couples

Emily + Jeff | Elk Ridge Resort Wedding

THIS WEDDING!!  Where do we even start?!  The love was immense in so many ways.  I've always felt that how someone is loved and received by others tells a lot about who they are.  This is absolutely true of this couple, especially Emily, the beautiful bride.  Her family and friends lavished love on her the whole day through, evidence of a life lived out of love.  The dance of love between Jeff and Emily stirred our hearts and left us breathless and in awe over and over again.  We could go on and on about how incredible these two are, but we think the photos speak for themselves.  A story of deep love woven through each image. 

Emily has incredible parents, and she has walked in such incredible honour toward them.  It's not something we had to ask her parents, it was simply the evidence that so clearly proved this truth that day.  After her mom helped her into her gorgeous gown, and her father saw her in all her beauty while tears running, it was time for Jeff to see his beautiful bride.  

Joy and excitement filled the air,  and peace rushed in as the moment finally came.  Every bit of this beautiful day, planned out with intention and purpose.  A great longing was being fulfilled as they made their way to the tiny chapel, where they gave each other their forever's. 

It was time to celebrate all that had just taken place, and celebrate they did!  To say we were honoured to capture their beautiful wedding day would be an understatement.  The day left us full, inspired and truly grateful for the work that we are so blessed to do!

THANK YOU, Jeff and Emily for choosing us to capture your remarkable love story!  You guys are all kinds of amazing!!  Xoxo. 

the sweetest gender reveal

It was love at first site, and I don't mean for them. I mean, the moment I met these two I fell in love with their connection and love story.

They both have such light in their eyes, and they shared vulnerably with me. So full of affection and kindness.

so.... any takers confident to guess the gender ~ wink wink. Yes, it's a GIRL.

I can also confidently say that she will be well loved.

CONNECTION Looks Different For Everyone

I was having a conversation with a good friend last week, talking about Meraki + Light, and what Tammy and I do.  As we were discussing mine and Tammy’s vision, “pursuers of connection”, he mentioned that he noticed that in a lot of our work our clients seem very “touchy”, and asked if this is something we expect for our sessions.  A very good question, I thought, which led me to write this post. 

The thing is, connection looks different for everyone.  We don’t all connect over snuggles by the fire, or by gazing into one another's eyes.  It’s true, each family, each couple is unique in how they connect.  Being the word junkie that I am, I went ahead and looked up the definition of “connection”.  It means:  how we relate to or become one with someone.  So most simply, we are really passionate about capturing how you relate with your spouse, your kids, your loved ones.  The big question here is, “what makes you feel ONE with your spouse?  What makes you feel ONE with your kids?  You know those moments when all you can think about is the very moment you are in, and how good the unity or “oneness” you feel with that person feels in that moment?  What gets you there?  Is it a good conversation?   Is it a long walk by the river?  Or is it being tickled until you laugh, until you cry?  

It’s these things, that we truly long to capture, and preserve for you - because aren’t these the moments we want to remember for all our days?

So if you’ve ever looked at our work and thought, “we’re not touchy-feely enough for this” - great, we don’t want you to be!  We want to capture what connection looks like for you, for your family.  We aren’t looking for you to pretend you’re that touchy-feely family when you’re not.  If you connect by getting out into the great outdoors, then we want to explore with you!  If you connect by telling funny jokes and stories, then great - we want to hear your best ones!  If you connect by sharing a good conversation with the one you love, then great, we want to give you the space and the freedom to be FULLY yourselves.

Our whole heart and passion behind being “pursuers of connection” is that these are the places that healthy, whole families are built.  When we learn to love well, and foster our connection, our relationships flourish.  Sometimes this means pushing for the connection that makes your husband feel loved, or vice versa.  You see, for us, this is so much more then just photographs.  We really care about your families being healthy, whole and full of connection.  We really care about telling your story in it’s truest form.  We want to create something with you that is authentic, something that you’re proud to pass down to your children and your children’s children.  

In the end, our stories are all about how we connected with those we loved.  

CONNECTION - Lethbridge AB session

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There are seasons in our life. Seasons where friends are our full focus, before we have families of our own. And in that time, generally our early twenties, we make friendships that stand the test of time. And when we reunite it is full of stories and reminiscing. And when it's with Rhegan it is sure to be full of hilarious stories of our youth.

When Rhegan called and asked Tamarah and I to photograph her family, I jumped at the chance to see her. We don't live in the same city so she doesn't get to know how desperately I love her. I don't get to hug her and we can share our hearts like we used to. The moment I see her it's like I'm seeing a sister.

 

When you care for someone deeply, meeting their kids and man is like meeting another part of them. Watching them interact, laugh together, hearing their stories. I needed it. I needed to hear how her life was, I needed to know the good and the hard. I needed to see the way Evan touches her face and supports her.

Our lives go on, whether or not we are together. But we are never separate. Because she owns apart of my heart.

Take care my girl.