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The Diegel Family – Stettler Lifestyle Photography

It’s been quite some time since my last blog post! I took a creative break from my camera and I’m so excited to be out capturing memories again. These gorgeous ladies were such a blast to work with and I am so thrilled to be sharing images again!

I am now based out of Stettler, AB and am keen to start booking more lifestyle sessions in the area. I specialize in families, couples, engagements and newborns.

Thank you so much to the Diegel ladies for this awesome session! You ladies are so beautiful both inside and out! 2019-07-03_00022019-07-03_00032019-07-03_00042019-07-03_00052019-07-03_0001

When Lacey Met Derek – Wainwright Wedding Photography

This was certainly a wedding for the record books! Lacey and Derek’s day was filled with so much love from their friends and family. There was so much laughter and fun in every moment throughout the day. The weather was absolutely perfect (aside from a bit of wind – but the wedding party was a bunch of troopers!)
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When Melissa met Steve – Wainwright Wedding Photography

September 22, 2018 – Totally not a day that Melissa and Steve expected to wake up to fall coloured leaves covered with that cold white stuff we relate to winter… But they did and it was PERFECT. The colours were beautiful and so incredibly unique! It was certainly chilly – but Melissa and Steve’s wedding party was a group of troopers.

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When Kate met Cameron – Fairview Wedding Photography

I do not even know where to begin with this wedding. So simply put – It was an honour. An absolute honour!

I met Kate exactly ten years ago in our first week at Grant MacEwan. We took the design program together so it’s fair to say we spent many hours together enjoying kraft dinner straight from the pot, some cheap beer, MANY trips to Tim Hortons and an equal number of dance parties to some of our favourites (Hello Seattle basically played on repeat on our 15 minute drive to the school.)

Needless to say – I know this girl well and I could not have been more excited when she asked me to photograph such an important day. It was a perfect day filled with so much love, friendship and laughter. It’ll always be a day I look at and grin – and from this summer forward I have a whole new outlook on KFC – It’s no longer just a fast food restaurant. It’s Kate and Cameron’s favourite – AND it really just means ‘Kate found Cameron. (We can thank Kate’s dad for that one.)

I’m beyond happy for my dear friend and am so excited to be sharing these photos! I apologize in advance for the length of this post! Photo overload commence!

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OH! AND! Have I mentioned that Katers is incredibly talented? She made their cake and all of the cupcakes the week of the wedding!

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When Chardel met Matt – Lloydminster Wedding Photography

Every wedding I photograph is an honour – but there is always something extra special about being called by family of another wedding I did previously. Two years ago I photographed Chardel’s sister’s wedding and as I photographed Chardel’s I had many memories of the jokes and ideas that were chatted about two years earlier. It was so special being able to witness the love that has grown between Chardel and Matt – and to finally meet Matt!

These two are so sweet. They are a quiet pair – that loves each other so deeply! I could see it in the way they walked together, the way the spoke together, and especially the way to looked at each other with such joy on their wedding day. 2018-08-25_00012018-08-25_00022018-08-25_00032018-08-25_00042018-08-25_00052018-08-25_00062018-08-25_00072018-08-25_00082018-08-25_00092018-08-25_00102018-08-25_00112018-08-25_00122018-08-25_00132018-08-25_00142018-08-25_00152018-08-25_0016

The Frissell Family – Wainwright Lifestyle Photography

Once again I am super excited to share some photos of this incredibly gorgeous family! I just can’t get over how quickly Cora and Cooper are growing up! Next week will be Cooper’s THREE YEAR photo session!!! ❤

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Ryder & Jackson – THREE Years!

I can hardly believe how quickly the past three years have gone! Three years ago we welcomed Jackson and Ryder into the world – and I moved back to Wainwright! And now we are wishing these little men a very happy third birthday – and I am moving into my first house! Needless to say I have been furiously packing up boxes all day, however I felt a short break to blog the boys’ weekend long, stampede themed, birthday session was necessary! They had an absolute blast at the midway, the chucks and the parade!

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Cecilia and Brandon – Wainwright Maternity Photography

Cece and Brandon won a session from the Sparkle and Spurs Bridal show earlier this year! It worked out perfectly as a combined maternity and engagement session!

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ALSO! Congratulations to this lovely family on the arrival of handsome little Archer! ❤2016-06-03_0030.jpg
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Thanks for stopping by!
❤ Laura Smiley

When Shawn met Tennille – Wainwright Wedding Photography

When Tennille and I met up for our first consult meeting I remember us chatting about how much we both hoped everything would be beautiful and green in time for the wedding. It was a winter meeting and all I could imagine was snow! As the months passed and May finally arrived, one day I looked outside and thought ‘What was I thinking! It’s going to be perfect!’

And it was! Everything about Tennille and Shawn’s wedding was beautiful and absolutely perfect. Not too hot, not too cold, not too sunny, not too rainy – and the best part of all – the day was filled with so much love.

MUA: Kelsey Wright
Hair and Makeup: Della Lischka
Catering: Just Like Mums – Trudy Busk
DJ: Sweet Soundz – Dan Augier
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Nanias Family – Wainwright Maternity Photography

Kongratulations Kelsey, Konrad & Kaycee on the announcement of sweet baby Kolt Nanias this afternoon!!!
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It was an absolute wonderful and amazing day photographing the Nanias maternity session less than two weeks ago – and I am even more excited to meet Kolt later this week for his newborn photos!

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Yes. They took me to see my all time favourite animal. Turns out I’m actually kind of afraid of them – but hey, Llama’s are rad.
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