It turns out that documentary sessions (mine, at least) tend to involve horses.  From newborn to family sessions, so many of my clients over the last year have requested a photo session on their own acreage or farm, and the majority of them have included these giant hoofed animals.  I am happy to oblige to […]

Miss K Newborn Session – September 19, 2016 | Drayton Valley Family Photographer

Miss A was welcomed into the world at the beginning of summer.  We waited a bit to get together for her photo session, as her arrival attracted quite a few grandparents who had to travel on a very long plane ride to come meet her.  We had a lovely day for photos, and we spent some […]

Miss A Newborn Lifestyle Session – July 6, 2017 | Drayton Valley Documentary Photography

These families and I have spent many a photo session together.  I’m not sure on an exact number; let’s just say we go way back.  However, this was their first time testing the documentary session waters.  They knew what they wanted documented right away though, and I wasn’t surprised with their request.  When I think […]

W & L Family Golf Documentary Session – June 26, 2017 | Drayton Valley Family Photographer

I met this family a couple years ago and we had a session down by the river.  Mom Lindsey contacted me this spring and said she was very interested in a documentary-style session.  She mentioned that her favourite shot from our last session was of the family just walking down the road (rather than sitting […]

J Family Farm Documentary Session – July 12, 2017 | Drayton Valley Documentary Photographer

While she was expecting, Miss L’s mom Kathryn mentioned to me that she was interested in photos that were not posed of the upcoming addition to their family.  She said her two boys were so active and busy that it would be easier on everyone to just do their thing and have me photograph it. […]

Miss L Lifestyle Newborn Session – November 16, 2016 | Drayton Valley Documentary Photographer

As a (mostly) documentary photographer I love telling people’s stories.  My goal is to capture and preserve for you the things that define your family.  This particular family has been in my life for a long time.  J and I met at the beginning of university, and our lives have taken a similar path as […]

R Family Biking Session – May 27 2017 | Drayton Valley Documentary Photographer

If anyone has been wondering why the blog has been extremely quiet over the last 9 or so months, this little peanut is most of the reason why.  Our latest last addition to our growing brood of females (no, we will not be trying again for a boy…we’ve decided we just don’t make them) arrived […]

Miss L Newborn Documentary Session – Aug 26 2016

It’s sharing time!  As you may have guessed from the title, this was the first actual documentary photo session that I had the opportunity to shoot.  This family specifically requested this style of session.  I totally believe this was fate, as I was a few months away from going on maternity leave, and I had […]

H Family Maternity Session aka My First Documentary Session – Feb 9 2016

After my last blog post I realize that a lot of you might be scratching your heads and wondering “Okay, but what exactly is a documentary session?”  Maybe you’re thinking it sounds like photos you’d see in a nature magazine or like a movie on Netflix (think Planet Earth, which, btw, is amazing and something […]

Why I Love Documentary Photos (and Why You Will Too!)

Okay.  Deep breath.  This post has been a long time coming.  Like over two years long time.  I’ve struggled a bit with sharing this idea.  It’s been roaming around in my brain and I couldn’t decide whether or not I’d like actually like to pursue it. As some of you know, I’ve had a break […]

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