New Blog-site!!!

•June 13, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I am so happy to announce that my new blog site is up and running.  Well, mostly.  There are lots of posts to be made and some fine tuning but the bulk of it is done.  So, this old blog will stay in existence, but there will no longer be any new posts.  From now on you must go to my new website/blog combo.  Its going to be great.  So all you have to do is visit www.valleyportraits.ca and everything you need will be there.  Thank you for your support so far and remember to keep those comments coming 🙂

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New Webblog on its way!!!

•June 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Just a heads up to let all my faithful bloggers know that there are some changes on the horizon.  I have decided to join the two worlds of my website and my blog into one, wonderful webblog.  It will definitely make things easier on the posting end of things with just one thing to keep up to date.  These changes could be happening in the next week or so, so please be patient.  The new webblog will be at the old website address which is http://www.valleyportraits.ca  The old blog will stay in existence so that you can go back and look at old posts.  Hopefully this change will be a smooth one.  Have a wonderful week everyone and since a post is always better with a photo, here’s the brother of the groom from this weekends wedding and his soon to be wife.  Congrats on your engagement Levi & Sam!!  Aren’t they going to make a gorgeous Bride & Groom!?!

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Sabrina & Brett ….Wedding

•June 8, 2009 • 3 Comments

This weekend I was so excited to work with Sabrina, Brett and their families for their wedding.  Honestly, I have never met a bride that was more excited about getting married.  She couldn’t wait to get into her dress and walk down that aisle.  As the commissioner was about to pronounce them husband and wife, I thought she was going to jump out of her skin in excitement.  Anyway, we had a wonderful day and the bad weather held off in order for us to get all of our shots.  They were married out at Schicks Barn in Melville.  Darren and Donna are on the “home place” now and were happy to lend it out to family for the ceremony and photos.  There was a plethora of place to shoot from an old homestead, some of Grama’s antiques that are still around, the many trees in blossom and of coarse the great old barn that still holds a few dances.  Thank you Brett & Sabrina and your wedding party and families for being so great to work with.  Here’s just a few images from your day. Enjoy!

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Her engagement ring in the family bible.  No significance with the verse.  I just picked it because they were married on the 6th day of the 6th month, lol.

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What a gorgeous and tall family 🙂

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These two little guys seemed to be every where all day.  They were so well behaved!!

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My favorite shot of the day!!!

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This ring shot was a special request of the bride as she had seen it on my blog at another wedding.  I was happy to accommodate her 🙂

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Okay, a special thanks to Grama for having this old mail box out in the bush.  I love when you can find an old spot of the yard that isn’t manicured!!  It’s a treasure box.

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The wonderful wedding party!  For this shot they thought I was just taking a photo of the sky, lol.

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We had a special little guy that followed us around all day and had to get in a few photos.  Hellooooo Freddie, lol!!!

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How happy do these two look? 🙂

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And of coarse the gorgeous bride!

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Daku8Thanks again you guys for just enjoying yourselves.  It always shines through in the photos!!

Sarah + Grad

•June 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Last week I had the opportunity to shoot Sarah’s grad pictures.  What a great way to start off the season.  She is such a sweet and  beautiful girl.  I know she will do great at what ever she attempts in life.  Here are a few images of Sarah, as well as her wonderful family.  You can sure tell that this good looking bunch are all related.  They really look so much alike and act alike.  They are all so nice and so funny.Sarahb

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A classic beauty!

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Really how good looking are these people 🙂

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Love that warm sunlight.

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We also did a few casuals before the sun went down and the ticks attacked, lol.

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Seriously, if their mom and dad got tired of them, I would take all three of these kids home.

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If you follow my blog you will remember from last year that our cat had to get in every shoot.  Well, he didn’t forget this year, lol.

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A quick collage of a few of her images.

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Valley Portraits has been published!!!

•April 24, 2009 • 1 Comment

Well this is a fantastic way to start the day! I just checked my emails & the very cool Kat, at Rock n’ Roll Brides out of London, England, has published one of my weddings.  “Rock n’ Roll Brides” is a site that show cases unique and individual weddings.  No cookie cutter stuff for these guys.  Not a surprise that she chose Kurtis & Amy’s Valentines Day Wedding.  I absolutely love it as well and it definitely was a wedding with flare!!  Anyway, check out the post &  have a fabulous day!! http://www.rocknrollbride.com/?p=8228  And for those of you bloggers that are planning a wedding, remember its your wedding and you need to enjoy it so do it “Your Way”!!  LOL, I sound like Frank Sinatra!

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Regina Baby Expo

•April 20, 2009 • Leave a Comment

This past weekend was the Regina Baby Expo at the Centre of the Arts.  I usually have a booth at Bridal Fair every year but this is my first time attending the Baby Expo.  It was a great event and a really crazy busy day.  I had a draw for a free family sitting and out of the 300+ people that entered the lucky winner was Danielle Stevenson of Regina.  Congratulations Danielle and I look forward to working with you.  For the rest of you “Mommy to Be’s”, don’t forget about the up coming Maternity Day that I will be holding at the Hotel Sask.  Be sure to email me and let me know if you are interested so that when the date is set, your name is on the list.  It will be a wonderful time of pampering.  Hair, makeup and yummy treats while you wait.  Then an hour long photo shoot.  Just what every yummy mummy deserves.  Just remind that hubby of yours that Mothers Day is just around the corner and this would be the perfect gift.  Anyway, every post is better with an image or two so here’s a couple from my booth at Baby Expo.

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Baby Mahlyn :)

•April 15, 2009 • 1 Comment

Today I was lucky enough to have Sarah, Logan & their adorable baby daughter Mahlyn come for a visit.  I have known Sarah since she was a cute little girl herself.  My mom always use to tell me that if I had a baby girl one day, that I should name her Sarah since this one was so sweet.  Hmmm…I don’t think I ever told you that Sarah, lol.  Well, now you know.  Anyway, I felt very honored that they came for family photos today.  They are very special people and they have a very special angel, Jorja, that watches over all of them every day.

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