistakable smile, becomes the face we look to as we remember him.

It got me thinking about the power of a photograph.  How often people duck away from the camera lens.  How often people tell me they will book a family photo shoot as soon as they lose 10 lbs, or that they are too self conscious about a receding hair line.  How mothers all to often stay behind the lens.  The thing is, while you may see your flaws, your loved ones don’t.  They love you for who you are.  Your family, your children, and your friends want photos of you – because they love you.

This is not a plea to book a photo shoot with me.  I’m asking you to think about the importance of photographs, and how they are appreciated by people who love you for generations to come.  Make sure you have a photograph with your mom, with your father, with your children, with your friends.  Make sure you have a family photograph.

I was fortunate enough to photograph a few events where Tom’s smile was easily captured.  May we all live more like Tom – let’s appreciate the outdoors, think with optimism, and live each day as though it may be our last.

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Christina Corneau - February 26, 2014 - 6:14 pm

such a powerful reminder….we should all try to leave a better visual legacy for our loved ones. so sorry for the loss of your friend.

christine d - February 26, 2014 - 6:51 pm

I have written about this before as well. I had someone want to schedule a senior session, but before we could set a firm date, her son was in a car accident. He almost didn’t make it, but he pulled through with a major TBI. He will never be the same. I have also had several people send me cell phone photos lately, asking if I can make them look decent because that person is gone, and the photo is all they have. Photos are everything!

Cinnamon - February 26, 2014 - 10:02 pm

Such a beautiful note Zoe! So true. Tom would have been very proud to have read this!!! Such an important reminder.

Emily - February 27, 2014 - 12:53 am

This was really moving and a powerful reminder. Thank you so much for sharing this. I’m so glad you have photos to remember him by. So sorry for your loss.

Becky - February 27, 2014 - 1:19 am

It’s so true! You don’t think about those photos until you lose that person and then they become everything to you!! Beautiful message and he looks like a person who loved life!

Ashley Durham - February 27, 2014 - 1:43 pm

I am so sorry for your loss, this blog is a great reminder to us all.

Caitlin - February 28, 2014 - 1:11 am

This is so very true! I am so sorry for your loss!

China - February 28, 2014 - 1:12 am

Beautiful post. Images that will forever be cherished.

Julie P - February 28, 2014 - 2:06 am

So true, thanks for sharing your heart! Praying for peace.

Liz Cowie - February 28, 2014 - 2:15 am

So sorry for your loss. But so glad that you have these images.

Karey Ronnow - February 28, 2014 - 2:49 am

Beautifully done. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend – this is a lovely tribute. Never underestimate the power of a photo. XoXo

Stephanie - February 28, 2014 - 3:30 am

Such a great post and fabulous reminder to take photos and to be IN the photos!!

Chesley - February 28, 2014 - 3:42 am

So sorry for the loss of your friend!! Definitely a good reminder of how important photos and our jobs are!!

Kelly - February 28, 2014 - 3:49 am

So beautifully written. I am so sorry for your loss <3 (((HUGS)))

Marisa - March 1, 2014 - 5:43 pm

So sorry for your loss! What a beautiful tribute to your friend!

The Heid Family – Calgary Family Photographer

I photograph the Heid family every year – but this one was special.  Over the last year I have been there for Don as he battled, suffered and conquered his way through cancer.  A journey filled with hope, despair, anger and joy – a journey where I feel humbled by his  strength and determination.  In his 2012 photo shoot, I struggled with tears pouring down my face behind the lens while I photographed him and his daughter the day before his major surgery – unsure of what lie ahead.  This time though, we laughed, we smiled, and we celebrated.  It’s photo shoots like these that mean more to me than any of them – when I’m asked to simply document the love between a father and a daughter.

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christine d - February 5, 2014 - 6:20 pm

I love stories with happy endings! So awesome for him! And these are a beautiful way to document victory!

pat - February 5, 2014 - 6:35 pm

I know don’s sister ,am so glad to hear don is doing better ,beautiful photos

Stephanie - February 5, 2014 - 6:48 pm

These are great!! And such an amazing and happy story to go along with them <3

China - February 5, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Love everything about this session!

Ali - February 6, 2014 - 1:54 am

So sweet!!!

Monica Reynolds - February 6, 2014 - 2:26 pm

oh my goodness.. this is just awesome!!! LOVE!!

Traci - February 6, 2014 - 11:33 pm

I absolutely love this session, it makes me miss my daddy so much!!! They will cherish these always!!

Jenn Guthrie - February 7, 2014 - 10:14 pm

amazing!! melts my heart.

Baby Ethan – Kimberley Newborn Photographer

They don’t get any cuter than this!  Baby Ethan stole my heart with his flawless skin and incredible head of hair!  It is amazing to witness new parents and their love of their brand new babe – I will never get tired of this.2014-01-20_0009

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Christina - January 21, 2014 - 2:33 am

Precious baby.

Laura - January 21, 2014 - 2:51 am

Such a cutie pie!

Ingrid - January 21, 2014 - 4:33 am

love the little piggies!! great photos!

Maura - January 21, 2014 - 1:46 pm

So precious! Beautiful photos!

Becky - January 21, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Love babies with a full head of hair!!

Marisa - January 21, 2014 - 5:21 pm

What a precious little boy! I am sure the parents are thrilled with these images!

chesley - January 21, 2014 - 8:15 pm

oh my goodness!! That hair!! LOVE

Calgary Photography - January 21, 2014 - 8:40 pm

What a beautiful face his Ethan has and all that hair…wonderful!

christine d - January 21, 2014 - 10:33 pm

I LOVE his hair! Such a beautiful little boy captured so beautifully!

Tina Joiner - January 24, 2014 - 2:26 am

So sweet! What a beautiful shoot!

Grand maman Carole - January 24, 2014 - 4:31 am

Pure love

Mandy - January 25, 2014 - 6:01 am

Love how natural this session is! <3

Carrie Edwards - January 25, 2014 - 8:01 am

Wow look at all that hair and his perfect coloring. Such sweet images!

Katherine Davis - January 27, 2014 - 4:13 am

What a gorgeous newborn! Making me clucky!

LAUREN PATRICK - January 27, 2014 - 5:56 pm

This is why I leave newborns up to other photogs – magical and beautiful!!! Love your work!!

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