Ryder & Jackson – First Birthday Cake Smash

I feel like every year seems to go by a little faster than the year before – this year definitely takes the cake though.
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And while we’re talking about cake…. Ryder and Jackson LOVED their cakes made by Colby Mainville!
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Lil’ J got a little crazy with the icing and wasn’t quite sure how to react. Poor little guy was feeling a little sick for a moment or two here.
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He got over it though… lol
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And Mr. R was pretty keen about this whole experience – and somehow stayed ‘kind of’ clean… In comparison to his brother anyways.
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This whole session lasted no more than 20 minutes – and it was 20 minutes of full laughter from everyone who was watching. It was quite the event with lots of spectators. A special thanks to the guys at the fire hall for your help with the cleanup. You guys all rock!
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And another special thanks to my dad for taking some of the photos as well as these ‘behind the scenes’ shots.

Mr. R has taken to finding being told ‘No!’ pretty funny… The kid was busting a gut when I told him not to touch my WHITE backdrop with his icing covered fingers!
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Happy birthday Minions! I love you as much as you kids love cake (well… probably more than that actually…)
❤ Auntie Laura

Miss Shawna – Wainwright Graduation Portraits

Just over two weeks ago this pretty lady graduated! It was one of those days that the rain came and left and came and left a few times – luckily that rain was nowhere around during Miss Shawna’s session with her family and friends.

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These sisters are so beautiful!
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I had the pleasure of working with Shawna’s grad escort Brant earlier in the day for a session with his family. He was a practically a professional model by this time in the day.

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Congratulations to you both Shawna and Brant!

Baby Drage – Wainwright Newborn Portraits

Sweet baby Drage came over to spend some time with me in the studio just a few days after he was born! It took him a little while to warm up to the idea of being the center of attention – but part way through the session he decided to lay back and enjoy the snuggles.

Too much cuteness!

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I just love these trucks that Daddy brought along for the session – and Drage loved them even more!

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I think this was Mr. D’s favorite part of the session. As soon as we had him snuggled into this knitted pouch he fell right to sleep and was out for the rest of the session.

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Stettler Family Portraits

Two weekends ago I was in Stettler for my cousin’s graduation so it was the perfect opportunity to have a session with his girlfriend’s family! We started out our session by heading out to Rochon Sands Provincial Park before heading back into town.

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Thanks for a wonderful Friday evening session!

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Austin – Wainwright Graduation Portraits

I met up with Austin and his family last weekend for his graduation session. Last year during his cousin’s session we were chased around by the rain – but this year we had the most excellent evening for his session!

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Ryder & Jackson – Firefighters in Training

For the munchkins 11 month portraits they wanted to hang out with their daddy and get a bit of a head start into their future career as firefighters. This is what came of their ‘Day with Dad.’

Some very special teaching moments. ❤
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I swear lil’ J is telling us – “Firefighting is serious business ya know?”
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Each boy took their own turn driving the truck – Big shoutout to Ian Strachan for lending his daughters firetruck for this session!

Ryder

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Jackson

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I call this one – “Jackson asleep at the wheel.” LOL! Ryder wasn’t overly happy about his brother driving at this point in time.

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These last ones here of the boys with their daddy just melt my heart. Can you see some future firefighters here or what?!

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Miss Shelby – Wainwright Graduation Portraits

I have to say that I’m pretty sure I have one of the coolest jobs around. I have been having the best time photographing so many amazing graduates this spring.

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This beautiful young lady traveled from Strathmore for her graduation portraits here in Wainwright so we visited a couple of my favorite locations. Thanks for coming out Miss Shelby – I just love the way your smile shines through in these photos!

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Miss Brooke – Tofield Graduation Portraits

A couple weeks ago I went on a quick little road-trip to Tofield to meet with this lovely lady on her graduation day. Miss Brooke was the first grad session of my 2014 season so I was quite excited! Brooke’s yellow dress was the perfect introduction to spring! So bright and vibrant!

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I just love this sisters image!

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Alyssa & Josh – Wainwright Maternity Portraits

This wonderful couple and I met out at the lake last week for a maternity session! Our first location was quite windy – so Josh saved the day by finding us a second location with the same ‘look’ we had been hoping for.

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I’m more than looking forward to the next session with this family in July – When there will be THREE Millers attending the session!

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Miss Bailey – Wainwright Graduation Portraits

Miss Bailey and I started out her photo session in the studio for a couple quick photos before we headed outside. We had a gorgeous day with blue skies and fluffy clouds.

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Then after Bailey’s individual photos we met up with her brother and sister to end off the session with some sibling fun.

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Wishing you an early congratulations on your graduation Miss Bailey!