One of life’s greatest gifts is awesome friends! I have been blessed to have so many amazing people in my life and my good friend Maria is no exception to this. Photography is what brought us together but so many other things have solidified our friendship. She is an amazing girl and I love and respect her for so many reasons. She is such an incredible mom and is a constant example to me.
Maria took these photos for us and I love them! We had family photos done while we were in Hawaii in March and I absolutely loved them too but I wanted to get a few new ones since Chris had worked so hard to lose 65 pounds this past year! I was able to drop a few myself
These boys are our life and I am so grateful to have pictures of us together as they have grown up. The growing up is getting faster and faster and some days I don’t know what to do about it. I love looking back at these moments.
So again, thank you Maria! When can I return the favour?
January 2015… here we are. This is when winter really sets in and we have to learn to live with snow and cold for the next 5 months. That’s ok, I always say that no one moves to Calgary for the weather. Cold weather aside, I truly do love it here.
I love this time of year. I can sit back and make a few goals for the year. Some happen and some don’t and that’s ok.
We had a great time here over Christmas. Lots of food and family and fun. We relaxed, played a lot of basketball, and watched a lot of movies. That’s one of my favourite things about the Christmas break. Just in the past few weeks we’ve seen Big Hero 6, Exodus, Into the Woods, Night at the Museum, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Unbroken, Annie and the Imitation Game. If you live in Calgary you might be interested in knowing that Westhills Theatre has amazing popcorn. I have to say that I really liked all of these movies and I have a few more to knock off of my list here in the next week or two.
Now, let’s get to the good stuff. Photos! I was able to photograph one of my favourite families in the snow! The trees were covered and I just loved it. These parents love their little guy so much, it would be impossible not to. He’s such a loving, smart and fun kid. And these parents! Two of the most awesome people I know.
Looking back on photo sessions like this makes me tolerate the snow and cold a little bit more.
This was another of those sessions where the snow was so magical and perfect. You can’t really plan these things, you just have to be grateful when it happens.
These boys were so cute and had so much fun in the snow. Their sister was a little more hesitant as it was the first time that she had every really played in the fluffy white stuff.
I’ve known this family since they first moved to Calgary several years ago now. They are truly some of the kindest people you can find. Funny, generous, and hard working.
I love photographing families… each one is so unique and so awesome!