McHardy Family {Calgary Family Photographer}

Anyone else a little tired of all this rain we’ve been having this summer? July brought more than 200mm of rain, three and a half time our usually amount. Calgary only had 8 dry days in the month, when typically we only see 10 wet ones. This made for some tricky scheduling. This poor family had to reschedule their photos SEVERAL times- yikes! So thankful that we could finally sneak in a session one late afternoon before another storm blew in.

I have sure enjoyed watching this sweet family grow over the years. These photos were extra special as this lovely couple is celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year! What an awesome legacy they are living for their 3 children and 5 (so far!) grandchildren.

Happy Anniversary. Hope you guys enjoy a little sneak peek of our time together.


The Van’t Wouts {Calgary Family Photographer}

This spring our province experienced the most costly disasters in Canada’s history. A massive wildfire tore through Fort McMurray and took nearly 2 months to be declared officially under control. The fires spread quickly through the community, destroying approximately 2,400 homes and buildings and forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in Albertan history. Firefighters from all over our country came in to aid in the efforts to stop the flames, however many families lost everything.

The van’t Wouts were one of those families. Their evacuation story is crazy and hard to believe and it’s such a miracle that everyone was able to get out safely. Daphne told me that where their house once stood is now a pile of ashes. Everything….everything…. was destroyed.

And yet through all the devastation, she said the sense of community and goodness of those around her has been overwhelming.  In fact, the goodness of strangers is how I had the pleasure of meeting them. This session was given to them by one of the classes at Trinity Christian School where they enrolled their daughter for the last couple of months of school. Each class came together to try and bless this family as they walked through this difficult time. Isn’t that amazing?!

The van’t Wouts are back in Fort McMurray now waiting to be able to rebuild their home. Please join me in praying and sending blessings to them as they begin a new chapter.

It was such a pleasure to meet you. I hope these images will be a treasure in your new home.


Mama and Her Crew {Calgary Family Photographer}

You know when you meet a family and you can just feel the love they have for each other? After a few moments with these guys it was clear to see that not only do they love one another, but that they have fun together too!
This “Mama” is sure blessed to have 4 children and 11 grandchildren! What a joy it was to meet this sweet (big!) group. With two families who travelled from out of town we sure hoped for a nice evening. Sadly, we were chased away by the craziest thunderstorm at the end and didn’t get to each individual family sessions but I’m thankful we were able to get a few pictures together before the rain poured down! Looking forward to seeing some of these guys again soon. Hope you all enjoy seeing a little sneak peek of our time together. I sure enjoyed my time with you all!